78:1 Maschil of Asaph. Give ear, O my people, to my teaching; incline your ears to the words of my mouth.

78:2 I will open my mouth with a parable; I will utter dark sayings concerning days of old;

78:3 That which we have heard and known, and our fathers have told us,

78:4 We will not hide from their children, telling to the generation to come the praises of the Lord, and His strength, and His wondrous works that He hath done.

78:5 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;

78:6 That the generation to come might know them, even the children that should be born; who should arise and tell them to their children,

78:7 That they might put their confidence in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep His commandments;

78:8 And 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.

78:9 The children of Ephraim were as archers handling the bow, that turned back in the day of battle.

78:10 They kept not the covenant of God, and refused to walk in His law;

78:11 And they forgot His doings, and His wondrous works that He had shown them.

78:12 Marvellous things did He in the sight of their fathers, in the land of Egypt, in the field of Zoan.

78:13 He cleaved the sea, and caused them to pass through; and He made the waters to stand as a heap.

78:14 By day also He led them with a cloud, and all the night with a light of fire.

78:15 He cleaved rocks in the wilderness, and gave them drink abundantly as out of the great deep.

78:16 He brought streams also out of the rock, and caused waters to run down like rivers.

78:17 Yet went they on still to sin against Him, to rebel against the Most High in the desert.

78:18 And they tried God in their heart by asking food for their craving.

78:19 Yea, they spoke against God; they said: 'Can God prepare a table in the wilderness?

78:20 Behold, He smote the rock, that waters gushed out, and streams overflowed; can He give bread also? or will He provide flesh for His people?'

78:21 Therefore the Lord heard, and was wroth; and a fire was kindled against Jacob, and anger also went up against Israel;

78:22 Because they believed not in God, and trusted not in His salvation.

78:23 And He commanded the skies above, and opened the doors of heaven;

78:24 And He caused manna to rain upon them for food, and gave them of the corn of heaven.

78:25 Man did eat the bread of the mighty; He sent them provisions to the full.

78:26 He caused the east wind to set forth in heaven; and by His power He brought on the south wind.

78:27 He caused flesh also to rain upon them as the dust, and winged fowl as the sand of the seas;

78:28 And He let it fall in the midst of their camp, round about their dwellings.

78:29 So they did eat, and were well filled; and He gave them that which they craved.

78:30 They were not estranged from their craving, their food was yet in their mouths,

78:31 When the anger of God went up against them, and slew of the lustieth among them, and smote down the young men of Israel.

78:32 For all this they sinned still, and believed not in His wondrous works.

78:33 Therefore He ended their days as a breath, and their years in terror.

78:34 When He slew them, then they would inquire after Him, and turn back and seek God earnestly.

78:35 And they remembered that God was their Rock, and the Most High God their redeemer.

78:36 But they beguiled Him with their mouth, and lied unto Him with their tongue.

78:37 For their heart was not stedfast with Him, neither were they faithful in His covenant.

78:38 But He, being full of compassion, forgiveth iniquity, and destroyeth not; yea, many a time doth He turn His anger away, and doth not stir up all His wrath.

78:39 So He remembered that they were but flesh, a wind that passeth away, and cometh not again.

78:40 How oft did they rebel against Him in the wilderness, and grieve Him in the desert!

78:41 And still again they tried God, and set bounds to the Holy One of Israel.

78:42 They remembered not His hand, nor the day when He redeemed them from the adversary.

78:43 How He set His signs in Egypt, and His wonders in the field of Zoan;

78:44 And turned their rivers into blood, so that they could not drink their streams.

78:45 He sent among them swarms of flies, which devoured them; and frogs, which destroyed them.

78:46 He gave also their increase unto the caterpillar, and their labour unto the locust.

78:47 He destroyed their vines with hail, and their sycamore-trees with frost.

78:48 He gave over their cattle also to the hail, and their flocks to fiery bolts.

78:49 He sent forth upon them the fierceness of His anger, wrath, and indignation, and trouble, a sending of messengers of evil.

78:50 He levelled a path for His anger; He spared not their soul from death, but gave their life over to the pestilence;

78:51 And smote all the first-born in Egypt, the first-fruits of their strength in the tents of Ham;

78:52 But He made His own people to go forth like sheep, and guided them in the wilderness like a flock.

78:53 And He led them safely, and they feared not; but the sea overwhelmed their enemies.

78:54 And He brought them to His holy border, to the mountain, which His right hand had gotten.

78:55 He 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.

78:56 Yet they tried and provoked God, the Most High, and kept not His testimonies;

78:57 But turned back, and dealt treacherously like their fathers; they were turned aside like a deceitful bow.

78:58 For they provoked Him with their high places, and moved Him to jealousy with their graven images.

