Psalm 78:1-37 ESV

Tell the Coming Generation

A Maskil of Asaph.

1 1Give ear, O my people, to my teaching; incline your ears to the words of my mouth!

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2 2I will open my mouth 3in a parable; I will utter dark sayings from of old,

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      3 things that we have heard and known, that our 4fathers have told us.

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      4 We will not 5hide them from their children, but 6tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the LORD, and his might, and 7the wonders that he has done.

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      5 He established 8a testimony in 9Jacob and appointed a law in 10Israel, which he commanded our fathers to teach to their children,

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      6 that 11the next generation might know them, the children yet unborn, and arise and tell them to their children,

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      7 so that they should set their hope in God and not forget 12the works of God, but 13keep his commandments;

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      8 and that they should not be 14like their fathers, 15a stubborn and rebellious generation, a generation 16whose heart was not steadfast, whose spirit was not faithful to God.

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      9 The Ephraimites, armed witha the bow, 17turned back on the day of battle.

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        • 2058 78:9 - ver. 57
        • ø 78:9 - Hebrew armed and shooting
          10 They 18did not keep God's covenant, but refused to walk according to his law.

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          11 They 19forgot his works and 20the wonders that he had shown them.

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              12 In the sight of their fathers 21he performed wonders in the land of Egypt, in 22the fields of Zoan.

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              13 He 23divided the sea and let them pass through it, and made the waters 24stand like a heap.

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              14 25In the daytime he led them with a cloud, and all the night with a fiery light.

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              15 He 26split rocks in the wilderness and gave them drink abundantly as from the deep.

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              16 He made streams come out of 27the rock and caused waters to flow down like rivers.

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              17 Yet they sinned still more against him, 28rebelling against the Most High in the desert.

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              18 They 29tested God in their heart by demanding the food they craved.

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              19 They spoke against God, saying, 30"Can God 31spread a table in the wilderness?

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              20 32He struck the rock so that water gushed out and streams overflowed. Can he also give bread or provide meat for his people?"

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                • 2073 78:20 - ver. 15, 16
                  21 Therefore, when the LORD heard, he was full of wrath; 33a fire was kindled against Jacob; his anger rose against Israel,

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                  22 because they 34did not believe in God and did not trust his saving power.

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                    • 2075 78:22 - ver. 8, 32, 37
                      23 Yet he commanded the skies above and 35opened the doors of heaven,

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                      24 and he 36rained down on them manna to eat and gave them 37the grain of heaven.

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                      25 Man ate of the bread of 38the angels; he sent them food 39in abundance.

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                          26 He 40caused the east wind to blow in the heavens, and by his power he led out the south wind;

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                          27 he rained meat on them like 41dust, winged birds like 42the sand of the seas;

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                          28 he 43let them fall in the midst of their camp, all around their dwellings.

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                          29 And they 44ate and were well filled, for he gave them what they 45craved.

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                          30 But before they had satisfied their craving, 46while the food was still in their mouths,

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                          31 the anger of God rose against them, and he killed 47the strongest of them and laid low 48the young men of Israel.

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                              32 In spite of all this, they 49still sinned; 50despite his wonders, they did not believe.

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                                  33 So he made 51their days 52vanish likeb a breath,c and their years in terror.

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                                      34 When he killed them, they 53sought him; they repented and sought God earnestly.

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                                      35 They remembered that God was their 54rock, the Most High God their 55redeemer.

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                                      36 But they 56flattered him with their mouths; they 57lied to him with their tongues.

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                                      37 Their 58heart was not 59steadfast toward him; they were not faithful to his covenant.

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