19_PSA_78_01 Maschil of Asaph. give ear, O my people, [ to] my law: incline your ears to the words of my mouth.
19_PSA_78_02 I will open my mouth in A parable: I will utter dark sayings of old:
19_PSA_78_03 which we have heard And known, And our fathers have told us.
19_PSA_78_04 we will not hide [ them] from their children, showing to the generation to come the praises of the LORD, And his strength, And his wonderful works that he hath done.
19_PSA_78_05 for he established A testimony in Jacob, And appointed A law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers, that they should make them known to their children:
19_PSA_78_06 that the generation to come might know [ them, even] the children [ which] should be born; [ who] should Arise And declare [ them] to their children:
19_PSA_78_07 that they might set their hope in God, And not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments:
19_PSA_78_08 And might not be as their fathers, A stubborn And rebellious generation; A generation [ that] set not their heart aright, And whose spirit was not stedfast with God.
19_PSA_78_09 the children of Ephraim, [ being] armed, [ And] carrying bows, turned back in the day of battle.
19_PSA_78_10 they kept not the covenant of God, And refused to walk in his law;
19_PSA_78_11 And forgat his works, And his wonders that he had showed them.
19_PSA_78_12 marvellous things did he in the sight of their fathers, in the land of Egypt, [ in] the field of Zoan.
19_PSA_78_13 he divided the sea, And caused them to pass through; And he made the waters to stand as an heap.
19_PSA_78_14 in the daytime also he led them with A cloud, And all the night with A light of fire.
19_PSA_78_15 he clave the rocks in the wilderness, And gave [ them] drink as [ out of] the great depths.
19_PSA_78_16 he brought streams also out of the rock, And caused waters to run down like rivers.
19_PSA_78_17 And they sinned yet more against him by provoking the most high in the wilderness.
19_PSA_78_18 And they tempted God in their heart by asking meat for their lust.
19_PSA_78_19 yea, they spake against God; they said, can God furnish A table in the wilderness?
19_PSA_78_20 behold, he smote the rock, that the waters gushed out, And the streams overflowed; can he give bread also? can he provide flesh for his people?
19_PSA_78_21 therefore the LORD heard [ this], And was wroth: So A fire was kindled against Jacob, And anger also came up against Israel;
19_PSA_78_22 because they believed not in God, And trusted not in his salvation:
19_PSA_78_23 though he had commanded the clouds from above, And opened the doors of heaven,
19_PSA_78_24 And had rained down manna upon them to eat, And had given them of the corn of heaven.
19_PSA_78_25 man did eat angels' food: he sent them meat to the full.
19_PSA_78_26 he caused an east wind to blow in the heaven: And by his power he brought in the south wind.
19_PSA_78_27 he rained flesh also upon them as dust, And feathered fowls like as the sand of the sea:
19_PSA_78_28 And he let [ it] fall in the midst of their camp, round about their habitations.
19_PSA_78_29 So they did eat, And were Well filled: for he gave them their own desire;
19_PSA_78_30 they were not estranged from their lust. but while their meat [ was] yet in their mouths,
19_PSA_78_31 the wrath of God came upon them, And slew the fattest of them, And smote down the chosen [ men] of Israel.
19_PSA_78_32 for all this they sinned still, And believed not for his wondrous works.
19_PSA_78_33 therefore their days did he consume in vanity, And their years in Trouble.
19_PSA_78_34 when he slew them, Then they sought him: And they returned And inquired early after God.
19_PSA_78_35 And they remembered that God [ was] their rock, And the high God their Redeemer.
19_PSA_78_36 Nevertheless they did flatter him with their mouth, And they lied unto him with their tongues.
19_PSA_78_37 for their heart was not right with him, neither were they stedfast in his covenant.
19_PSA_78_38 but he, [ being] full of compassion, forgave [ their] iniquity, And destroyed [ them] not: yea, Many A time turned he his anger away, And did not stir up all his wrath.
19_PSA_78_39 for he remembered that they [ were but] flesh; A wind that passeth away, And cometh not again.
19_PSA_78_40 how oft did they provoke him in the wilderness, [ And] grieve him in the desert !
19_PSA_78_41 yea, they turned back And tempted God, And limited the holy one of Israel.
19_PSA_78_42 they remembered not his hand, [ nor] the day when he delivered them from the enemy.
19_PSA_78_43 how he had wrought his signs in Egypt, And his wonders in the field of Zoan:
19_PSA_78_44 And had turned their rivers into blood; And their floods, that they could not drink.
19_PSA_78_45 he sent divers sorts of flies among them, which devoured them; And frogs, which destroyed them.
19_PSA_78_46 he gave also their increase unto the caterpillar, And their labour unto the locust.
19_PSA_78_47 he destroyed their vines with hail, And their sycamore trees with frost.
19_PSA_78_48 he gave up their cattle also to the hail, And their flocks to hot thunderbolts.
19_PSA_78_49 he cast upon them the fierceness of his anger, wrath, And indignation, And Trouble, by sending evil angels [ among them].
19_PSA_78_50 he made A way to his anger; he spared not their soul from death, but gave their life over to the pestilence;
19_PSA_78_51 And smote all the firstborn in Egypt; the chief of [ their] strength in the tabernacles of Ham:
19_PSA_78_52 but made his own people to go forth like sheep, And guided them in the wilderness like A flock.
19_PSA_78_53 And he led them on safely, So that they feared not: but the sea overwhelmed their enemies.
19_PSA_78_54 And he brought them to the border of his sanctuary, [ even to] this mountain, [ which] his right hand had purchased.
19_PSA_78_55 he cast out the heathen also before them, And divided them an inheritance by line, And made the tribes of Israel to dwell in their tents.
19_PSA_78_56 yet they tempted And provoked the most high God, And kept not his testimonies:
19_PSA_78_57 but turned back, And dealt unfaithfully like their fathers: they were turned aside like A deceitful bow.
19_PSA_78_58 for they provoked him to anger with their high places, And moved him to jealousy with their graven images.
19_PSA_78_59 when God heard [ this], he was wroth, And greatly abhorred Israel:
19_PSA_78_60 So that he forsook the tabernacle of Shiloh, the tent [ which] he placed among men;
19_PSA_78_61 And delivered his strength into captivity, And his glory into the enemy's hand.
19_PSA_78_62 he gave his people over also unto the sword; And was wroth with his inheritance.
19_PSA_78_63 the fire consumed their young men; And their maidens were not given to marriage.
19_PSA_78_64 their priests fell by the sword; And their widows made no lamentation.
19_PSA_78_65 Then the LORD awaked as one out of Sleep, [ And] like A mighty man that shouteth by reason of wine.
19_PSA_78_66 And he smote his enemies in the hinder parts: he put them to A perpetual reproach.
19_PSA_78_67 moreover he refused the tabernacle of Joseph, And chose not the tribe of Ephraim:
19_PSA_78_68 but chose the tribe of Judah, the mount Zion which he loved.
19_PSA_78_69 And he built his sanctuary like high [ palaces], like the earth which he hath established for ever.
19_PSA_78_70 he chose David also his servant, And took him from the sheepfolds:
19_PSA_78_71 from following the ewes great with young he brought him to feed Jacob his people, And Israel his inheritance.
19_PSA_78_72 So he fed them according to the integrity of his heart; And guided them by the skilfulness of his hands.