Bible: Psalm 78:17-33

78:17 Yet they continued to sin against him,

and rebelled against the sovereign One 1  in the desert.

78:18 They willfully challenged God 2 

by asking for food to satisfy their appetite.

78:19 They insulted God, saying, 3 

“Is God really able to give us food 4  in the wilderness?

78:20 Yes, 5  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 6  the Lord heard this, he was furious.

A fire broke out against Jacob,

and his anger flared up 7  against Israel,

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

and did not trust his ability to deliver them. 8 

78:23 He gave a command to the clouds above,

and opened the doors in the sky.

78:24 He rained down manna for them to eat;

he gave them the grain of heaven. 9 

78:25 Man ate the food of the mighty ones. 10 

He sent them more than enough to eat. 11 

78:26 He brought the east wind through the sky,

and by his strength led forth the south wind.

78:27 He rained down meat on them like dust,

birds as numerous as the sand on the seashores. 12 

78:28 He caused them to fall right in the middle of their camp,

all around their homes.

78:29 They ate until they were stuffed; 13 

he gave them what they desired.

78:30 They were not yet filled up, 14 

their food was still in their mouths,

78:31 when the anger of God flared up against them.

He killed some of the strongest of them;

he brought the young men of Israel to their knees.

78:32 Despite all this, they continued to sin,

and did not trust him to do amazing things. 15 

78:33 So he caused them to die unsatisfied 16 

and filled with terror. 17 

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