Psalm 78:31-41 NIV

31 God's anger rose against them; he put to death the sturdiest1 among them, cutting down the young men of Israel.

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32 In spite of all this, they kept on sinning;2 in spite of his wonders,3 they did not believe.4

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      33 So he ended their days in futility5 and their years in terror.

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      34 Whenever God slew them, they would seek6 him; they eagerly turned to him again.

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      35 They remembered that God was their Rock,7 that God Most High was their Redeemer.8

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      36 But then they would flatter him with their mouths,9 lying to him with their tongues;

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      37 their hearts were not loyal10 to him, they were not faithful to his covenant.

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      38 Yet he was merciful;11 he forgave12 their iniquities13 and did not destroy them. Time after time he restrained his anger14 and did not stir up his full wrath.

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      39 He remembered that they were but flesh,15 a passing breeze16 that does not return.

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      40 How often they rebelled17 against him in the desert18 and grieved him19 in the wasteland!

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      41 Again and again they put God to the test;20 they vexed the Holy One of Israel.21

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