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Psalm 105

1O give thanks to the Lord, call on his name, make known his deeds among the peoples.

2Sing to him, sing praises to him; tell of all his wonderful works.

3Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.

4Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually.

5Remember the wonderful works he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he uttered,

6O offspring of his servant Abraham, children of Jacob, his chosen ones.

7He is the Lord our God; his judgments are in all the earth.

8He is mindful of his covenant forever, of the word that he commanded, for a thousand generations,

9the covenant that he made with Abraham, his sworn promise to Isaac,

10which he confirmed to Jacob as a statute, to Israel as an everlasting covenant,

11saying, “To you I will give the land of Canaan as your portion for an inheritance.”

12When they were few in number, of little account, and strangers in it,

13wandering from nation to nation, from one kingdom to another people,

14he allowed no one to oppress them; he rebuked kings on their account,

15saying, “Do not touch my anointed ones; do my prophets no harm.”

16When he summoned famine against the land, and broke every staff of bread,

17he had sent a man ahead of them, Joseph, who was sold as a slave.

18His feet were hurt with fetters, his neck was put in a collar of iron;

19until what he had said came to pass, the word of the Lord kept testing him.

20The king sent and released him; the ruler of the peoples set him free.

21He made him lord of his house, and ruler of all his possessions,

22to instruct his officials at his pleasure, and to teach his elders wisdom.

23Then Israel came to Egypt; Jacob lived as an alien in the land of Ham.

24And the Lord made his people very fruitful, and made them stronger than their foes,

25whose hearts he then turned to hate his people, to deal craftily with his servants.

26He sent his servant Moses, and Aaron whom he had chosen.

27They performed his signs among them, and miracles in the land of Ham.

28He sent darkness, and made the land dark; they rebelled against his words.

29He turned their waters into blood, and caused their fish to die.

30Their land swarmed with frogs, even in the chambers of their kings.

31He spoke, and there came swarms of flies, and gnats throughout their country.

32He gave them hail for rain, and lightning that flashed through their land.

33He struck their vines and fig trees, and shattered the trees of their country.

34He spoke, and the locusts came, and young locusts without number;

35they devoured all the vegetation in their land, and ate up the fruit of their ground.

36He struck down all the firstborn in their land, the first issue of all their strength.

37Then he brought Israel out with silver and gold, and there was no one among their tribes who stumbled.

38Egypt was glad when they departed, for dread of them had fallen upon it.

39He spread a cloud for a covering, and fire to give light by night.

40They asked, and he brought quails, and gave them food from heaven in abundance.

41He opened the rock, and water gushed out; it flowed through the desert like a river.

42For he remembered his holy promise, and Abraham, his servant.

43So he brought his people out with joy, his chosen ones with singing.

44He gave them the lands of the nations, and they took possession of the wealth of the peoples,

45that they might keep his statutes and observe his laws. Praise the Lord!

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Psalm 106

1Praise the Lord! O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever.

2Who can utter the mighty doings of the Lord, or declare all his praise?

3Happy are those who observe justice, who do righteousness at all times.

4Remember me, O Lord, when you show favor to your people; help me when you deliver them;

5that I may see the prosperity of your chosen ones, that I may rejoice in the gladness of your nation, that I may glory in your heritage.

6Both we and our ancestors have sinned; we have committed iniquity, have done wickedly.

7Our ancestors, when they were in Egypt, did not consider your wonderful works; they did not remember the abundance of your steadfast love, but rebelled against the Most High at the Red Sea.

8Yet he saved them for his name’s sake, so that he might make known his mighty power.

9He rebuked the Red Sea, and it became dry; he led them through the deep as through a desert.

10So he saved them from the hand of the foe, and delivered them from the hand of the enemy.

11The waters covered their adversaries; not one of them was left.

12Then they believed his words; they sang his praise.

13But they soon forgot his works; they did not wait for his counsel.

14But they had a wanton craving in the wilderness, and put God to the test in the desert;

15he gave them what they asked, but sent a wasting disease among them.

16They were jealous of Moses in the camp, and of Aaron, the holy one of the Lord.

17The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan, and covered the faction of Abiram.

18Fire also broke out in their company; the flame burned up the wicked.

19They made a calf at Horeb and worshiped a cast image.

20They exchanged the glory of God for the image of an ox that eats grass.

21They forgot God, their Savior, who had done great things in Egypt,

22wondrous works in the land of Ham, and awesome deeds by the Red Sea.

23Therefore he said he would destroy them— had not Moses, his chosen one, stood in the breach before him, to turn away his wrath from destroying them.

24Then they despised the pleasant land, having no faith in his promise.

25They grumbled in their tents, and did not obey the voice of the Lord.

26Therefore he raised his hand and swore to them that he would make them fall in the wilderness,

27and would disperse their descendants among the nations, scattering them over the lands.

28Then they attached themselves to the Baal of Peor, and ate sacrifices offered to the dead;

29they provoked the Lord to anger with their deeds, and a plague broke out among them.

30Then Phinehas stood up and interceded, and the plague was stopped.

31And that has been reckoned to him as righteousness from generation to generation forever.

32They angered the Lord at the waters of Meribah, and it went ill with Moses on their account;

33for they made his spirit bitter, and he spoke words that were rash.

34They did not destroy the peoples, as the Lord commanded them,

35but they mingled with the nations and learned to do as they did.

36They served their idols, which became a snare to them.

37They sacrificed their sons and their daughters to the demons;

38they poured out innocent blood, the blood of their sons and daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan; and the land was polluted with blood.

39Thus they became unclean by their acts, and prostituted themselves in their doings.

40Then the anger of the Lord was kindled against his people, and he abhorred his heritage;

41he gave them into the hand of the nations, so that those who hated them ruled over them.

42Their enemies oppressed them, and they were brought into subjection under their power.

43Many times he delivered them, but they were rebellious in their purposes, and were brought low through their iniquity.

44Nevertheless he regarded their distress when he heard their cry.

45For their sake he remembered his covenant, and showed compassion according to the abundance of his steadfast love.

46He caused them to be pitied by all who held them captive.

47Save us, O Lord our God, and gather us from among the nations, that we may give thanks to your holy name and glory in your praise.

48Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting. And let all the people say, “Amen.” Praise the Lord!

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