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Psalms 78:1
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A [a]Maskil of Asaph.

(a)Listen, O my people, to my [b]instruction; (b)Incline your ears to the words of my mouth.
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Psalms 78:2
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I will (c)open my mouth in a parable; I will utter (d)dark sayings of old,
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Psalms 78:3
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Which we have heard and known, And (e)our fathers have told us.
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Psalms 78:4
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We will (f)not conceal them from their children, But (g)tell to the generation to come the praises of the Lord , And His strength and His (h)wondrous works that He has done.
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Psalms 78:5
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For He established a (i)testimony in Jacob And appointed a (j)law in Israel, Which He (k)commanded our fathers That they should [c](l)teach them to their children,
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Psalms 78:6
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(m)That the generation to come might know, even (n)the children yet to be born, That they may arise and (o)tell them to their children,
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Psalms 78:7
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That they should put their confidence in God And (p)not forget the works of God, But (q)keep His commandments,
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Psalms 78:8
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And (r)not be like their fathers, A (s)stubborn and rebellious generation, A generation that (t)did not [d]prepare its heart And whose spirit was not (u)faithful to God.
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Psalms 78:9
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The sons of Ephraim [e]were (v)archers equipped with bows, Yet (w)they turned back in the day of battle.
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Psalms 78:10
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They (x)did not keep the covenant of God And refused to (y)walk in His law;
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Psalms 78:11
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They (z)forgot His deeds And His [f]miracles that He had shown them.
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Psalms 78:12
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(aa)He wrought wonders before their fathers In the land of Egypt, in the (ab)field of Zoan.
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Psalms 78:13
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He (ac)divided the sea and caused them to pass through, And He made the waters stand (ad)up like a heap.
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Psalms 78:14
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Then He led them with the cloud by (ae)day And all the night with a (af)light of fire.
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Psalms 78:15
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He (ag)split the rocks in the wilderness And gave them abundant drink like the ocean depths.
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Psalms 78:16
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He (ah)brought forth streams also from the rock And caused waters to run down like rivers.
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Psalms 78:17
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Yet they still continued to sin against Him, To (ai)rebel against the Most High in the desert.
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Psalms 78:18
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And in their heart they (aj)put God to the test By asking (ak)food according to their desire.
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Psalms 78:19
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Then they spoke against God; They said, "(al)Can God prepare a table in the wilderness?
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Psalms 78:20
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"Behold, He (am)struck the rock so that waters gushed out, And streams were overflowing; Can He give bread also? Will He provide [g](an)meat for His people?"
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Psalms 78:21
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Therefore the Lord heard and [h]was (ao)full of wrath; And a fire was kindled against Jacob And anger also mounted against Israel,
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Psalms 78:22
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Because they (ap)did not believe in God And did not trust in His salvation.
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Psalms 78:23
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Yet He commanded the clouds above And (aq)opened the doors of heaven;
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Psalms 78:24
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He (ar)rained down manna upon them to eat And gave them [i](as)food from heaven.
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Psalms 78:25
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Man did eat the bread of [j]angels; He sent them [k]food [l](at)in abundance.
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Psalms 78:26
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He (au)caused the east wind to blow in the heavens And by His [m]power He directed the south wind.
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Psalms 78:27
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When He rained [n]meat upon them like the dust, Even (av)winged fowl like the sand of the seas,
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Psalms 78:28
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Then He let them fall in the midst of [o]their camp, Round about their dwellings.
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Psalms 78:29
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So they (aw)ate and were well filled, And their desire He gave to them.
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Psalms 78:30
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[p]Before they had satisfied their desire, (ax)While their food was in their mouths,
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Psalms 78:31
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The (ay)anger of God rose against them And killed [q]some of their (az)stoutest ones, And [r]subdued the choice men of Israel.
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Psalms 78:32
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In spite of all this they (ba)still sinned And (bb)did not believe in His wonderful works.
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Psalms 78:33
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So He brought (bc)their days to an end in [s]futility And their years in sudden terror.
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Psalms 78:34
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When He killed them, then they (bd)sought Him, And returned and searched (be)diligently for God;
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Psalms 78:35
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And they remembered that God was their (bf)rock, And the Most High God their (bg)Redeemer.
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Psalms 78:36
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But they (bh)deceived Him with their mouth And (bi)lied to Him with their tongue.
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Psalms 78:37
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For their heart was not (bj)steadfast toward Him, Nor were they faithful in His covenant.
