Bible: Psalm 106:6-39

106:6 We have sinned like 1  our ancestors; 2 

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. 3 

106:8 Yet he delivered them for the sake of his reputation, 4 

that he might reveal his power.

106:9 He shouted at 5  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 6  of the one who hated them,

and rescued 7  them from the power 8  of the enemy.

106:11 The water covered their enemies;

not even one of them survived. 9 

106:12 They believed his promises; 10 

they sang praises to him.

106:13 They quickly forgot what he had done; 11 

they did not wait for his instructions. 12 

106:14 In the wilderness they had an insatiable craving 13  for meat; 14 

they challenged God 15  in the desert.

106:15 He granted their request,

then struck them with a disease. 16 

106:16 In the camp they resented 17  Moses,

and Aaron, the Lord’s holy priest. 18 

106:17 The earth opened up and swallowed Dathan;

it engulfed 19  the group led by Abiram. 20 

106:18 Fire burned their group;

the flames scorched the wicked. 21 

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

and worshiped a metal idol.

106:20 They traded their majestic God 22 

for the image of an ox that eats grass.

106:21 They rejected 23  the God who delivered them,

the one who performed great deeds in Egypt,

106:22 amazing feats in the land of Ham,

mighty 24  acts by the Red Sea.

106:23 He threatened 25  to destroy them,

but 26  Moses, his chosen one, interceded with him 27 

and turned back his destructive anger. 28 

106:24 They rejected the fruitful land; 29 

they did not believe his promise. 30 

106:25 They grumbled in their tents; 31 

they did not obey 32  the Lord.

106:26 So he made a solemn vow 33 

that he would make them die 34  in the desert,

106:27 make their descendants 35  die 36  among the nations,

and scatter them among foreign lands. 37 

106:28 They worshiped 38  Baal of Peor,

and ate sacrifices offered to the dead. 39 

106:29 They made the Lord angry 40  by their actions,

and a plague broke out among them.

106:30 Phinehas took a stand and intervened, 41 

and the plague subsided.

106:31 This brought him a reward,

an eternal gift. 42 

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

and Moses suffered 43  because of them,

106:33 for they aroused 44  his temper, 45 

and he spoke rashly. 46 

106:34 They did not destroy the nations, 47 

as the Lord had commanded them to do.

106:35 They mixed in with the nations

and learned their ways. 48 

106:36 They worshiped 49  their idols,

which became a snare to them. 50 

106:37 They sacrificed their sons and daughters to demons. 51 

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. 52 

106:39 They were defiled by their deeds,

and unfaithful in their actions. 53 

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