Is this the way you repay1 the LORD, O foolish2 and unwise people?3 Is he not your Father,4 your Creator,a who made you and formed you?57
Remember the days of old;6 consider the generations long past.7 Ask your father and he will tell you, your elders, and they will explain to you.88
When the Most High9 gave the nations their inheritance, when he divided all mankind,10 he set up boundaries11 for the peoples according to the number of the sons of Israel.b129
For the LORD's portion13 is his people, Jacob his allotted inheritance.1410
In a desert15 land he found him, in a barren and howling waste.16 He shielded17 him and cared for him; he guarded him as the apple of his eye,1811
like an eagle that stirs up its nest and hovers over its young,19 that spreads its wings to catch them and carries them on its pinions.2012
The LORD alone led21 him;22 no foreign god was with him.2313
He made him ride on the heights24 of the land and fed him with the fruit of the fields. He nourished him with honey from the rock,25 and with oil26 from the flinty crag,
with curds and milk from herd and flock and with fattened lambs and goats, with choice rams of Bashan27 and the finest kernels of wheat.28 You drank the foaming blood of the grape.2915
Jeshurunc30 grew fat31 and kicked; filled with food, he became heavy and sleek. He abandoned32 the God who made him and rejected the Rock33 his Savior.
They made him jealous34 with their foreign gods and angered35 him with their detestable idols.