He unleashed against them his hot anger,1 his wrath, indignation and hostility-- a band of destroying angels.2
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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,3 the firstfruits of manhood in the tents of Ham.4
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But he brought his people out like a flock;5 he led them like sheep through the desert.
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He guided them safely, so they were unafraid; but the sea engulfed6 their enemies.7
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Thus he brought them to the border of his holy land, to the hill country his right hand8 had taken.
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He drove out nations9 before them and allotted their lands to them as an inheritance;10 he settled the tribes of Israel in their homes.
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But they put God to the test and rebelled against the Most High; they did not keep his statutes.
Like their fathers11 they were disloyal and faithless, as unreliable as a faulty bow.12
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They angered him13 with their high places;14 they aroused his jealousy with their idols.15
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When God heard16 them, he was very angry;17 he rejected Israel18 completely.
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