You have not started any reading plans.
incline your ears to the words of my mouth!
2 I will open my mouth in a parable;*
I will utter dark sayings from of old,
that our fathers have told us.
but tell to the coming generation
the glorious deeds of the Lord, and his might,
and the wonders which he has wrought.
and appointed a law in Israel,
which he commanded our fathers
to teach to their children;
the children yet unborn,
and arise 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.
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 all the night 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 streams 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 habitations.
for he gave them what they craved.
while the food was still in their mouths,
and he slew the strongest of them,
and laid low the picked men of Israel.
despite his wonders they did not believe.
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;
he restrained his anger often,
and did not stir up all his wrath.
a wind that passes and comes not 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 which his right hand had won.
he apportioned them for a possession
and settled the tribes of Israel in their tents.
and did not observe his testimonies,
they twisted like a deceitful bow.
they moved him to jealousy with their graven images.
and he utterly rejected Israel.
the tent where he dwelt among men,
his glory to the hand of the foe.
and vented his wrath on his heritage.
and their maidens had no marriage song.
and their widows made no lamentation.
like a strong man shouting because of wine.
he put them to everlasting shame.
he did not choose the tribe of Ephraim;
Mount Zion, which he loves.
like the earth, which he has founded for ever.
and took him from the sheepfolds;
to be the shepherd of Jacob his people,
of Israel his inheritance.
and guided them with skilful hand.
About The Revised Standard Version, Catholic Edition
This edition of the Revised Standard Version of the Bible has been prepared for use by Catholics by a committee of the Catholic Biblical Association of Great Britain. It is an authorized revision of the American Standard Version, published in 1901.
The Catholic Edition of the New Testament, copyright Copyright 1965; The Catholic Edition of the Old Testament, incorporating the Apocrypha, copyright Copyright 1966 Division of Christian Education of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the United States of America.