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He sent the ark of his might into captivity, his splendor into the hands of the enemy.
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He gave his people over to the sword; he was furious with his inheritance.
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Fire consumed their young men, and their young women had no wedding songs;
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their priests were put to the sword, and their widows could not weep.
References for Psalms 78:64
Then the Lord awoke as from sleep, as a warrior wakes from the stupor of wine.
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He beat back his enemies; he put them to everlasting shame.
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Then he rejected the tents of Joseph, he did not choose the tribe of Ephraim;
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but he chose the tribe of Judah, Mount Zion, which he loved.
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He built his sanctuary like the heights, like the earth that he established forever.
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He chose David his servant and took him from the sheep pens;
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from tending the sheep he brought him to be the shepherd of his people Jacob, of Israel his inheritance.
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