The very heart and spirit of a man, when bent only or supremely on the satisfaction of its earthly desires and appetites, is always dried up and withered. —Perowne*
They lusted exceedingly, and tested God. He gave them their request, but sent leanness into their soul (from Psalm 106:14-15 NKJV).
How earnestly might Israel have unprayed her prayers had she known what would come with their answer.**
*from James Cooper Gray, The Biblical Museum, Ezra to Job, Book of Psalms, p.274.
**J. Hastings, The Great Texts of the Bible, Psalms XXIV-CXIX, p. 344.