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Psalm 78

NLT 1 O my people, listen to my instructions. Open your ears to what I am saying, NIV 1 My people, hear my teaching; listen to the words of my mouth. NLT 2 for I will speak to you in a parable. I will teach you hidden lessons from our past— NIV 2 I will open my mouth with a parable; I will utter hidden things, things from of old— NLT 3 stories we have heard and known, stories our ancestors handed down to us. NIV 3 things we have heard and known, things our ancestors have told us. NLT 4 We will not hide these truths from our children; we will tell the next generation about the glorious deeds of the LORD, about his power and his mighty wonders. NIV 4 We will not hide them from their descendants; we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD, his power, and the wonders he has done. NLT 5 For he issued his laws to Jacob; he gave his instructions to Israel. He commanded our ancestors to teach them to their children, NIV 5 He decreed statutes for Jacob and established the law in Israel, which he commanded our ancestors to teach their children, NLT 6 so the next generation might know them— even the children not yet born— and they in turn will teach their own children. NIV 6 so the next generation would know them, even the children yet to be born, and they in turn would tell their children. NLT 7 So each generation should set its hope anew on God, not forgetting his glorious miracles and obeying his commands. NIV 7 Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would keep his commands. NLT 8 Then they will not be like their ancestors— stubborn, rebellious, and unfaithful, refusing to give their hearts to God. NIV 8 They would not be like their ancestors— a stubborn and rebellious generation, whose hearts were not loyal to God, whose spirits were not faithful to him. NLT 9 The warriors of Ephraim, though armed with bows, turned their backs and fled on the day of battle. NIV 9 The men of Ephraim, though armed with bows, turned back on the day of battle; NLT 10 They did not keep God’s covenant and refused to live by his instructions. NIV 10 they did not keep God’s covenant and refused to live by his law. NLT 11 They forgot what he had done— the great wonders he had shown them, NIV 11 They forgot what he had done, the wonders he had shown them. NLT 12 the miracles he did for their ancestors on the plain of Zoan in the land of Egypt. NIV 12 He did miracles in the sight of their ancestors in the land of Egypt, in the region of Zoan. NLT 13 For he divided the sea and led them through, making the water stand up like walls! NIV 13 He divided the sea and led them through; he made the water stand up like a wall. NLT 14 In the daytime he led them by a cloud, and all night by a pillar of fire. NIV 14 He guided them with the cloud by day and with light from the fire all night. NLT 15 He split open the rocks in the wilderness to give them water, as from a gushing spring. NIV 15 He split the rocks in the wilderness and gave them water as abundant as the seas; NLT 16 He made streams pour from the rock, making the waters flow down like a river! NIV 16 he brought streams out of a rocky crag and made water flow down like rivers. NLT 17 Yet they kept on sinning against him, rebelling against the Most High in the desert. NIV 17 But they continued to sin against him, rebelling in the wilderness against the Most High. NLT 18 They stubbornly tested God in their hearts, demanding the foods they craved. NIV 18 They willfully put God to the test by demanding the food they craved. NLT 19 They even spoke against God himself, saying, “God can’t give us food in the wilderness. NIV 19 They spoke against God; they said, “Can God really spread a table in the wilderness? NLT 20 Yes, he can strike a rock so water gushes out, but he can’t give his people bread and meat.” NIV 20 True, he struck the rock, and water gushed out, streams flowed abundantly, but can he also give us bread? Can he supply meat for his people?” NLT 21 When the LORD heard them, he was furious. The fire of his wrath burned against Jacob. Yes, his anger rose against Israel, NIV 21 When the LORD heard them, he was furious; his fire broke out against Jacob, and his wrath rose against Israel, NLT 22 for they did not believe God or trust him to care for them. NIV 22 for they did not believe in God or trust in his deliverance. NLT 23 But he commanded the skies to open; he opened the doors of heaven. NIV 23 Yet he gave a command to the skies above and opened