Yet they still continued to sin against Him, To rebel against the Most High in the desert. (Psalm 78:17)

And in their heart they put God to the test By asking food according to their desire. (Psalm 78:18)

Then they spoke against God; They said, "Can God prepare a table in the wilderness? (Psalm 78:19)

"Behold, He struck the rock so that waters gushed out, And streams were overflowing; Can He give bread also? Will He provide meat for His people?" (Psalm 78:20)

Therefore the LORD heard and was full of wrath; And a fire was kindled against Jacob And anger also mounted against Israel, (Psalm 78:21)

Because they did not believe in God And did not trust in His salvation. (Psalm 78:22)

Yet He commanded the clouds above And opened the doors of heaven; (Psalm 78:23)

He rained down manna upon them to eat And gave them food from heaven. (Psalm 78:24)

Man did eat the bread of angels; He sent them food in abundance. (Psalm 78:25)

He caused the east wind to blow in the heavens And by His power He directed the south wind. (Psalm 78:26)

When He rained meat upon them like the dust, Even winged fowl like the sand of the seas, (Psalm 78:27)

Then He let them fall in the midst of their camp, Round about their dwellings. (Psalm 78:28)

So they ate and were well filled, And their desire He gave to them. (Psalm 78:29)

Before they had satisfied their desire, While their food was in their mouths, (Psalm 78:30)

The anger of God rose against them And killed some of their stoutest ones, And subdued the choice men of Israel. (Psalm 78:31)

In spite of all this they still sinned And did not believe in His wonderful works. (Psalm 78:32)

So He brought their days to an end in futility And their years in sudden terror. (Psalm 78:33)

When He killed them, then they sought Him, And returned and searched diligently for God; (Psalm 78:34)

And they remembered that God was their rock, And the Most High God their Redeemer. (Psalm 78:35)

But they deceived Him with their mouth And lied to Him with their tongue. (Psalm 78:36)

For their heart was not steadfast toward Him, Nor were they faithful in His covenant. (Psalm 78:37)

But He, being compassionate, forgave their iniquity and did not destroy them; And often He restrained His anger And did not arouse all His wrath. (Psalm 78:38)

Thus He remembered that they were but flesh, A wind that passes and does not return. (Psalm 78:39)

How often they rebelled against Him in the wilderness And grieved Him in the desert! (Psalm 78:40)

Again and again they tempted God, And pained the Holy One of Israel. (Psalm 78:41)

They did not remember His power, The day when He redeemed them from the adversary, (Psalm 78:42)


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