Psalm 106:13-33 NIV

13 But they soon forgot1 what he had done and did not wait for his counsel.2

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14 In the desert3 they gave in to their craving; in the wasteland4 they put God to the test.5

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15 So he gave them6 what they asked for, but sent a wasting disease7 upon them.

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16 In the camp they grew envious8 of Moses and of Aaron, who was consecrated to the LORD.

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17 The earth opened9 up and swallowed Dathan;10 it buried the company of Abiram.11

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18 Fire blazed12 among their followers; a flame consumed the wicked.

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19 At Horeb they made a calf13 and worshiped an idol cast from metal.

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20 They exchanged their Glory14 for an image of a bull, which eats grass.

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21 They forgot the God15 who saved them, who had done great things16 in Egypt,

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22 miracles in the land of Ham17 and awesome deeds18 by the Red Sea.

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23 So he said he would destroy19 them-- had not Moses, his chosen one, stood in the breach20 before him to keep his wrath from destroying them.

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24 Then they despised21 the pleasant land;22 they did not believe23 his promise.

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25 They grumbled24 in their tents and did not obey the LORD.

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26 So he swore25 to them with uplifted hand that he would make them fall in the desert,26

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27 make their descendants fall among the nations and scatter27 them throughout the lands.

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28 They yoked themselves to the Baal of Peor28 and ate sacrifices offered to lifeless gods;

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29 they provoked the LORD to anger29 by their wicked deeds,30 and a plague31 broke out among them.

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30 But Phinehas32 stood up and intervened, and the plague was checked.33

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31 This was credited to him34 as righteousness for endless generations35 to come.

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32 By the waters of Meribah36 they angered the LORD, and trouble came to Moses because of them;

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33 for they rebelled37 against the Spirit38 of God, and rash words came from Moses' lips.a39

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    • c 106:33 - Or "against his spirit, / and rash words came from his lips"