16 They envied Moses also in the camp, and Aaron the saint of the Lord.

Other Translations of Psalm 106:16

New International Version

16 In the camp they grew envious of Moses and of Aaron, who was consecrated to the Lord.

English Standard Version

16 When men in the camp were jealous of Moses and Aaron, the holy one of the Lord,

The Message

16 One day in camp some grew jealous of Moses, also of Aaron, holy priest of God.

New King James Version

16 When they envied Moses in the camp, And Aaron the saint of the Lord,

New Living Translation

16 The people in the camp were jealous of Moses and envious of Aaron, the Lord 's holy priest.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 106:16

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.