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For cHis lovingkindness is everlasting.
2 Who can speak of the amighty deeds of the Lord,
Or can show forth all His praise?
3 How blessed are those who keep 1justice,
Visit me with Your salvation,
5 That I may see the aprosperity of Your chosen ones,
That I may brejoice in the gladness of Your nation,
We have committed iniquity, we have behaved wickedly.
7 Our fathers in Egypt did not understand Your 1wonders;
8 Nevertheless He saved them afor the sake of His name,
That He might bmake His power known.
And He cled them through the deeps, as through the wilderness.
11 aThe waters covered their adversaries;
Not one of them was left.
12 Then they abelieved His words;
They bsang His praise.
13 They quickly aforgot His works;
They bdid not wait for His counsel,
14 But acraved intensely in the wilderness,
15 So He agave them their request,
16 When they became aenvious of Moses in the camp,
And of Aaron, the holy one of the Lord,
17 The aearth opened and swallowed up Dathan,
And engulfed the 1company of Abiram.
The flame consumed the wicked.
19 They amade a calf in Horeb
And worshiped a molten image.
20 Thus they aexchanged their glory
For the image of an ox that eats grass.
21 They aforgot God their Savior,
Who had done bgreat things in Egypt,
And awesome things by the 2Red Sea.
23 Therefore aHe said that He would destroy them,
Had not bMoses His chosen one stood in the breach before Him,
To turn away His wrath from destroying them.
They cdid not believe in His word,
25 But agrumbled in their tents;
They did not listen to the voice of the Lord.
That He would cast them down in the wilderness,
27 And that He would acast their seed among the nations
And bscatter them in the lands.
And ate bsacrifices offered to the dead.
29 Thus they aprovoked Him to anger with their deeds,
And the plague broke out among them.
30 Then Phinehas astood up and interposed,
And so the bplague was stayed.
31 And it was areckoned to him for righteousness,
To all generations forever.
So that it bwent hard with Moses on their account;
He spoke rashly with his lips.
34 They adid not destroy the peoples,
As bthe Lord commanded them,
35 But athey mingled with the nations
And learned their 1practices,
36 And aserved their idols,
bWhich became a snare to them.
38 And shed ainnocent blood,
The blood of their bsons and their daughters,
Whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan;
And the land was cpolluted with the blood.
And bplayed the harlot in their deeds.
40 Therefore the aanger of the Lord was kindled against His people
And those who hated them ruled over them.
42 Their enemies also aoppressed them,
And they were subdued under their 1power.
43 Many times He would adeliver them;
They, however, were rebellious in their bcounsel,
And so csank down in their iniquity.
When He aheard their cry;
45 And He aremembered His covenant for their sake,
46 He also made them aobjects of compassion
In the presence of all their captors.
47 aSave us, O Lord our God,
And bgather us from among the nations,
To give thanks to Your holy name
48 aBlessed be the Lord, the God of Israel,
From everlasting even to everlasting.
And let all the people say, “Amen.”
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