Psalm 105
Holman Christian Standard Bible  Par ▾ 

God’s Faithfulness to His People

1Give thanks to Yahweh, call on His name;

proclaim His deeds among the peoples.a

2Sing to Him, sing praise to Him;

tell about all His wonderful works!b

3Honor His holy name;

let the hearts of those who seek Yahweh rejoice.c

4Search for the LORD and for His strength;

seek His face always.d

5Remember the wonderful works He has done,

His wonders, and the judgments He has pronounced,e, f

6you offspring of Abraham His servant,

Jacob’s descendants — His chosen ones.g

7He is the LORD our God;

His judgments govern the whole earth.h

8He remembers His covenant forever,

the promise He ordained

for a thousand generationsi —

9the covenant He made with Abraham,

sworej to Isaac,k

10and confirmed to Jacob as a decree

and to Israel as an everlasting covenant:l

11I will give the land of Canaan to you

as your inherited portion.”m

12When they were few in number,

very few indeed,

and temporary residents in Canaan,n

13wandering from nation to nation

and from one kingdom to another,o

14He allowed no one to oppress them;

He rebuked kings on their behalf:p

15Do not touch My anointed ones,q

or harm My prophets.”r

16He called down famine against the land

and destroyed the entire food supply.s

17He had sent a man ahead of them —

Joseph, who was sold as a slave.t

18They hurt his feet with shackles;

his neck was put in an iron collar.u

19Until the time his prediction came true,

the word of the LORD tested him.v

20The king sent for him and released him;

the ruler of peoples set him free.w

21He made him master of his household,

ruler over all his possessionsx —

22bindingy his officials at will

and instructing his elders.z

23Then Israel went to Egypt;

Jacob lived as a foreigner in the land of Ham.aa, ab

24The LORDac made His people very fruitful;

He made them more numerous than their foes,ad

25whose hearts He turned to hate His people

and to deal deceptively with His

26He sent Moses His servant,

and Aaron, whom He had

27They performed His miraculous signs among them,

and wonders in the land of, ah

28He sent darkness, and it became dark —

for did they not defyai His commands?aj

29He turned their water into blood

and caused their fish to die.ak

30Their land was overrun with frogs,

even in their royal

31He spoke, and insects cameam —

gnats throughout their

32He gave them hail for rain,

and lightning throughout their

33He struck their vines and fig trees

and shattered the trees of their territory.ap

34He spoke, and locusts came —

young locusts without number.

35They devoured all the vegetation in their land

and consumed the produce of their

36He struck all the firstborn in their land,

all their first

37Then He brought Israel out with silver and gold,

and no one among His tribes

38Egypt was glad when they left,

for the dread of Israelat had fallen on

39He spread a cloud as a covering

and gave a fire to light up the night.av

40They asked, and He brought quail

and satisfied them with bread from

41He opened a rock, and water gushed out;

it flowed like a stream in the

42For He remembered His holy promise

to Abraham His servant.ay

43He brought His people out with rejoicing,

His chosen ones with shouts of

44He gave them the lands of the nations,

and they inherited

what other peoples had worked

45All this happened

so that they might keep His statutes

and obey His


a. 105:1 Ps 9:11; Is 12:4
b. 105:2 Ps 96:3
c. 105:3 Ps 33:21
d. 105:4 Ps 27:8; 63:2
e. 105:5 Lit judgments of His mouth
f. 105:5 Ps 77:11; 119:13
g. 105:6 Ps 135:4
h. 105:7 Is 26:9
i. 105:8 Dt 7:9; Ps 106:45; Lk 1:42
j. 105:9 Lit and His oath
k. 105:9 Gn 12:7; 22:16-18
l. 105:10 Gn 28:13-15
m. 105:11 Gn 13:15; 15:18; Ps 78:55
n. 105:12 Gn 34:30; Dt 7:7
o. 105:13 Dt 26:5
p. 105:14 Gn 12:17; 20:3,7
q. 105:15 Gn 20:6-7; 26:11
r. 105:1-15 1Ch 16:8-22
s. 105:16 Gn 41:54; Lv 26:26; Ezk 4:16
t. 105:17 Gn 37:28-36; 45:5; Ac 7:9
u. 105:18 Gn 39:20
v. 105:19 Gn 40:20-21
w. 105:20 Gn 41:14
x. 105:21 Gn 41:40-43
y. 105:22 LXX, Syr, Vg read teaching
z. 105:22 Gn 41:44
aa. 105:23 = Egypt
ab. 105:23 Gn 46:6; Ac 7:15; 13:17
ac. 105:24 Lit He
ad. 105:24 Ex 1:7,9; Dt 26:5
ae. 105:25 Ex 1:8-14; Ac 7:19
af. 105:26 Ex 3:10; 4:12,14
ag. 105:27 = Egypt
ah. 105:27 Ex 7:3; 11:9-10; Ps 78:43-51
ai. 105:28 LXX, Syr read for they did defy
aj. 105:28 Ex 10:21-23; Ps 99:7
ak. 105:29 Ex 7:20-21
al. 105:30 Ex 8:3,6
am. 105:31 Ex 8:21
an. 105:31 Ex 8:16-17
ao. 105:32-33 Ex 9:23-25
ap. 105:33 Ps 78:47
aq. 105:34-35 Ex 10:12-15
ar. 105:36 Ex 12:29; 13:15; Ps 78:51
as. 105:37 Ex 12:35-36
at. 105:38 Lit them
au. 105:38 Ex 12:33; 15:16
av. 105:39 Ex 13:21; Neh 9:12; Ps 78:14
aw. 105:40 Ex 16:15; Ps 78:24
ax. 105:41 Ex 17:6; Nm 20:11; Ps 78:15
ay. 105:42 Ex 2:24
az. 105:43 Ex 15:1; Ps 106:12
ba. 105:44 Jos 24:13; Ps 78:55
bb. 105:45 Dt 4:1,40; Ps 78:7
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