78:59 God heard, and was wroth, and He greatly abhorred Israel;

78:60 And He forsook the tabernacle of Shiloh, the tent which He had made to dwell among men;

78:61 And delivered His strength into captivity, and His glory into the adversary's hand.

78:62 He gave His people over also unto the sword; and was wroth with His inheritance.

78:63 Fire devoured their young men; and their virgins had no marriage-song.

78:64 Their priests fell by the sword; and their widows made no lamentation.

78:65 Then the L-rd awaked as one asleep, like a mighty man recovering from wine.

78:66 And He smote His adversaries backward; He put upon them a perpetual reproach.

78:67 Moreover He abhorred the tent of Joseph, and chose not the tribe of Ephraim;

78:68 But chose the tribe of Judah, the mount Zion which He loved.

78:69 And He built His sanctuary like the heights, like the earth which He hath founded for ever.

78:70 He chose David also His servant, and took him from the sheepfolds;

78:71 From following the ewes that give suck He brought him, to be shepherd over Jacob His people, and Israel His inheritance.

78:72 So he shepherded them according to the integrity of his heart; and lead them by the skilfulness of his hands.



Hebrew Transliteration

78:1 maskiyl le'âsâph ha'aziynâh `ammiy torâthiy hathu'âzenekhem le'imrêy-phiy

78:2 'ephtechâh bhemâshâl piy 'abbiy`âh chiydhothminniy-qedhem

78:3 'asher shâma`nu vannêdhâ`êm va'abhothêynu sipperu-lânu

78:4 lo' nekhachêdh mibbenêyhem ledhor 'acharon mesapperiym tehillothAdonay ve`ezuzo veniphle'othâyv 'asher `âsâh

78:5 vayyâqem `êdhuthbeya`aqobh vethorâh sâm beyisrâ'êl 'asher tsivvâh 'eth-'abhothêynulehodhiy`âm libhnêyhem

78:6 lema`an yêdhe`u dor 'acharon bâniymyivvâlêdhu yâqumu viysapperu libhnêyhem

78:7 veyâsiymu bhê'lohiymkislâm velo' yishkechu ma`alelêy-'êl umitsvothâyv yintsoru

78:8 velo'yihyu ka'abhothâm dor sorêr umoreh dor lo'-hêkhiyn libbo velo'-ne'emnâh 'eth-'êl rucho

78:9 benêy-'ephrayim nosheqêy romêy-qâshethhâphekhu beyom qerâbh

78:10 lo' shâmeru beriyth 'elohiym ubhethorâtho mê'anulâlekheth

78:11 vayyishkechu `aliylothâyv veniphle'othâyv 'asher her'âm

78:12 neghedh 'abhothâm `âsâh phele' be'erets mitsrayim sedhêh-tso`an

78:13 bâqa`.yâm vayya`abhiyrêm vayyatsebh-mayim kemo-nêdh

78:14 vayyanchêmbe`ânân yomâm vekhol-hallaylâh be'or 'êsh

78:15 yebhaqqa` tsuriymbammidhbâr vayyashq kithhomoth rabbâh

78:16 vayyotsi' nozeliymmissâla` vayyoredh kannehâroth mâyim

78:17 vayyosiyphu `odh lachatho'-lolamroth `elyon batsiyyâh

78:18 vaynassu-'êl bilbhâbhâm lish'âl-'okhellenaphshâm

78:19 vaydhabberu bê'lohiym 'âmru hayukhal 'êl la`arokhshulchân bammidhbâr

78:20 hên hikkâh-tsur vayyâzubhu mayim unechâliymyishthophu hagham-lechem yukhal têth 'im-yâkhiyn she'êr le`ammo

78:21 lâkhênshâma` Adonay vayyith`abbâr ve'êsh niseqâh bheya`aqobh vegham-'aph`âlâh bheyisrâ'êl

78:22 kiy lo' he'emiynu bê'lohiym velo' bhâthchubiyshu`âtho

78:23 vaytsav shechâqiym mimmâ`al vedhalthêy shâmayim pâthâch

78:24 vayyamthêr `alêyhem mân le'ekhol udheghan-shâmayim nâthan lâmo

78:25 lechem 'abbiyriym 'âkhal 'iysh tsêydhâh shâlach lâhem lâsobha`

78:26 yassa` qâdhiym bashâmâyim vaynahêgh be`uzzo thêymân

78:27 vayyamthêr`alêyhem ke`âphâr she'êr ukhechol yammiym `oph kânâph

78:28 vayyappêlbeqerebh machanêhu sâbhiybh lemishkenothâyv

78:29 vayyo'khlu vayyisbe`ume'odh vetha'avâthâm yâbhi' lâhem

78:30 lo'-zâru mitta'avâthâm `odh'âkhlâm bephiyhem

78:31 ve'aph 'elohiym `âlâh bhâhem vayyaharoghbemishmannêyhem ubhachurêy yisrâ'êl hikhriya`

