Psalm 78 - World English Bible with Hebrew
1 Hear my law, my people. Turn your ears to the words of my mouth.
1 מַשְׂכִּ֗יל לְאָ֫סָ֥ף הַאֲזִ֣ינָה עַ֭מִּי תֹּורָתִ֑י הַטּ֥וּ אָ֝זְנְכֶ֗ם לְאִמְרֵי־פִֽי׃
2 I will open my mouth in a parable. I will utter dark sayings of old,
2 אֶפְתְּחָ֣ה בְמָשָׁ֣ל פִּ֑י אַבִּ֥יעָה חִ֝ידֹ֗ות מִנִּי־קֶֽדֶם׃
3 Which we have heard and known, And our fathers have told us.
3 אֲשֶׁ֣ר מַעְנוּ וַנֵּדָעֵ֑ם וַ֝אֲבֹותֵ֗ינוּ סִפְּרוּ־לָֽנוּ׃
4 We will not hide them from their children, Telling to the generation to come the praises of Yahweh, His strength, and his wondrous works that he has done.
4 לֹ֤א נְכַחֵ֨ד׀ מִבְּנֵיהֶ֗ם לְדֹ֥ור אַחֲרֹ֗ון מְֽ֭סַפְּרִים תְּהִלֹּ֣ות יְהוָ֑ה וֶעֱזוּזֹ֥ו וְ֝נִפְלְאֹותָ֗יו אֲשֶׁ֣ר עָשָֽׂה׃
5 For 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;
5 וַיָּ֤קֶם עֵד֨וּת׀ בְּֽיַעֲקֹ֗ב וְתֹורָה֮ שָׂ֤ם בְּיִשְׂרָ֫אֵ֥ל אֲשֶׁ֣ר צִ֭וָּה אֶת־אֲבֹותֵ֑ינוּ לְ֝הֹודִיעָ֗ם לִבְנֵיהֶֽם׃
6 That the generation to come might know, even the children who should be born; Who should arise and tell their children,
6 לְמַ֤עַן יֵדְע֨וּ׀ דֹּ֣ור אַ֭חֲרֹון בָּנִ֣ים יִוָּלֵ֑דוּ יָ֝קֻ֗מוּ וִֽיסַפְּר֥וּ לִבְנֵיהֶֽם׃
7 That they might set their hope in God, And not forget the works of God, But keep his commandments,
7 וְיָשִׂ֥ימוּ בֵֽאלֹהִ֗ים כִּ֫סְלָ֥ם וְלֹ֣א יִ֭שְׁכְּחוּ מַֽעַלְלֵי־אֵ֑ל וּמִצְוֹתָ֥יו יִנְצֹֽרוּ׃
8 And might not be as their fathers, A stubborn and rebellious generation, A generation that didn't make their hearts loyal, Whose spirit was not steadfast with God.
8 וְלֹ֤א יִהְי֨וּ׀ כַּאֲבֹותָ֗ם דֹּור֮ סֹורֵ֪ר וּמֹ֫רֶ֥ה דֹּ֭ור לֹא־הֵכִ֣ין לִבֹּ֑ו וְלֹא־נֶאֶמְנָ֖ה אֶת־אֵ֣ל רוּחֹֽו׃
