Thematic Bible

Psalm 78:1 (show verse)

A Maskil of Asaph.
Listen, O my people, to my instruction;
Incline your ears to the words of my mouth.

Psalm 78:2 (show verse)

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

Psalm 78:3 (show verse)

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

Psalm 78:4 (show verse)

We will not conceal them from their children,
But tell to the generation to come the praises of the Lord,
And His strength and His wondrous works that He has done.

Psalm 78:5 (show verse)

For He established a testimony in Jacob
And appointed a law in Israel,
Which He commanded our fathers
That they should teach them to their children,

Psalm 78:6 (show verse)

That the generation to come might know, even the children yet to be born,
That they may arise and tell them to their children,

Psalm 78:7 (show verse)

That they should put their confidence in God
And not forget the works of God,
But keep His commandments,

Psalm 78:8 (show verse)

And not be like their fathers,
A stubborn and rebellious generation,
A generation that did not prepare its heart
And whose spirit was not faithful to God.

Psalm 78:9 (show verse)

The sons of Ephraim were archers equipped with bows,
Yet they turned back in the day of battle.

Psalm 78:10 (show verse)

They did not keep the covenant of God
And refused to walk in His law;

Psalm 78:11 (show verse)

They forgot His deeds
And His miracles that He had shown them.

Psalm 78:12 (show verse)

He wrought wonders before their fathers
In the land of Egypt, in the field of Zoan.

Psalm 78:13 (show verse)

He divided the sea and caused them to pass through,
And He made the waters stand up like a heap.
No Themes for this verse.

Psalm 78:14 (show verse)

Then He led them with the cloud by day
And all the night with a light of fire.

Psalm 78:15 (show verse)

He split the rocks in the wilderness
And gave them abundant drink like the ocean depths.

Psalm 78:16 (show verse)

He brought forth streams also from the rock
And caused waters to run down like rivers.

Psalm 78:17 (show verse)

Yet they still continued to sin against Him,
To rebel against the Most High in the desert.

Psalm 78:18 (show verse)

And in their heart they put God to the test
By asking food according to their desire.

Psalm 78:19 (show verse)

Then they spoke against God;
They said, “Can God prepare a table in the wilderness?

Psalm 78:20 (show verse)

“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 78:21 (show verse)

Therefore the Lord heard and was full of wrath;
And a fire was kindled against Jacob
And anger also mounted against Israel,

Psalm 78:22 (show verse)

Because they did not believe in God
And did not trust in His salvation.

Psalm 78:23 (show verse)

Yet He commanded the clouds above
And opened the doors of heaven;

Psalm 78:24 (show verse)

He rained down manna upon them to eat
And gave them food from heaven.

Psalm 78:25 (show verse)

Man did eat the bread of angels;
He sent them food in abundance.

Psalm 78:26 (show verse)

He caused the east wind to blow in the heavens
And by His power He directed the south wind.

Psalm 78:27 (show verse)

When He rained meat upon them like the dust,
Even winged fowl like the sand of the seas,

Psalm 78:28 (show verse)

Then He let them fall in the midst of their camp,
Round about their dwellings.

Psalm 78:29 (show verse)

So they ate and were well filled,
And their desire He gave to them.

Psalm 78:30 (show verse)

Before they had satisfied their desire,
While their food was in their mouths,

Psalm 78:31 (show verse)

The anger of God rose against them
And killed some of their stoutest ones,
And subdued the choice men of Israel.

Psalm 78:32 (show verse)

In spite of all this they still sinned
And did not believe in His wonderful works.

Psalm 78:33 (show verse)

So He brought their days to an end in futility
And their years in sudden terror.

Psalm 78:34 (show verse)

When He killed them, then they sought Him,
And returned and searched diligently for God;

Psalm 78:35 (show verse)

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

Psalm 78:36 (show verse)

But they deceived Him with their mouth
And lied to Him with their tongue.

