Tell the Coming Generation

Psalm 78

1 Give ear, O my people, to my law;
Incline your ears to the words of my mouth.
2 I will open my mouth in a a parable;
I will utter 1 dark sayings of old,
3 Which we have heard and known,
And our fathers have told us.
4 b We will not hide them from their children,
c Telling to the generation to come the praises of the LORD,
And His strength and His wonderful works that He has done.

5 For d He established a testimony in Jacob,
And appointed a law in Israel,
Which He commanded our fathers,
That e they should make them known to their children;
6 f That the generation to come might know them,
The children who would be born,
That they may arise and declare them to their children,
7 That they may set their hope in God,
And not forget the works of God,
But keep His commandments;
8 And g may not be like their fathers,
h A stubborn and rebellious generation,
A generation i that did not 2 set its heart aright,
And whose spirit was not faithful to God.

9 The children of Ephraim, being armed and 3 carrying bows,
Turned back in the day of battle.
10 j They did not keep the covenant of God;
They refused to walk in His law,
11 And k forgot His works
And His wonders that He had shown them.
12 l Marvelous things He did in the sight of their fathers,
In the land of Egypt, m in the field of Zoan.
13 n He divided the sea and caused them to pass through;
And o He made the waters stand up like a heap.
14 p In the daytime also He led them with the cloud,
And all the night with a light of fire.
15 q He split the rocks in the wilderness,
And gave them drink in abundance like the depths.
16 He also brought r streams out of the rock,
And caused waters to run down like rivers.

17 But they sinned even more against Him
By s rebelling against the Most High in the wilderness.
18 And t they tested God in their heart
By asking for the food of their fancy.
19 u Yes, they spoke against God:
They said, "Can God prepare a table in the wilderness?
20 v Behold, He struck the rock,
So that the waters gushed out,
And the streams overflowed.
Can He give bread also?
Can He provide meat for His people?"

21 Therefore the LORD heard this and w was furious;
So a fire was kindled against Jacob,
And anger also came up against Israel,
22 Because they x did not believe in God,
And did not trust in His salvation.
23 Yet He had commanded the clouds above,
y And opened the doors of heaven,
24 z Had rained down manna on them to eat,
And given them of the 4 bread of a heaven.
25 Men ate angels' food;
He sent them food to 5 the full.
26 b He caused an east wind to blow in the heavens;
And by His power He brought in the south wind.
27 He also rained meat on them like the dust,
Feathered fowl like the sand of the seas;
28 And He let them fall in the midst of their camp,
All around their dwellings.
29 c So they ate and were well filled,
For He gave them their own desire.
30 They were not 6 deprived of their craving;
But d while their food was still in their mouths,
31 The wrath of God came against them,
And slew the stoutest of them,
And struck down the choice men of Israel.

32 In spite of this e they still sinned,
And f did not believe in His wondrous works.
33 g Therefore their days He consumed in futility,
And their years in fear.
34 h When He slew them, then they sought Him;
And they returned and sought earnestly for God.
35 Then they remembered that i God was their rock,
And the Most High God j their Redeemer.
36 Nevertheless they k flattered Him with their mouth,
And they lied to Him with their tongue;
37 For their heart was not steadfast with Him,
Nor were they faithful in His covenant.
38 l But He, being full of m compassion, forgave their iniquity,
And did not destroy them.
Yes, many a time n He turned His anger away,
And o did not stir up all His wrath;
39 For p He remembered q that they were but flesh,
r A breath that passes away and does not come again.
40 How often they s provoked 7 Him in the wilderness,
And grieved Him in the desert!
41 Yes, t again and again they tempted God,
And limited the Holy One of Israel.
42 They did not remember His 8 power:
The day when He redeemed them from the enemy,
43 When He worked His signs in Egypt,
And His wonders in the field of Zoan;
44 u Turned their rivers into blood,
And their streams, that they could not drink.
45 v He sent swarms of flies among them, which devoured them,
And w frogs, which destroyed them.
46 He also gave their crops to the caterpillar,
And their labor to the x locust.
47 y He destroyed their vines with hail,
And their sycamore trees with frost.
48 He also gave up their z cattle to the hail,
And their flocks to fiery 9 lightning.
