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1 Corinthians 10:10

    1 Corinthians 10:10 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Neither murmur you, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Neither murmur ye, as some of them murmured, and perished by the destroyer.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And do not say evil things against the Lord, as some of them did, and destruction overtook them.

    Webster's Revision

    Neither murmur ye, as some of them murmured, and perished by the destroyer.

    World English Bible

    Neither grumble, as some of them also grumbled, and perished by the destroyer.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Neither murmur ye, as some of them murmured, and perished by the destroyer.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Corinthians 10:10

    Neither murmur ye - How the Israelites murmured because of the manna, which their souls despised as a light bread - something incapable of affording them nourishment, etc., and because they had been brought out of Egypt into the wilderness, and pretended that the promises of God had failed; and how they were destroyed by serpents, and by the destroyer or plague; may be seen at large in the texts referred to in the margin on this and the preceding verses. It appears from what the apostle says here, that the Corinthians were murmuring against God and his apostle for prohibiting them from partaking of the idolatrous feasts, just as the Israelites did in the wilderness in reference to a similar subject. See the history of Phineas, with Zimri and Cosbi, and the rebellion of Corah and his company, etc., etc.

    Destroyed of the destroyer - The Jews suppose that God employed destroying angels to punish those rebellious Israelites; they were five in number, and one of them they call משחית Meshachith, the destroyer; which appears to be another name for Samael, the angel of death, to whose influence they attribute all deaths which are not uncommon or violent. Those who die violent deaths, or deaths that are not in the common manner of men, are considered as perishing by immediate judgments from God.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Corinthians 10:10

    Neither murmur ye - Do not repine at the allotments of Providence, or complain of His dealings.

    As some of them also murmured - Numbers 14:2. The ground of their complaining was, that they had been disappointed; that they had been brought out of a land of plenty into a wilderness of want; and that instead of being conducted at once to the land of promise, they were left to perish in the desert. They therefore complained of their leaders, and proposed to return again into Egypt.

    And were destroyed of the destroyer - That is, they were doomed to die in the wilderness without seeing the land of Canaan; Exodus 14:29. The "destroyer" here is understood by many to mean the "angel of death," so often referred to in the Old Testament, and usually called by the Jews "Sammael." The work of death, however, is attributed to an angel in Exodus 12:23; compare Hebrews 11:28. It was customary for the Hebrews to regard most human events as under the direction of angels. In Hebrews 2:14, he is described as he "that had the power of death;" compare the Book of Wisdom 18:22, 25. The simple idea here, however, is, that they died for their sin, and were not permitted to enter the promised land,

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Corinthians 10:10

    10:10 The destroyer - The destroying angel. Num 14:1,36