He gave their crops to the grasshopper,1 their produce to the locust.247
He destroyed their vines with hail3 and their sycamore-figs with sleet.
He gave over their cattle to the hail, their livestock4 to bolts of lightning.
He unleashed against them his hot anger,5 his wrath, indignation and hostility-- a band of destroying angels.650
He prepared a path for his anger; he did not spare them from death but gave them over to the plague.
He struck down all the firstborn of Egypt,7 the firstfruits of manhood in the tents of Ham.852
But he brought his people out like a flock;9 he led them like sheep through the desert.
He guided them safely, so they were unafraid; but the sea engulfed10 their enemies.1154
Thus he brought them to the border of his holy land, to the hill country his right hand12 had taken.
He drove out nations13 before them and allotted their lands to them as an inheritance;14 he settled the tribes of Israel in their homes.
But they put God to the test and rebelled against the Most High; they did not keep his statutes.