the doors of the heavens; NLT 24 He rained down manna for them to eat; he gave them bread from heaven. NIV 24 he rained down manna for the people to eat, he gave them the grain of heaven. NLT 25 They ate the food of angels! God gave them all they could hold. NIV 25 Human beings ate the bread of angels; he sent them all the food they could eat. NLT 26 He released the east wind in the heavens and guided the south wind by his mighty power. NIV 26 He let loose the east wind from the heavens and by his power made the south wind blow. NLT 27 He rained down meat as thick as dust— birds as plentiful as the sand on the seashore! NIV 27 He rained meat down on them like dust, birds like sand on the seashore. NLT 28 He caused the birds to fall within their camp and all around their tents. NIV 28 He made them come down inside their camp, all around their tents. NLT 29 The people ate their fill. He gave them what they craved. NIV 29 They ate till they were gorged— he had given them what they craved. NLT 30 But before they satisfied their craving, while the meat was yet in their mouths, NIV 30 But before they turned from what they craved, even while the food was still in their mouths, NLT 31 the anger of God rose against them, and he killed their strongest men. He struck down the finest of Israel’s young men. NIV 31 God’s anger rose against them; he put to death the sturdiest among them, cutting down the young men of Israel. NLT 32 But in spite of this, the people kept sinning. Despite his wonders, they refused to trust him. NIV 32 In spite of all this, they kept on sinning; in spite of his wonders, they did not believe. NLT 33 So he ended their lives in failure, their years in terror. NIV 33 So he ended their days in futility and their years in terror. NLT 34 When God began killing them, they finally sought him. They repented and took God seriously. NIV 34 Whenever God slew them, they would seek him; they eagerly turned to him again. NLT 35 Then they remembered that God was their rock, that God Most High was their redeemer. NIV 35 They remembered that God was their Rock, that God Most High was their Redeemer. NLT 36 But all they gave him was lip service; they lied to him with their tongues. NIV 36 But then they would flatter him with their mouths, lying to him with their tongues; NLT 37 Their hearts were not loyal to him. They did not keep his covenant. NIV 37 their hearts were not loyal to him, they were not faithful to his covenant. NLT 38 Yet he was merciful and forgave their sins and did not destroy them all. Many times he held back his anger and did not unleash his fury! NIV 38 Yet he was merciful; he forgave their iniquities and did not destroy them. Time after time he restrained his anger and did not stir up his full wrath. NLT 39 For he remembered that they were merely mortal, gone like a breath of wind that never returns. NIV 39 He remembered that they were but flesh, a passing breeze that does not return. NLT 40 Oh, how often they rebelled against him in the wilderness and grieved his heart in that dry wasteland. NIV 40 How often they rebelled against him in the wilderness and grieved him in the wasteland! NLT 41 Again and again they tested God’s patience and provoked the Holy One of Israel. NIV 41 Again and again they put God to the test; they vexed the Holy One of Israel. NLT 42 They did not remember his power and how he rescued them from their enemies. NIV 42 They did not remember his power— the day he redeemed them from the oppressor, NLT 43 They did not remember his miraculous signs in Egypt, his wonders on the plain of Zoan. NIV 43 the day he displayed his signs in Egypt, his wonders in the region of Zoan. NLT 44 For he turned their rivers into blood, so no one could drink from the streams. NIV 44 He turned their river into blood; they could not drink from their streams. NLT 45 He sent vast swarms of flies to consume them and hordes of frogs to ruin them. NIV 45 He sent swarms of flies that devoured them, and frogs that devastated them. NLT 46 He gave their crops to caterpillars; their harvest was consumed by locusts. NIV 46 He gave their crops to the grasshopper, their produce to the locust. NLT 47 He destroyed their grapevines with hail and shattered their sycamore-figs with sleet. NIV 47 He destroyed their vines with hail and their sycamore-figs with sleet. NLT 48 He abandoned their cattle to the hail, their livestock to bolts of lightning. NIV 48 He gave over their cattle to the hail, their livestock to bolts of lightning. NLT 49 He loosed on them his