Psalm 78:30-40 NIV

30 But before they turned from the food they craved, even while it was still in their mouths,1

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31 God's anger rose against them; he put to death the sturdiest2 among them, cutting down the young men of Israel.

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32 In spite of all this, they kept on sinning;3 in spite of his wonders,4 they did not believe.5

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      33 So he ended their days in futility6 and their years in terror.

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      34 Whenever God slew them, they would seek7 him; they eagerly turned to him again.

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      35 They remembered that God was their Rock,8 that God Most High was their Redeemer.9

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      36 But then they would flatter him with their mouths,10 lying to him with their tongues;

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      37 their hearts were not loyal11 to him, they were not faithful to his covenant.

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      38 Yet he was merciful;12 he forgave13 their iniquities14 and did not destroy them. Time after time he restrained his anger15 and did not stir up his full wrath.

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      39 He remembered that they were but flesh,16 a passing breeze17 that does not return.

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      40 How often they rebelled18 against him in the desert19 and grieved him20 in the wasteland!

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