Bible: Psalm 78:12-22

78:12 He did amazing things in the sight of their ancestors,

in the land of Egypt, in the region of Zoan. 1 

78:13 He divided the sea and led them across it;

he made the water stand in a heap.

78:14 He led them with a cloud by day,

and with the light of a fire all night long.

78:15 He broke open rocks in the wilderness,

and gave them enough water to fill the depths of the sea. 2 

78:16 He caused streams to flow from the rock,

and made the water flow like rivers.

78:17 Yet they continued to sin against him,

and rebelled against the sovereign One 3  in the desert.

78:18 They willfully challenged God 4 

by asking for food to satisfy their appetite.

78:19 They insulted God, saying, 5 

“Is God really able to give us food 6  in the wilderness?

78:20 Yes, 7  he struck a rock and water flowed out,

streams gushed forth.

But can he also give us food?

Will he provide meat for his people?

78:21 When 8  the Lord heard this, he was furious.

A fire broke out against Jacob,

and his anger flared up 9  against Israel,

78:22 because they did not have faith in God,

and did not trust his ability to deliver them. 10 

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