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Psalms 78:38
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But He, being (bk)compassionate, [t](bl)forgave their iniquity and did not destroy them; And often He [u](bm)restrained His anger And did not arouse all His wrath.
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Psalms 78:39
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Thus (bn)He remembered that they were but (bo)flesh, A [v](bp)wind that passes and does not return.
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Psalms 78:40
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How often they (bq)rebelled against Him in the wilderness And (br)grieved Him in the (bs)desert!
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Psalms 78:41
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Again and again they [w](bt)tempted God, And pained the (bu)Holy One of Israel.
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Psalms 78:42
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They (bv)did not remember (bw)His [x]power, The day when He (bx)redeemed them from the adversary,
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Psalms 78:43
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When He performed His (by)signs in Egypt And His (bz)marvels in the field of Zoan,
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Psalms 78:44
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And (ca)turned their rivers to blood, And their streams, they could not drink.
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Psalms 78:45
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He sent among them swarms of (cb)flies which devoured them, And (cc)frogs which destroyed them.
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Psalms 78:46
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He gave also their crops to the (cd)grasshopper And the product of their labor to the (ce)locust.
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Psalms 78:47
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He [y]destroyed their vines with (cf)hailstones And their sycamore trees with frost.
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Psalms 78:48
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He gave over their (cg)cattle also to the hailstones And their herds to bolts of lightning.
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Psalms 78:49
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He (ch)sent upon them His burning anger, Fury and indignation and trouble, [z]A band of destroying angels.
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Psalms 78:50
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He leveled a path for His anger; He did not spare their soul from death, But (ci)gave over their life to the plague,
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Psalms 78:51
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And (cj)smote all the firstborn in Egypt, The (ck)first issue of their virility in the tents of (cl)Ham.
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Psalms 78:52
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But He (cm)led forth His own people like sheep And guided them in the wilderness (cn)like a flock;
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Psalms 78:53
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He led them (co)safely, so that they did not fear; But (cp)the sea engulfed their enemies.
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Psalms 78:54
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So (cq)He brought them to His holy [aa]land, To this [ab](cr)hill country (cs)which His right hand had gained.
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Psalms 78:55
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He also (ct)drove out the nations before them And (cu)apportioned them for an inheritance by measurement, And made the tribes of Israel dwell in their tents.
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Psalms 78:56
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Yet they [ac](cv)tempted and (cw)rebelled against the Most High God And did not keep His testimonies,
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Psalms 78:57
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But turned back and (cx)acted treacherously like their fathers; They (cy)turned aside like a treacherous bow.
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Psalms 78:58
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For they (cz)provoked Him with their (da)high places And (db)aroused His jealousy with their (dc)graven images.
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Psalms 78:59
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When God heard, He [ad]was filled with (dd)wrath And greatly (de)abhorred Israel;
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Psalms 78:60
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So that He (df)abandoned the (dg)dwelling place at Shiloh, The tent [ae]which He had pitched among men,
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Psalms 78:61
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And gave up His (dh)strength to captivity And His glory (di)into the hand of the adversary.
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Psalms 78:62
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He also (dj)delivered His people to the sword, And [af]was filled with wrath at His inheritance.
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Psalms 78:63
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(dk)Fire devoured [ag]His young men, And [ah]His (dl)virgins had no wedding songs.
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Psalms 78:64
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[ai]His (dm)priests fell by the sword, And [aj]His (dn)widows could not weep.
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Psalms 78:65
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Then the Lord (do)awoke as if from sleep, Like a (dp)warrior [ak]overcome by wine.
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Psalms 78:66
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He [al](dq)drove His adversaries backward; He put on them an everlasting reproach.
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Psalms 78:67
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He also (dr)rejected the tent of Joseph, And did not choose the tribe of Ephraim,
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Psalms 78:68
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But chose the tribe of Judah, Mount (ds)Zion which He loved.
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Psalms 78:69
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And He (dt)built His sanctuary like the heights, Like the earth which He has founded forever.
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Psalms 78:70
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He also (du)chose David His servant And took him from the sheepfolds;
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Psalms 78:71
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From [am](dv)the care of the [an]ewes (dw)with suckling lambs He brought him To (dx)shepherd Jacob His people, And Israel (dy)His inheritance.
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Psalms 78:72
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So he shepherded them according to the (dz)integrity of his heart, And guided them with his skillful hands.
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