49 He cast on them the fierceness of His anger,
Wrath, indignation, and trouble,
By sending angels of destruction among them.
50 He made a path for His anger;
He did not spare their soul from death,
But gave 10 their life over to the plague,
51 And destroyed all the a firstborn in Egypt,
The first of their strength in the tents of Ham.
52 But He b made His own people go forth like sheep,
And guided them in the wilderness like a flock;
53 And He c led them on safely, so that they did not fear;
But the sea d overwhelmed their enemies.
54 And He brought them to His e holy border,
This mountain f which His right hand had acquired.
55 g He also drove out the nations before them,
h Allotted them an inheritance by 11 survey,
And made the tribes of Israel dwell in their tents.

56 i Yet they tested and provoked the Most High God,
And did not keep His testimonies,
57 But j turned back and acted unfaithfully like their fathers;
They were turned aside k like a deceitful bow.
58 l For they provoked Him to anger with their m high places,
And moved Him to jealousy with their carved images.
59 When God heard this, He was furious,
And greatly abhorred Israel,
60 n So that He forsook the tabernacle of Shiloh,
The tent He had placed among men,
61 o And delivered His strength into captivity,
And His glory into the enemy's hand.
62 p He also gave His people over to the sword,
And was furious with His inheritance.
63 The fire consumed their young men,
And q their maidens were not given in marriage.
64 r Their priests fell by the sword,
And s their widows made no lamentation.
65 Then the Lord awoke as from sleep,
t Like a mighty man who shouts because of wine.
66 And u He beat back His enemies;
He put them to a perpetual reproach.

67 Moreover He rejected the tent of Joseph,
And did not choose the tribe of Ephraim,
68 But chose the tribe of Judah,
Mount Zion v which He loved.
69 And He built His w sanctuary like the heights,
Like the earth which He has established forever.
70 x He also chose David His servant,
And took him from the sheepfolds;
71 From following y the ewes that had young He brought him,
z To shepherd Jacob His people,
And Israel His inheritance.
72 So he shepherded them according to the a integrity of his heart,
And guided them by the skillfulness of his hands.

  1. Cross References
    Matthew 13:34
    All these things Jesus spoke to the multitude in parables; and without a parable He did not speak to them.
    Matthew 13:35
    That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying: "I will open My mouth in parables; I will utter things kept secret from the foundation of the world.
  2. Cross References
    Exodus 12:26
    "And it shall be, when your children say to you...
    Exodus 12:27
    That you shall say, 'It is the Passover sacrifi...
    Deuteronomy 4:9
    Only take heed to yourself, and diligently keep...
    Deuteronomy 6:7
    You shall teach them diligently to your childre...
    Job 15:18
    What wise men have told, Not hiding anything re...
    Isaiah 38:19
    The living, the living man, he shall praise You...
    Joel 1:3
    Tell your children about it, Let your children ...
  3. Cross References
    Exodus 13:8
    "And you shall tell your son in that day, saying, ' This is done because of what the LORD did for me when I came up from Egypt.'
    Exodus 13:14
    So it shall be, when your son asks you in time to come, saying, 'What is this?' that you shall say to him, 'By strength of hand the LORD brought us out of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
  4. Cross References
    Psalms 147:19
    He declares His word to Jacob, His statutes and His judgments to Israel.
  5. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 4:9
    Only take heed to yourself, and diligently keep yourself, lest you forget the things your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. And teach them to your children and your grandchildren.
    Deuteronomy 11:19
    You shall teach them to your children, speaking of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.
  6. Cross References
    Psalms 102:18
    This will be written for the generation to come, That a people yet to be created may praise the LORD.
  7. Cross References
    2 Kings 17:14
    Nevertheless they would not hear, but stiffened their necks, like the necks of their fathers, who did not believe in the LORD their God.
    2 Chronicles 30:7
    And do not be like your fathers and your brethren, who trespassed against the LORD God of their fathers, so that He gave them up to desolation, as you see.
    Ezekiel 20:18
    But I said to their children in the wilderness, 'Do not walk in the statutes of your fathers, nor observe their judgments, nor defile yourselves with their idols.
  8. Cross References
    Exodus 32:9
    And the LORD said to Moses, "I have seen this p...
