TEHILLIM - PSALMS 78
Attention Called For
1 ¶ Maschil of Asaph. Give ear, O my people, to my torah: incline your ears to the words of my mouth.
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2 I will open my mouth in a parable: I will utter dark sayings of old:
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3 Which we have heard and known, and our fathers have told us.
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4 We will not hide them from their children, shewing to the generation to come the praises of YAHWEH, and HIS strength, and HIS wonderful works that HE has done.
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5 For HE established a testimony in Yacob, and appointed a torah in Yisrael, which HE commanded our fathers, that they should make them known to their children:
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6 That the generation to come might know them, even the children which should be born; who should arise and declare them to their children:
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7 That they might set their hope in YAHWEH, and not forget the works of YAHWEH, but keep HIS commandments:
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8 And might not be as their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation; a generation that set not their heart aright, and whose ruach was not stedfast with YAHWEH.
The History Of Yisrael
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9 ¶ The children of Ephraim, being armed, and carrying bows, turned back in the day of battle.
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10 They kept not the covenant of YAHWEH, and refused to walk in HIS torah;
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11 And forgot HIS works, and HIS wonders that HE had shown them.
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12 Marvelous things did HE in the sight of their fathers, in the land of Egypt, in the field of Zoan.
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13 HE divided the sea, and caused them to pass through; and HE made the waters to stand as an heap.
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14 In the daytime also HE led them with a cloud, and all the night with a light of fire.
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15 HE clave the rocks in the wilderness, and gave them drink as out of the great depths.
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16 HE brought streams also out of the rock, and caused waters to run down like rivers.
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17 And they sinned yet more against HIM by provoking the most High in the wilderness.
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18 And they tempted YAHWEH in their heart by asking meat for their lust.
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19 Yes, they spoke against YAHWEH; they said, Can YAHWEH furnish a table in the wilderness?
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20 Behold, HE smote the rock, that the waters gushed out, and the streams overflowed; can HE give bread also? can HE provide flesh for HIS people?
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21 Therefore YAHWEH heard this, and was wroth: so a fire was kindled against Yacob, and anger also came up against Yisrael;
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22 Because they believed not in YAHWEH, and trusted not in HIS yeshua:
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23 Though HE had commanded the clouds from above, and opened the doors of heaven,
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24 And had rained down manna upon them to eat, and had given them of the corn of heaven.
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25 Man did eat of malakim' food: HE sent them meat to the full.
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26 HE caused an east wind to blow in the heaven: and by HIS power HE brought in the south wind.
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27 HE rained flesh also upon them as dust, and feathered fowls like as the sand of the sea:
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28 And HE let it fall in the midst of their camp, round about their habitations.
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29 So they did eat, and were well filled: for HE gave them their own desire;
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30 They were not estranged from their lust. But while their meat was yet in their mouths,
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31 The wrath of YAHWEH came upon them, and slew the fattest of them, and smote down the chosen men of Yisrael.
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32 For all this they sinned still, and believed not for HIS wondrous works.
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33 Therefore their days did HE consume in vanity, and their years in trouble.
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34 When HE slew them, then they sought HIM: and they returned and enquired early after YAHWEH.
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35 And they remembered that YAHWEH was their Rock, and the high ALMIGHTY their redeemer.
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36 Nevertheless they did flatter HIM with their mouth, and they lied to HIM with their tongues.
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37 For their heart was not right with HIM, neither were they stedfast in HIS covenant.
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38 But HE, being full of compassion, forgave their iniquity, and destroyed them not: yes, many a time turned HE HIS anger away, and did not stir up all HIS wrath.
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39 For HE remembered that they were but flesh; a ruach that passes away, and comes not again.
Their Settlement In Canaan
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40 ¶ How often did they provoke HIM in the wilderness, and grieve HIM in the desert!
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41 Yes, they turned back and tempted YAHWEH, and limited the Kadosh One of Yisrael.
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42 They remembered not HIS hand, nor the day when HE delivered them from the enemy.
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43 How HE had wrought HIS signs in Egypt, and HIS wonders in the field of Zoan:
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44 And had turned their rivers into blood; and their floods, that they could not drink.
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45 HE sent divers sorts of flies among them, which devoured them; and frogs, which destroyed them.
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46 HE gave also their increase to the caterpillar, and their labor to the locust.
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47 HE destroyed their vines with hail, and their sycomore trees with frost.
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48 HE gave up their cattle also to the hail, and their flocks to hot thunderbolts.
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49 HE cast upon them the fierceness of HIS anger, wrath, and indignation, and trouble, by sending evil malakim among them.
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50 HE made a way to HIS anger; HE spared not their soul from death, but gave their life over to the pestilence;
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51 And smote all the firstborn in Egypt; the chief of their regenerative strength in the tabernacles of Ham:
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52 But made HIS own people to go forth like sheep, and guided them in the wilderness like a flock.
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53 And HE led them on safely, so that they feared not: but the sea overwhelmed their enemies.
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54 And HE brought them to the border of HIS kodesh place, even to this mountain, which HIS right hand had purchased.
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55 HE cast out the heathen also before them, and divided them an inheritance by line, and made the tribes of Yisrael to dwell in their tents.
The Mercies Of YAHWEH To Yisrael Contrasted With Their Ingratitude
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56 Yet they tempted and provoked the most high YAHWEH, and kept not HIS testimonies:
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57 But turned back, and dealt unfaithfully like their fathers: they were turned aside like a deceitful bow.
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58 For they provoked HIM to anger with their high places, and moved HIM to jealousy with their graven images.
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59 When YAHWEH heard this, HE was wroth, and greatly abhorred Yisrael:
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60 So that HE forsook the tabernacle of Shiloh, the tent which HE placed among sons of adam;
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61 And delivered his strength into captivity, and his beauty into the enemy's hand.
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62 HE gave HIS people over also to the sword; and was wroth with HIS inheritance.
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63 The fire consumed their young men; and their virgins were not given to praising.
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64 Their kohenim fell by the sword; and their widows made no lamentation.
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65 Then Sovereign YAHWEH awaked as one out of sleep, and like a mighty man that shouts by reason of wine.
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66 And HE smote HIS enemies in the hinder parts: HE put them to a perpetual reproach forever.
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67 Moreover HE refused the tabernacle of Yoseph, and chose not the tribe of Ephraim:
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68 But chose the tribe of Yahudah, the mount Zion which HE loved.
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69 And HE built HIS sanctuary like high palaces, like the earth which HE has established forever.
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70 HE chose David also HIS servant, and took him from the sheepfolds:
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71 From following the ewes great with young HE brought him to feed Yacob HIS people, and Yisrael HIS inheritance.
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72 So HE fed them according to the integrity of HIS heart; and guided them by the skilfulness of HIS hands.
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