But they continued to sin against Him, rebelling in the desert against the Most High.
They deliberately tested God, demanding the food they craved.
They spoke against God, saying, "Is God able to provide food in the wilderness?
Look! He struck the rock and water gushed out; torrents overflowed. But can He also provide bread or furnish meat for His people?"
Therefore, the LORD heard and became furious; then fire broke out against Jacob, and anger flared up against Israel
because they did not believe God or rely on His salvation.
He gave a command to the clouds above and opened the doors of heaven.
He rained manna for them to eat; He gave them grain from heaven.
People ate the bread of angels. He sent them an abundant supply of food.
He made the east wind blow in the skies and drove the south wind by His might.
He rained meat on them like dust, and winged birds like the sand of the seas.
He made [them] fall in His camp, all around His tent.
They ate and were completely satisfied, for He gave them what they craved.
Before they had satisfied their desire, while the food was still in their mouths,
God's anger flared up against them, and He killed some of their best men. He struck down Israel's choice young men.
Despite all this, they kept sinning and did not believe His wonderful works.
He made their days end in futility, their years in sudden disaster.
When He killed [some of] them, [the rest] began to seek Him; they repented and searched for God.
They remembered that God was their rock, the Most High God, their Redeemer.
But they deceived Him with their mouths, they lied to Him with their tongues,
their hearts were insincere toward Him, and they were unfaithful to His covenant.
Yet He was compassionate; He atoned for [their] guilt and did not destroy [them]. He often turned His anger aside and did not unleash all His wrath.
He remembered that they were [only] flesh, a wind that passes and does not return.
How often they rebelled against Him in the wilderness and grieved Him in the desert.
They constantly tested God and provoked the Holy One of Israel.
They did not remember His power [shown] on the day He redeemed them from the foe,