    Deuteronomy 9:7
    Remember! Do not forget how you provoked the LO...
    Deuteronomy 9:24
    You have been rebellious against the LORD from ...
    Deuteronomy 31:27
    For I know your rebellion and your stiff neck. ...
    Judges 2:19
    And it came to pass, when the judge was dead, t...
    Isaiah 30:9
    That this is a rebellious people, Lying childre...
  9. Cross References
    Job 11:13
    If you would prepare your heart, And stretch out your hands toward Him.
    Psalms 78:37
    For their heart was not steadfast with Him, Nor were they faithful in His covenant.
  10. Cross References
    2 Kings 17:15
    And they rejected His statutes and His covenant that He had made with their fathers, and His testimonies which He had testified against them; they followed idols, became idolaters, and went after the nations who were all around them, concerning whom the LORD had charged them that they should not do like them.
  11. Cross References
    Psalms 106:13
    They soon forgot His works; They did not wait for His counsel.
  12. Cross References
    Exodus 7:1
    So the LORD said to Moses: "See, I have made you as God to Pharaoh, and Aaron your brother shall be your prophet.
    Exodus 12:1
    Now the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying.
  13. Cross References
    Numbers 13:22
    And they went up through the South and came to Hebron; Ahiman, Sheshai, and Talmai, the descendants of Anak, were there. (Now Hebron was built seven years before Zoan in Egypt.)
    Isaiah 19:11
    Surely the princes of Zoan are fools; Pharaoh's wise counselors give foolish counsel. How do you say to Pharaoh, "I am the son of the wise, The son of ancient kings?
    Isaiah 30:4
    For his princes were at Zoan, And his ambassadors came to Hanes.
    Ezekiel 30:14
    I will make Pathros desolate, Set fire to Zoan, And execute judgments in No.
  14. Cross References
    Exodus 14:21
    Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea into dry land, and the waters were divided.
  15. Cross References
    Exodus 15:8
    And with the blast of Your nostrils The waters were gathered together; The floods stood upright like a heap; The depths congealed in the heart of the sea.
  16. Cross References
    Exodus 13:21
    And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of cloud to lead the way, and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so as to go by day and night.
  17. Cross References
    Exodus 17:6
    Behold, I will stand before you there on the rock in Horeb; and you shall strike the rock, and water will come out of it, that the people may drink." And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel.
    Numbers 20:11
    Then Moses lifted his hand and struck the rock twice with his rod; and water came out abundantly, and the congregation and their animals drank.
    Isaiah 48:21
    And they did not thirst When He led them through the deserts; He caused the waters to flow from the rock for them; He also split the rock, and the waters gushed out.
    1 Corinthians 10:4
    And all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them, and that Rock was Christ.
  18. Cross References
    Numbers 20:8
    "Take the rod; you and your brother Aaron gather the congregation together. Speak to the rock before their eyes, and it will yield its water; thus you shall bring water for them out of the rock, and give drink to the congregation and their animals."
    Numbers 20:10
    And Moses and Aaron gathered the assembly together before the rock; and he said to them, "Hear now, you rebels! Must we bring water for you out of this rock?
    Numbers 20:11
    Then Moses lifted his hand and struck the rock twice with his rod; and water came out abundantly, and the congregation and their animals drank.
  19. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 9:22
    Also at Taberah and Massah and Kibroth Hattaavah you provoked the LORD to wrath.
    Isaiah 63:10
    But they rebelled and grieved His Holy Spirit; So He turned Himself against them as an enemy, And He fought against them.
    Hebrews 3:16
    For who, having heard, rebelled? Indeed, was it not all who came out of Egypt, led by Moses?
  20. Cross References
    Exodus 16:2
    Then the whole congregation of the children of Israel complained against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness.
  21. Cross References
    Exodus 16:3
    And the children of Israel said to them, "Oh, that we had died by the hand of the LORD in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the pots of meat and when we ate bread to the full! For you have brought us out into this wilderness to kill this whole assembly with hunger.
    Numbers 11:4
    Now the mixed multitude who were among them yielded to intense craving; so the children of Israel also wept again and said: "Who will give us meat to eat?
    Numbers 20:3
    And the people contended with Moses and spoke, saying: "If only we had died when our brethren died before the LORD!
