14 But lusted [1] exceedingly in the wilderness, and tempted God in the desert.

Other Translations of Psalm 106:14

New International Version

14 In the desert they gave in to their craving; in the wilderness they put God to the test.

English Standard Version

14 But they had a wanton craving in the wilderness, and put God to the test in the desert;

The Message

14 They only cared about pleasing themselves in that desert, provoked God with their insistent demands.

New King James Version

14 But lusted exceedingly in the wilderness, And tested God in the desert.

New Living Translation

14 In the wilderness their desires ran wild, testing God's patience in that dry wasteland.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 106:14

Commentary on Psalm 106:13-33

(Read Psalm 106:13-33)

Those that will not wait for God's counsel, shall justly be given up to their own hearts' lusts, to walk in their own counsels. An undue desire, even for lawful things, becomes sinful. God showed his displeasure for this. He filled them with uneasiness of mind, terror of conscience, and self-reproach. Many that fare deliciously every day, and whose bodies are healthful, have leanness in their souls: no love to God, no thankfulness, no appetite for the Bread of life, and then the soul must be lean. Those wretchedly forget themselves, that feast their bodies and starve their souls. Even the true believer will see abundant cause to say, It is of the Lord's mercies that I am not consumed. Often have we set up idols in our hearts, cleaved to some forbidden object; so that if a greater than Moses had not stood to turn away the anger of the Lord, we should have been destroyed. If God dealt severely with Moses for unadvised words, what do those deserve who speak many proud and wicked words? It is just in God to remove those relations that are blessings to us, when we are peevish and provoking to them, and grieve their spirits.