56 But they put God to the test and rebelled against the Most High; they did not keep his statutes.
57 Like their ancestors they were disloyal and faithless, as unreliable as a faulty bow.
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58 They angered him with their high places; they aroused his jealousy with their idols.
59 When God heard them, he was furious; he rejected Israel completely.
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60 He abandoned the tabernacle of Shiloh, the tent he had set up among humans.
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61 He sent the ark of his might into captivity, his splendor into the hands of the enemy.
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62 He gave his people over to the sword; he was furious with his inheritance.
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63 Fire consumed their young men, and their young women had no wedding songs;
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64 their priests were put to the sword, and their widows could not weep.
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65 Then the Lord awoke as from sleep, as a warrior wakes from the stupor of wine.
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66 He beat back his enemies; he put them to everlasting shame.
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67 Then he rejected the tents of Joseph, he did not choose the tribe of Ephraim;
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68 but he chose the tribe of Judah, Mount Zion, which he loved.
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69 He built his sanctuary like the heights, like the earth that he established forever.
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70 He chose David his servant and took him from the sheep pens;
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71 from tending the sheep he brought him to be the shepherd of his people Jacob, of Israel his inheritance.
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