Thus he brought them to the border of his holy land, to the hill country his right hand1 had taken.
References for Psalms 78:54
He drove out nations2 before them and allotted their lands to them as an inheritance;3 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 fathers4 they were disloyal and faithless, as unreliable as a faulty bow.5
References for Psalms 78:57
They angered him6 with their high places;7 they aroused his jealousy with their idols.8
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When God heard9 them, he was very angry;10 he rejected Israel11 completely.
References for Psalms 78:59
He abandoned the tabernacle of Shiloh,12 the tent he had set up among men.13
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He sent [the ark of] his might14 into captivity,15 his splendor into the hands of the enemy.
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He gave his people over to the sword;16 he was very angry with his inheritance.17
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Fire consumed18 their young men, and their maidens had no wedding songs;19
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their priests were put to the sword,20 and their widows could not weep.
References for Psalms 78:64