Psalm 78
American Standard Version
Hear My Teaching, My People

1Give ear, O my people, to my law: Incline your ears to the words of my mouth.

2I will open my mouth in a parable; I will utter dark sayings of old,

3Which we have heard and known, And our fathers have told us.

4We will not hide them from their children, Telling to the generation to come the praises of Jehovah, And his strength, and his wondrous works that he hath done.

5For he established a testimony in Jacob, And appointed a law in Israel, Which he commanded our fathers, That they should make them known to their children;

6That the generation to come might know them , even the children that should be born; Who should arise and tell them to their children,

7That they might set their hope in God, And not forget the works of God, But keep his commandments,

8And might not be as their fathers, A stubborn and rebellious generation, A generation that set not their heart aright, And whose spirit was not stedfast with God.

9The children of Ephraim, being armed and carrying bows, Turned back in the day of battle.

10They kept not the covenant of God, And refused to walk in his law;

11And they forgat his doings, And his wondrous works that he had showed them.

12Marvellous things did he in the sight of their fathers, In the land of Egypt, in the field of Zoan.

13He clave the sea, and caused them to pass through; And he made the waters to stand as a heap.

14In the day-time also he led them with a cloud, And all the night with a light of fire.

15He clave rocks in the wilderness, And gave them drink abundantly as out of the depths.

16He brought streams also out of the rock, And caused waters to run down like rivers.

17Yet went they on still to sin against him, To rebel against the Most High in the desert.

18And they tempted God in their heart By asking food according to their desire.

19Yea, they spake against God; They said, Can God prepare a table in the wilderness?

20Behold, he smote the rock, so that waters gushed out, And streams overflowed; Can he give bread also? Will he provide flesh for his people?

21Therefore Jehovah heard, and was wroth; And a fire was kindled against Jacob, And anger also went up against Israel;

22Because they believed not in God, And trusted not in his salvation.

23Yet he commanded the skies above, And opened the doors of heaven;

24And he rained down manna upon them to eat, And gave them food from heaven.

25Man did eat the bread of the mighty: He sent them food to the full.

26He caused the east wind to blow in the heavens; And by his power he guided the south wind.

27He rained flesh also upon them as the dust, And winged birds as the sand of the seas:

28And he let it fall in the midst of their camp, Round about their habitations.

29So they did eat, and were well filled; And he gave them their own desire.

30They were not estranged from that which they desired, Their food was yet in their mouths,

31When the anger of God went up against them, And slew of the fattest of them, And smote down the young men of Israel.

32For all this they sinned still, And believed not in his wondrous works.

33Therefore their days did he consume in vanity, And their years in terror.

34When he slew them, then they inquired after him; And they returned and sought God earnestly.

35And they remembered that God was their rock, And the Most High God their redeemer.

36But they flattered him with their mouth, And lied unto him with their tongue.

37For their heart was not right with him, Neither were they faithful in his covenant.

38But he, being merciful, forgave their iniquity, and destroyed them not: Yea, many a time turned he his anger away, And did not stir up all his wrath.

39And he remembered that they were but flesh, A wind that passeth away, and cometh not again.

40How oft did they rebel against him in the wilderness, And grieve him in the desert!

41And they turned again and tempted God, And provoked the Holy One of Israel.

42They remember not his hand, Nor the day when he redeemed them from the adversary;

43How he set his signs in Egypt, And his wonders in the field of Zoan,

44And turned their rivers into blood, And their streams, so that they could not drink.

45He sent among them swarms of flies, which devoured them; And frogs, which destroyed them.

46He gave also their increase unto the caterpillar, And their labor unto the locust.

47He destroyed their vines with hail, And their sycomore-trees with frost.

48He gave over their cattle also to the hail, And their flocks to hot thunderbolts.

49He cast upon them the fierceness of his anger, Wrath, and indignation, and trouble, A band of angels of evil.

50He made a path for his anger; He spared not their soul from death, But gave their life over to the pestilence,

51And smote all the first-born in Egypt, The chief of their strength in the tents of Ham.

52But he led forth his own people like sheep, And guided them in the wilderness like a flock.

53And he led them safely, so that they feared not; But the sea overwhelmed their enemies.

54And he brought them to the border of his sanctuary, To this mountain, which his right hand had gotten.

55He drove out the nations also before them, And allotted them for an inheritance by line, And made the tribes of Israel to dwell in their tents.

56Yet they tempted and rebelled against the Most High God, And kept not his testimonies;

57But turned back, and dealt treacherously like their fathers: They were turned aside like a deceitful bow.

58For they provoked him to anger with their high places, And moved him to jealousy with their graven images.

