They constantly tested God and provoked the Holy One of Israel.
But they settled among the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites.
The Israelites took their daughters as wives for themselves, gave their own daughters to their sons, and worshiped their gods.
The Israelites did what was evil in the LORD's sight; they forgot the LORD their God and worshiped the Baals and the Asherahs.
"Therefore, son of man, speak to the house of Israel, and tell them: This is what the Lord God says: In this way also your fathers blasphemed Me by committing treachery against Me:
When I brought them into the land that I swore to give them and they saw any high hill or leafy tree, they offered their sacrifices and presented their offensive offerings there. They also sent up their pleasing aromas and poured out their drink offerings there.
Then they would not be like their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation, a generation whose heart was not loyal and whose spirit was not faithful to God.
They did not keep God's covenant and refused to live by His law.
They forgot what He had done, the wonderful works He had shown them.
He worked wonders in the sight of their fathers, in the land of Egypt, the region of Zoan.
He split the sea and brought them across; the water stood firm like a wall.
He led them with a cloud by day and with a fiery light throughout the night.
He split rocks in the wilderness and gave them drink as abundant as the depths.
He brought streams out of the stone and made water flow down like rivers.
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.
They turn, but not to what is above; they are like a faulty bow. Their leaders will fall by the sword because of the cursing of their tongue. They will be ridiculed for this in the land of Egypt.