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Psalm 78

RSV 1 A Maskil of Asaph. Give ear, O my people, to my teaching; incline your ears to the words of my mouth! NIV 1 O my people, hear my teaching; listen to the words of my mouth. RSV 2 I will open my mouth in a parable; I will utter dark sayings from of old, NIV 2 I will open my mouth in parables, I will utter hidden things, things from of old-- RSV 3 things that we have heard and known, that our fathers have told us. NIV 3 what we have heard and known, what our fathers have told us. RSV 4 We will not hide them from their children, but tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the LORD, and his might, and the wonders which he has wrought. NIV 4 We will not hide them from their children; we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD, his power, and the wonders he has done. RSV 5 He established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers to teach to their children; NIV 5 He decreed statutes for Jacob and established the law in Israel, which he commanded our forefathers to teach their children, RSV 6 that the next generation might know them, the children yet unborn, and arise and tell them to their children, NIV 6 so the next generation would know them, even the children yet to be born, and they in turn would tell their children. RSV 7 so that they should set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments; NIV 7 Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would keep his commands. RSV 8 and that they should not be like their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation, a generation whose heart was not steadfast, whose spirit was not faithful to God. NIV 8 They would not be like their forefathers-- a stubborn and rebellious generation, whose hearts were not loyal to God, whose spirits were not faithful to him. RSV 9 The E'phraimites, armed with the bow, turned back on the day of battle. NIV 9 The men of Ephraim, though armed with bows, turned back on the day of battle; RSV 10 They did not keep God's covenant, but refused to walk according to his law. NIV 10 they did not keep God's covenant and refused to live by his law. RSV 11 They forgot what he had done, and the miracles that he had shown them. NIV 11 They forgot what he had done, the wonders he had shown them. RSV 12 In the sight of their fathers he wrought marvels in the land of Egypt, in the fields of Zo'an. NIV 12 He did miracles in the sight of their fathers in the land of Egypt, in the region of Zoan. RSV 13 He divided the sea and let them pass through it, and made the waters stand like a heap. NIV 13 He divided the sea and led them through; he made the water stand firm like a wall. RSV 14 In the daytime he led them with a cloud, and all the night with a fiery light. NIV 14 He guided them with the cloud by day and with light from the fire all night. RSV 15 He cleft rocks in the wilderness, and gave them drink abundantly as from the deep. NIV 15 He split the rocks in the desert and gave them water as abundant as the seas; RSV 16 He made streams come out of the rock, and caused waters to flow down like rivers. NIV 16 he brought streams out of a rocky crag and made water flow down like rivers. RSV 17 Yet they sinned still more against him, rebelling against the Most High in the desert. NIV 17 But they continued to sin against him, rebelling in the desert against the Most High. RSV 18 They tested God in their heart by demanding the food they craved. NIV 18 They willfully put God to the test by demanding the food they craved. RSV 19 They spoke against God, saying, "Can God spread a table in the wilderness? NIV 19 They spoke against God, saying, "Can God spread a table in the desert? RSV 20 He smote the rock so that water gushed out and streams overflowed. Can he also give bread, or provide meat for his people?" NIV 20 When he struck the rock, water gushed out, and streams flowed abundantly. But can he also give us food? Can he supply meat for his people?" RSV 21 Therefore, when the LORD heard, he was full of wrath; a fire was kindled against Jacob, his anger mounted against Israel; NIV 21 When the LORD heard them, he was very angry; his fire broke out against Jacob, and his wrath rose against Israel, RSV 22 because they had no faith in God, and did not trust his saving power. NIV 22 for they did not believe in God or trust in his deliverance. RSV 23 Yet he commanded the skies above, and opened the doors of heaven; NIV 