9 The children of Ephraim, being armed and carrying bows, Turned back in the day of battle.
9 בְּֽנֵי־אֶפְרַ֗יִם נֹושְׁקֵ֥י רֹומֵי־קָ֑שֶׁת הָ֝פְכ֗וּ בְּיֹ֣ום קְרָֽב׃
10 They didn't keep God's covenant, And refused to walk in his law.
10 לֹ֣א מְרוּ בְּרִ֣ית אֱלֹהִ֑ים וּ֝בְתֹורָתֹ֗ו מֵאֲנ֥וּ לָלֶֽכֶת׃
11 They forgot his doings, His wondrous works that he had shown them.
11 וַיִּשְׁכְּח֥וּ עֲלִילֹותָ֑יו וְ֝נִפְלְאֹותָ֗יו אֲשֶׁ֣ר הֶרְאָֽם׃
12 He did marvelous things in the sight of their fathers, In the land of Egypt, in the field of Zoan.
12 נֶ֣גֶד אֲ֭בֹותָם עָ֣שָׂה פֶ֑לֶא בְּאֶ֖רֶץ מִצְרַ֣יִם שְׂדֵה־צֹֽעַן׃
13 He split the sea, and caused them to pass through; He made the waters stand as a heap.
13 בָּ֣קַע יָ֭ם וַיַּֽעֲבִירֵ֑ם וַֽיַּצֶּב־מַ֥יִם כְּמֹו־נֵֽד׃
14 In the daytime he also led them with a cloud, And all night with a light of fire.
14 וַיַּנְחֵ֣ם בֶּעָנָ֣ן יֹומָ֑ם וְכָל־הַ֝לַּ֗יְלָה בְּאֹ֣ור אֵֽשׁ׃
15 He split rocks in the wilderness, And gave them drink abundantly as out of the depths.
15 יְבַקַּ֣ע צֻ֭רִים בַּמִּדְבָּ֑ר וַ֝יַּ֗שְׁקְ כִּתְהֹמֹ֥ות רַבָּֽה׃
16 He brought streams also out of the rock, And caused waters to run down like rivers.
16 וַיֹּוצִ֣א נֹוזְלִ֣ים מִסָּ֑לַע וַיֹּ֖ורֶד כַּנְּהָרֹ֣ות מָֽיִם׃
17 Yet they still went on to sin against him, To rebel against the Most High in the desert.
17 וַיֹּוסִ֣יפוּ עֹ֖וד לַחֲטֹא־לֹ֑ו לַֽמְרֹ֥ות עֶ֝לְיֹ֗ון בַּצִּיָּֽה׃
18 They tempted God in their heart By asking food according to their desire.
18 וַיְנַסּוּ־אֵ֥ל בִּלְבָבָ֑ם לִֽשְׁאָל־אֹ֥כֶל לְנַפְשָֽׁם׃
19 Yes, they spoke against God. They said, "Can God prepare a table in the wilderness?
19 וַֽיְדַבְּר֗וּ בֵּֽאלֹ֫הִ֥ים אָ֭מְרוּ הֲי֣וּכַל אֵ֑ל לַעֲרֹ֥ךְ לְחָ֗ן בַּמִּדְבָּֽר׃
20 Behold, he struck the rock, so that waters gushed out, Streams overflowed. Can he give bread also? Will he provide flesh for his people?"
20 הֵ֤ן הִכָּה־צ֨וּר׀ וַיָּז֣וּבוּ מַיִם֮ וּנְחָלִ֪ים יִ֫שְׁטֹ֥פוּ הֲגַם־לֶ֭חֶם י֣וּכַל תֵּ֑ת אִם־יָכִ֖ין שְׁאֵ֣ר לְעַמֹּֽו׃
21 Therefore Yahweh heard, and was angry. A fire was kindled against Jacob, Anger also went up against Israel,
21 לָכֵ֤ן׀ שָׁמַ֥ע יְהוָ֗ה וַֽיִּתְעַבָּ֥ר וְ֭אֵשׁ נִשְּׂקָ֣ה בְיַעֲקֹ֑ב וְגַם־אַ֝֗ף עָלָ֥ה בְיִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃
