He struck down all the firstborn of Egypt,1 the firstfruits of manhood in the tents of Ham.2
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But he brought his people out like a flock;3 he led them like sheep through the desert.
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He guided them safely, so they were unafraid; but the sea engulfed4 their enemies.5
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Thus he brought them to the border of his holy land, to the hill country his right hand6 had taken.
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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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But they put God to the test and rebelled against the Most High; they did not keep his statutes.
Like their fathers9 they were disloyal and faithless, as unreliable as a faulty bow.10
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They angered him11 with their high places;12 they aroused his jealousy with their idols.13
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When God heard14 them, he was very angry;15 he rejected Israel16 completely.
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He abandoned the tabernacle of Shiloh,17 the tent he had set up among men.18
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He sent [the ark of] his might19 into captivity,20 his splendor into the hands of the enemy.
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