Bible: Ps 106:13-39

106:13 They quickly forgot what he had done; 1 

they did not wait for his instructions. 2 

106:14 In the wilderness they had an insatiable craving 3  for meat; 4 

they challenged God 5  in the desert.

106:15 He granted their request,

then struck them with a disease. 6 

106:16 In the camp they resented 7  Moses,

and Aaron, the Lord’s holy priest. 8 

106:17 The earth opened up and swallowed Dathan;

it engulfed 9  the group led by Abiram. 10 

106:18 Fire burned their group;

the flames scorched the wicked. 11 

106:19 They made an image of a calf at Horeb,

and worshiped a metal idol.

106:20 They traded their majestic God 12 

for the image of an ox that eats grass.

106:21 They rejected 13  the God who delivered them,

the one who performed great deeds in Egypt,

106:22 amazing feats in the land of Ham,

mighty 14  acts by the Red Sea.

106:23 He threatened 15  to destroy them,

but 16  Moses, his chosen one, interceded with him 17 

and turned back his destructive anger. 18 

106:24 They rejected the fruitful land; 19 

they did not believe his promise. 20 

106:25 They grumbled in their tents; 21 

they did not obey 22  the Lord.

106:26 So he made a solemn vow 23 

that he would make them die 24  in the desert,

106:27 make their descendants 25  die 26  among the nations,

and scatter them among foreign lands. 27 

106:28 They worshiped 28  Baal of Peor,

and ate sacrifices offered to the dead. 29 

106:29 They made the Lord angry 30  by their actions,

and a plague broke out among them.

106:30 Phinehas took a stand and intervened, 31 

and the plague subsided.

106:31 This brought him a reward,

an eternal gift. 32 

106:32 They made him angry by the waters of Meribah,

and Moses suffered 33  because of them,

106:33 for they aroused 34  his temper, 35 

and he spoke rashly. 36 

106:34 They did not destroy the nations, 37 

as the Lord had commanded them to do.

106:35 They mixed in with the nations

and learned their ways. 38 

106:36 They worshiped 39  their idols,

which became a snare to them. 40 

106:37 They sacrificed their sons and daughters to demons. 41 

106:38 They shed innocent blood

the blood of their sons and daughters,

whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan.

The land was polluted by bloodshed. 42 

106:39 They were defiled by their deeds,

and unfaithful in their actions. 43 

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