Psalms 78:12-72

Great(i) 12 But forgat what he had done, and the wonderfull worckes that he had shewed for them. 13 Maruelous thynges dyd he in the syght of oure fathers in the lande of Egypte, euen in the felde of Zoan. 14 He deuyded the see, and let them go thorow: he made the waters to stande on a heape. 15 In the daye tyme also he led them wyth a cloude, and all the nyght thorow wt a light of fyre. 16 He cloaue the hard rockes in the wyldernesse, and gaue them drincke therof, as it had bene out of the greate deapth. 17 He brought waters out of the stony rocke, so that it gusshed out lyke the ryuers. 18 Yet for all this they synned more agaynst hym, and prouoked the moost hyest in the wyldernes. 19 They tempted God in theyr hertes, and requyred meate for theyr lust. 20 They spake agaynst God also sayenge: Shall God prepare a table in the wildernesse? 21 He smote the stony rocke in dede, that the water gushed out, and the streames flowed withall: but can he geue bred also, or prouyde flesh for his people? 22 When the Lord hearde thys, he was wroth: so the fyre was kyndled in Iacob, & ther came vp heuy dyspleasure agaynst Israel. 23 Because they beleued not in God, and put not their truste in his helpe. 24 So he commaunded the cloudes aboue, and opened the dores of heauen. 25 He rayned downe Manna also vpon them, for to eate, and gaue them foode from heauen. 26 So man dyd eate angels fode, for he sent them meate ynough. 27 He caused the East wynd to blowe vnder the heauen, and thorow his power he brought in the south west wynde. 28 He rayned flesh vpon them as thicke as dust, and fethered foules lyke as the sande of the see. 29 He let it fall amonge their tentes euen rounde aboute their habytacyon. 30 So they dyd eate, and were well fylled, for he gaue them their awne desyre. They were not disapoynted of their lust. 31 But whyle the meate was yet in theyr mouthes: the heuy wrath of God came vpon them, & slewe the welthiest of them, yee, and smote downe, the chosen men that were in Israel. 32 But for all this they synned yet more, and beleued not hys wonderous worckes. 33 Therfore, their dayes dyd he consume in vanyte, and their yeares in trouble. 34 When he slewe them, they sought hym, and turned them early and enquered after God. 35 And they remembred that God was their strength, and that the hye God was their redemer. 36 Neuerthelesse, they dyd but flatter hym wyth their mouth, and dyssembled with him in their tonge. 37 For their herte was not whole wyth hym, nether contynued they stedfast in hys couenaunt. 38 But he was so mercyfull, that he forgaue theyr mysdedes, and destroyed them not. 39 Yee, many a tyme turned he hys wrath awaye, and wolde not suffre is whole dyspleasure to aryse. 40 For he consydered that they were but flesh: and that they were, euen a wynde that passeth awaye, and commeth not agayne. 41 Many a tyme dyd they prouoke him in the wyldernesse, and greued him in the deserte. 42 They turned backe, & tempted God, & moued the holy one in Israel. 43 They thought not of hys hand, and of the daye when he delyuered them from the hande of the enemye. 44 How he had wrought hys myracles in Egypte, and his wondres in the felde of Zoan. 45 He turned their waters into bloude, so that they myght not dryncke of the ryuers. 46 He sent lyce amonge them, and deuoured them vp and frogges to destroye them. 47 He gaue their frutes vnto the catyr pyller, and their laboure vnto the greshopper. 48 He destroyed their vynes wt hayle stones, and their mulbery trees wyth the frost. 49 He smote their catel also with haylestones, & their flockes with hote thonder boltes. 50 He cast vpon them the furyousnesse of hys wrath, anger, displeasure and trouble, and sent euell angels among them. 51 He made awaye to his indignacion, and spared not their soule from death, but gaue their lyfe ouer to the pestylence. 52 And smote all the fyrst borne in Egypt, the moost principall and myghtyest in the dwellynges of Ham. 53 But as for hys awne people, he lead them forth lyke shepe, and caryed them in the wyldernesse lyke a flocke 54 He brought them out safely, that they shulde not feare, & ouer whelmed their enemyes with the see. 55 And brought them within the borders of hys Sanctuary: euen to this mountayne, whych he purchased with hys ryght hande. 56 He cast out the Heathen also before them, caused their lande to be denyded amonge them for an heritage, and made the trybes of Israell to dwell in their tentes. 57 So they tempted and displeased the most hye God, and kepte not hys testimonyes. 58 But turned their backes, and fell awaye lyke their forfathers, startynge asyde lyke a broken bowe. 59 For they greued hym with their hyll alters, and prouoked him to displeasure wyth their ymages. 60 When God hearde this, he was wroth, and toke sore dyspleasure at Israel. 61 So that he forsoke the Tabernacle in Silo, euen the tent that he had pitched among men. 62 He delyuered their power into captiuyte, and their bewtye into the enemyes hande. 63 He gaue his people ouer also into the swerde, and was wroth wyth hys inherytaunce. 64 The fyre consumed their yong men, and their maydens were not geuen to mariage. 65 Their Preastes were slayne wt the swerde, and there were no wyddowes to make lamentacion. 66 So the Lorde awaked as one out of slepe, and lyke a gyaunte refreshed wyth wyne. 67 He smote his enemyes in the hynder partes, and put them to a perpetuall shame. 68 He refused the tabernacle of Ioseph, and chose not the trybe of Ephraim. 69 But chose the trybe of Iuda, euen the hyll of Sion which he loued. 70 And there he buylded hys temple on hye, and layed the foundacion of it lyke the grounde, whych he hath made continually. 71 He chose Dauid also his seruaunt, and toke him awaye from the shepe foldes. 72 As he was folowinge the ewes greate with yonge ones, he toke hym, that he myght fede Iacob hys people, and Israel his enheritaunce. So he fed them with a faythfull and true hert, & ruled them prudently withall his power.