Bible: Psalms 90-106

Book 4
(Psalms 90-106)

Psalm 90 1 

90:1 A prayer of Moses, the man of God.

O Lord, you have been our protector 2  through all generations!

90:2 Even before the mountains came into existence, 3 

or you brought the world into being, 4 

you were the eternal God. 5 

90:3 You make mankind return 6  to the dust, 7 

and say, “Return, O people!

90:4 Yes, 8  in your eyes a thousand years

are like yesterday that quickly passes,

or like one of the divisions of the nighttime. 9 

90:5 You bring their lives to an end and they “fall asleep.” 10 

In the morning they are like the grass that sprouts up;

90:6 in the morning it glistens 11  and sprouts up;

at evening time it withers 12  and dries up.

90:7 Yes, 13  we are consumed by your anger;

we are terrified by your wrath.

90:8 You are aware of our sins; 14 

you even know about our hidden sins. 15 

90:9 Yes, 16  throughout all our days we experience your raging fury; 17 

the years of our lives pass quickly, like a sigh. 18 

90:10 The days of our lives add up to seventy years, 19 

or eighty, if one is especially strong. 20 

But even one’s best years are marred by trouble and oppression. 21 

Yes, 22  they pass quickly 23  and we fly away. 24 

90:11 Who can really fathom the intensity of your anger? 25 

Your raging fury causes people to fear you. 26 

90:12 So teach us to consider our mortality, 27 

so that we might live wisely. 28 

90:13 Turn back toward us, O Lord!

How long must this suffering last? 29 

Have pity on your servants! 30 

90:14 Satisfy us in the morning 31  with your loyal love!

Then we will shout for joy and be happy 32  all our days!

90:15 Make us happy in proportion to the days you have afflicted us,

in proportion to the years we have experienced 33  trouble!

90:16 May your servants see your work! 34 

May their sons see your majesty! 35 

90:17 May our sovereign God extend his favor to us! 36 

Make our endeavors successful!

Yes, make them successful! 37 

Psalm 91 38 

91:1 As for you, the one who lives 39  in the shelter of the sovereign One, 40 

and resides in the protective shadow 41  of the mighty king 42 

91:2 I say this about the Lord, my shelter and my stronghold,

my God in whom I trust

91:3 he will certainly rescue you from the snare of the hunter 43 

and from the destructive plague.

91:4 He will shelter you 44  with his wings; 45 

you will find safety under his wings.

His faithfulness is like a shield or a protective wall. 46 

91:5 You need not fear the terrors of the night, 47 

the arrow that flies by day,

91:6 the plague that comes in the darkness,

or the disease that comes at noon. 48 

91:7 Though a thousand may fall beside you,

and a multitude on your right side,

it 49  will not reach you.

91:8 Certainly you will see it with your very own eyes

you will see the wicked paid back. 50 

91:9 For you have taken refuge in the Lord,

my shelter, the sovereign One. 51 

91:10 No harm will overtake 52  you;

no illness 53  will come near your home. 54 

91:11 For he will order his angels 55 

to protect you in all you do. 56 

91:12 They will lift you up in their hands,

so you will not slip and fall on a stone. 57 

91:13 You will subdue 58  a lion and a snake; 59 

you will trample underfoot a young lion and a serpent.

91:14 The Lord says, 60 

“Because he is devoted to me, I will deliver him;

I will protect him 61  because he is loyal to me. 62 

91:15 When he calls out to me, I will answer him.

I will be with him when he is in trouble;

I will rescue him and bring him honor.

91:16 I will satisfy him with long life, 63 

and will let him see my salvation.

Psalm 92 64 

92:1 A psalm; a song for the Sabbath day.

It is fitting 65  to thank the Lord,

and to sing praises to your name, O sovereign One! 66 

92:2 It is fitting 67  to proclaim your loyal love in the morning,

and your faithfulness during the night,

92:3 to the accompaniment of a ten-stringed instrument and a lyre,

to the accompaniment of the meditative tone of the harp.

92:4 For you, O Lord, have made me happy by your work.

I will sing for joy because of what you have done. 68 

92:5 How great are your works, O Lord!

