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1 Give thanks to * Yahweh, call on His name;
proclaim His deeds among the peoples. q
tell about all His wonderful works! r
let the hearts of those who seek Yahweh rejoice. s
seek His face always. t
Jacob’s descendants—His chosen ones. w
His judgments govern the whole earth. x
the promise He ordained
for a thousand generations y—
and to Israel as an everlasting covenant: b
as your inherited portion.” c
very few indeed,
and temporary residents in Canaan, d
and from one kingdom to another, e
He rebuked kings on their behalf: f
15 “Do not touch My anointed ones, g
or harm My prophets.” h
and destroyed the entire food supply. i
Joseph, who was sold as a slave. j
his neck was put in an iron collar. k
the word of the Lord tested him. l
the ruler of peoples set him free. m
ruler over all his possessions n—
22 binding o his officials at will
and instructing his elders. p
24 The Lord s made His people very fruitful;
He made them more numerous than their foes, t
and to deal deceptively with His servants. u
and Aaron, whom He had chosen. v
and caused their fish to die. a
even in their royal chambers. b
31 He spoke, and insects came c—
gnats throughout their country. d
and lightning throughout their land. e
and shattered the trees of their territory. f
young locusts without number.
and consumed the produce of their land. g
all their first progeny. h
and no one among His tribes stumbled. i
and gave a fire to light up the night. l
and satisfied them with bread from heaven. m
it flowed like a stream in the desert. n
to Abraham His servant. o
His chosen ones with shouts of joy. p
and they inherited
what other peoples had worked for. q
so that they might keep His statutes
and obey His instructions. r
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