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1 Corinthians 10:5

    1 Corinthians 10:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Howbeit with most of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But with most of them God was not pleased: for they came to their end in the waste land.

    Webster's Revision

    Howbeit with most of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness.

    World English Bible

    However with most of them, God was not well pleased, for they were overthrown in the wilderness.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Howbeit with most of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Corinthians 10:5

    They were overthrown in the wilderness - And yet All these persons were under the cloud - All passed through the sea - All were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea - All ate the same spiritual meat - All drank the same spiritual drink, for they were made partakers of the spiritual Rock, Christ. Nothing can be a more decisive proof than this that people, who have every outward ordinance, and are made partakers of the grace of our Lord Jesus, may so abuse their privileges and grieve the Spirit of God as to fall from their state of grace, and perish ever lastingly. Let those who are continually asserting that this is impossible, beware lest they themselves, if in a state of grace, become, through their overmuch security, proofs in point of the possibility of ending in the flesh, though they began in the Spirit. Reader, remember who said, Ye shall not surely die; and remember the mischiefs produced by a belief of his doctrine.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Corinthians 10:5

    But with many of them ... - That is, with their conduct. They rebelled and sinned, and were destroyed. The design of the apostle here is, to remind them that although they enjoyed so many privileges, yet they were destroyed; and thus to admonish the Corinthians that their privileges did not constitute an absolute security from danger, and that they should be cautious against the indulgence of sin. The phrase rendered here "with many" ἐν τοῖς πλείων en tois pleiōn should have been rendered "with most of them," literally" with the many; and it means that with the greater part of them God was not well pleased; that is, he was pleased with but few of them.

    Was not well pleased - Was offended with their ingratitude and rebellion.

    For they were overthrown ... - That is, by the pestilence, by wars, or died by natural and usual diseases, so that they did not reach the land of Canaan. But two men of that generation, Caleb and Joshua, were permitted to enter the land of promise; Numbers 14:29-30.

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Corinthians 10:5

    10:5 Yet - Although they had so many tokens of the divine presence. They were overthrown - With the most terrible marks of his displeasure.