Psalm 78:56-72 NIV

56 But they put God to the test and rebelled against the Most High; they did not keep his statutes.
57 Like their fathers1 they were disloyal and faithless, as unreliable as a faulty bow.2

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58 They angered him3 with their high places;4 they aroused his jealousy with their idols.5

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59 When God heard6 them, he was very angry;7 he rejected Israel8 completely.

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60 He abandoned the tabernacle of Shiloh,9 the tent he had set up among men.10

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61 He sent [the ark of] his might11 into captivity,12 his splendor into the hands of the enemy.

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62 He gave his people over to the sword;13 he was very angry with his inheritance.14

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63 Fire consumed15 their young men, and their maidens had no wedding songs;16

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64 their priests were put to the sword,17 and their widows could not weep.

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65 Then the Lord awoke as from sleep,18 as a man wakes from the stupor of wine.

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66 He beat back his enemies; he put them to everlasting shame.19

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67 Then he rejected the tents of Joseph, he did not choose the tribe of Ephraim;20

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68 but he chose the tribe of Judah,21 Mount Zion,22 which he loved.

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69 He built his sanctuary23 like the heights, like the earth that he established forever.

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70 He chose David24 his servant and took him from the sheep pens;

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71 from tending the sheep25 he brought him to be the shepherd26 of his people Jacob, of Israel his inheritance.

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72 And David shepherded them with integrity of heart;27 with skillful hands he led them.

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