They would not be like their forefathers1-- a stubborn2 and rebellious3 generation, whose hearts were not loyal to God, whose spirits were not faithful to him.
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The men of Ephraim, though armed with bows,4 turned back on the day of battle;5
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they did not keep God's covenant6 and refused to live by his law.7
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They forgot what he had done,8 the wonders he had shown them.
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He did miracles9 in the sight of their fathers in the land of Egypt,10 in the region of Zoan.11
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He divided the sea12 and led them through; he made the water stand firm like a wall.13
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He guided them with the cloud by day and with light from the fire all night.14
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He split the rocks15 in the desert and gave them water as abundant as the seas;
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he brought streams out of a rocky crag and made water flow down like rivers.
But they continued to sin16 against him, rebelling in the desert against the Most High.
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They willfully put God to the test17 by demanding the food they craved.18
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