23 Yet he gave a command to the skies above and opened the doors of the heavens; RSV 24 and he rained down upon them manna to eat, and gave them the grain of heaven. NIV 24 he rained down manna for the people to eat, he gave them the grain of heaven. RSV 25 Man ate of the bread of the angels; he sent them food in abundance. NIV 25 Men ate the bread of angels; he sent them all the food they could eat. RSV 26 He caused the east wind to blow in the heavens, and by his power he led out the south wind; NIV 26 He let loose the east wind from the heavens and led forth the south wind by his power. RSV 27 he rained flesh upon them like dust, winged birds like the sand of the seas; NIV 27 He rained meat down on them like dust, flying birds like sand on the seashore. RSV 28 he let them fall in the midst of their camp, all around their habitations. NIV 28 He made them come down inside their camp, all around their tents. RSV 29 And they ate and were well filled, for he gave them what they craved. NIV 29 They ate till they had more than enough, for he had given them what they craved. RSV 30 But before they had sated their craving, while the food was still in their mouths, NIV 30 But before they turned from the food they craved, even while it was still in their mouths, RSV 31 the anger of God rose against them and he slew the strongest of them, and laid low the picked men of Israel. NIV 31 God's anger rose against them; he put to death the sturdiest among them, cutting down the young men of Israel. RSV 32 In spite of all this they still sinned; despite his wonders they did not believe. NIV 32 In spite of all this, they kept on sinning; in spite of his wonders, they did not believe. RSV 33 So he made their days vanish like a breath, and their years in terror. NIV 33 So he ended their days in futility and their years in terror. RSV 34 When he slew them, they sought for him; they repented and sought God earnestly. NIV 34 Whenever God slew them, they would seek him; they eagerly turned to him again. RSV 35 They remembered that God was their rock, the Most High God their redeemer. NIV 35 They remembered that God was their Rock, that God Most High was their Redeemer. RSV 36 But they flattered him with their mouths; they lied to him with their tongues. NIV 36 But then they would flatter him with their mouths, lying to him with their tongues; RSV 37 Their heart was not steadfast toward him; they were not true to his covenant. NIV 37 their hearts were not loyal to him, they were not faithful to his covenant. RSV 38 Yet he, being compassionate, forgave their iniquity, and did not destroy them; he restrained his anger often, and did not stir up all his wrath. NIV 38 Yet he was merciful; he forgave their iniquities and did not destroy them. Time after time he restrained his anger and did not stir up his full wrath. RSV 39 He remembered that they were but flesh, a wind that passes and comes not again. NIV 39 He remembered that they were but flesh, a passing breeze that does not return. RSV 40 How often they rebelled against him in the wilderness and grieved him in the desert! NIV 40 How often they rebelled against him in the desert and grieved him in the wasteland! RSV 41 They tested him again and again, and provoked the Holy One of Israel. NIV 41 Again and again they put God to the test; they vexed the Holy One of Israel. RSV 42 They did not keep in mind his power, or the day when he redeemed them from the foe; NIV 42 They did not remember his power-- the day he redeemed them from the oppressor, RSV 43 when he wrought his signs in Egypt, and his miracles in the fields of Zo'an. NIV 43 the day he displayed his miraculous signs in Egypt, his wonders in the region of Zoan. RSV 44 He turned their rivers to blood, so that they could not drink of their streams. NIV 44 He turned their rivers to blood; they could not drink from their streams. RSV 45 He sent among them swarms of flies, which devoured them, and frogs, which destroyed them. NIV 45 He sent swarms of flies that devoured them, and frogs that devastated them. RSV 46 He gave their crops to the caterpillar, and the fruit of their labor to the locust. NIV 46 He gave their crops to the grasshopper, their produce to the locust. RSV 47 He destroyed their vines with hail, and their sycamores with frost. NIV 47 He destroyed their vines with hail and their sycamore-figs with sleet. RSV 48 He gave over their cattle to the hail, and their flocks to thunderbolts. NIV 48 He gave