Your plans are very intricate! 69 

92:6 The spiritually insensitive do not recognize this;

the fool does not understand this. 70 

92:7 When the wicked sprout up like grass,

and all the evildoers glisten, 71 

it is so that they may be annihilated. 72 

92:8 But you, O Lord, reign 73  forever!

92:9 Indeed, 74  look at your enemies, O Lord!

Indeed, 75  look at how your enemies perish!

All the evildoers are scattered!

92:10 You exalt my horn like that of a wild ox. 76 

I am covered 77  with fresh oil.

92:11 I gloat in triumph over those who tried to ambush me; 78 

I hear the defeated cries of the evil foes who attacked me. 79 

92:12 The godly 80  grow like a palm tree;

they grow high like a cedar in Lebanon. 81 

92:13 Planted in the Lord’s house,

they grow in the courts of our God.

92:14 They bear fruit even when they are old;

they are filled with vitality and have many leaves. 82 

92:15 So they proclaim that the Lord, my protector,

is just and never unfair. 83 

Psalm 93 84 

93:1 The Lord reigns!

He is robed in majesty,

the Lord is robed,

he wears strength around his waist. 85 

Indeed, the world is established, it cannot be moved.

93:2 Your throne has been secure from ancient times;

you have always been king. 86 

93:3 The waves 87  roar, O Lord,

the waves roar,

the waves roar and crash. 88 

93:4 Above the sound of the surging water, 89 

and the mighty waves of the sea,

the Lord sits enthroned in majesty. 90 

93:5 The rules you set down 91  are completely reliable. 92 

Holiness 93  aptly adorns your house, O Lord, forever. 94 

Psalm 94 95 

94:1 O Lord, the God who avenges!

O God who avenges, reveal your splendor! 96 

94:2 Rise up, O judge of the earth!

Pay back the proud!

94:3 O Lord, how long will the wicked,

how long will the wicked celebrate? 97 

94:4 They spew out threats 98  and speak defiantly;

all the evildoers boast. 99 

94:5 O Lord, they crush your people;

they oppress the nation that belongs to you. 100 

94:6 They kill the widow and the one residing outside his native land,

and they murder the fatherless. 101 

94:7 Then they say, “The Lord does not see this;

the God of Jacob does not take notice of it.” 102 

94:8 Take notice of this, 103  you ignorant people! 104 

You fools, when will you ever understand?

94:9 Does the one who makes the human ear not hear?

Does the one who forms the human eye not see? 105 

94:10 Does the one who disciplines the nations not punish?

He is the one who imparts knowledge to human beings!

94:11 The Lord knows that

peoplesthoughts are morally bankrupt. 106 

94:12 How blessed is the one 107  whom you instruct, O Lord,

the one whom you teach from your law,

94:13 in order to protect him from times of trouble, 108 

until the wicked are destroyed. 109 

94:14 Certainly 110  the Lord does not forsake his people;

he does not abandon the nation that belongs to him. 111 

94:15 For justice will prevail, 112 

and all the morally upright 113  will be vindicated. 114 

94:16 Who will rise up to defend me 115  against the wicked?

Who will stand up for me against the evildoers? 116 

94:17 If the Lord had not helped me,

I would have laid down in the silence of death. 117 

94:18 If I say, “My foot is slipping,”

your loyal love, O Lord, supports me.

94:19 When worries threaten to overwhelm me, 118 

your soothing touch makes me happy. 119 

94:20 Cruel rulers 120  are not your allies,

those who make oppressive laws. 121 

94:21 They conspire against 122  the blameless, 123 

and condemn to death the innocent. 124 

94:22 But the Lord will protect me, 125 

and my God will shelter me. 126 

94:23 He will pay them back for their sin. 127 

He will destroy them because of 128  their evil;

the Lord our God will destroy them.

Psalm 95 129 

95:1 Come! Let’s sing for joy to the Lord!

Let’s shout out praises to our protector who delivers us! 130 

95:2 Let’s enter his presence 131  with thanksgiving!

Let’s shout out to him in celebration! 132 

95:3 For the Lord is a great God,

a great king who is superior to 133  all gods.

95:4 The depths of the earth are in his hand, 134 

and the mountain peaks belong to him.

95:5 The sea is his, for he made it.

His hands formed the dry land.

