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And our fathers have told us,
4We will not hide from their children,
Telling to the generation to come the praises of the Lord,
And His strength, and His wondrous works that He hath done.
5For He 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;
6That the generation to come might know them, even the children that should be born;
Who should arise and tell them to their children,
7That they might put their confidence in God,
And not forget the works of God,
But keep His commandments;
8And might not be as their fathers,
A stubborn and rebellious generation;
A generation that set not their heart aright,
And whose spirit was not stedfast with God.
9The children of Ephraim were as archers handling the bow,
That turned back in the day of battle.
10They kept not the covenant of God,
And refused to walk in His law;
11And they forgot His doings,
And His wondrous works that He had shown them.
12Marvellous things did He in the sight of their fathers,
In the land of Egypt, in the field of Zoan.
13He cleaved the sea, and caused them to pass through;
And He made the waters to stand as a heap.
14By day also He led them with a cloud,
And all the night with a light of fire.
15He cleaved rocks in the wilderness,
And gave them drink abundantly as out of the great deep.
16He brought streams also out of the rock,
And caused waters to run down like rivers.
17Yet went they on still to sin against Him,
To rebel against the Most High in the desert.
18And they tried God in their heart
By asking food for their craving.
19Yea, they spoke against God;
They said 'Can God prepare a table in the wilderness?
20Behold, He smote the rock, that waters gushed out,
And streams overflowed;
Can He give bread also?
Or will He provide flesh for His people?'
21Therefore the Lord heard, and was wroth;
And a fire was kindled against Jacob,
And anger also went up against Israel;
22Because they believed not in God,
And trusted not in His salvation.
23And He commanded the skies above,
And opened the doors of heaven;
24And He caused manna to rain upon them for food,
And gave them of the corn of heaven.
25Man did eat the bread of the mighty;
He sent them provisions to the full.
26He caused the east wind to set forth in heaven;
And by His power He brought on the south wind.
27He caused flesh also to rain upon them as the dust,