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Psalm 78 :: Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:1 - An Instruction of Asaph. Give ear, O my people, to my law, Incline your ear to sayings of my mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:2 - I open with a simile my mouth, I bring forth hidden things of old,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:3 - That we have heard and do know, And our fathers have recounted to us.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:4 - We do not hide from their sons, To a later generation recounting praises of Jehovah, And His strength, and His wonders that He hath done.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:5 - And He raiseth up a testimony in Jacob, And a law hath placed in Israel, That He commanded our fathers, To make them known to their sons.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:6 - So that a later generation doth know, Sons who are born, do rise and recount to their sons,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:7 - And place in God their confidence, And forget not the doings of God, But keep His commands.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:8 - And they are not like their fathers, A generation apostate and rebellious, A generation! it hath not prepared its heart, Nor stedfast with God is its spirit.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:9 - Sons of Ephraim -- armed bearers of bow, Have turned in a day of conflict.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:10 - They have not kept the covenant of God, And in His law they have refused to walk,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:11 - And they forget His doings, And His wonders that He shewed them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:12 - Before their fathers He hath done wonders, In the land of Egypt -- the field of Zoan.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:13 - He cleft a sea, and causeth them to pass over, Yea, He causeth waters to stand as a heap.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:14 - And leadeth them with a cloud by day, And all the night with a light of fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:15 - He cleaveth rocks in a wilderness, And giveth drink -- as the great deep.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:16 - And bringeth out streams from a rock, And causeth waters to come down as rivers.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:17 - And they add still to sin against Him, To provoke the Most High in the dry place.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:18 - And they try God in their heart, To ask food for their lust.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:19 - And they speak against God -- they said: 'Is God able to array a table in a wilderness?'
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:20 - Lo, He hath smitten a rock, And waters flow, yea, streams overflow. 'Also -- bread is He able to give? Doth He prepare flesh for His people?'
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:21 - Therefore hath Jehovah heard, And He sheweth Himself wroth, And fire hath been kindled against Jacob, And anger also hath gone up against Israel,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:22 - For they have not believed in God, Nor have they trusted in His salvation.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:23 - And He commandeth clouds from above, Yea, doors of the heavens He hath opened.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:24 - And He raineth on them manna to eat, Yea, corn of heaven He hath given to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:25 - Food of the mighty hath each eaten, Venison He sent to them to satiety.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:26 - He causeth an east wind to journey in the heavens, And leadeth by His strength a south wind,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:27 - And He raineth on them flesh as dust, And as sand of the seas -- winged fowl,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:28 - And causeth it to fall in the midst of His camp, Round about His tabernacles.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:29 - And they eat, and are greatly satisfied, And their desire He bringeth to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:30 - They have not been estranged from their desire, Yet is their food in their mouth,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:31 - And the anger of God hath gone up against them, And He slayeth among their fat ones, And youths of Israel He caused to bend.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:32 - With all this they have sinned again, And have not believed in His wonders.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:33 - And He consumeth in vanity their days, And their years in trouble.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:34 - If He slew them, then they sought Him, And turned back, and sought God earnestly,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:35 - And they remember that God is their rock, And God Most High their redeemer.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:36 - And -- they deceive Him with their mouth, And with their tongue do lie to Him,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:37 - And their heart hath not been right with Him, And they have not been stedfast in His covenant.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:38 - And He -- the Merciful One, Pardoneth iniquity, and destroyeth not, And hath often turned back His anger, And waketh not up all His fury.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:39 - And He remembereth that they are flesh, A wind going on -- and it returneth not.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:40 - How often do they provoke Him in the wilderness, Grieve Him in the desolate place?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:41 - Yea, they turn back, and try God, And the Holy One of Israel have limited.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:42 - They have not remembered His hand The day He ransomed them from the adversary.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:43 - When He set His signs in Egypt, And His wonders in the field of Zoan,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:44 - And He turneth to blood their streams, And their floods they drink not.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:45 - He sendeth among them the beetle, and it consumeth them, And the frog, and it destroyeth them,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:46 - And giveth to the caterpillar their increase, And their labour to the locust.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:47 - He destroyeth with hail their vine, And their sycamores with frost,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:48 - And delivereth up to the hail their beasts, And their cattle to the burning flames.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:49 - He sendeth on them the fury of His anger, Wrath, and indignation, and distress -- A discharge of evil messengers.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:50 - He pondereth a path for His anger, He kept not back their soul from death, Yea, their life to the pestilence He delivered up.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:51 - And He smiteth every first-born in Egypt, The first-fruit of the strong in tents of Ham.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:52 - And causeth His people to journey as a flock, And guideth them as a drove in a wilderness,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:53 - And He leadeth them confidently, And they have not been afraid, And their enemies hath the sea covered.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:54 - And He bringeth them in unto the border of His sanctuary, This mountain His right hand had got,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:55 - And casteth out nations from before them, And causeth them to fall in the line of inheritance, And causeth the tribes of Israel to dwell in their tents,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:56 - And they tempt and provoke God Most High, And His testimonies have not kept.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:57 - And they turn back, And deal treacherously like their fathers, They have been turned like a deceitful bow,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:58 - And make Him angry with their high places, And with their graven images make Him zealous,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:59 - God hath heard, and sheweth Himself wroth. And kicketh exceedingly against Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:60 - And He leaveth the tabernacle of Shiloh, The tent He had placed among men,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:61 - And He giveth His strength to captivity, And His beauty into the hand of an adversary,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:62 - And delivereth up to the sword His people, And with His inheritance shewed Himself angry.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:63 - His young men hath fire consumed, And His virgins have not been praised.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:64 - His priests by the sword have fallen, And their widows weep not.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:65 - And the Lord waketh as a sleeper, As a mighty one crying aloud from wine.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:66 - And He smiteth His adversaries backward, A reproach age-during He hath put on them,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:67 - And He kicketh against the tent of Joseph, And on the tribe of Ephraim hath not fixed.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:68 - And He chooseth the tribe of Judah, With mount Zion that He loved,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:69 - And buildeth His sanctuary as a high place, Like the earth, He founded it to the age.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:70 - And He fixeth on David His servant, And taketh him from the folds of a flock,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:71 - From behind suckling ones He hath brought him in, To rule over Jacob His people, And over Israel His inheritance.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:72 - And he ruleth them according to the integrity of his heart, And by the skilfulness of his hands leadeth them!

The Young's Literal Translation was translated by Robert Young, who believed in a strictly literal translation of God's word. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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