Israel’s Rebelliousness and the Lord’s Deliverances.

1 1Praise 2the Lord!

Oh agive thanks to the Lord, for He bis good;

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,

2Who apractice righteousness at all times!

4 Remember me, O Lord, in Your afavor 1toward Your people;

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,

That I may cglory with Your 1inheritance.

6 aWe have sinned 1blike our fathers,

We have committed iniquity, we have behaved wickedly.

7 Our fathers in Egypt did not understand Your 1wonders;

They adid not remember 2Your abundant kindnesses,

But brebelled by the sea, at the 3Red Sea.

8 Nevertheless He saved them afor the sake of His name,

That He might bmake His power known.

9 Thus He arebuked the 1Red Sea and it bdried up,

And He cled them through the deeps, as through the wilderness.

10 So He asaved them from the 1hand of the one who hated them,

And bredeemed them from the 1hand of the enemy.

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,

And 1btempted God in the desert.

15 So He agave them their request,

But bsent a 1wasting disease among them.

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.

18 And a afire blazed up in their 1company;

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,

22 1aWonders in the land of Ham

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.

24 Then they adespised the bpleasant land;

They cdid not believe in His word,

25 But agrumbled in their tents;

They did not listen to the voice of the Lord.

26 Therefore He 1aswore to them

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.

28 They ajoined themselves also to 1Baal-peor,

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.

32 They also aprovoked Him to wrath at the waters of 1Meribah,

So that it bwent hard with Moses on their account;

33 Because they awere rebellious against 1His Spirit,

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.

37 They even asacrificed their sons and their daughters to the bdemons,

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.

39 Thus they became aunclean in their 1practices,

And bplayed the harlot in their deeds.

40 Therefore the aanger of the Lord was kindled against His people

And He babhorred His 1cinheritance.

41 Then aHe gave them into the hand of the 1nations,

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.

44 Nevertheless He looked upon their distress

When He aheard their cry;

45 And He aremembered His covenant for their sake,

And 1brelented caccording to the greatness of His lovingkindness.

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

And 1cglory in Your praise.

48 aBlessed be the Lord, the God of Israel,

From everlasting even to everlasting.

And let all the people say, “Amen.”

1Praise 2the Lord!


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