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A well-written song33 by Asaph.
Listen to the words I speak!1
I will make insightful observations about the past.2
78:3 What we have heard and learned3—
that which our ancestors4 have told us—
78:4 we will not hide from their5 descendants.
We will tell the next generation
about the Lord’s praiseworthy acts,6
about his strength and the amazing things he has done.
78:5 He established a rule7 in Jacob;
he set up a law in Israel.
He commanded our ancestors
to make his deeds known to their descendants,8
might know about them.
They will grow up and tell their descendants about them.9
They will not forget the works of God,
and they will obey10 his commands.
who were a stubborn and rebellious generation,
a generation that was not committed
and faithful to God.11
but they retreated in the day of battle.14
78:10 They did not keep their covenant with God,15
and they refused to obey16 his law.
78:11 They forgot what he had done,17
the amazing things he had shown them.
in the land of Egypt, in the region of Zoan.18
he made the water stand in a heap.
and with the light of a fire all night long.
and gave them enough water to fill the depths of the sea.19
and made the water flow like rivers.
and rebelled against the sovereign One20 in the desert.
78:18 They willfully challenged God21
by asking for food to satisfy their appetite.
78:19 They insulted God, saying,22
“Is God really able to give us food23 in the wilderness?
78:20 Yes,24 he struck a rock and water flowed out,
streams gushed forth.
But can he also give us food?
Will he provide meat for his people?”
78:21 When25 the Lord heard this, he was furious.
A fire broke out against Jacob,
and his anger flared up26 against Israel,
and did not trust his ability to deliver them.27
and opened the doors in the sky.
he gave them the grain of heaven.28
78:25 Man ate the food of the mighty ones.29
He sent them more than enough to eat.30
and by his strength led forth the south wind.
birds as numerous as the sand on the seashores.31
all around their homes.
78:29 They ate until they were stuffed;32
he gave them what they desired.
78:30 They were not yet filled up,33
their food was still in their mouths,
He killed some of the strongest of them;
he brought the young men of Israel to their knees.
and did not trust him to do amazing things.34
78:33 So he caused them to die unsatisfied35
and filled with terror.36
they turned back and longed for God.
78:35 They remembered that God was their protector,39
and that the sovereign God was their deliverer.40
78:36 But they deceived him with their words,41
and lied to him.42
78:37 They were not really committed to him,43
and they were unfaithful to his covenant.
He forgives sin and does not destroy.
He often holds back his anger,
and does not stir up his fury.44
78:39 He remembered45 that they were made of flesh,
and were like a wind that blows past and does not return.46
and insulted him47 in the desert!
78:41 They again challenged God,48
78:42 They did not remember what he had done,51
how he delivered them from the enemy,52
78:43 when he performed his awesome deeds53 in Egypt,
and his acts of judgment54 in the region of Zoan.
and they could not drink from their streams.
78:45 He sent swarms of biting insects against them,55
as well as frogs that overran their land.56
the fruit of their labor to the locust.
and their sycamore-fig trees with driving rain.
78:48 He rained hail down on their cattle,57
and hurled lightning bolts down on their livestock.58
78:49 His raging anger lashed out against them,59
He sent fury, rage, and trouble
as messengers who bring disaster.60
78:50 He sent his anger in full force;61
he did not spare them from death;
he handed their lives over to destruction.62
the firstfruits of their reproductive power63 in the tents of Ham.
he led them through the wilderness like a flock.
while the sea covered their enemies.
he assigned them their tribal allotments66
and allowed the tribes of Israel to settle down.67
they were as unreliable as a malfunctioning bow.74
78:58 They made him angry with their pagan shrines,75
and made him jealous with their idols.
he completely rejected Israel.
78:60 He abandoned76 the sanctuary at Shiloh,
the tent where he lived among men.
78:61 He allowed the symbol of his strong presence to be captured;77
and was angry with his chosen nation.80
78:63 Fire consumed their81 young men,
78:64 Their84 priests fell by the sword,
78:65 But then the Lord awoke from his sleep;87
he was like a warrior in a drunken rage.88
he made them a permanent target for insults.89
he did not choose the tribe of Ephraim.
and Mount Zion, which he loves.
78:69 He made his sanctuary as enduring as the heavens above;90
as secure as the earth, which he established permanently.91
and took him from the sheepfolds.
78:71 He took him away from following the mother sheep,92
and made him the shepherd of Jacob, his people,
and of Israel, his chosen nation.93
he led them with skill.96
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