Psalm 78:31-72 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)
31 When the wrath of God came even upon them, and slew [a]the strongest of them, and smote down the chosen men of Israel.
32 For all this they [b]sinned still, and believed not his wondrous works.
33 Therefore their days did he consume in vanity, and their years hastily.
34 And when he [c]slew them, they sought him, and they returned, and sought God early.
35 And they remembered that God was their strength, and the most high God their redeemer.
36 But they flattered him with their mouth, and dissembled with him with their tongue.
37 For their [d]heart was not upright with him: neither were they faithful in his covenant.
38 Yet he being merciful, [e]forgave their iniquity, and destroyed them not, but oft times called back his anger, and did not stir up all his wrath.
39 For he remembered that they were flesh: yea, a wind that passeth and cometh not again.
40 How oft did they provoke him in the wilderness? and grieve him in the desert?
42 They [h]remembered not his hand, nor the day when he delivered them from the enemy,
43 Nor him that set his signs in Egypt, and his wonders in the field of Zoan,
44 And turned their rivers into blood, and their floods, that they could not drink.
45 He sent [i]a swarm of flies among them, which devoured them, and frogs, which destroyed them.
46 He [j]gave also their fruits unto the caterpillar, and their labor unto the grasshopper.
47 He destroyed their vines with hail, and their wild fig trees with the hailstone.
48 He gave their cattle also to the hail, and their flocks to the thunderbolts.
49 He cast upon them the fierceness of his anger, indignation and wrath, and vexation by the sending out of [k]evil angels.
50 He made a way to his anger: he spared not their soul from death, but gave their life to the pestilence,
52 But he made his people to go out like sheep, and led them in the wilderness like a flock.
53 Yea, he carried them out safely, and they [n]feared not, and the Sea covered their enemies.
54 And he brought them unto the borders of his [o]Sanctuary: even to this Mountain which his right hand purchased.
55 He cast out the heathen also before them, and caused them to fall to the lot of his inheritance, and made the tribes of Israel to dwell in their tabernacles.
56 Yet they tempted, and provoked the most high God, and kept not his testimonies,
57 But turned back, and dealt [p]falsely like their fathers: they turned like a deceitful bow.
58 And they [q]provoked him to anger with their high places, and moved him to wrath with their graven images.
59 God heard this and was wroth, and greatly abhorred Israel,
60 So that he [r]forsook the habitation of Shiloh, even the Tabernacle where he dwelt among men,
61 And delivered his [s]power into captivity, and his beauty into the enemy’s hand.
62 And he gave up his people to the sword, and was angry with his inheritance.
64 Their Priests fell by the sword, and their [v]widows lamented not.
65 But the Lord awaked as one out of sleep, and as a strong man that after his [w]wine crieth out,
66 And smote his enemies in the hinder parts, and put them to a perpetual shame.
67 Yet he refused the tabernacle of [x]Joseph, and chose not the tribe of Ephraim:
68 But chose the tribe of Judah, and mount Zion which he loved.
69 And he [y]built his Sanctuary as an high palace, like the earth, which he established forever.
70 He chose David also his servant, and took him from the sheepfolds.
71 Even from behind the ewes with young, brought he him to feed his people in Jacob, and his inheritance in Israel.
72 So [z]he fed them according to the simplicity of his heart, and guided them by the discretion of his hands.
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