Bible: Psalm 106
Psalm 106 1
106:1 Praise the
Give thanks to the
and his loyal love endures! 2
106:2 Who can adequately recount the
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
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
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,
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
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
106:17 The earth opened up and swallowed Dathan;
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,
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
106:26 So he made a solemn vow 39
that he would make them die 40 in the desert,
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
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,
and he spoke rashly. 52
106:34 They did not destroy the nations, 53
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
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
Gather us from among the nations!
Then we will give thanks 69 to your holy name,
and boast about your praiseworthy deeds. 70
in the future and forevermore. 72