Provocation See also Provoking Harden not your heart, as in the provocation, Ps. 95:8 (Heb. 3:8, 15; Jacob 1:7). this city hath been to me as a provocation, Jer. 32:31. as in the provocation in the days of temptation, Jacob 1:7. sendeth down his wrath upon you as in the first provocation, Alma 12:36.