He guided them safely, so they were unafraid; but the sea engulfed1 their enemies.2
References for Psalms 78:53
Thus he brought them to the border of his holy land, to the hill country his right hand3 had taken.
References for Psalms 78:54
He drove out nations4 before them and allotted their lands to them as an inheritance;5 he settled the tribes of Israel in their homes.
References for Psalms 78:55
But they put God to the test and rebelled against the Most High; they did not keep his statutes.
Like their fathers6 they were disloyal and faithless, as unreliable as a faulty bow.7
References for Psalms 78:57
They angered him8 with their high places;9 they aroused his jealousy with their idols.10
References for Psalms 78:58
When God heard11 them, he was very angry;12 he rejected Israel13 completely.
References for Psalms 78:59
He abandoned the tabernacle of Shiloh,14 the tent he had set up among men.15
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He sent [the ark of] his might16 into captivity,17 his splendor into the hands of the enemy.
References for Psalms 78:61
He gave his people over to the sword;18 he was very angry with his inheritance.19
References for Psalms 78:62
Fire consumed20 their young men, and their maidens had no wedding songs;21
References for Psalms 78:63