22 Because they didn't believe in God, And didn't trust in his salvation.
22 כִּ֤י לֹ֣א הֶ֭אֱמִינוּ בֵּאלֹהִ֑ים וְלֹ֥א בָ֝טְח֗וּ בִּֽישׁוּעָתֹֽו׃
23 Yet he commanded the skies above, And opened the doors of heaven.
23 וַיְצַ֣ו שְׁחָקִ֣ים מִמָּ֑עַל וְדַלְתֵ֖י שָׁמַ֣יִם פָּתָֽח׃
24 He rained down manna on them to eat, And gave them food from the sky.
24 וַיַּמְטֵ֬ר עֲלֵיהֶ֣ם מָ֣ן לֶאֱכֹ֑ל וּדְגַןשָ֝־מַ֗יִם נָ֣תַן לָֽמֹו׃
25 Man ate the bread of angels. He sent them food to the full.
25 לֶ֣חֶם אַ֭בִּירִים אָ֣כַל אִ֑ישׁ צֵידָ֬ה שָׁלַ֖ח לָהֶ֣ם לָשֹֽׂבַע׃
26 He caused the east wind to blow in the sky. By his power he guided the south wind.
26 יַסַּ֣ע קָ֭דִים בַּשָּׁמָ֑יִם וַיְנַהֵ֖ג בְּעֻזֹּ֣ו תֵימָֽן׃
27 He rained also flesh on them as the dust; Winged birds as the sand of the seas.
27 וַיַּמְטֵ֬ר עֲלֵיהֶ֣ם כֶּעָפָ֣ר שְׁאֵ֑ר וּֽכְחֹ֥ול יַ֝מִּ֗ים עֹ֣וף כָּנָֽף׃
28 He let them fall in the midst of their camp, Around their habitations.
28 וַ֭יַּפֵּל בְּקֶ֣רֶב מַחֲנֵ֑הוּ סָ֝בִ֗יב לְמִשְׁכְּנֹתָֽיו׃
29 So they ate, and were well filled. He gave them their own desire.
29 וַיֹּאכְל֣וּ וַיִּשְׂבְּע֣וּ מְאֹ֑ד וְ֝תַֽאֲוָתָ֗ם יָבִ֥א לָהֶֽם׃
30 They didn't turn from their cravings. Their food was yet in their mouths,
30 לֹא־זָר֥וּ מִתַּאֲוָתָ֑ם עֹ֝֗וד אָכְלָ֥ם בְּפִיהֶֽם׃
31 When the anger of God went up against them, Killed some of the fattest of them, And struck down the young men of Israel.
31 וְאַ֤ף אֱלֹהִ֨ים׀ עָ֘לָ֤ה בָהֶ֗ם וַֽ֭יַּהֲרֹג בְּמִשְׁמַנֵּיהֶ֑ם וּבַחוּרֵ֖י יִשְׂרָאֵ֣ל הִכְרִֽיעַ׃
32 For all this they still sinned, And didn't believe in his wondrous works.
32 בְּכָל־זֹ֭את חָֽטְאוּ־עֹ֑וד וְלֹֽא־הֶ֝אֱמִ֗ינוּ בְּנִפְלְאֹותָֽיו׃
33 Therefore he consumed their days in vanity, And their years in terror.
33 וַיְכַל־בַּהֶ֥בֶל יְמֵיהֶ֑ם וּ֝שְׁנֹותָ֗ם בַּבֶּהָלָֽה׃
34 When he killed them, then they inquired after him. They returned and sought God earnestly.
34 אִם־הֲרָגָ֥ם וּדְרָשׁ֑וּהוּ וְ֝שָׁ֗בוּ וְשִֽׁחֲרוּ־אֵֽל׃
35 They remembered that God was their rock, The Most High God their redeemer.
35 וַֽ֭יִּזְכְּרוּ כִּֽי־אֱלֹהִ֣ים צוּרָ֑ם וְאֵ֥ל עֶ֝לְיֹון גֹּאֲלָֽם׃
36 But they flattered him with their mouth, And lied to him with their tongue.
36 וַיְפַתּ֥וּהוּ בְּפִיהֶ֑ם וּ֝בִלְשֹׁונָ֗ם יְכַזְּבוּ־לֹֽו׃
37 For their heart was not right with him, Neither were they faithful in his covenant.
37 וְ֭לִבָּם לֹא־נָכֹ֣ון עִמֹּ֑ו וְלֹ֥א נֶ֝אֶמְנ֗וּ בִּבְרִיתֹֽו׃
38 But he, being merciful, forgave iniquity, and didn't destroy them. Yes, many times he turned his anger away, And didn't stir up all his wrath.
38 וְה֤וּא רַח֨וּם׀ יְכַפֵּ֥ר עָוֹן֮ וְֽלֹא־יַ֫שְׁחִ֥ית וְ֭הִרְבָּה לְהָשִׁ֣יב אַפֹּ֑ו וְלֹֽא־יָ֝עִיר כָּל־חֲמָתֹֽו׃
