Bible: Psalm 105

Psalm 105 1 

105:1 Give thanks to the Lord!

Call on his name!

Make known his accomplishments among the nations!

105:2 Sing to him!

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, 2 

105:6 O children 3  of Abraham, 4  God’s 5  servant,

you descendants 6  of Jacob, God’s 7  chosen ones!

105:7 He is the Lord our God;

he carries out judgment throughout the earth. 8 

105:8 He always remembers his covenantal decree,

the promise he made 9  to a thousand generations

105:9 the promise 10  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, 11 

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. 12 

105:14 He let no one oppress them;

he disciplined kings for their sake,

105:15 saying, 13  “Don’t touch my chosen 14  ones!

Don’t harm my prophets!

105:16 He called down a famine upon the earth;

he cut off all the food supply. 15 

105:17 He sent a man ahead of them 16 

Joseph was sold as a servant.

105:18 The shackles hurt his feet; 17 

his neck was placed in an iron collar, 18 

105:19 until the time when his prediction 19  came true.

The Lord’s word 20  proved him right. 21 

105:20 The king authorized his release; 22 

the ruler of nations set him free.

105:21 He put him in charge of his palace, 23 

and made him manager of all his property,

105:22 giving him authority to imprison his officials 24 

and to teach his advisers. 25 

105:23 Israel moved to 26  Egypt;

Jacob lived for a time 27  in the land of Ham.

105:24 The Lord 28  made his people very fruitful,

and made them 29  more numerous than their 30  enemies.

105:25 He caused them 31  to hate his people,

and to mistreat 32  his servants.

105:26 He sent his servant Moses,

and Aaron, whom he had chosen.

105:27 They executed his miraculous signs among them, 33 

and his amazing deeds in the land of Ham.

105:28 He made it dark; 34 

they did not disobey his orders. 35 

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; 36 

gnats invaded their whole territory.

105:32 He sent hail along with the rain; 37 

there was lightning in their land. 38 

105:33 He destroyed their vines and fig trees,

and broke the trees throughout their territory.

105:34 He ordered locusts to come, 39 

innumerable grasshoppers.

105:35 They ate all the vegetation in their land,

and devoured the crops of their fields. 40 

105:36 He struck down all the firstborn in their land,

the firstfruits of their reproductive power. 41 

105:37 He brought his people 42  out enriched 43  with silver and gold;

none of his tribes stumbled.

105:38 Egypt was happy when they left,

for they were afraid of them. 44 

105:39 He spread out a cloud for a cover, 45 

and provided a fire to light up the night.

105:40 They asked for food, 46  and he sent quails;

he satisfied them with food from the sky. 47 

105:41 He opened up a rock and water flowed out;

a river ran through dry regions.

105:42 Yes, 48  he remembered the sacred promise 49 

he made to Abraham his servant.

105:43 When he led his people out, they rejoiced;

his chosen ones shouted with joy. 50 

105:44 He handed the territory of nations over to them,

and they took possession of what other peoples had produced, 51 

105:45 so that they might keep his commands

and obey 52  his laws.

Praise the Lord!

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