over their cattle to the hail, their livestock to bolts of lightning. RSV 49 He let loose on them his fierce anger, wrath, indignation, and distress, a company of destroying angels. NIV 49 He unleashed against them his hot anger, his wrath, indignation and hostility-- a band of destroying angels. RSV 50 He made a path for his anger; he did not spare them from death, but gave their lives over to the plague. NIV 50 He prepared a path for his anger; he did not spare them from death but gave them over to the plague. RSV 51 He smote all the first-born in Egypt, the first issue of their strength in the tents of Ham. NIV 51 He struck down all the firstborn of Egypt, the firstfruits of manhood in the tents of Ham. RSV 52 Then he led forth his people like sheep, and guided them in the wilderness like a flock. NIV 52 But he brought his people out like a flock; he led them like sheep through the desert. RSV 53 He led them in safety, so that they were not afraid; but the sea overwhelmed their enemies. NIV 53 He guided them safely, so they were unafraid; but the sea engulfed their enemies. RSV 54 And he brought them to his holy land, to the mountain which his right hand had won. NIV 54 Thus he brought them to the border of his holy land, to the hill country his right hand had taken. RSV 55 He drove out nations before them; he apportioned them for a possession and settled the tribes of Israel in their tents. NIV 55 He drove out nations before them and allotted their lands to them as an inheritance; he settled the tribes of Israel in their homes. RSV 56 Yet they tested and rebelled against the Most High God, and did not observe his testimonies, NIV 56 But they put God to the test and rebelled against the Most High; they did not keep his statutes. RSV 57 but turned away and acted treacherously like their fathers; they twisted like a deceitful bow. NIV 57 Like their fathers they were disloyal and faithless, as unreliable as a faulty bow. RSV 58 For they provoked him to anger with their high places; they moved him to jealousy with their graven images. NIV 58 They angered him with their high places; they aroused his jealousy with their idols. RSV 59 When God heard, he was full of wrath, and he utterly rejected Israel. NIV 59 When God heard them, he was very angry; he rejected Israel completely. RSV 60 He forsook his dwelling at Shiloh, the tent where he dwelt among men, NIV 60 He abandoned the tabernacle of Shiloh, the tent he had set up among men. RSV 61 and delivered his power to captivity, his glory to the hand of the foe. NIV 61 He sent [the ark of] his might into captivity, his splendor into the hands of the enemy. RSV 62 He gave his people over to the sword, and vented his wrath on his heritage. NIV 62 He gave his people over to the sword; he was very angry with his inheritance. RSV 63 Fire devoured their young men, and their maidens had no marriage song. NIV 63 Fire consumed their young men, and their maidens had no wedding songs; RSV 64 Their priests fell by the sword, and their widows made no lamentation. NIV 64 their priests were put to the sword, and their widows could not weep. RSV 65 Then the Lord awoke as from sleep, like a strong man shouting because of wine. NIV 65 Then the Lord awoke as from sleep, as a man wakes from the stupor of wine. RSV 66 And he put his adversaries to rout; he put them to everlasting shame. NIV 66 He beat back his enemies; he put them to everlasting shame. RSV 67 He rejected the tent of Joseph, he did not choose the tribe of E'phraim; NIV 67 Then he rejected the tents of Joseph, he did not choose the tribe of Ephraim; RSV 68 but he chose the tribe of Judah, Mount Zion, which he loves. NIV 68 but he chose the tribe of Judah, Mount Zion, which he loved. RSV 69 He built his sanctuary like the high heavens, like the earth, which he has founded for ever. NIV 69 He built his sanctuary like the heights, like the earth that he established forever. RSV 70 He chose David his servant, and took him from the sheepfolds; NIV 70 He chose David his servant and took him from the sheep pens; RSV 71 from tending the ewes that had young he brought him to be the shepherd of Jacob his people, of Israel his inheritance. NIV 71 from tending the sheep he brought him to be the shepherd of his people Jacob, of Israel his inheritance. RSV 72 With upright heart he tended them, and guided them with skilful hand. NIV 72 And David shepherded them with integrity of heart; with skillful hands he led them.