39 He remembered that they were but flesh, A wind that passes away, and doesn't come again.
39 וַ֭יִּזְכֹּר כִּי־בָשָׂ֣ר הֵ֑מָּה ר֥וּחַ הֹ֝ולֵ֗ךְ וְלֹ֣א יָשֽׁוּב׃
40 How often they rebelled against him in the wilderness, And grieved him in the desert!
40 כַּ֭מָּה יַמְר֣וּהוּ בַמִּדְבָּ֑ר יַ֝עֲצִיב֗וּהוּ בִּֽישִׁימֹֽון׃
41 They turned again and tempted God, And provoked the Holy One of Israel.
41 וַיָּשׁ֣וּבוּ וַיְנַסּ֣וּ אֵ֑ל וּקְדֹ֖ושׁ יִשְׂרָאֵ֣ל הִתְווּ׃
42 They didn't remember his hand, Nor the day when he redeemed them from the adversary;
42 לֹא־זָכְר֥וּ אֶת־יָדֹ֑ו יֹ֝֗ום אֲֽשֶׁר־פָּדָ֥ם מִנִּי־צָֽר׃
43 How he set his signs in Egypt, His wonders in the field of Zoan,
43 אֲשֶׁר־שָׂ֣ם בְּ֭מִצְרַיִם אֹֽתֹותָ֑יו וּ֝מֹופְתָ֗יו בִּשְׂדֵה־צֹֽעַן׃
44 Turned their rivers into blood, And their streams, so that they could not drink.
44 וַיַּהֲפֹ֣ךְ לְ֭דָם יְאֹרֵיהֶ֑ם וְ֝נֹזְלֵיהֶ֗ם בַּל־יִשְׁתָּיֽוּן׃
45 He sent among them swarms of flies, which devoured them; And frogs, which destroyed them.
45 יְשַׁלַּ֬ח בָּהֶ֣ם עָ֭רֹב וַיֹּאכְלֵ֑ם וּ֝צְפַרְדֵּ֗עַ וַתַּשְׁחִיתֵֽם׃
46 He gave also their increase to the caterpillar, And their labor to the locust.
46 וַיִּתֵּ֣ן לֶחָסִ֣יל יְבוּלָ֑ם וִֽ֝יגִיעָ֗ם לָאַרְבֶּֽה׃
47 He destroyed their vines with hail, Their sycamore-fig trees with frost.
47 יַהֲרֹ֣ג בַּבָּרָ֣ד גַּפְנָ֑ם וְ֝שִׁקְמֹותָ֗ם בַּֽחֲנָמַֽל׃
48 He gave over their cattle also to the hail, And their flocks to hot thunderbolts.
48 וַיַּסְגֵּ֣ר לַבָּרָ֣ד בְּעִירָ֑ם וּ֝מִקְנֵיהֶ֗ם לָרְשָׁפִֽים׃
49 He threw on them the fierceness of his anger, Wrath, indignation, and trouble, And a band of angels of evil.
49 יְשַׁלַּח־בָּ֨ם׀ חֲרֹ֬ון אַפֹּ֗ו עֶבְרָ֣ה וָזַ֣עַם וְצָרָ֑ה מִ֝שְׁלַ֗חַת מַלְאֲכֵ֥י רָעִֽים׃
50 He made a path for his anger. He didn't spare their soul from death, But gave their life over to the pestilence,
50 יְפַלֵּ֥ס נָתִ֗יב לְאַ֫פֹּ֥ו לֹא־חָשַׂ֣ךְ מִמָּ֣וֶת נַפְשָׁ֑ם וְ֝חַיָּתָ֗ם לַדֶּ֥בֶר הִסְגִּֽיר׃
51 And struck all the firstborn in Egypt, The chief of their strength in the tents of Ham.
51 וַיַּ֣ךְ כָּל־בְּכֹ֣ור בְּמִצְרָ֑יִם רֵאשִׁ֥ית אֹ֝ונִ֗ים בְּאָהֳלֵי־חָֽם׃
52 But he led forth his own people like sheep, And guided them in the wilderness like a flock.
52 וַיַּסַּ֣ע כַּצֹּ֣אן עַמֹּ֑ו וַֽיְנַהֲגֵ֥ם כַּ֝עֵ֗דֶר בַּמִּדְבָּֽר׃
53 He led them safely, so that they weren't afraid, But the sea overwhelmed their enemies.
53 וַיַּנְחֵ֣ם לָ֭בֶטַח וְלֹ֣א פָחָ֑דוּ וְאֶת־אֹ֝ויְבֵיהֶ֗ם כִּסָּ֥ה הַיָּֽם׃
54 He brought them to the border of his sanctuary, To this mountain, which his right hand had taken.
54 וַ֭יְבִיאֵם אֶל־גְּב֣וּל קָדְשֹׁ֑ו הַר־זֶ֝֗ה קָנְתָ֥ה יְמִינֹֽו׃
55 He also drove out the nations before them, Allotted them for an inheritance by line, And made the tribes of Israel to dwell in their tents.
55 וַיְגָ֤רֶשׁ מִפְּנֵיהֶ֨ם׀ גֹּויִ֗ם וַֽ֭יַּפִּילֵם בְּחֶ֣בֶל נַחֲלָ֑ה וַיַּשְׁכֵּ֥ן בְּ֝אָהֳלֵיהֶ֗ם שִׁבְטֵ֥י יִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃
