But they deceived Him with their mouths, they lied to Him with their tongues,
their hearts were insincere toward Him, and they were unfaithful to His covenant.
Yet He was compassionate; He atoned for [their] guilt and did not destroy [them]. He often turned His anger aside and did not unleash all His wrath.
He remembered that they were [only] flesh, a wind that passes and does not return.
How often they rebelled against Him in the wilderness and grieved Him in the desert.
They constantly tested God and provoked the Holy One of Israel.
They did not remember His power [shown] on the day He redeemed them from the foe,
when He performed His miraculous signs in Egypt and His marvels in the region of Zoan.
He turned their rivers into blood, and they could not drink from their streams.
He sent among them swarms of flies, which fed on them, and frogs, which devastated them.
He gave their crops to the caterpillar and the fruit of their labor to the locust.
He killed their vines with hail and their sycamore-fig trees with a flood.
He handed over their livestock to hail and their cattle to lightning bolts.
He sent His burning anger against them: fury, indignation, and calamity- a band of deadly messengers.
He cleared a path for His anger. He did not spare them from death, but delivered their lives to the plague.
He struck all the firstborn in Egypt, the first progeny of the tents of Ham.
He led His people out like sheep and guided them like a flock in the wilderness.
He led them safely, and they were not afraid; but the sea covered their enemies.
He brought them to His holy land, to the mountain His right hand acquired.
He drove out nations before them. He apportioned their inheritance by lot and settled the tribes of Israel in their tents.
But they rebelliously tested the Most High God, for they did not keep His decrees.
They treacherously turned away like their fathers; they became warped like a faulty bow.