Psalm 78:37 (show verse)

For their heart was not steadfast toward Him,
Nor were they faithful in His covenant.

Psalm 78:38 (show verse)

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 78:39 (show verse)

Thus He remembered that they were but flesh,
A wind that passes and does not return.

Psalm 78:40 (show verse)

How often they rebelled against Him in the wilderness
And grieved Him in the desert!

Psalm 78:41 (show verse)

Again and again they tempted God,
And pained the Holy One of Israel.
No Themes for this verse.

Psalm 78:42 (show verse)

They did not remember His power,
The day when He redeemed them from the adversary,

Psalm 78:43 (show verse)

When He performed His signs in Egypt
And His marvels in the field of Zoan,

Psalm 78:44 (show verse)

And turned their rivers to blood,
And their streams, they could not drink.

Psalm 78:45 (show verse)

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

Psalm 78:46 (show verse)

He gave also their crops to the grasshopper
And the product of their labor to the locust.

Psalm 78:47 (show verse)

He destroyed their vines with hailstones
And their sycamore trees with frost.

Psalm 78:48 (show verse)

He gave over their cattle also to the hailstones
And their herds to bolts of lightning.

Psalm 78:49 (show verse)

He sent upon them His burning anger,
Fury and indignation and trouble,
A band of destroying angels.

Psalm 78:50 (show verse)

He leveled a path for His anger;
He did not spare their soul from death,
But gave over their life to the plague,

Psalm 78:51 (show verse)

And smote all the firstborn in Egypt,
The first issue of their virility in the tents of Ham.

Psalm 78:52 (show verse)

But He led forth His own people like sheep
And guided them in the wilderness like a flock;

Psalm 78:53 (show verse)

He led them safely, so that they did not fear;
But the sea engulfed their enemies.

Psalm 78:54 (show verse)

So He brought them to His holy land,
To this hill country which His right hand had gained.
No Themes for this verse.

Psalm 78:55 (show verse)

He also drove out the nations before them
And apportioned them for an inheritance by measurement,
And made the tribes of Israel dwell in their tents.

Psalm 78:56 (show verse)

Yet they tempted and rebelled against the Most High God
And did not keep His testimonies,
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Psalm 78:57 (show verse)

But turned back and acted treacherously like their fathers;
They turned aside like a treacherous bow.

Psalm 78:58 (show verse)

For they provoked Him with their high places
And aroused His jealousy with their graven images.

Psalm 78:59 (show verse)

When God heard, He was filled with wrath
And greatly abhorred Israel;

Psalm 78:60 (show verse)

So that He abandoned the dwelling place at Shiloh,
The tent which He had pitched among men,

Psalm 78:61 (show verse)

And gave up His strength to captivity
And His glory into the hand of the adversary.

Psalm 78:62 (show verse)

He also delivered His people to the sword,
And was filled with wrath at His inheritance.

Psalm 78:63 (show verse)

Fire devoured His young men,
And His virgins had no wedding songs.

Psalm 78:64 (show verse)

His priests fell by the sword,
And His widows could not weep.

Psalm 78:65 (show verse)

Then the Lord awoke as if from sleep,
Like a warrior overcome by wine.
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Psalm 78:66 (show verse)

He drove His adversaries backward;
He put on them an everlasting reproach.

Psalm 78:67 (show verse)

He also rejected the tent of Joseph,
And did not choose the tribe of Ephraim,

Psalm 78:68 (show verse)

But chose the tribe of Judah,
Mount Zion which He loved.
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Psalm 78:69 (show verse)

And He built His sanctuary like the heights,
Like the earth which He has founded forever.

Psalm 78:70 (show verse)

He also chose David His servant
And took him from the sheepfolds;

Psalm 78:71 (show verse)

From the care of the ewes with suckling lambs He brought him
To shepherd Jacob His people,
And Israel His inheritance.

Psalm 78:72 (show verse)

So he shepherded them according to the integrity of his heart,
And guided them with his skillful hands.