    Numbers 21:5
    And the people spoke against God and against Moses: "Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? For there is no food and no water, and our soul loathes this worthless bread.
  22. Cross References
    Numbers 20:11
    Then Moses lifted his hand and struck the rock twice with his rod; and water came out abundantly, and the congregation and their animals drank.
  23. Cross References
    Numbers 11:1
    Now when the people complained, it displeased the LORD; for the LORD heard it, and His anger was aroused. So the fire of the LORD burned among them, and consumed some in the outskirts of the camp.
  24. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 1:32
    Yet, for all that, you did not believe the LORD your God.
    Deuteronomy 9:23
    Likewise, when the LORD sent you from Kadesh Barnea, saying, 'Go up and possess the land which I have given you,' then you rebelled against the commandment of the LORD your God, and you did not believe Him nor obey His voice.
    Hebrews 3:18
    And to whom did He swear that they would not enter His rest, but to those who did not obey?
  25. Cross References
    Genesis 7:11
    In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, on that day all the fountains of the great deep were broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.
    Malachi 3:10
    Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, That there may be food in My house, And try Me now in this," Says the LORD of hosts, "If I will not open for you the windows of heaven And pour out for you such blessing That there will not be room enough to receive it.
  26. Cross References
    Exodus 16:4
    Then the LORD said to Moses, "Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you. And the people shall go out and gather a certain quota every day, that I may test them, whether they will walk in My law or not.
  27. Cross References
    John 6:31
    "Our fathers ate the manna in the desert; as it is written, 'He gave them bread from heaven to eat.'"
  28. Cross References
    Numbers 11:31
    Now a wind went out from the LORD, and it brought quail from the sea and left them fluttering near the camp, about a day's journey on this side and about a day's journey on the other side, all around the camp, and about two cubits above the surface of the ground.
  29. Cross References
    Numbers 11:19
    You shall eat, not one day, nor two days, nor five days, nor ten days, nor twenty days.
    Numbers 11:20
    'but for a whole month, until it comes out of your nostrils and becomes loathsome to you, because you have despised the LORD who is among you, and have wept before Him, saying, "Why did we ever come up out of Egypt?" '"
  30. Cross References
    Numbers 11:33
    But while the meat was still between their teeth, before it was chewed, the wrath of the LORD was aroused against the people, and the LORD struck the people with a very great plague.
  31. Cross References
    Numbers 14:16
    'Because the LORD was not able to bring this people to the land which He swore to give them, therefore He killed them in the wilderness.'
    Numbers 14:17
    And now, I pray, let the power of my Lord be great, just as You have spoken, saying.
  32. Cross References
    Numbers 14:11
    Then the LORD said to Moses: "How long will these people reject Me? And how long will they not believe Me, with all the signs which I have performed among them?
    Psalms 78:11
    And forgot His works And His wonders that He had shown them.
    Psalms 78:22
    Because they did not believe in God, And did not trust in His salvation.
  33. Cross References
    Numbers 14:29
    The carcasses of you who have complained against Me shall fall in this wilderness, all of you who were numbered, according to your entire number, from twenty years old and above.
    Numbers 14:35
    'I the LORD have spoken this. I will surely do so to all this evil congregation who are gathered together against Me. In this wilderness they shall be consumed, and there they shall die.'"
  34. Cross References
    Numbers 21:7
    Therefore the people came to Moses, and said, "We have sinned, for we have spoken against the LORD and against you; pray to the LORD that He take away the serpents from us." So Moses prayed for the people.
    Hosea 5:15
    I will return again to My place Till they acknowledge their offense. Then they will seek My face; In their affliction they will earnestly seek Me.
  35. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 32:4
    He is the Rock, His work is perfect; For all His ways are justice, A God of truth and without injustice; Righteous and upright is He.
    Deuteronomy 32:15
    But Jeshurun grew fat and kicked; You grew fat, you grew thick, You are obese! Then he forsook God who made him, And scornfully esteemed the Rock of his salvation.
  36. Cross References
    Exodus 15:13
    You in Your mercy have led forth The people whom You have redeemed; You have guided them in Your strength To Your holy habitation.
    Deuteronomy 7:8
    But because the LORD loves you, and because He would keep the oath which He swore to your fathers, the LORD has brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you from the house of bondage, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.
