Psalms 78:62

62 God delivered his people up to the sword; he was enraged at his own possession.

Psalms 78:62 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 78:62

He gave his people over also to the sword
To those that kill with the sword, as the Targum; that is, to the Philistines, when there fell of them thirty thousand men at once, ( 1 Samuel 4:10 )

and was wroth with his inheritance;
and the above showed that he was, though they were his inheritance, his portion and possession, and he had chosen them for it, ( Psalms 33:12 ) .

Psalms 78:62 In-Context

60 God abandoned the sanctuary at Shiloh, the tent where he had lived with humans.
61 God let his power be held captive, let his glory go to the enemy's hand.
62 God delivered his people up to the sword; he was enraged at his own possession.
63 Fire devoured his young men, and his young women had no wedding songs.
64 God's priests were killed by the sword, and his widows couldn't even cry.