1 aGive ear, O my people, to my law:
Incline your ears to the words of my mouth.
And four fathers have told us.
4 gWe will not hide them from their children,
hShewing to the generation to come
The praises of the Lord, and his strength,
And ihis wonderful works that he hath done.
And appointed a law in kIsrael,
Which he commanded our fathers,
gThat they should make them known to their children:
Who should arise and gdeclare them to their children:
7 That they might set their nhope in God,
And not forget the works of God,
But nnkeep his commandments:
8 And omight not be as their fathers,
A generation †that set not their heart aright,
And whose spirit was not sstedfast with God.
wTurned back in the day of battle.
And refused to walk in his law;
11 And xforgat his works,
And ihis wonders that he had shewed them.
12 yMarvellous things did he in the sight of their fathers,
In the land of Egypt, in zthe field of Zoan.
13 He adivided the sea, and caused them to pass through;
And he bmade the waters to stand as an heap.
14 cIn the daytime also he led them with a cloud,
And all the night with a light of fire.
15 dHe clave the rocks in the wilderness,
And gave them drink as out of the great depths.
And caused waters to run down like rivers.
18 And hthey tempted God in their heart
By asking meat for their lust.
And the streams overflowed;
Can he give bread also?
Can he lprovide flesh for his people?
21 Therefore the Lord heard this, and mwas wroth:
22 Because they qbelieved not in God,
And trusted not in his salvation:
And ropened the doors of heaven,
24 And had srained down manna upon them to eat,
And had given them of tthe corn of heaven.
He sent them meat wto the full.
26 He caused an east wind †to blow in the heaven:
And by his power he xbrought in the south wind.
27 He rained flesh also upon them yas dust,
28 aAnd he let it fall in the midst of their camp,
Round about their habitations.
29 bSo they did eat, and were well filled:
For he gave them their own cdesire;
30 They were not estranged from their clust.
But dwhile their meat was yet in their mouths,
31 The wrath of God ecame upon them,
And slew the ffattest of them,
32 For all this gthey sinned still,
And hbelieved not for his wondrous works.
And their years in trouble.
34 When he slew them, then they lsought him:
35 And they remembered that nGod was their rock,
And the high God otheir redeemer.
36 Nevertheless they did pflatter him with their mouth,
And they qlied unto him with their tongues.
Neither were they hstedfast in his covenant.
Yea, many a time turned he his anger away,
And did not stir up all his wrath.
40 How oft did they ||provoke him in the wilderness,
41 Yea, they turned back and btempted God,
42 They eremembered not his hand,
Nor the day when he delivered them ||from the enemy.
44 And khad turned their rivers into blood;
And their lfloods, that they could not drink.
45 He sent mdivers sorts of flies among them, which devoured them;
And nfrogs, which destroyed them.
46 He gave also their increase unto othe caterpiller,
And their labour unto pthe locust.
48 †He gave up their cattle also to the hail,
And their flocks to ||hot thunderbolts.
Wrath, and indignation, and trouble,
sBy sending evil angels among them.
50 †He made a way to his anger;
He spared not their soul from death,
51 And usmote all the firstborn in Egypt;
And zguided them in the wilderness like a flock.
54 And he brought them to the border of his dsanctuary,
55 fHe cast out the heathen also before them,
And made the tribes of Israel to dwell in their tents.
And kept not his testimonies:
57 But mturned back, and dealt unfaithfully like their fathers:
They were turned aside nlike a deceitful bow.
59 When God heard this, he swas wroth,
And greatly tabhorred Israel:
And his glory into the enemy’s hand.
And cwas wroth with his inheritance.
And their maidens were not †given to marriage.
64 dTheir priests fell by the sword;
65 Then the Lord gawaked as one out of sleep,
And hlike a mighty man that shouteth by reason of wine.
66 And ihe smote his enemies in the hinder parts:
He put them to a perpetual reproach.
And chose not the tribe of Ephraim:
The mount Zion kwhich he loved.
Like the earth which he hath †established for ever.
70 mHe chose David also his servant,
And took him from the nsheepfolds:
72 So he fed them according to the sintegrity of his heart;
And tguided them by the skilfulness of his hands.
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