95:6 Come! Let’s bow down and worship! 135 

Let’s kneel before the Lord, our creator!

95:7 For he is our God;

we are the people of his pasture,

the sheep he owns. 136 

Today, if only you would obey him! 137 

95:8 He says, 138  “Do not be stubborn like they were at Meribah, 139 

like they were that day at Massah 140  in the wilderness, 141 

95:9 where your ancestors challenged my authority, 142 

and tried my patience, even though they had seen my work.

95:10 For forty years I was continually disgusted 143  with that generation,

and I said, ‘These people desire to go astray; 144 

they do not obey my commands.’ 145 

95:11 So I made a vow in my anger,

They will never enter into the resting place I had set aside for them.’ 146 

Psalm 96 147 

96:1 Sing to the Lord a new song! 148 

Sing to the Lord, all the earth!

96:2 Sing to the Lord! Praise his name!

Announce every day how he delivers! 149 

96:3 Tell the nations about his splendor!

Tell 150  all the nations about his amazing deeds!

96:4 For the Lord is great and certainly worthy of praise;

he is more awesome than all gods. 151 

96:5 For all the gods of the nations are worthless, 152 

but the Lord made the sky.

96:6 Majestic splendor emanates from him; 153 

his sanctuary is firmly established and beautiful. 154 

96:7 Ascribe to the Lord, O families of the nations,

ascribe to the Lord splendor and strength!

96:8 Ascribe to the Lord the splendor he deserves! 155 

Bring an offering and enter his courts!

96:9 Worship the Lord in holy attire! 156 

Tremble before him, all the earth!

96:10 Say among the nations, “The Lord reigns!

The world is established, it cannot be moved.

He judges the nations fairly.”

96:11 Let the sky rejoice, and the earth be happy!

Let the sea and everything in it shout!

96:12 Let the fields and everything in them celebrate!

Then let the trees of the forest shout with joy

96:13 before the Lord, for he comes!

For he comes to judge the earth!

He judges the world fairly, 157 

and the nations in accordance with his justice. 158 

Psalm 97 159 

97:1 The Lord reigns!

Let the earth be happy!

Let the many coastlands rejoice!

97:2 Dark clouds surround him;

equity and justice are the foundation of his throne. 160 

97:3 Fire goes before him;

on every side 161  it burns up his enemies.

97:4 His lightning bolts light up the world;

the earth sees and trembles.

97:5 The mountains melt like wax before the Lord,

before the Lord of the whole earth.

97:6 The sky declares his justice,

and all the nations see his splendor.

97:7 All who worship idols are ashamed,

those who boast about worthless idols.

All the gods bow down before him. 162 

97:8 Zion hears and rejoices,

the towns 163  of Judah are happy,

because of your judgments, O Lord.

97:9 For you, O Lord, are the sovereign king 164  over the whole earth;

you are elevated high above all gods.

97:10 You who love the Lord, hate evil!

He protects 165  the lives of his faithful followers;

he delivers them from the power 166  of the wicked.

97:11 The godly bask in the light;

the morally upright experience joy. 167 

97:12 You godly ones, rejoice in the Lord!

Give thanks to his holy name. 168 

Psalm 98 169 

98:1 A psalm.

Sing to the Lord a new song, 170 

for he performs 171  amazing deeds!

His right hand and his mighty arm

accomplish deliverance. 172 

98:2 The Lord demonstrates his power to deliver; 173 

in the sight of the nations he reveals his justice.

98:3 He remains loyal and faithful to the family of Israel. 174 

All the ends of the earth see our God deliver us. 175 

98:4 Shout out praises to the Lord, all the earth!

Break out in a joyful shout and sing!

98:5 Sing to the Lord accompanied by a harp,

accompanied by a harp and the sound of music!

98:6 With trumpets and the blaring of the ram’s horn,

shout out praises before the king, the Lord!

98:7 Let the sea and everything in it shout,

along with the world and those who live in it!

98:8 Let the rivers clap their hands!

Let the mountains sing in unison

98:9 before the Lord!

For he comes to judge the earth!

He judges the world fairly, 176 

and the nations in a just manner.

Psalm 99 177 

99:1 The Lord reigns!

