Psalm 78:51-61 NIV

51 He struck down all the firstborn of Egypt,1 the firstfruits of manhood in the tents of Ham.2

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52 But he brought his people out like a flock;3 he led them like sheep through the desert.

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53 He guided them safely, so they were unafraid; but the sea engulfed4 their enemies.5

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54 Thus he brought them to the border of his holy land, to the hill country his right hand6 had taken.

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55 He drove out nations7 before them and allotted their lands to them as an inheritance;8 he settled the tribes of Israel in their homes.

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56 But they put God to the test and rebelled against the Most High; they did not keep his statutes.
57 Like their fathers9 they were disloyal and faithless, as unreliable as a faulty bow.10

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58 They angered him11 with their high places;12 they aroused his jealousy with their idols.13

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59 When God heard14 them, he was very angry;15 he rejected Israel16 completely.

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60 He abandoned the tabernacle of Shiloh,17 the tent he had set up among men.18

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61 He sent [the ark of] his might19 into captivity,20 his splendor into the hands of the enemy.

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