He saved them1 from the hand of the foe;2 from the hand of the enemy he redeemed them.311
The waters covered4 their adversaries; not one of them survived.
Then they believed his promises and sang his praise.513
But they soon forgot6 what he had done and did not wait for his counsel.714
In the desert8 they gave in to their craving; in the wasteland9 they put God to the test.1015
So he gave them11 what they asked for, but sent a wasting disease12 upon them.
In the camp they grew envious13 of Moses and of Aaron, who was consecrated to the LORD.
The earth opened14 up and swallowed Dathan;15 it buried the company of Abiram.1618
Fire blazed17 among their followers; a flame consumed the wicked.
At Horeb they made a calf18 and worshiped an idol cast from metal.
They exchanged their Glory19 for an image of a bull, which eats grass.