Bible: Psalm 106

Psalm 106 1 

106:1 Praise the Lord!

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,

and his loyal love endures! 2 

106:2 Who can adequately recount the Lord’s mighty acts,

or relate all his praiseworthy deeds? 3 

106:3 How blessed are those who promote justice,

and do what is right all the time!

106:4 Remember me, O Lord, when you show favor to your people!

Pay attention to me, when you deliver,

106:5 so I may see the prosperity 4  of your chosen ones,

rejoice along with your nation, 5 

and boast along with the people who belong to you. 6 

106:6 We have sinned like 7  our ancestors; 8 

we have done wrong, we have done evil.

106:7 Our ancestors in Egypt failed to appreciate your miraculous deeds,

they failed to remember your many acts of loyal love,

and they rebelled at the sea, by the Red Sea. 9 

106:8 Yet he delivered them for the sake of his reputation, 10 

that he might reveal his power.

106:9 He shouted at 11  the Red Sea and it dried up;

he led them through the deep water as if it were a desert.

106:10 He delivered them from the power 12  of the one who hated them,

and rescued 13  them from the power 14  of the enemy.

106:11 The water covered their enemies;

not even one of them survived. 15 

106:12 They believed his promises; 16 

they sang praises to him.

106:13 They quickly forgot what he had done; 17 

they did not wait for his instructions. 18 

106:14 In the wilderness they had an insatiable craving 19  for meat; 20 

they challenged God 21  in the desert.

106:15 He granted their request,

then struck them with a disease. 22 

106:16 In the camp they resented 23  Moses,

and Aaron, the Lord’s holy priest. 24 

106:17 The earth opened up and swallowed Dathan;

it engulfed 25  the group led by Abiram. 26 

106:18 Fire burned their group;

the flames scorched the wicked. 27 

106:19 They made an image of a calf at Horeb,

and worshiped a metal idol.

106:20 They traded their majestic God 28 

for the image of an ox that eats grass.

106:21 They rejected 29  the God who delivered them,

the one who performed great deeds in Egypt,

106:22 amazing feats in the land of Ham,

mighty 30  acts by the Red Sea.

106:23 He threatened 31  to destroy them,

but 32  Moses, his chosen one, interceded with him 33 

and turned back his destructive anger. 34 

106:24 They rejected the fruitful land; 35 

they did not believe his promise. 36 

106:25 They grumbled in their tents; 37 

they did not obey 38  the Lord.

106:26 So he made a solemn vow 39 

that he would make them die 40  in the desert,

106:27 make their descendants 41  die 42  among the nations,

and scatter them among foreign lands. 43 

106:28 They worshiped 44  Baal of Peor,

and ate sacrifices offered to the dead. 45 

106:29 They made the Lord angry 46  by their actions,

and a plague broke out among them.

106:30 Phinehas took a stand and intervened, 47 

and the plague subsided.

106:31 This brought him a reward,

an eternal gift. 48 

106:32 They made him angry by the waters of Meribah,

and Moses suffered 49  because of them,

106:33 for they aroused 50  his temper, 51 

and he spoke rashly. 52 

106:34 They did not destroy the nations, 53 

as the Lord had commanded them to do.

106:35 They mixed in with the nations

and learned their ways. 54 

106:36 They worshiped 55  their idols,

which became a snare to them. 56 

106:37 They sacrificed their sons and daughters to demons. 57 

106:38 They shed innocent blood

the blood of their sons and daughters,

whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan.

The land was polluted by bloodshed. 58 

106:39 They were defiled by their deeds,

and unfaithful in their actions. 59 

106:40 So the Lord was angry with his people 60 

and despised the people who belong to him. 61 

106:41 He handed them over to 62  the nations,

and those who hated them ruled over them.

106:42 Their enemies oppressed them;

they were subject to their authority. 63 

106:43 Many times he delivered 64  them,

but they had a rebellious attitude, 65 

and degraded themselves 66  by their sin.

106:44 Yet he took notice of their distress,

when he heard their cry for help.

106:45 He remembered his covenant with them,

and relented 67  because of his great loyal love.

106:46 He caused all their conquerors 68 

to have pity on them.

106:47 Deliver us, O Lord, our God!

Gather us from among the nations!

Then we will give thanks 69  to your holy name,

and boast about your praiseworthy deeds. 70 

106:48 The Lord God of Israel deserves praise, 71 

in the future and forevermore. 72 

Let all the people say, “We agree! 73  Praise the Lord! 74 

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