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Psalms, Chapter 78
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   1: An Instruction of Asaph. Give ear, O my people, to my law, Incline your ear to sayings of my mouth.
   2: I open with a simile my mouth, I bring forth hidden things of old,
   3: That we have heard and do know, And our fathers have recounted to us.
   4: We do not hide from their sons, To a later generation recounting praises of Jehovah, And His strength, and His wonders that He hath done.
   5: And He raiseth up a testimony in Jacob, And a law hath placed in Israel, That He commanded our fathers, To make them known to their sons.
   6: So that a later generation doth know, Sons who are born, do rise and recount to their sons,
   7: And place in God their confidence, And forget not the doings of God, But keep His commands.
   8: And they are not like their fathers, A generation apostate and rebellious, A generation! it hath not prepared its heart, Nor stedfast with God [is] its spirit.
   9: Sons of Ephraim -- armed bearers of bow, Have turned in a day of conflict.
   10: They have not kept the covenant of God, And in His law they have refused to walk,
   11: And they forget His doings, And His wonders that He shewed them.
   12: Before their fathers He hath done wonders, In the land of Egypt -- the field of Zoan.
   13: He cleft a sea, and causeth them to pass over, Yea, He causeth waters to stand as a heap.
   14: And leadeth them with a cloud by day, And all the night with a light of fire.
   15: He cleaveth rocks in a wilderness, And giveth drink -- as the great deep.
   16: And bringeth out streams from a rock, And causeth waters to come down as rivers.
   17: And they add still to sin against Him, To provoke the Most High in the dry place.
   18: And they try God in their heart, To ask food for their lust.
   19: And they speak against God -- they said: 'Is God able to array a table in a wilderness?'
   20: Lo, He hath smitten a rock, And waters flow, yea, streams overflow. 'Also -- bread [is] He able to give? Doth He prepare flesh for His people?'
   21: Therefore hath Jehovah heard, And He sheweth Himself wroth, And fire hath been kindled against Jacob, And anger also hath gone up against Israel,
   22: For they have not believed in God, Nor have they trusted in His salvation.
   23: And He commandeth clouds from above, Yea, doors of the heavens He hath opened.
   24: And He raineth on them manna to eat, Yea, corn of heaven He hath given to them.
   25: Food of the mighty hath each eaten, Venison He sent to them to satiety.
   26: He causeth an east wind to journey in the heavens, And leadeth by His strength a south wind,
   27: And He raineth on them flesh as dust, And as sand of the seas -- winged fowl,
   28: And causeth [it] to fall in the midst of His camp, Round about His tabernacles.
   29: And they eat, and are greatly satisfied, And their desire He bringeth to them.
   30: They have not been estranged from their desire, Yet [is] their food in their mouth,
   31: And the anger of God hath gone up against them, And He slayeth among their fat ones, And youths of Israel He caused to bend.
   32: With all this they have sinned again, And have not believed in His wonders.
   33: And He consumeth in vanity their days, And their years in trouble.
   34: If He slew them, then they sought Him, And turned back, and sought God earnestly,
   35: And they remember that God [is] their rock, And God Most High their redeemer.
   36: And -- they deceive Him with their mouth, And with their tongue do lie to Him,
   37: And their heart hath not been right with Him, And they have not been stedfast in His covenant.
   38: And He -- the Merciful One, Pardoneth iniquity, and destroyeth not, And hath often turned back His anger, And waketh not up all His fury.
   39: And He remembereth that they [are] flesh, A wind going on -- and it returneth not.
   40: How often do they provoke Him in the wilderness, Grieve Him in the desolate place?
   41: Yea, they turn back, and try God, And the Holy One of Israel have limited.
   42: They have not remembered His hand The day He ransomed them from the adversary.
   43: When He set His signs in Egypt, And His wonders in the field of Zoan,
   44: And He turneth to blood their streams, And their floods they drink not.
   45: He sendeth among them the beetle, and it consumeth them, And the frog, and it destroyeth them,
   46: And giveth to the caterpillar their increase, And their labour to the locust.
   47: He destroyeth with hail their vine, And their sycamores with frost,
   48: And delivereth up to the hail their beasts, And their cattle to the burning flames.
   49: He sendeth on them the fury of His anger, Wrath, and indignation, and distress -- A discharge of evil messengers.
   50: He pondereth a path for His anger, He kept not back their soul from death, Yea, their life to the pestilence He delivered up.
   51: And He smiteth every first-born in Egypt, The first-fruit of the strong in tents of Ham.
   52: And causeth His people to journey as a flock, And guideth them as a drove in a wilderness,
   53: And He leadeth them confidently, And they have not been afraid, And their enemies hath the sea covered.
   54: And He bringeth them in unto the border of His sanctuary, This mountain His right hand had got,
   55: And casteth out nations from before them, And causeth them to fall in the line of inheritance, And causeth the tribes of Israel to dwell in their tents,
   56: And they tempt and provoke God Most High, And His testimonies have not kept.
   57: And they turn back, And deal treacherously like their fathers, They have been turned like a deceitful bow,
   58: And make Him angry with their high places, And with their graven images make Him zealous,
   59: God hath heard, and sheweth Himself wroth. And kicketh exceedingly against Israel.
   60: And He leaveth the tabernacle of Shiloh, The tent He had placed among men,
   61: And He giveth His strength to captivity, And His beauty into the hand of an adversary,
   62: And delivereth up to the sword His people, And with His inheritance shewed Himself angry.
   63: His young men hath fire consumed, And His virgins have not been praised.
   64: His priests by the sword have fallen, And their widows weep not.
   65: And the Lord waketh as a sleeper, As a mighty one crying aloud from wine.
   66: And He smiteth His adversaries backward, A reproach age-during He hath put on them,
   67: And He kicketh against the tent of Joseph, And on the tribe of Ephraim hath not fixed.
   68: And He chooseth the tribe of Judah, With mount Zion that He loved,
   69: And buildeth His sanctuary as a high place, Like the earth, He founded it to the age.
   70: And He fixeth on David His servant, And taketh him from the folds of a flock,
   71: From behind suckling ones He hath brought him in, To rule over Jacob His people, And over Israel His inheritance.
   72: And he ruleth them according to the integrity of his heart, And by the skilfulness of his hands leadeth them!

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