1Co 10:5. Ἀλλ, but) although they had so many signs of the Divine presence.-οὐκ ἐν τοῖς πλειόσιν αὐτῶν, not with the most of them) The position of the particle not should be noticed. Reason might suggest, that God certainly was well pleased ἐν τοῖς πλειόσιν, with the most of them. This the apostle denies. He not only points out those, who are particularly described presently afterwards, but at the same time many others.-ὁ Θεὸς, God) whose judgment alone is valid.-κατεστρώθησαν, were overthrown) in great heaps, and with great force. The LXX. have used this word in Num 14:16.-γὰρ, for) The event showed, that they had not pleased God.-ἐν τῇ ἐρήμῳ, in the wilderness) far from the land of promise.