The nations tremble. 178 

He sits enthroned above the winged angels; 179 

the earth shakes. 180 

99:2 The Lord is elevated 181  in Zion;

he is exalted over all the nations.

99:3 Let them praise your great and awesome name!

He 182  is holy!

99:4 The king is strong;

he loves justice. 183 

You ensure that legal decisions will be made fairly; 184 

you promote justice and equity in Jacob.

99:5 Praise 185  the Lord our God!

Worship 186  before his footstool!

He is holy!

99:6 Moses and Aaron were among his priests;

Samuel was one of those who prayed to him. 187 

They 188  prayed to the Lord and he answered them.

99:7 He spoke to them from a pillar of cloud; 189 

they obeyed his regulations and the ordinance he gave them.

99:8 O Lord our God, you answered them.

They found you to be a forgiving God,

but also one who punished their sinful deeds. 190 

99:9 Praise 191  the Lord our God!

Worship on his holy hill,

for the Lord our God is holy!

Psalm 100 192 

100:1 A thanksgiving psalm.

Shout out praises to the Lord, all the earth!

100:2 Worship 193  the Lord with joy!

Enter his presence with joyful singing!

100:3 Acknowledge that the Lord is God!

He made us and we belong to him; 194 

we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.

100:4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving,

and his courts with praise!

Give him thanks!

Praise his name!

100:5 For the Lord is good.

His loyal love endures, 195 

and he is faithful through all generations. 196 

Psalm 101 197 

101:1 A psalm of David.

I will sing about loyalty and justice!

To you, O Lord, I will sing praises!

101:2 I will walk in 198  the way of integrity.

When will you come to me?

I will conduct my business with integrity in the midst of my palace. 199 

101:3 I will not even consider doing what is dishonest. 200 

I hate doing evil; 201 

I will have no part of it. 202 

101:4 I will have nothing to do with a perverse person; 203 

I will not permit 204  evil.

101:5 I will destroy anyone who slanders his neighbor in secret.

I will not tolerate anyone who has a cocky demeanor and an arrogant attitude. 205 

101:6 I will favor the honest people of the land, 206 

and allow them to live with me. 207 

Those who walk in the way of integrity will attend me. 208 

101:7 Deceitful people will not live in my palace. 209 

Liars will not be welcome in my presence. 210 

101:8 Each morning I will destroy all the wicked people in the land,

and remove all evildoers from the city of the Lord.

Psalm 102 211 

102:1 The prayer of an oppressed man, as he grows faint and pours out his lament before the Lord.

O Lord, hear my prayer!

Pay attention to my cry for help! 212 

102:2 Do not ignore me in my time of trouble! 213 

Listen to me! 214 

When I call out to you, quickly answer me!

102:3 For my days go up in smoke, 215 

and my bones are charred like a fireplace. 216 

102:4 My heart is parched 217  and withered like grass,

for I am unable 218  to eat food. 219 

102:5 Because of the anxiety that makes me groan,

my bones protrude from my skin. 220 

102:6 I am like an owl 221  in the wilderness;

I am like a screech owl 222  among the ruins. 223 

102:7 I stay awake; 224 

I am like a solitary bird on a roof.

102:8 All day long my enemies taunt me;

those who mock me use my name in their curses. 225 

102:9 For I eat ashes as if they were bread, 226 

and mix my drink with my tears, 227 

102:10 because of your anger and raging fury.

Indeed, 228  you pick me up and throw me away.

102:11 My days are coming to an end, 229 

and I am withered like grass.

102:12 But you, O Lord, rule forever, 230 

and your reputation endures. 231 

102:13 You will rise up and have compassion on Zion. 232 

For it is time to have mercy on her,

for the appointed time has come.

102:14 Indeed, 233  your servants take delight in her stones,

and feel compassion for 234  the dust of her ruins. 235 

102:15 The nations will respect the reputation of the Lord, 236 

and all the kings of the earth will respect 237  his splendor,

102:16 when the Lord rebuilds Zion,

and reveals his splendor,

102:17 when he responds to the prayer of the destitute, 238 

and does not reject 239  their request. 240 

102:18 The account of his intervention 241  will be recorded for future generations;

people yet to be born will praise the Lord.