    Isaiah 41:14
    Fear not, you worm Jacob, You men of Israel! I will help you," says the LORD And your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.
    Isaiah 44:6
    Thus says the LORD, the King of Israel, And his Redeemer, the LORD of hosts: 'I am the First and I am the Last; Besides Me there is no God.
    Isaiah 63:9
    In all their affliction He was afflicted, And the Angel of His Presence saved them; In His love and in His pity He redeemed them; And He bore them and carried them All the days of old.
  37. Cross References
    Exodus 24:7
    Then he took the Book of the Covenant and read in the hearing of the people. And they said, "All that the LORD has said we will do, and be obedient.
    Exodus 24:8
    And Moses took the blood, sprinkled it on the people, and said, "This is the blood of the covenant which the LORD has made with you according to all these words.
    Ezekiel 33:31
    So they come to you as people do, they sit before you as My people, and they hear your words, but they do not do them; for with their mouth they show much love, but their hearts pursue their own gain.
  38. Cross References
    Numbers 14:18 - 20
    'The LORD is longsuffering and abundant in mercy, forgiving iniquity and transgression; but He by no means clears the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generation.'
  39. Cross References
    Exodus 34:6
    And the LORD passed before him and proclaimed, "The LORD, the LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abounding in goodness and truth.
  40. Cross References
    Isaiah 48:9
    For My name's sake I will defer My anger, And for My praise I will restrain it from you, So that I do not cut you off.
  41. Cross References
    1 Kings 21:29
    "See how Ahab has humbled himself before Me? Because he has humbled himself before Me, I will not bring the calamity in his days. In the days of his son I will bring the calamity on his house."
  42. Cross References
    Job 10:9
    Remember, I pray, that You have made me like clay. And will You turn me into dust again?
    Psalms 103:14 - 16
    For He knows our frame; He remembers that we are dust.
  43. Cross References
    John 3:6
    That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
  44. Cross References
    Job 7:7
    Oh, remember that my life is a breath! My eye will never again see good.
    Job 7:16
    I loathe my life; I would not live forever. Let me alone, For my days are but a breath.
    James 4:14
    Whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.
  45. Cross References
    Psalms 95:8 - 10
    Do not harden your hearts, as in the rebellion, As in the day of trial in the wilderness.
    Ephesians 4:30
    And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.
    Hebrews 3:16
    For who, having heard, rebelled? Indeed, was it not all who came out of Egypt, led by Moses?
  46. Cross References
    Numbers 14:22
    Because all these men who have seen My glory and the signs which I did in Egypt and in the wilderness, and have put Me to the test now these ten times, and have not heeded My voice.
    Deuteronomy 6:16
    You shall not tempt the LORD your God as you tempted Him in Massah.
  47. Cross References
    Exodus 7:20
    And Moses and Aaron did so, just as the LORD commanded. So he lifted up the rod and struck the waters that were in the river, in the sight of Pharaoh and in the sight of his servants. And all the waters that were in the river were turned to blood.
  48. Cross References
    Exodus 8:24
    And the LORD did so. Thick swarms of flies came into the house of Pharaoh, into his servants' houses, and into all the land of Egypt. The land was corrupted because of the swarms of flies.
  49. Cross References
    Exodus 8:6
    So Aaron stretched out his hand over the waters of Egypt, and the frogs came up and covered the land of Egypt.
  50. Cross References
    Exodus 10:14
    And the locusts went up over all the land of Egypt and rested on all the territory of Egypt. They were very severe; previously there had been no such locusts as they, nor shall there be such after them.
  51. Cross References
    Exodus 9:23 - 25
    And Moses stretched out his rod toward heaven; and the LORD sent thunder and hail, and fire darted to the ground. And the LORD rained hail on the land of Egypt.
  52. Cross References
    Exodus 9:19
    "Therefore send now and gather your livestock and all that you have in the field, for the hail shall come down on every man and every animal which is found in the field and is not brought home; and they shall die." '"
  53. Cross References
    Exodus 12:29
    And it came to pass at midnight that the LORD struck all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sat on his throne to the firstborn of the captive who was in the dungeon, and all the firstborn of livestock.
