Psalm 105–106

Psalm 105

105:1–15pp—1Ch 16:8–22

Give praise to the Lord,s proclaim his name;t

make known among the nations what he has done.

Sing to him,u sing praise to him;v

tell of all his wonderful acts.w

Glory in his holy name;x

let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.

Look to the Lord and his strength;

seek his facey always.

Remember the wondersz he has done,

his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced,a

you his servants, the descendants of Abraham,b

his chosenc ones, the children of Jacob.

He is the Lord our God;

his judgments are in all the earth.

He remembers his covenantd forever,

the promise he made, for a thousand generations,

the covenant he made with Abraham,e

the oath he swore to Isaac.

10 He confirmed itf to Jacob as a decree,

to Israel as an everlasting covenant:g

11 “To you I will give the land of Canaanh

as the portion you will inherit.”i

12 When they were but few in number,j

few indeed, and strangers in it,k

13 they wandered from nation to nation,l

from one kingdom to another.

14 He allowed no one to oppressm them;

for their sake he rebuked kings:n

15 “Do not toucho my anointed ones;

do my prophetsp no harm.”

16 He called down famineq on the land

and destroyed all their supplies of food;

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;

44 he gave them the lands of the nations,k

and they fell heir to what others had toiledl for—

45 that they might keep his precepts

and observe his laws.m

Praise the Lord.a n

Psalm 106

106:1,47–48pp—1Ch 16:34–36

Praise the Lord.a o

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;p

his love endures forever.q

Who can proclaim the mighty actsr of the Lord

or fully declare his praise?

Blessed are those who act justly,s

who always do what is right.t

Remember me,u Lord, when you show favorv to your people,

come to my aidw when you save them,

that I may enjoy the prosperityx of your chosen ones,y

that I may share in the joyz of your nation

and join your inheritancea in giving praise.

We have sinned,b even as our ancestorsc did;

we have done wrong and acted wickedly.d

When our ancestors were in Egypt,

they gave no thoughte to your miracles;

they did not rememberf your many kindnesses,

and they rebelled by the sea,g the Red Sea.b

Yet he saved themh for his name’s sake,i

to make his mighty powerj known.

He rebukedk the Red Sea, and it dried up;l

he led them throughm the depths as through a desert.

10 He saved themn from the hand of the foe;o

from the hand of the enemy he redeemed them.p

11 The waters coveredq their adversaries;

not one of them survived.

12 Then they believed his promises

and sang his praise.r

13 But they soon forgots what he had done

and did not wait for his plan to unfold.t

14 In the desertu they gave in to their craving;

in the wildernessv they put God to the test.w

15 So he gave themx what they asked for,

but sent a wasting diseasey among them.

16 In the camp they grew enviousz of Moses

and of Aaron, who was consecrated to the Lord.

17 The earth openeda up and swallowed Dathan;b

it buried the company of Abiram.c

18 Fire blazedd among their followers;

a flame consumed the wicked.

19 At Horeb they made a calfe

and worshiped an idol cast from metal.

20 They exchanged their glorious Godf

for an image of a bull, which eats grass.

21 They forgot the Godg who saved them,

who had done great thingsh in Egypt,

22 miracles in the land of Hami

and awesome deedsj by the Red Sea.

23 So he said he would destroyk them—

had not Moses, his chosen one,

stood in the breachl before him

to keep his wrath from destroying them.

24 Then they despisedm the pleasant land;n

they did not believeo his promise.

25 They grumbledp in their tents

and did not obey the Lord.

26 So he sworeq to them with uplifted hand

that he would make them fall in the wilderness,r

27 make their descendants fall among the nations

and scatters them throughout the lands.

28 They yoked themselves to the Baal of Peort

and ate sacrifices offered to lifeless gods;

29 they aroused the Lord’s angeru by their wicked deeds,v

and a plaguew broke out among them.

30 But Phinehasx stood up and intervened,

and the plague was checked.y

31 This was credited to himz as righteousness

for endless generationsa to come.

32 By the waters of Meribahb they angered the Lord,

and trouble came to Moses because of them;

33 for they rebelledc against the Spiritd of God,

and rash words came from Moses’ lips.c e

34 They did not destroyf the peoples

as the Lord had commandedg them,

35 but they mingledh with the nations

and adopted their customs.

36 They worshiped their idols,i

which became a snarej to them.

37 They sacrificed their sonsk

and their daughters to false gods.l

38 They shed innocent blood,

the blood of their sonsm and daughters,

whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan,

and the land was desecrated by their blood.

39 They defiled themselvesn by what they did;

by their deeds they prostitutedo themselves.

40 Therefore the Lord was angryp with his people

and abhorred his inheritance.q

41 He gave them into the handsr of the nations,

and their foes ruled over them.

42 Their enemies oppresseds them

and subjected them to their power.

43 Many times he delivered them,t

but they were bent on rebellionu

and they wasted away in their sin.

44 Yet he took note of their distress

when he heard their cry;v

45 for their sake he remembered his covenantw

and out of his great lovex he relented.y

46 He caused all who held them captive

to show them mercy.z

47 Save us,a Lord our God,

and gather usb from the nations,

that we may give thanksc to your holy named

and glory in your praise.

48 Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel,

from everlasting to everlasting.

Let all the people say, “Amen!”e

Praise the Lord.

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