How often they rebelled1 against him in the desert2 and grieved him3 in the wasteland!
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Again and again they put God to the test;4 they vexed the Holy One of Israel.5
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They did not remember6 his power-- the day he redeemed them from the oppressor,7
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the day he displayed his miraculous signs8 in Egypt, his wonders9 in the region of Zoan.
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He turned their rivers to blood;10 they could not drink from their streams.
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He sent swarms of flies11 that devoured them, and frogs12 that devastated them.
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He gave their crops to the grasshopper,13 their produce to the locust.14
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He destroyed their vines with hail15 and their sycamore-figs with sleet.
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He gave over their cattle to the hail, their livestock16 to bolts of lightning.
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He unleashed against them his hot anger,17 his wrath, indignation and hostility-- a band of destroying angels.18
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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,19 the firstfruits of manhood in the tents of Ham.20
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But he brought his people out like a flock;21 he led them like sheep through the desert.
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He guided them safely, so they were unafraid; but the sea engulfed22 their enemies.23
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Thus he brought them to the border of his holy land, to the hill country his right hand24 had taken.
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He drove out nations25 before them and allotted their lands to them as an inheritance;26 he settled the tribes of Israel in their homes.
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