New International Version
24 Then they despised(A) the pleasant land;(B)
they did not believe(C) his promise.
25 They grumbled(D) in their tents
and did not obey the Lord.
26 So he swore(E) to them with uplifted hand
that he would make them fall in the wilderness,(F)
27 make their descendants fall among the nations
and scatter(G) them throughout the lands.
28 They yoked themselves to the Baal of Peor(H)
and ate sacrifices offered to lifeless gods;
29 they aroused the Lord’s anger(I) by their wicked deeds,(J)
and a plague(K) broke out among them.
30 But Phinehas(L) stood up and intervened,
and the plague was checked.(M)
31 This was credited to him(N) as righteousness
for endless generations(O) to come.
32 By the waters of Meribah(P) they angered the Lord,
and trouble came to Moses because of them;
33 for they rebelled(Q) against the Spirit(R) of God,
and rash words came from Moses’ lips.[a](S)
34 They did not destroy(T) the peoples
as the Lord had commanded(U) them,
35 but they mingled(V) with the nations
and adopted their customs.
36 They worshiped their idols,(W)
which became a snare(X) to them.
37 They sacrificed their sons(Y)
and their daughters to false gods.(Z)
38 They shed innocent blood,
the blood of their sons(AA) and daughters,
whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan,
and the land was desecrated by their blood.
39 They defiled themselves(AB) by what they did;
by their deeds they prostituted(AC) themselves.
40 Therefore the Lord was angry(AD) with his people
and abhorred his inheritance.(AE)
41 He gave them into the hands(AF) of the nations,
and their foes ruled over them.
42 Their enemies oppressed(AG) them
and subjected them to their power.
43 Many times he delivered them,(AH)
but they were bent on rebellion(AI)
and they wasted away in their sin.
44 Yet he took note of their distress
when he heard their cry;(AJ)
45 for their sake he remembered his covenant(AK)
and out of his great love(AL) he relented.(AM)
46 He caused all who held them captive
to show them mercy.(AN)
48 Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel,
from everlasting to everlasting.
Let all the people say, “Amen!”(AS)
Praise the Lord.
- Psalm 106:33 Or against his spirit, / and rash words came from his lips