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Psalm 105:17–43

17 and he sent a man before them—

Joseph, sold as a slave.r

18 They bruised his feet with shackles,s

his neck was put in irons,

19 till what he foretoldt came to pass,

till the wordu of the Lord proved him true.

20 The king sent and released him,

the ruler of peoples set him free.v

21 He made him master of his household,

ruler over all he possessed,

22 to instruct his princesw as he pleased

and teach his elders wisdom.x

23 Then Israel entered Egypt;y

Jacob residedz as a foreigner in the land of Ham.a

24 The Lord made his people very fruitful;

he made them too numerousb for their foes,

25 whose hearts he turnedc to hate his people,

to conspired against his servants.

26 He sent Mosese his servant,

and Aaron,f whom he had chosen.g

27 They performedh his signsi among them,

his wondersj in the land of Ham.

28 He sent darknessk and made the land dark—

for had they not rebelled againstl his words?

29 He turned their waters into blood,m

causing their fish to die.n

30 Their land teemed with frogs,o

which went up into the bedrooms of their rulers.

31 He spoke,p and there came swarms of flies,q

and gnatsr throughout their country.

32 He turned their rain into hail,s

with lightning throughout their land;

33 he struck down their vinest and fig treesu

and shattered the trees of their country.

34 He spoke,v and the locusts came,w

grasshoppersx without number;y

35 they ate up every green thing in their land,

ate up the produce of their soil.

36 Then he struck down all the firstbornz in their land,

the firstfruits of all their manhood.

37 He brought out Israel, laden with silver and gold,a

and from among their tribes no one faltered.

38 Egypt was glad when they left,

because dread of Israelb had fallen on them.

39 He spread out a cloudc as a covering,

and a fire to give light at night.d

40 They asked,e and he brought them quail;f

he fed them well with the bread of heaven.g

41 He opened the rock,h and water gushed out;

it flowed like a river in the desert.

42 For he remembered his holy promisei

given to his servant Abraham.

43 He brought out his people with rejoicing,j

his chosen ones with shouts of joy;

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