56 Yet they tempted and rebelled against the Most High God, And didn't keep his testimonies;
56 וַיְנַסּ֣וּ וַ֭יַּמְרוּ אֶת־אֱלֹהִ֣ים עֶלְיֹ֑ון וְ֝עֵדֹותָ֗יו לֹ֣א שָׁמָֽרוּ׃
57 But turned back, and dealt treacherously like their fathers. They were turned aside like a deceitful bow.
57 וַיִּסֹּ֣גוּ וַֽ֭יִּבְגְּדוּ כַּאֲבֹותָ֑ם נֶ֝הְפְּכ֗וּ כְּקֶ֣שֶׁת רְמִיָּֽה׃
58 For they provoked him to anger with their high places, And moved him to jealousy with their engraved images.
58 וַיַּכְעִיס֥וּהוּ בְּבָמֹותָ֑ם וּ֝בִפְסִילֵיהֶ֗ם יַקְנִיאֽוּהוּ׃
59 When God heard this, he was angry, And greatly abhorred Israel;
59 שָׁמַ֣ע אֱ֭לֹהִים וַֽיִּתְעַבָּ֑ר וַיִּמְאַ֥ס מְ֝אֹ֗ד בְּיִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃
60 So that he forsook the tent of Shiloh, The tent which he placed among men;
60 וַ֭יִּטֹּשׁ מִשְׁכַּ֣ן שִׁלֹ֑ו אֹ֝֗הֶל שִׁכֵּ֥ן בָּאָדָֽם׃
61 And delivered his strength into captivity, His glory into the adversary's hand.
61 וַיִּתֵּ֣ן לַשְּׁבִ֣י עֻזֹּ֑ו וְֽתִפְאַרְתֹּ֥ו בְיַד־צָֽר׃
62 He also gave his people over to the sword, And was angry with his inheritance.
62 וַיַּסְגֵּ֣ר לַחֶ֣רֶב עַמֹּ֑ו וּ֝בְנַחֲלָתֹ֗ו הִתְעַבָּֽר׃
63 Fire devoured their young men; Their virgins had no wedding song.
63 בַּחוּרָ֥יו אָֽכְלָה־אֵ֑שׁ וּ֝בְתוּלֹתָ֗יו לֹ֣א הוּלָּֽלוּ׃
64 Their priests fell by the sword, And their widows couldn't weep.
64 כֹּ֭הֲנָיו בַּחֶ֣רֶב נָפָ֑לוּ וְ֝אַלְמְנֹתָ֗יו לֹ֣א תִבְכֶּֽינָה׃
65 Then the Lord awakened as one out of sleep, Like a mighty man who shouts by reason of wine.
65 וַיִּקַ֖ץ כְּיָשֵׁ֥ן׀ אֲדֹנָ֑י כְּ֝גִבֹּ֗ור מִתְרֹונֵ֥ן מִיָּֽיִן׃
66 He struck his adversaries backward. He put them to a perpetual reproach.
66 וַיַּךְ־צָרָ֥יו אָחֹ֑ור חֶרְפַּ֥ת עֹ֝ולָ֗ם נָ֣תַן לָֽמֹו׃
67 Moreover he rejected the tent of Joseph, And didn't choose the tribe of Ephraim,
67 וַ֭יִּמְאַס בְּאֹ֣הֶל יֹוסֵ֑ף וּֽבְשֵׁ֥בֶט אֶ֝פְרַ֗יִם לֹ֣א בָחָֽר׃
68 But chose the tribe of Judah, Mount Zion which he loved.
68 וַ֭יִּבְחַר אֶת־שֵׁ֣בֶט יְהוּדָ֑ה אֶֽת־הַ֥ר צִ֝יֹּ֗ון אֲשֶׁ֣ר אָהֵֽב׃
69 He built his sanctuary like the heights, Like the earth which he has established forever.
69 וַיִּ֣בֶן כְּמֹו־רָ֭מִים מִקְדָּשֹׁ֑ו כְּ֝אֶ֗רֶץ יְסָדָ֥הּ לְעֹולָֽם׃
70 He also chose David his servant, And took him from the sheepfolds;
70 וַ֭יִּבְחַר בְּדָוִ֣ד עַבְדֹּ֑ו וַ֝יִּקָּחֵ֗הוּ מִֽמִּכְלְאֹ֥ת צֹֽאן׃
71 From following the ewes that have their young, He brought him to be the shepherd of Jacob, his people, And Israel, his inheritance.
71 מֵאַחַ֥ר עָלֹ֗ות הֱ֫בִיאֹ֥ו לִ֭רְעֹות בְּיַעֲקֹ֣ב עַמֹּ֑ו וּ֝בְיִשְׂרָאֵ֗ל נַחֲלָתֹֽו׃
72 So he was their shepherd according to the integrity of his heart, And guided them by the skillfulness of his hands.
72 וַ֭יִּרְעֵם כְּתֹ֣ם לְבָבֹ֑ו וּבִתְבוּנֹ֖ות כַּפָּ֣יו יַנְחֵֽם׃
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