102:19 For he will look down from his sanctuary above; 242 

from heaven the Lord will look toward earth, 243 

102:20 in order to hear the painful cries of the prisoners,

and to set free those condemned to die, 244 

102:21 so they may proclaim the name of the Lord in Zion,

and praise him 245  in Jerusalem, 246 

102:22 when the nations gather together,

and the kingdoms pay tribute to the Lord. 247 

102:23 He has taken away my strength in the middle of life; 248 

he has cut short my days.

102:24 I say, “O my God, please do not take me away in the middle of my life! 249 

You endure through all generations. 250 

102:25 In earlier times you established the earth;

the skies are your handiwork.

102:26 They will perish,

but you will endure. 251 

They will wear out like a garment;

like clothes you will remove them and they will disappear. 252 

102:27 But you remain; 253 

your years do not come to an end.

102:28 The children of your servants will settle down here,

and their descendants 254  will live securely in your presence.” 255 

Psalm 103 256 

103:1 By David.

Praise the Lord, O my soul!

With all that is within me, praise 257  his holy name!

103:2 Praise the Lord, O my soul!

Do not forget all his kind deeds! 258 

103:3 He is the one who forgives all your sins,

who heals all your diseases, 259 

103:4 who delivers 260  your life from the Pit, 261 

who crowns you with his loyal love and compassion,

103:5 who satisfies your life with good things, 262 

so your youth is renewed like an eagle’s. 263 

103:6 The Lord does what is fair,

and executes justice for all the oppressed. 264 

103:7 The Lord revealed his faithful acts 265  to Moses,

his deeds to the Israelites.

103:8 The Lord is compassionate and merciful;

he is patient 266  and demonstrates great loyal love. 267 

103:9 He does not always accuse,

and does not stay angry. 268 

103:10 He does not deal with us as our sins deserve; 269 

he does not repay us as our misdeeds deserve. 270 

103:11 For as the skies are high above the earth,

so his loyal love towers 271  over his faithful followers. 272 

103:12 As far as the eastern horizon 273  is from the west, 274 

so he removes the guilt of our rebellious actions 275  from us.

103:13 As a father has compassion on his children, 276 

so the Lord has compassion on his faithful followers. 277 

103:14 For he knows what we are made of; 278 

he realizes 279  we are made of clay. 280 

103:15 A person’s life is like grass. 281 

Like a flower in the field it flourishes,

103:16 but when the hot wind 282  blows by, it disappears,

and one can no longer even spot the place where it once grew.

103:17 But the Lord continually shows loyal love to his faithful followers, 283 

and is faithful to their descendants, 284 

103:18 to those who keep his covenant,

who are careful to obey his commands. 285 

103:19 The Lord has established his throne in heaven;

his kingdom extends over everything. 286 

103:20 Praise the Lord, you angels of his,

you powerful warriors who carry out his decrees

and obey his orders! 287 

103:21 Praise the Lord, all you warriors of his, 288 

you servants of his who carry out his desires! 289 

103:22 Praise the Lord, all that he has made, 290 

in all the regions 291  of his kingdom!

Praise the Lord, O my soul!

Psalm 104 292 

104:1 Praise the Lord, O my soul!

O Lord my God, you are magnificent. 293 

You are robed in splendor and majesty.

104:2 He covers himself with light as if it were a garment.

He stretches out the skies like a tent curtain,

104:3 and lays the beams of the upper rooms of his palace on the rain clouds. 294 

He makes the clouds his chariot,

and travels along on the wings of the wind. 295 

104:4 He makes the winds his messengers,

and the flaming fire his attendant. 296 

104:5 He established the earth on its foundations;

it will never be upended.

104:6 The watery deep covered it 297  like a garment;

the waters reached 298  above the mountains. 299 

104:7 Your shout made the waters retreat;

at the sound of your thunderous voice they hurried off –

104:8 as the mountains rose up,

and the valleys went down

to the place you appointed for them. 300 

104:9 You set up a boundary for them that they could not cross,

so that they would not cover the earth again. 301 

104:10 He turns springs into streams; 302 

they flow between the mountains.

104:11 They provide water for all the animals in the field;

the wild donkeys quench their thirst.

