Psalms 95:9

9 where your ancestors tested me; they tried me, though they had seen what I did.

Psalms 95:9 in Other Translations

9 When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my work.
9 when your fathers put me to the test and put me to the proof, though they had seen my work.
9 For there your ancestors tested and tried my patience, even though they saw everything I did.
9 when your ancestors turned and put me to the test.
9 where your fathers tested Me; they tried Me, though they had seen what I did.

Psalms 95:9 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 95:9

When your fathers tempted me
Or, "where" F9; that is, in the wilderness, particularly at Meribah and Massah; it was Christ they tempted, as appears from ( 1 Corinthians 10:9 )

proved me:
had proof of his power, goodness, and mercy, in providing for them, and in the preservation of them: or "tried" F11 him, his patience, longsuffering, and forbearance, by their repeated provocations of him:

and saw my work;
his work of judgment upon their enemies the Egyptians, by inflicting plagues upon them, and by the destruction of Pharaoh and his host at the Red sea; and his work of goodness to them, in bringing them out of bondage, leading them through the Red sea safely, raining manna about their tents, and giving them water out of the rock; or particularly his work in consuming them in the wilderness, as he swore he would, and which they saw with their eyes, and was near forty years a doing. The Syriac version joins the "forty years" at the beginning of the next verse to this; the phrase standing in such a situation as to be connected with both, and is true of each; so the apostle uses it both ways, ( Hebrews 3:9 Hebrews 3:17 ) .


F9 (rva) "quo", Pagninus, Montanus; "ubi", V. L. Junius & Tremellius, Piscator, Gejerus, so Ainsworth.
F11 (ynwnxb) "explorarunt me", Tigurine version, Piscator, Gejerus.

Psalms 95:9 In-Context

7 for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care. Today, if only you would hear his voice,
8 “Do not harden your hearts as you did at Meribah,as you did that day at Massah in the wilderness,
9 where your ancestors tested me; they tried me, though they had seen what I did.
10 For forty years I was angry with that generation; I said, ‘They are a people whose hearts go astray, and they have not known my ways.’
11 So I declared on oath in my anger, ‘They shall never enter my rest.’ ”

Cross References 1

  • 1. S Numbers 14:22; Psalms 78:18; 1 Corinthians 10:9
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