But he brought his people out like a flock;1 he led them like sheep through the desert.
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He guided them safely, so they were unafraid; but the sea engulfed2 their enemies.3
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Thus he brought them to the border of his holy land, to the hill country his right hand4 had taken.
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He drove out nations5 before them and allotted their lands to them as an inheritance;6 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 fathers7 they were disloyal and faithless, as unreliable as a faulty bow.8
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They angered him9 with their high places;10 they aroused his jealousy with their idols.11
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When God heard12 them, he was very angry;13 he rejected Israel14 completely.
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He abandoned the tabernacle of Shiloh,15 the tent he had set up among men.16
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He sent [the ark of] his might17 into captivity,18 his splendor into the hands of the enemy.
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He gave his people over to the sword;19 he was very angry with his inheritance.20
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