Bible: Psalm 106:6-39
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,
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
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
106:17 The earth opened up and swallowed Dathan;
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,
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
106:26 So he made a solemn vow 33
that he would make them die 34 in the desert,
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
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,
and he spoke rashly. 46
106:34 They did not destroy the nations, 47
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