    Exodus 12:30
    So Pharaoh rose in the night, he, all his servants, and all the Egyptians; and there was a great cry in Egypt, for there was not a house where there was not one dead.
  54. Cross References
    Psalms 77:20
    You led Your people like a flock By the hand of Moses and Aaron.
  55. Cross References
    Exodus 14:19
    And the Angel of God, who went before the camp of Israel, moved and went behind them; and the pillar of cloud went from before them and stood behind them.
    Exodus 14:20
    So it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel. Thus it was a cloud and darkness to the one, and it gave light by night to the other, so that the one did not come near the other all that night.
  56. Cross References
    Exodus 14:27
    And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and when the morning appeared, the sea returned to its full depth, while the Egyptians were fleeing into it. So the LORD overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea.
    Exodus 14:28
    Then the waters returned and covered the chariots, the horsemen, and all the army of Pharaoh that came into the sea after them. Not so much as one of them remained.
  57. Cross References
    Exodus 15:17
    You will bring them in and plant them In the mountain of Your inheritance, In the place, O LORD, which You have made For Your own dwelling, The sanctuary, O LORD, which Your hands have established.
  58. Cross References
    Psalms 44:3
    For they did not gain possession of the land by their own sword, Nor did their own arm save them; But it was Your right hand, Your arm, and the light of Your countenance, Because You favored them.
  59. Cross References
    Joshua 11:16 - 23
    Thus Joshua took all this land: the mountain country, all the South, all the land of Goshen, the lowland, and the Jordan plain - the mountains of Israel and its lowlands.
    Psalms 44:2
    You drove out the nations with Your hand, But them You planted; You afflicted the peoples, and cast them out.
  60. Cross References
    Joshua 13:7
    "Now therefore, divide this land as an inheritance to the nine tribes and half the tribe of Manasseh."
    Joshua 19:51
    These were the inheritances which Eleazar the priest, Joshua the son of Nun, and the heads of the fathers of the tribes of the children of Israel divided as an inheritance by lot in Shiloh before the LORD, at the door of the tabernacle of meeting. So they made an end of dividing the country.
    Joshua 23:4
    See, I have divided to you by lot these nations that remain, to be an inheritance for your tribes, from the Jordan, with all the nations that I have cut off, as far as the Great Sea westward.
  61. Cross References
    Judges 2:11 - 13
    Then the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD, and served the Baals.
  62. Cross References
    Ezekiel 20:27
    Therefore, son of man, speak to the house of Israel, and say to them, 'Thus says the Lord GOD: "In this too your fathers have blasphemed Me, by being unfaithful to Me.
    Ezekiel 20:28
    When I brought them into the land concerning which I had raised My hand in an oath to give them, and they saw all the high hills and all the thick trees, there they offered their sacrifices and provoked Me with their offerings. There they also sent up their sweet aroma and poured out their drink offerings.
  63. Cross References
    Hosea 7:16
    They return, but not to the Most High; They are like a treacherous bow. Their princes shall fall by the sword For the cursings of their tongue. This shall be their derision in the land of Egypt.
  64. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 32:16
    They provoked Him to jealousy with foreign gods; With abominations they provoked Him to anger.
    Deuteronomy 32:21
    They have provoked Me to jealousy by what is not God; They have moved Me to anger by their foolish idols. But I will provoke them to jealousy by those who are not a nation; I will move them to anger by a foolish nation.
    Judges 2:12
    And they forsook the LORD God of their fathers, who had brought them out of the land of Egypt; and they followed other gods from among the gods of the people who were all around them, and they bowed down to them; and they provoked the LORD to anger.
    1 Kings 14:9
    But you have done more evil than all who were before you, for you have gone and made for yourself other gods and molded images to provoke Me to anger, and have cast Me behind your back -
    Isaiah 65:3
    A people who provoke Me to anger continually to My face; Who sacrifice in gardens, And burn incense on altars of brick.
  65. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 12:2
    You shall utterly destroy all the places where the nations which you shall dispossess served their gods, on the high mountains and on the hills and under every green tree.
  66. Cross References
    1 Samuel 4:11
    Also the ark of God was captured; and the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, died.
    Jeremiah 7:12 - 14
    But go now to My place which was in Shiloh, where I set My name at the first, and see what I did to it because of the wickedness of My people Israel.