fierce anger— all his fury, rage, and hostility. He dispatched against them a band of destroying angels. NIV 49 He unleashed against them his hot anger, his wrath, indignation and hostility— a band of destroying angels. NLT 50 He turned his anger against them; he did not spare the Egyptians’ lives but ravaged them with the plague. NIV 50 He prepared a path for his anger; he did not spare them from death but gave them over to the plague. NLT 51 He killed the oldest son in each Egyptian family, the flower of youth throughout the land of Egypt. NIV 51 He struck down all the firstborn of Egypt, the firstfruits of manhood in the tents of Ham. NLT 52 But he led his own people like a flock of sheep, guiding them safely through the wilderness. NIV 52 But he brought his people out like a flock; he led them like sheep through the wilderness. NLT 53 He kept them safe so they were not afraid; but the sea covered their enemies. NIV 53 He guided them safely, so they were unafraid; but the sea engulfed their enemies. NLT 54 He brought them to the border of his holy land, to this land of hills he had won for them. NIV 54 And so he brought them to the border of his holy land, to the hill country his right hand had taken. NLT 55 He drove out the nations before them; he gave them their inheritance by lot. He settled the tribes of Israel into their homes. NIV 55 He drove out nations before them and allotted their lands to them as an inheritance; he settled the tribes of Israel in their homes. NLT 56 But they kept testing and rebelling against God Most High. They did not obey his laws. NIV 56 But they put God to the test and rebelled against the Most High; they did not keep his statutes. NLT 57 They turned back and were as faithless as their parents. They were as undependable as a crooked bow. NIV 57 Like their ancestors they were disloyal and faithless, as unreliable as a faulty bow. NLT 58 They angered God by building shrines to other gods; they made him jealous with their idols. NIV 58 They angered him with their high places; they aroused his jealousy with their idols. NLT 59 When God heard them, he was very angry, and he completely rejected Israel. NIV 59 When God heard them, he was furious; he rejected Israel completely. NLT 60 Then he abandoned his dwelling at Shiloh, the Tabernacle where he had lived among the people. NIV 60 He abandoned the tabernacle of Shiloh, the tent he had set up among humans. NLT 61 He allowed the Ark of his might to be captured; he surrendered his glory into enemy hands. NIV 61 He sent the ark of his might into captivity, his splendor into the hands of the enemy. NLT 62 He gave his people over to be butchered by the sword, because he was so angry with his own people—his special possession. NIV 62 He gave his people over to the sword; he was furious with his inheritance. NLT 63 Their young men were killed by fire; their young women died before singing their wedding songs. NIV 63 Fire consumed their young men, and their young women had no wedding songs; NLT 64 Their priests were slaughtered, and their widows could not mourn their deaths. NIV 64 their priests were put to the sword, and their widows could not weep. NLT 65 Then the Lord rose up as though waking from sleep, like a warrior aroused from a drunken stupor. NIV 65 Then the Lord awoke as from sleep, as a warrior wakes from the stupor of wine. NLT 66 He routed his enemies and sent them to eternal shame. NIV 66 He beat back his enemies; he put them to everlasting shame. NLT 67 But he rejected Joseph’s descendants; he did not choose the tribe of Ephraim. NIV 67 Then he rejected the tents of Joseph, he did not choose the tribe of Ephraim; NLT 68 He chose instead the tribe of Judah, and Mount Zion, which he loved. NIV 68 but he chose the tribe of Judah, Mount Zion, which he loved. NLT 69 There he built his sanctuary as high as the heavens, as solid and enduring as the earth. NIV 69 He built his sanctuary like the heights, like the earth that he established forever. NLT 70 He chose his servant David, calling him from the sheep pens. NIV 70 He chose David his servant and took him from the sheep pens; NLT 71 He took David from tending the ewes and lambs and made him the shepherd of Jacob’s descendants— God’s own people, Israel. NIV 71 from tending the sheep he brought him to be the shepherd of his people Jacob, of Israel his inheritance. NLT 72 He cared for them with a true heart and led them with skillful hands. NIV 72 And David shepherded them with integrity of heart; with skillful hands he led them.