104:12 The birds of the sky live beside them;

they chirp among the bushes. 303 

104:13 He waters the mountains from the upper rooms of his palace; 304 

the earth is full of the fruit you cause to grow. 305 

104:14 He provides grass 306  for the cattle,

and crops for people to cultivate, 307 

so they can produce food from the ground, 308 

104:15 as well as wine that makes people feel so good, 309 

and so they can have oil to make their faces shine, 310 

as well as food that sustains people’s lives. 311 

104:16 The trees of the Lord 312  receive all the rain they need, 313 

the cedars of Lebanon which he planted,

104:17 where the birds make nests,

near the evergreens in which the herons live. 314 

104:18 The wild goats live in the high mountains; 315 

the rock badgers find safety in the cliffs.

104:19 He made the moon to mark the months, 316 

and the sun sets according to a regular schedule. 317 

104:20 You make it dark and night comes, 318 

during which all the beasts of the forest prowl around.

104:21 The lions roar for prey,

seeking their food from God. 319 

104:22 When the sun rises, they withdraw

and sleep 320  in their dens.

104:23 Men then go out to do their work,

and labor away until evening. 321 

104:24 How many living things you have made, O Lord! 322 

You have exhibited great skill in making all of them; 323 

the earth is full of the living things you have made.

104:25 Over here is the deep, wide sea, 324 

which teems with innumerable swimming creatures, 325 

living things both small and large.

104:26 The ships travel there,

and over here swims the whale 326  you made to play in it.

104:27 All of your creatures 327  wait for you

to provide them with food on a regular basis. 328 

104:28 You give food to them and they receive it;

you open your hand and they are filled with food. 329 

104:29 When you ignore them, they panic. 330 

When you take away their life’s breath, they die

and return to dust.

104:30 When you send your life-giving breath, they are created,

and you replenish the surface of the ground.

104:31 May the splendor of the Lord endure! 331 

May the Lord find pleasure in the living things he has made! 332 

104:32 He looks down on the earth and it shakes;

he touches the mountains and they start to smolder.

104:33 I will sing to the Lord as long as I live;

I will sing praise to my God as long as I exist! 333 

104:34 May my thoughts 334  be pleasing to him!

I will rejoice in the Lord.

104:35 May sinners disappear 335  from the earth,

and the wicked vanish!

Praise the Lord, O my soul!

Praise the Lord!

Psalm 105 336 

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, 337 

105:6 O children 338  of Abraham, 339  God’s 340  servant,

you descendants 341  of Jacob, God’s 342  chosen ones!

105:7 He is the Lord our God;

he carries out judgment throughout the earth. 343 

105:8 He always remembers his covenantal decree,

the promise he made 344  to a thousand generations

105:9 the promise 345  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, 346 

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. 347 

105:14 He let no one oppress them;

he disciplined kings for their sake,

105:15 saying, 348  “Don’t touch my chosen 349  ones!

Don’t harm my prophets!

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

he cut off all the food supply. 350 

105:17 He sent a man ahead of them 351 

Joseph was sold as a servant.

105:18 The shackles hurt his feet; 352 

his neck was placed in an iron collar, 353 

105:19 until the time when his prediction 354  came true.

The Lord’s word 355  proved him right. 356 

105:20 The king authorized his release; 357 

the ruler of nations set him free.

105:21 He put him in charge of his palace, 358 

and made him manager of all his property,

105:22 giving him authority to imprison his officials 359 

and to teach his advisers. 360 

105:23 Israel moved to 361  Egypt;

Jacob lived for a time 362  in the land of Ham.

105:24 The Lord 363  made his people very fruitful,

and made them 364  more numerous than their 365  enemies.

105:25 He caused them 366  to hate his people,

and to mistreat 367  his servants.

105:26 He sent his servant Moses,

and Aaron, whom he had chosen.

105:27 They executed his miraculous signs among them, 368 

and his amazing deeds in the land of Ham.

105:28 He made it dark; 369 

they did not disobey his orders. 370 

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; 371 

gnats invaded their whole territory.

105:32 He sent hail along with the rain; 372 

there was lightning in their land. 373 

105:33 He destroyed their vines and fig trees,

and broke the trees throughout their territory.

105:34 He ordered locusts to come, 374 

innumerable grasshoppers.