    Jeremiah 26:6 - 9
    "then I will make this house like Shiloh, and will make this city a curse to all the nations of the earth." '"
  67. Cross References
    Judges 18:30
    Then the children of Dan set up for themselves the carved image; and Jonathan the son of Gershom, the son of Manasseh, and his sons were priests to the tribe of Dan until the day of the captivity of the land.
  68. Cross References
    Judges 20:21
    Then the children of Benjamin came out of Gibeah, and on that day cut down to the ground twenty-two thousand men of the Israelites.
    1 Samuel 4:10
    So the Philistines fought, and Israel was defeated, and every man fled to his tent. There was a very great slaughter, and there fell of Israel thirty thousand foot soldiers.
  69. Cross References
    Jeremiah 7:34
    Then I will cause to cease from the cities of Judah and from the streets of Jerusalem the voice of mirth and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride. For the land shall be desolate.
    Jeremiah 16:9
    For thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: "Behold, I will cause to cease from this place, before your eyes and in your days, the voice of mirth and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride.
    Jeremiah 25:10
    Moreover I will take from them the voice of mirth and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride, the sound of the millstones and the light of the lamp.
  70. Cross References
    1 Samuel 4:17
    So the messenger answered and said, "Israel has fled before the Philistines, and there has been a great slaughter among the people. Also your two sons, Hophni and Phinehas, are dead; and the ark of God has been captured.
    1 Samuel 22:18
    And the king said to Doeg, "You turn and kill the priests!" So Doeg the Edomite turned and struck the priests, and killed on that day eighty-five men who wore a linen ephod.
  71. Cross References
    Job 27:15
    Those who survive him shall be buried in death, And their widows shall not weep.
    Ezekiel 24:23
    Your turbans shall be on your heads and your sandals on your feet; you shall neither mourn nor weep, but you shall pine away in your iniquities and mourn with one another.
  72. Cross References
    Isaiah 42:13
    The LORD shall go forth like a mighty man; He shall stir up His zeal like a man of war. He shall cry out, yes, shout aloud; He shall prevail against His enemies.
  73. Cross References
    1 Samuel 5:6
    But the hand of the LORD was heavy on the people of Ashdod, and He ravaged them and struck them with tumors, both Ashdod and its territory.
  74. Cross References
    Psalms 87:2
    The LORD loves the gates of Zion More than all the dwellings of Jacob.
  75. Cross References
    1 Kings 6:1 - 38
    And it came to pass in the four hundred and eightieth year after the children of Israel had come out of the land of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon's reign over Israel, in the month of Ziv, which is the second month, that he began to build the house of the LORD.
  76. Cross References
    1 Samuel 16:11
    And Samuel said to Jesse, "Are all the young men here?" Then he said, "There remains yet the youngest, and there he is, keeping the sheep." And Samuel said to Jesse, "Send and bring him. For we will not sit down till he comes here.
    1 Samuel 16:12
    So he sent and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, with bright eyes, and good-looking. And the LORD said, "Arise, anoint him; for this is the one!
    2 Samuel 7:8
    Now therefore, thus shall you say to My servant David, 'Thus says the LORD of hosts: "I took you from the sheepfold, from following the sheep, to be ruler over My people, over Israel.
  77. Cross References
    2 Samuel 7:8
    Now therefore, thus shall you say to My servant David, 'Thus says the LORD of hosts: "I took you from the sheepfold, from following the sheep, to be ruler over My people, over Israel.
    Isaiah 40:11
    He will feed His flock like a shepherd; He will gather the lambs with His arm, And carry them in His bosom, And gently lead those who are with young.
  78. Cross References
    2 Samuel 5:2
    "Also, in time past, when Saul was king over us, you were the one who led Israel out and brought them in; and the LORD said to you, 'You shall shepherd My people Israel, and be ruler over Israel.'"
    1 Chronicles 11:2
    "Also, in time past, even when Saul was king, you were the one who led Israel out and brought them in; and the LORD your God said to you, 'You shall shepherd My people Israel, and be ruler over My people Israel.'"
  79. Cross References
    1 Kings 9:4
    Now if you walk before Me as your father David walked, in integrity of heart and in uprightness, to do according to all that I have commanded you, and if you keep My statutes and My judgments.
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