Looking to help your church and family stay connected to the Word while social distancing?
Check out our free church library, church online resources, and family resources.
You have not started any reading plans.
A Maskil of Asaph.
incline your ears to the words of my mouth.
I will utter dark sayings from of old,
that our ancestors have told us.
we will tell to the coming generation
the glorious deeds of the Lord, and his might,
and the wonders that he has done.
and appointed a law in Israel,
which he commanded our ancestors
to teach to their children;
the children yet unborn,
and rise up and tell them to their children,
and not forget the works of God,
but keep his commandments;
a stubborn and rebellious generation,
a generation whose heart was not steadfast,
whose spirit was not faithful to God.
9 The Ephraimites, armed witha the bow,
turned back on the day of battle.
but refused to walk according to his law.
and the miracles that he had shown them.
in the land of Egypt, in the fields of Zoan.
and made the waters stand like a heap.
and all night long with a fiery light.
and gave them drink abundantly as from the deep.
and caused waters to flow down like rivers.
rebelling against the Most High in the desert.
by demanding the food they craved.
“Can God spread a table in the wilderness?
and torrents overflowed,
can he also give bread,
or provide meat for his people?”
a fire was kindled against Jacob,
his anger mounted against Israel,
and did not trust his saving power.
and opened the doors of heaven;
and gave them the grain of heaven.
he sent them food in abundance.
and by his power he led out the south wind;
winged birds like the sand of the seas;
all around their dwellings.
for he gave them what they craved.
while the food was still in their mouths,
and he killed the strongest of them,
and laid low the flower of Israel.
they did not believe in his wonders.
and their years in terror.
they repented and sought God earnestly.
the Most High God their redeemer.
they lied to him with their tongues.
they were not true to his covenant.
forgave their iniquity,
and did not destroy them;
often he restrained his anger,
and did not stir up all his wrath.
a wind that passes and does not come again.
and grieved him in the desert!
and provoked the Holy One of Israel.
or the day when he redeemed them from the foe;
and his miracles in the fields of Zoan.
so that they could not drink of their streams.
and frogs, which destroyed them.
and the fruit of their labor to the locust.
and their sycamores with frost.
and their flocks to thunderbolts.
wrath, indignation, and distress,
a company of destroying angels.
he did not spare them from death,
but gave their lives over to the plague.
the first issue of their strength in the tents of Ham.
and guided them in the wilderness like a flock.
but the sea overwhelmed their enemies.
to the mountain that his right hand had won.
he apportioned them for a possession
and settled the tribes of Israel in their tents.
and rebelled against him.
They did not observe his decrees,
they twisted like a treacherous bow.
they moved him to jealousy with their idols.
and he utterly rejected Israel.
the tent where he dwelt among mortals,
his glory to the hand of the foe.
and vented his wrath on his heritage.
and their girls had no marriage song.
and their widows made no lamentation.
like a warrior shouting because of wine.
he put them to everlasting disgrace.
he did not choose the tribe of Ephraim;
Mount Zion, which he loves.
like the earth, which he has founded forever.
and took him from the sheepfolds;
to be the shepherd of his people Jacob,
of Israel, his inheritance.
and guided them with skillful hand.
About The New Revised Standard Version
The original Revised Standard Version served as a standard for nearly forty years. The New Revised Standard Version with Apocrypha maintains the traditions of the older version with fresh new vocabulary and modern English construction.
Up to five hundred (500) verses of The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) Bible text may be quoted or reprinted without the express written permission of the publisher, provided that the verses quoted neither amount to a complete book of the Bible nor account for 50% or more of the written text of the total work in which they are quoted.
When the NRSV text is quoted, notice of copyright must appear on the title or copyright page of the work as follows:
The Scripture quotations contained herein are from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, Copyright © 1989, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., and are used by permission. All rights reserved.
When quotations from the NRSV text are used in a non-saleable media, such as church bulletins, orders of service, posters, transparencies or similar media, the initials (NRSV) may be used at the end of each quotation.
Quotations or reprints in excess of five hundred (500) verses (as well as other permissions requests) must be approved in writing by the NRSV Permissions Office, The National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., 475 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10115-0050.