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

and devoured the crops of their fields. 375 

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

the firstfruits of their reproductive power. 376 

105:37 He brought his people 377  out enriched 378  with silver and gold;

none of his tribes stumbled.

105:38 Egypt was happy when they left,

for they were afraid of them. 379 

105:39 He spread out a cloud for a cover, 380 

and provided a fire to light up the night.

105:40 They asked for food, 381  and he sent quails;

he satisfied them with food from the sky. 382 

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

a river ran through dry regions.

105:42 Yes, 383  he remembered the sacred promise 384 

he made to Abraham his servant.

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

his chosen ones shouted with joy. 385 

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

and they took possession of what other peoples had produced, 386 

105:45 so that they might keep his commands

and obey 387  his laws.

Praise the Lord!

Psalm 106 388 

106:1 Praise the Lord!

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,

and his loyal love endures! 389 

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

or relate all his praiseworthy deeds? 390 

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 391  of your chosen ones,

rejoice along with your nation, 392 

and boast along with the people who belong to you. 393 

106:6 We have sinned like 394  our ancestors; 395 

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. 396 

106:8 Yet he delivered them for the sake of his reputation, 397 

that he might reveal his power.

106:9 He shouted at 398  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 399  of the one who hated them,

and rescued 400  them from the power 401  of the enemy.

106:11 The water covered their enemies;

not even one of them survived. 402 

106:12 They believed his promises; 403 

they sang praises to him.

106:13 They quickly forgot what he had done; 404 

they did not wait for his instructions. 405 

106:14 In the wilderness they had an insatiable craving 406  for meat; 407 

they challenged God 408  in the desert.

106:15 He granted their request,

then struck them with a disease. 409 

106:16 In the camp they resented 410  Moses,

and Aaron, the Lord’s holy priest. 411 

106:17 The earth opened up and swallowed Dathan;

it engulfed 412  the group led by Abiram. 413 

106:18 Fire burned their group;

the flames scorched the wicked. 414 

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

and worshiped a metal idol.

106:20 They traded their majestic God 415 

for the image of an ox that eats grass.

106:21 They rejected 416  the God who delivered them,

the one who performed great deeds in Egypt,

106:22 amazing feats in the land of Ham,

mighty 417  acts by the Red Sea.

106:23 He threatened 418  to destroy them,

but 419  Moses, his chosen one, interceded with him 420 

and turned back his destructive anger. 421 

106:24 They rejected the fruitful land; 422 

they did not believe his promise. 423 

106:25 They grumbled in their tents; 424 

they did not obey 425  the Lord.

106:26 So he made a solemn vow 426 

that he would make them die 427  in the desert,

106:27 make their descendants 428  die 429  among the nations,

and scatter them among foreign lands. 430 

106:28 They worshiped 431  Baal of Peor,

and ate sacrifices offered to the dead. 432 

106:29 They made the Lord angry 433  by their actions,

and a plague broke out among them.

106:30 Phinehas took a stand and intervened, 434 

and the plague subsided.

106:31 This brought him a reward,

an eternal gift. 435 

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

and Moses suffered 436  because of them,

106:33 for they aroused 437  his temper, 438 

and he spoke rashly. 439 

106:34 They did not destroy the nations, 440 

as the Lord had commanded them to do.

106:35 They mixed in with the nations

and learned their ways. 441 

106:36 They worshiped 442  their idols,

which became a snare to them. 443 

106:37 They sacrificed their sons and daughters to demons. 444 

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. 445 

106:39 They were defiled by their deeds,

and unfaithful in their actions. 446 

106:40 So the Lord was angry with his people 447 

and despised the people who belong to him. 448 

106:41 He handed them over to 449  the nations,

and those who hated them ruled over them.

106:42 Their enemies oppressed them;

they were subject to their authority. 450 

106:43 Many times he delivered 451  them,

but they had a rebellious attitude, 452 

and degraded themselves 453  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 454  because of his great loyal love.

106:46 He caused all their conquerors 455 

to have pity on them.

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

Gather us from among the nations!

Then we will give thanks 456  to your holy name,

and boast about your praiseworthy deeds. 457 

106:48 The Lord God of Israel deserves praise, 458 

in the future and forevermore. 459 

Let all the people say, “We agree! 460  Praise the Lord! 461 

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