Psalm 78:57 {77:57}
Good News Translation
but were rebellious and disloyal like their ancestors, unreliable as a crooked arrow.

Contemporary English Version
They were as unfaithful as their ancestors, and they were as crooked as a twisted arrow.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they turned away, and kept not the covenant: even like their fathers they were turned aside as a crooked bow.

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And they turned away, and kept not the covenant: even like their fathers they were turned aside as a crooked bow.

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Psalm 78:41 And they turned back and tempted God: and grieved the holy one of Israel.

Judges 3:5-7,12 So the children of Israel dwelt in the midst of the Chanaanite, and the Hethite, and the Amorrhite, and the Pherezite, and the Hevite, and the Jebusite: . . .

Ezekiel 20:27,28 Wherefore speak to the house of Israel, O son of man, and say to them: Thus saith the Lord God: Moreover in this also your fathers blaspheme me, when they had despised and contemned me; . . .

they were

Psalm 78:8,10-37 That they may not become like their fathers, a perverse and exasperating generation. A generation that set not their heart aright: and whose spirit was not faithful to God. . . .

Hosea 7:16 They returned, that they might be without yoke: they became like a deceitful bow: their princes shall fall by the sword, for the rage of their tongue. This is their derision in the land of Egypt.

Context
I Will Open My Mouth in Parables
56Yet they tempted, and provoked the most high God: and they kept not his testimonies. 57And they turned away, and kept not the covenant: even like their fathers they were turned aside as a crooked bow.58They provoked him to anger on their hills: and moved him to jealousy with their graven things.…
Cross References
Psalm 44:17
At the voice of him that reproacheth and detracteth me: at the face of the enemy and persecutor.

Psalm 44:18
All these things have come upon us, yet we have not forgotten thee: and we have not done wickedly in thy covenant.

Psalm 78:9
The sons of Ephraim who bend and shoot with the bow: they have turned back in the day of battle.

Psalm 85:8
I will hear what the Lord God will speak in me: for he will speak peace unto his people: And unto his saints: and unto them that are converted to the heart.

Psalm 106:6
We have sinned with our fathers: we have acted unjustly, we have wrought iniquity.

Ezekiel 20:27
Wherefore speak to the house of Israel, O son of man, and say to them: Thus saith the Lord God: Moreover in this also your fathers blaspheme me, when they had despised and contemned me;

Ezekiel 20:28
And I had brought them into the land, for which I lifted up my hand to give it them: they saw every high hill, and every shady tree, and there they sacrificed their victims: and there they presented the provocation of their offerings, and there they set their sweet odours, and poured forth their libations.

Hosea 7:16
They returned, that they might be without yoke: they became like a deceitful bow: their princes shall fall by the sword, for the rage of their tongue. This is their derision in the land of Egypt.

Additional Translations
They turned back and were faithless like their fathers, twisted like a faulty bow.But turned back, and dealt unfaithfully like their fathers: they were turned aside like a deceitful bow.

But turned back, and dealt treacherously like their fathers: They were turned aside like a deceitful bow.

And they turned back, and broke covenant, even as also their fathers: they became like a crooked bow.

And they drew back and dealt treacherously like their fathers: they turned like a deceitful bow.

But turned back, and dealt treacherously like their fathers: they were turned aside like a deceitful bow.

But turned back, and dealt unfaithfully like their fathers: they were turned aside like a deceitful bow.

but turned back, and dealt treacherously like their fathers. They were turned aside like a deceitful bow.

And they turn back, And deal treacherously like their fathers, They have been turned like a deceitful bow,
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