Psalm 78:59-69 NIV

59 When God heard1 them, he was very angry;2 he rejected Israel3 completely.

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60 He abandoned the tabernacle of Shiloh,4 the tent he had set up among men.5

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61 He sent [the ark of] his might6 into captivity,7 his splendor into the hands of the enemy.

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62 He gave his people over to the sword;8 he was very angry with his inheritance.9

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63 Fire consumed10 their young men, and their maidens had no wedding songs;11

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64 their priests were put to the sword,12 and their widows could not weep.

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65 Then the Lord awoke as from sleep,13 as a man wakes from the stupor of wine.

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66 He beat back his enemies; he put them to everlasting shame.14

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67 Then he rejected the tents of Joseph, he did not choose the tribe of Ephraim;15

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68 but he chose the tribe of Judah,16 Mount Zion,17 which he loved.

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69 He built his sanctuary18 like the heights, like the earth that he established forever.

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