105:1 Give thanks to the Lord!
Call on his name!
Make known his accomplishments among the nations!
Make music to him!
Tell about all his miraculous deeds!
105:3 Boast about his holy name!
Let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice!
105:4 Seek the Lord and the strength he gives!
Seek his presence continually!
105:5 Recall the miraculous deeds he performed,
his mighty acts and the judgments he decreed,1
105:6 O children2 of Abraham,3 God’s4 servant,
you descendants5 of Jacob, God’s6 chosen ones!
he carries out judgment throughout the earth.7
105:8 He always remembers his covenantal decree,
the promise he made8 to a thousand generations—
105:9 the promise9 he made to Abraham,
the promise he made by oath to Isaac!
105:10 He gave it to Jacob as a decree,
to Israel as a lasting promise,10
105:11 saying, “To you I will give the land of Canaan
as the portion of your inheritance.”
105:12 When they were few in number,
just a very few, and resident aliens within it,
105:13 they wandered from nation to nation,
and from one kingdom to another.11
105:14 He let no one oppress them;
he disciplined kings for their sake,
105:15 saying,12 “Don’t touch my chosen13 ones!
Don’t harm my prophets!”
105:16 He called down a famine upon the earth;
he cut off all the food supply.14
105:17 He sent a man ahead of them15—
Joseph was sold as a servant.
105:18 The shackles hurt his feet;16
his neck was placed in an iron collar,17
105:19 until the time when his prediction18 came true.
The Lord’s word19 proved him right.20
105:20 The king authorized his release;21
the ruler of nations set him free.
105:21 He put him in charge of his palace,22
and made him manager of all his property,
105:22 giving him authority to imprison his officials23
and to teach his advisers.24
105:23 Israel moved to25 Egypt;
Jacob lived for a time26 in the land of Ham.
105:24 The Lord27 made his people very fruitful,
and made them28 more numerous than their29 enemies.
105:25 He caused them30 to hate his people,
and to mistreat31 his servants.
105:26 He sent his servant Moses,
and Aaron, whom he had chosen.
105:27 They executed his miraculous signs among them,32
and his amazing deeds in the land of Ham.
105:28 He made it dark;33
they did not disobey his orders.34
105:29 He turned their water into blood,
and killed their fish.
105:30 Their land was overrun by frogs,
which even got into the rooms of their kings.
105:31 He ordered flies to come;35
gnats invaded their whole territory.
105:32 He sent hail along with the rain;36
there was lightning in their land.37
105:33 He destroyed their vines and fig trees,
and broke the trees throughout their territory.
105:34 He ordered locusts to come,38
105:35 They ate all the vegetation in their land,
and devoured the crops of their fields.39
105:36 He struck down all the firstborn in their land,
the firstfruits of their reproductive power.40
105:37 He brought his people41 out enriched42 with silver and gold;
none of his tribes stumbled.
105:38 Egypt was happy when they left,
for they were afraid of them.43
105:39 He spread out a cloud for a cover,44
and provided a fire to light up the night.
105:40 They asked for food,45 and he sent quails;
he satisfied them with food from the sky.46
105:41 He opened up a rock and water flowed out;
a river ran through dry regions.
105:42 Yes,47 he remembered the sacred promise48
he made to Abraham his servant.
105:43 When he led his people out, they rejoiced;
his chosen ones shouted with joy.49
105:44 He handed the territory of nations over to them,
and they took possession of what other peoples had produced,50
105:45 so that they might keep his commands
and obey51 his laws.
Praise the Lord!
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