How often they rebelled against Him in the wilderness
And grieved Him in the desert!
Again and again they [a]tempted God,
And pained the Holy One of Israel.
They did not remember His [b]power,
The day when He redeemed them from the adversary,
When He performed His signs in Egypt
And His marvels in the field of Zoan,
And turned their rivers to blood,
And their streams, they could not drink.
He sent among them swarms of flies which devoured them,
And frogs which destroyed them.
He gave also their crops to the grasshopper
And the product of their labor to the locust.
He [c]destroyed their vines with hailstones
And their sycamore trees with frost.
He gave over their cattle also to the hailstones
And their herds to bolts of lightning.
He sent upon them His burning anger,
Fury and indignation and trouble,
[d]A band of destroying angels.
He leveled a path for His anger;
He did not spare their soul from death,
But gave over their life to the plague,
And smote all the firstborn in Egypt,
The first issue of their virility in the tents of Ham.
But He led forth His own people like sheep
And guided them in the wilderness like a flock;
He led them safely, so that they did not fear;
But the sea engulfed their enemies.
- Psalm 78:41 Or put God to the test
- Psalm 78:42 Lit hand
- Psalm 78:47 Lit was killing
- Psalm 78:49 Lit A deputation of angels of evil
- Psalm 78:54 Lit border, territory
- Psalm 78:54 Or mountain