(每日读经8/3) 诗篇 - Psalm 78.1-20
Give ear, O my people, to my instruction; Incline your ears to the words of my mouth.
I will open my mouth in a parable; I will utter riddles from of old,
Which we have heard and known, And our fathers have related to us.
We will not hide them from their children, But will relate to the generation to come The praises of Jehovah and His strength And His wondrous deeds that He has done.
Indeed He has 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;
That the generation to come, The children to be born, may know them, Who should arise and relate them to their children;
That they might set their hope in God, And not forget the deeds of God, But observe His commandments;
That they might not be like their fathers, A stubborn and rebellious generation, A generation that did not set their heart right, And whose spirit was not faithful to God.
The children of Ephraim, armed archers with bows, Turned back in the day of battle.
They did not keep the covenant of God, And they refused to walk in His law.
And they forgot His doings And His wondrous deeds that He had shown them.
He did something wonderful in the sight of their fathers In the land of Egypt, in the field of Zoan.
He divided the sea and caused them to pass through, And He made the water stand as a heap.
And He led them with the cloud by day And all the night with a light of fire.
He split rocks in the wilderness And gave them abundant drink, as from the depths.
He also brought forth streams from the rock And made water run down like rivers.
Yet they still continued to sin against Him, To rebel against the Most High in the desert.
And they put God to the test in their heart, By asking for food according to their desire.
They also spoke against God; They said, Can God prepare a table in the wilderness?
Behold, He struck the rock, And water gushed out, And streams overflowed; Can He also give us bread, Or provide meat for His people?