78:32 bekhol-zo'thchâth'u-`odh velo'-he'emiynu beniphle'othâyv

78:33 vaykhal-bahebhelyemêyhem ushenothâm babbehâlâh

78:34 'im-harâghâm udherâshuhu veshâbhuveshicharu-'êl

78:35 vayyizkeru kiy-'elohiym tsurâm ve'êl `elyongo'alâm

78:36 vayphattuhu bephiyhem ubhilshonâm yekhazzebhu-lo

78:37 velibbâm lo'-nâkhon `immo velo' ne'emnu bibhriytho

78:38 vehu' rachumyekhappêr `âvon velo'-yashchiyth vehirbâh lehâshiybh 'appo velo'-yâ`iyrkol-chamâtho

78:39 vayyizkor kiy-bhâsâr hêmmâh ruach holêkh velo'yâshubh

78:40 kammâh yamruhu bhammidhbâr ya`atsiybhuhu biyshiymon

78:41 vayyâshubhu vaynassu 'êl uqedhosh yisrâ'êl hithvu

78:42 lo'-zâkhru'eth-yâdho yom 'asher-pâdhâm minniy-tsâr

78:43 'asher-sâm bemitsrayim'othothâyv umophethâyv bisdhêh-tso`an

78:44 vayyahaphokh ledhâmye'orêyhem venozelêyhem bal-yishtâyun

78:45 yeshallach bâhem `ârobhvayyo'khlêm utsephardêa` vattashchiythêm

78:46 vayyittên lechâsiyl yebhulâm.viyghiy`âm lâ'arbeh

78:47 yaharogh babbârâdh gaphnâm veshiqmothâmbachanâmal

78:48 vayyasgêr labbârâdh be`iyrâm umiqnêyhemlârshâphiym

78:49 yeshallach-bâm charon 'appo `ebhrâh vâza`am vetsârâhmishlachath mal'akhêy râ`iym

78:50 yephallês nâthiybh le'appo lo'-châsakhmimmâveth naphshâm vechayyâthâm laddebher hisgiyr

78:51 vayyakh kol-bekhor bemitsrâyim rê'shiyth 'oniym be'oholêy-châm

78:52 vayyassa`katso'n `ammo vaynahaghêm ka`êdher bammidhbâr

78:53 vayyanchêmlâbhethach velo' phâchâdhu ve'eth-'oyebhêyhem kissâh hayyâm

78:54 vaybhiy'êm 'el-gebhul qodhsho har-zeh qânthâh yemiyno

78:55 vayghâreshmippenêyhem goyim vayyappiylêm bechebhel nachalâh vayyashkênbe'oholêyhem shibhthêy yisrâ'êl

78:56 vaynassu vayyamru 'eth-'elohiym`elyon ve`êdhothâyv lo' shâmâru

78:57 vayyissoghu vayyibhgedhu ka'abhothâmnehpekhu keqesheth remiyyâh

78:58 vayyakh`iysuhu bebhâmothâmubhiphsiylêyhem yaqniy'uhu

78:59 shâma` 'elohiym vayyith`abbârvayyim'as me'odh beyisrâ'êl

78:60 vayyithosh mishkan shilo 'ohel shikkênbâ'âdhâm

78:61 vayyittên lashebhiy `uzzo vethiph'arto bheyadh-tsâr

78:62 vayyasgêr lacherebh `ammo ubhenachalâtho hith`abbâr

78:63 bachurâyv'âkhlâh-'êsh ubhethulothâyv lo' hullâlu

78:64 kohanâyv bacherebh nâphâluve'almenothâyv lo' thibhkeynâh

78:65 vayyiqats keyâshên 'adhonây keghibbormithronên miyyâyin

78:66 vayyakh-tsârâyv 'âchor cherpath `olâm nâthanlâmo

78:67 vayyim'as be'ohel yosêph ubheshêbheth 'ephrayim lo' bhâchâr

78:68 vayyibhchar 'eth-shêbheth yehudhâh 'eth-har tsiyyon 'asher 'âhêbh

78:69 vayyibhenkemo-râmiym miqdâsho ke'erets yesâdhâh le`olâm

78:70 vayyibhcharbedhâvidh `abhdo vayyiqqâchêhu mimmikhle'oth tso'n

78:71 mê'achar `âlothhebhiy'o lir`oth beya`aqobh `ammo ubheyisrâ'êl nachalâtho

78:72 vayyir`êmkethom lebhâbho ubhithbhunoth kappâyv yanchêm


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