Psalm 78

English translation got from website:

  1. A maskil of Asaph. Hearken, my people, to my instruction, extend your ear to the words of my mouth.
  2. I shall open my mouth with a parable; I shall express riddles from time immemorial.
  3. That we heard and we knew them, and our forefathers told us.
  4. We shall not hide from their sons; to the last generation they will recite the praises of the Lord, and His might and His wonders, which He performed.
  5. And He established testimony in Jacob, and He set down a Torah in Israel, which He commanded our forefathers to make them known to their sons.
  6. In order that the last generation might know, sons who will be born should tell their sons.
  7. And they should put their hope in God, and not forget the deeds of God, and keep His commandments.
  8. And they should not be as their forefathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation, who did not prepare its heart and whose spirit was not faithful to God.
  9. The sons of Ephraim, armed archers, retreated on the day of battle.
  10. They did not keep the covenant of God, and they refused to follow His Torah.
  11. They forgot His deeds and His wonders, which He showed them.
  12. Before their forefathers He wrought wonders, in the land of Egypt, the field of Zoan.
  13. He split the sea and took them across, He made the water stand as a heap.
  14. He led them with a cloud by day, and all night with the light of fire.
  15. He split rocks in the desert and gave them to drink as [from] great deeps.
  16. He drew flowing water from a rock and brought down water like rivers.
  17. But they continued further to sin against Him, to provoke the Most High in the desert.
  18. They tried God in their heart by requesting food for their craving.
  19. And they spoke against God; they said, « Can God set a table in the desert?
  20. True, He struck a rock and water flowed, and streams flooded. Can He give meat too? Can He prepare flesh for His people? »
  21. Therefore, God heard and was incensed; fire was kindled against Jacob, and also wrath ascended upon Israel.
  22. Because they did not believe in God and did not trust in His salvation.
  23. And He had commanded the skies from above, and He had opened the portals of heaven.
  24. He had rained upon them manna to eat, and He had given them corn of heaven.
  25. Men ate the bread of the mighty; He sent them provisions for satisfaction.
  26. He caused the east wind to set forth in heaven, and He led the south wind with His might.
  27. He rained down flesh upon them like dust, and, like the sand of the seas, winged fowl.
  28. And He let it fall in the midst of their camp, around their dwellings.
  29. They ate and were very satisfied, and He brought them their desire.
  30. They were not estranged from their desire; while their food was still in their mouth,
  31. The wrath of God ascended upon them and slew [some] of their stoutest and caused the chosen of Israel to fall.
  32. Despite all this, they sinned again and did not believe despite His wonders.
  33. And He ended their days in vanity and their years in terror.
  34. When He slew them, they would seek Him, and they would repent and pray to God.
  35. And they remembered that God is their rock and the Most High God is their Redeemer.
  36. They beguiled Him with their mouth, and with their tongue they lied to Him.
  37. Their heart was not sincere with Him; they were not faithful in His covenant.
  38. But He is merciful, He expiates iniquity and does not destroy; many times He takes back His wrath and does not arouse all His anger.
  39. He remembers that they are flesh, a spirit that goes away and does not return.
  40. How often they provoked Him in the desert, vexed Him in the wasteland!
  41. They returned and tried God, and they sought a sign from the Holy One of Israel.
  42. They did not remember His hand, the day that He redeemed them from distress.
  43. Who placed His signs in Egypt and His wonders in the field of Zoan.
  44. He turned their canals into blood, and their flowing waters they could not drink.
  45. He incited against them a mixture of wild beasts, which devoured them, and frogs, which mutilated them.
  46. He gave their produce to the finishing locusts and their toil to the increasing locusts.
  47. He killed their vines with hail and their sycamore trees with locusts.
  48. He gave over their animals to the hail and their cattle to the fiery bolts.
  49. He dispatched against them the kindling of His anger-wrath, fury, and trouble, a delegation of evil messengers.
  50. He leveled a path for His anger; He did not withhold their soul from death, and He delivered their body to pestilence.
  51. He smote every firstborn in Egypt, the first fruit of their strength in the tents of Ham.
  52. Then He caused His people to journey like sheep, and He led them as a flock in the desert.
  53. He led them securely and they were not afraid, and the sea covered their enemies.
  54. He brought them to the border of His sanctuary, this mountain that His right hand had acquired.
  55. He drove out nations from before them, and allotted them an inheritance by line, and He caused the tribes of Israel to dwell in their tents.
  56. Yet they tried and provoked the Most High God, and did not keep His testimonies.
  57. They turned back and dealt treacherously as their forefathers; they turned around like a deceitful bow.
  58. They provoked Him with their high places, and with their graven images they angered Him.
  59. God heard and became incensed, and He utterly rejected Israel.
  60. And He abandoned the Tabernacle of Shiloh, the tent that He had stationed among men.
  61. He delivered His might into captivity, and His glory into the hand of the adversary.
  62. And He delivered His people to the sword, and He became incensed with His inheritance.
  63. Fire consumed his youths and his virgins were not married.
  64. His priests fell by the sword, but his widows did not weep.
  65. And the Lord awoke as one asleep, as a mighty man, shouting from wine.
  66. And He smote His adversaries from the rear; He gave them perpetual disgrace.
  67. He rejected the tent of Joseph and did not choose the tribe of Ephraim.
  68. He chose the tribe of Judah, Mount Zion, which He loved.
  69. And He built His Sanctuary like the high heavens, like the earth He established it forever.
  70. And He chose His servant David and took him from the sheepcotes.
  71. From behind the nursing ewes He brought him, to shepherd Jacob His people and Israel His heritage.
  72. And He shepherded them according to the integrity of his heart, and with the skill of his hands he led them.