|Psalms 106 |
1 Praise the LORD. O give thanks to the LORD, for he is good and his mercy endures forever.
2 Who can utter the mighty acts of the LORD? Who can show forth all his praise?
3 Blessed are those who keep justice, and he that does righteousness at all times.
4 Remember me, O LORD, with the favor that you give to your people. O visit me with your salvation;
5 That I may see the good of your chosen, that I may rejoice in the gladness of your nation, that I may glory with your inheritance.
6 We have sinned with our fathers, we have committed iniquity, and we have done wickedly.
7 Our fathers understood did not your wonders in Egypt; they did not remember not the multitude of your mercies; but provoked him at the sea, even at the Red sea.
8 Nevertheless he saved them for his name's sake, that he might make his mighty power to be known.
9 He rebuked the Red sea also, and it was dried up; so he led them through the depths, as through the wilderness.
10 And he saved them from the hand of him that hated them, and redeemed them from the hand of the enemy.
11 And the waters covered their enemies; there was not one of them left.
12 Then they believed his words; they sang his praise.
13 They soon forgot his works; they did not wait for his counsel;
14 But lusted excessively in the wilderness and tempted God in the desert.
15 And he gave them their request, but sent leanness into their soul.
16 They also envied Moses in the camp, along with Aaron, the saint of the LORD.
17 The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan and covered the company of Abiram.
18 And a fire was kindled in their company; the flame burned up the wicked.
19 They made a calf in Horeb, and worshipped the molten image.
20 Thus they changed their glory into the likeness of an ox that eats grass.
21 They forgot God their saviour, who had done great things in Egypt;
22 Wondrous works in the land of Ham, and terrible things by the Red sea.
23 Therefore he said that he would destroy them, had not Moses his chosen stood before him in the breach, to turn away his wrath, lest he should destroy them.
24 Yes, they despised the pleasant land, they did not believe his word:
25 But murmured in their tents, and did not listen to or obey the voice of the LORD.
26 Therefore he lifted up his hand against them, to overthrow them in the wilderness;
27 To overthrow their seed also among the nations, and to scatter them in the lands.
28 They joined themselves also to Baalpeor, and ate the sacrifices of the dead.
29 Thus they provoked him to anger with their inventions, and the plague broke out upon them.
30 Then Phinehas stood up and executed judgment; and so the plague was stopped.
31 And that was counted to him for righteousness to all generations forevermore.
32 They also angered him at the waters of strife, so that it went bad with Moses for their sakes:
33 Because they provoked his spirit, so that he spoke unadvisedly with his lips.
34 They did not destroy the nations, concerning whom the LORD commanded them:
35 But were mingled among the heathen, and learned their works.
36 And they served their idols, which were a snare to them.
37 Yes, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters to devils,
38 And shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan; and the land was polluted with blood.
39 Thus were they defiled with their own works, and went a whoring with their own inventions.
40 Therefore was the wrath of the LORD kindled against his people, so much that he abhorred his own inheritance.
41 And he gave them into the hand of the heathen; and those who hated them ruled over them.
42 Their enemies also oppressed them, and they were brought into subjection under their hand.
43 He delivered them many times, but they provoked him with their counsel, and were brought low for their iniquity.
44 Nevertheless he regarded their affliction, when he heard their cry;
45 And he remembered for them his covenant, and repented according to the multitude of his mercies.
46 He made them also to be pitied of all those that carried them captives.
47 Save us, O LORD our God, and gather us from among the heathen, to give thanks to your holy name, and to triumph in your praise.
48 Blessed be the LORD God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting; and let all the people say, Amen. Praise the LORD.
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