59When God heard this , he was wroth, And greatly abhorred Israel;

60So that he forsook the tabernacle of Shiloh, The tent which he placed among men;

61And delivered his strength into captivity, And his glory into the adversary's hand.

62He gave his people over also unto the sword, And was wroth with his inheritance.

63Fire devoured their young men; And their virgins had no marriage-song.

64Their priests fell by the sword; And their widows made no lamentation.

65Then the Lord awaked as one out of sleep, Like a mighty man that shouteth by reason of wine.

66And he smote his adversaries backward: He put them to a perpetual reproach.

67Moreover he refused the tent of Joseph, And chose not the tribe of Ephraim,

68But chose the tribe of Judah, The mount Zion which he loved.

69And he built his sanctuary like the heights, Like the earth which he hath established for ever.

70He chose David also his servant, And took him from the sheepfolds:

71From following the ewes that have their young he brought him, To be the shepherd of Jacob his people, and Israel his inheritance.

72So he was their shepherd according to the integrity of his heart, And guided them by the skilfulness of his hands.

Section Headings Courtesy INT Bible
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1. An exhortation both to learn and to preach, the law of God
9. The story of God's wrath against the incredulous and disobedient
67. The Israelites being rejected, God chose Judah, Zion, and David.
Psalm 1: The Happiness of the Godly

Psalm 2: Why Do the Nations Rage?

Psalm 3: Deliver Me, O God!

Psalm 4: Answer Me When I Call!

Psalm 5: Consider My Meditation

Psalm 6: Don'T Rebuke Me in Your Anger

Psalm 7: I Take Refuge in You

Psalm 8: How Majestic is Your Name!

Psalm 9: I Will Give Thanks to the Lord

Psalm 10: Why Do You Stand Far Off?

Psalm 11: In the Lord I Take Refuge

Psalm 12: Help, for the Godly Are No More

Psalm 13: How Long, O Lord?

Psalm 14: The Fool Says, There is No God

Psalm 15: Who Shall Dwell on Your Holy Hill?

Psalm 16: Preserve Me, O God

Psalm 17: Hear, O Lord, My Righteous Plee

Psalm 18: The Lord is My Rock

Psalm 19: The Heavens Declare the Glory of God

Psalm 20: May the Lord Answer You in Distress

Psalm 21: The King Rejoices in Your Strength!

Psalm 22: Why Have You Forsaken Me?

Psalm 23: The Lord is My Shepherd

Psalm 24: The Earth is the Lord's

Psalm 25: To You, O Lord, I Lift Up My Soul

Psalm 26: Vindicate Me, O Lord

Psalm 27: The Lord is My Salvation

Psalm 28: The Lord is My Strength

Psalm 29: Ascribe Glory to the Lord

Psalm 30: I Will Extol You, O Lord

Psalm 31: Into Your Hands I Commit My Spirit

Psalm 32: Blessed is He who is Forgiven

Psalm 33: Praise is Fitting for the Upright

Psalm 34: Taste and See the Lord is Good

Psalm 35: Contend with Those who Contend with Me

Psalm 36: There is No Fear of God Before his Eyes

Psalm 37: Don'T Fret Because of Evildoers

Psalm 38: O Lord, Don'T Rebuke Me in Your Wrath

Psalm 39: I Will Watch My Ways

Psalm 40: I Waited Patiently for the Lord

Psalm 41: Blessed is He who Considers the Poor

Psalm 42: As the Deer Pants for the Water

Psalm 43: Send Out Your Light

Psalm 44: Redeem Us

Psalm 45: Your Throne is Forever

Psalm 46: God is Our Refuge and Strength

Psalm 47: Clap Your Hands, All You Peoples

Psalm 48: Great is the Lord, and Greatly to Be Praised

Psalm 49: Why Should I Fear?

Psalm 50: The Mighty One Calls

Psalm 51: Create in Me a Clean Heart, O God

Psalm 52: Why Do You Boast of Mischief?

Psalm 53: The Fool Says, There is No God

Psalm 54: Vindicate Me in Your Might

Psalm 55: Cast Your Cares on the Lord

Psalm 56: Be Merciful to Me, God

Psalm 57: My Soul Takes Refuge in You

Psalm 58: God Judges the Earth

Psalm 59: Deliver Me From My Enemies, My God

Psalm 60: With God We Will Gain the Victory

Psalm 61: Hear My Cry; Listen to My Prayer

Psalm 62: My Soul Rests in God Alone

Psalm 63: God, You Are My God

Psalm 64: Hear My Voice in My Complaint

Psalm 65: Praise Waits for You, God, in Zion

Psalm 66: Make a Joyful Shout to God, All the Earth!

