Psalm 78:61-71 NIV

61 He sent [the ark of] his might1 into captivity,2 his splendor into the hands of the enemy.

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62 He gave his people over to the sword;3 he was very angry with his inheritance.4

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63 Fire consumed5 their young men, and their maidens had no wedding songs;6

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64 their priests were put to the sword,7 and their widows could not weep.

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65 Then the Lord awoke as from sleep,8 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.9

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67 Then he rejected the tents of Joseph, he did not choose the tribe of Ephraim;10

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68 but he chose the tribe of Judah,11 Mount Zion,12 which he loved.

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69 He built his sanctuary13 like the heights, like the earth that he established forever.

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70 He chose David14 his servant and took him from the sheep pens;

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71 from tending the sheep15 he brought him to be the shepherd16 of his people Jacob, of Israel his inheritance.

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