Yet he was merciful;1 he forgave2 their iniquities3 and did not destroy them. Time after time he restrained his anger4 and did not stir up his full wrath.
He remembered that they were but flesh,5 a passing breeze6 that does not return.
How often they rebelled7 against him in the desert8 and grieved him9 in the wasteland!
Again and again they put God to the test;10 they vexed the Holy One of Israel.1142
They did not remember12 his power-- the day he redeemed them from the oppressor,1343
the day he displayed his miraculous signs14 in Egypt, his wonders15 in the region of Zoan.
He turned their rivers to blood;16 they could not drink from their streams.
He sent swarms of flies17 that devoured them, and frogs18 that devastated them.
He gave their crops to the grasshopper,19 their produce to the locust.2047
He destroyed their vines with hail21 and their sycamore-figs with sleet.
He gave over their cattle to the hail, their livestock22 to bolts of lightning.