Psalm 78:64-72 NIV

64 their priests were put to the sword,1 and their widows could not weep.

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65 Then the Lord awoke as from sleep,2 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.3

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67 Then he rejected the tents of Joseph, he did not choose the tribe of Ephraim;4

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68 but he chose the tribe of Judah,5 Mount Zion,6 which he loved.

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69 He built his sanctuary7 like the heights, like the earth that he established forever.

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70 He chose David8 his servant and took him from the sheep pens;

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71 from tending the sheep9 he brought him to be the shepherd10 of his people Jacob, of Israel his inheritance.

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72 And David shepherded them with integrity of heart;11 with skillful hands he led them.

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