Psalm 78.1–4, 78.11–16
1 Give heed to my teaching, O my people:
incline your ears to the words of my mouth;
2 For I will open my mouth in a parable:
and expound the mysteries of former times.
3 What we have heard and known:
what our forebears have told us,
4 We will not hide from their children,
but declare to a generation yet to come:
the praiseworthy acts of the Lord,
his mighty and wonderful works.
11 For he did marvellous things
in the sight of their ancestors:
in the land of Egypt, in the country of Zoan.
12 He divided the sea and let them pass through:
he made the waters stand up in a heap.
13 In the daytime he led them with a cloud:
and all night long with the light of fire.
14 He cleft rocks in the wilderness:
and gave them drink in abundance
as from springs of water.
15 He brought streams out of the rock:
and caused the waters to flow down like rivers.
16 But for all this they sinned yet more against him:
and rebelled against the Most High in the desert.