Psalm 106:34-46 NIV

34 They did not destroy1 the peoples as the LORD had commanded2 them,

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35 but they mingled3 with the nations and adopted their customs.

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36 They worshiped their idols,4 which became a snare5 to them.

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37 They sacrificed their sons6 and their daughters to demons.7

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38 They shed innocent blood, the blood of their sons8 and daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan, and the land was desecrated by their blood.

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39 They defiled themselves9 by what they did; by their deeds they prostituted10 themselves.

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40 Therefore the LORD was angry11 with his people and abhorred his inheritance.12

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41 He handed them over13 to the nations, and their foes ruled over them.

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42 Their enemies oppressed14 them and subjected them to their power.

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43 Many times he delivered them,15 but they were bent on rebellion16 and they wasted away in their sin.

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44 But he took note of their distress when he heard their cry;17

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45 for their sake he remembered his covenant18 and out of his great love19 he relented.20

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46 He caused them to be pitied21 by all who held them captive.

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