Psalm 67: May God Cause His Face to Shine on Us

Psalm 68: Let God's Enemies Be Scattered!

Psalm 69: The Waters Have Come Up to My Neck!

Psalm 70: Come Quickly to Help Me, O Lord

Psalm 71: In You, O Lord, I Take Refuge

Psalm 72: Give the King Your Justice

Psalm 73: Surely God is Good to Israel

Psalm 74: Why Have You Rejected Us Forever?

Psalm 75: We Give Thanks, for Your Name is Near

Psalm 76: God's Name is Great in Israel

Psalm 77: In Distress, I Sought the Lord

Psalm 78: Hear My Teaching, My People

Psalm 79: How Long, O Lord?

Psalm 80: Hear Us, Shepherd of Israel

Psalm 81: Sing Aloud to God, Our Strength!

Psalm 82: God Presides in the Great Assembly

Psalm 83: God, Don'T Keep Silent

Psalm 84: How Lovely Are Your Dwellings!

Psalm 85: You Have Been Favorable to Your Land

Psalm 86: Hear, O Lord, for I Am Poor and Needy

Psalm 87: His Foundation is in the Holy Mountains

Psalm 88: I Have Cried Day and Night Before You

Psalm 89: I Will Sing of His Love Forever

Psalm 90: Lord, You Have Been Our Dwelling Place

Psalm 91: My Refuge and My Fortress

Psalm 92: How Great Are Your Works

Psalm 93: The Lord Reigns!

Psalm 94: The Lord Will Not Forget His People

Psalm 95: Shout Aloud to the Rock of Our Salvation!

Psalm 96: Sing to O Lord, All the Earth

Psalm 97: Let the Multitude of Islands Be Glad!

Psalm 98: Sing to the Lord a New Song!

Psalm 99: The Lord Reigns!

Psalm 100: Shout for Joy to the Lord, All You Lands!

Psalm 101: I Will Sing of Loving Kindness and Justice

Psalm 102: Do Not Hide Your Face From Me

Psalm 103: All Within Me, Praise His Holy Name!

Psalm 104: O Lord, My God, You Are Very Great

Psalm 105: Tell of His Wonderful Works!

Psalm 106: Give Thanks to the Lord, for He is Good

Psalm 107: His Loving Kindness Endures Forever

Psalm 108: I Will Make Music with My Soul

Psalm 109: God of My Praise, Don'T Remain Silent

Psalm 110: Sit at My Right Hand

Psalm 111: Glorious and Majestic Are His Works

Psalm 112: Blessed is He who Fears the Lord

Psalm 113: The Lord Exalts the Humble

Psalm 114: Tremble at the Presence of the Lord

Psalm 115: To Your Name Give Glory

Psalm 116: He Listens to My Voice

Psalm 117: Extol Him, All You Peoples!

Psalm 118: Give Thanks to the Lord, for He is Good

Psalm 119: Your Word is a Lamp to My Feet

Psalm 120: In My Distress, I Cried to the Lord

Psalm 121: I Will Lift Up My Eyes to the Hills

Psalm 122: Let Us Go to the Lord's House!

Psalm 123: To You I Do Lift Up My Eyes

Psalm 124: Our Help is in the Name of the Lord

Psalm 125: So the Lord Surrounds His People

Psalm 126: The Lord Has Done Great Things for Us

Psalm 127: Unless the Lord Builds

Psalm 128: Blessed Are All who Walks in His Ways

Psalm 129: Many Times They Have Afflicted Me

Psalm 130: Out of the Depths I Cried to You

Psalm 131: I Have Stilled My Soul

Psalm 132: Remember David and All his Affliction

Psalm 133: How Pleasant to Live Together in Unity!

Psalm 134: Praise the Lord, All You Servants

Psalm 135: Your Name Endures Forever

Psalm 136: His Loving Kindness Endures Forever

Psalm 137: By the Rivers of Babylon

Psalm 138: I Will Give Thanks with My Whole Heart

Psalm 139: You Have Searched Me and Know Me

Psalm 140: Deliver Me, O Lord, From the Evil Man

Psalm 141: Come to Me Quickly!

Psalm 142: With My Voice, I Ask the Lord for Mercy

Psalm 143: I Spread Out My Hands to You

Psalm 144: Blessed Be the Lord, My Rock

Psalm 145: I Will Exalt You, My God, the King

Psalm 146: Praise the Lord, My Soul

Psalm 147: It is Good to Sing Praises to Our God

Psalm 148: Praise the Lord From the Heavens!

Psalm 149: Sing to the Lord a New Song!

Psalm 150: Let Everything That Has Breath

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