Psalm 106
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1Hallelujah! Give thanks to the LORD, since he is good, for his gracious love exists forever.1Praise the LORD! Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!
2Who can fully describe the mighty acts of the LORD or proclaim all his praises?2Who can utter the mighty deeds of the LORD, or declare all his praise?
3How happy are those who enforce justice, who live righteously all the time.3Blessed are they who observe justice, who do righteousness at all times!
4Remember me, LORD, when you show favor to your people. Visit us with your deliverance,4Remember me, O LORD, when you show favor to your people; help me when you save them,
5to witness the prosperity of your chosen ones, to rejoice in your nation's joy, to glory in your inheritance.5that I may look upon the prosperity of your chosen ones, that I may rejoice in the gladness of your nation, that I may glory with your inheritance.
6We have sinned, along with our ancestors; we have committed iniquity and wickedness.6Both we and our fathers have sinned; we have committed iniquity; we have done wickedness.
7In Egypt, our ancestors neither comprehended your awesome deeds nor remembered your abundant gracious love. Instead, they rebelled beside the sea, the Reed Sea.7Our fathers, when they were in Egypt, did not consider your wondrous works; they did not remember the abundance of your steadfast love, but rebelled by the sea, at the Red Sea.
8He delivered for the sake of his name, to make his power known.8Yet he saved them for his name’s sake, that he might make known his mighty power.
9He shouted at the Reed Sea and it dried up; and led them through the sea as though through a desert.9He rebuked the Red Sea, and it became dry, and he led them through the deep as through a desert.
10He delivered them from the power of their foe; redeeming them from the power of their enemy.10So he saved them from the hand of the foe and redeemed them from the power of the enemy.
11The water overwhelmed their enemies, so that not one of them survived. 11And the waters covered their adversaries; not one of them was left.
12Then they believed his word and sung his praise.12Then they believed his words; they sang his praise.
13But they quickly forgot his deeds and did not wait for his counsel.13But they soon forgot his works; they did not wait for his counsel.
14They were overwhelmed with craving in the wilderness, so God tested them in the wasteland.14But they had a wanton craving in the wilderness, and put God to the test in the desert;
15God granted them their request, but sent leanness into their lives.15he gave them what they asked, but sent a wasting disease among them.
16They were envious of Moses in the camp, and of Aaron, the holy one of the LORD.16When men in the camp were jealous of Moses and Aaron, the holy one of the LORD,
17The earth opened and swallowed Dathan, closing over Abiram's clan.17the earth opened and swallowed up Dathan, and covered the company of Abiram.
18Then a fire burned among their company, a flame that set the wicked ablaze.18Fire also broke out in their company; the flame burned up the wicked.
19They fashioned a calf at Horeb and worshipped a carved image.19They made a calf in Horeb and worshiped a metal image.
20They exchanged their glory with the image of a grass-eating bull.20They exchanged the glory of God for the image of an ox that eats grass.
21They forgot God their Savior, who performed great things in Egypt—21They forgot God, their Savior, who had done great things in Egypt,
22awesome deeds in the land of Ham, astonishing deeds at the Reed Sea.22wondrous works in the land of Ham, and awesome deeds by the Red Sea.
23He would have destroyed them but for Moses, his chosen one, who stood in the breach before him to avert his destructive wrath.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.
24They rejected the desirable land, and they didn't trust his promise.24Then they despised the pleasant land, having no faith in his promise.
25They murmured in their tents, and didn't listen to the voice of the LORD.25They murmured in their tents, and did not obey the voice of the LORD.
26So he swore an oath concerning them— that he would cause them to die in the wilderness,26Therefore he raised his hand and swore to them that he would make them fall in the wilderness,
27to cause their children to perish among the nations and be scattered among many lands.27and would make their offspring fall among the nations, scattering them among the lands.
28For they adopted the worship of Baal Peor and ate sacrifices offered to the dead.28Then they yoked themselves to the Baal of Peor, and ate sacrifices offered to the dead;
29They had provoked anger by their deeds, so that a plague broke out against them.29they provoked the LORD to anger with their deeds, and a plague broke out among them.
30But Phinehas intervened and prayed so that the plague was restrained.30Then Phinehas stood up and intervened, and the plague was stayed.
31And it was credited to him as a righteous act, from generation to generation—to eternity.31And that was counted to him as righteousness from generation to generation forever.
32They provoked wrath at the waters of Meribah, and Moses suffered on account of them.32They angered him at the waters of Meribah, and it went ill with Moses on their account,
33For they rebelled against him, so that he spoke thoughtlessly with his lips.33for they made his spirit bitter, and he spoke rashly with his lips.
34They never destroyed the people, as the LORD had commanded them.34They did not destroy the peoples, as the LORD commanded them,
35Instead, they mingled among the nations and learned their ways. 35but they mixed with the nations and learned to do as they did.
36They worshipped their idols, and this became a trap for them.36They served their idols, which became a snare to them.
37They sacrificed their sons and daughters to demons.37They sacrificed their sons and their daughters to the demons;
38They shed innocent blood— the blood of their sons and daughters— whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan, thereby polluting the land with blood.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.
39Therefore, they became unclean because of what they did; they have acted like whores by their evil deeds.39Thus they became unclean by their acts, and played the whore in their deeds.
40The LORD's anger burned against his people, so that he despised his own inheritance.40Then the anger of the LORD was kindled against his people, and he abhorred his heritage;
41He turned them over to domination by nations where those who hated them ruled over them.41he gave them into the hand of the nations, so that those who hated them ruled over them.
42Their enemies oppressed them, so that they were humiliated by their power.42Their enemies oppressed them, and they were brought into subjection under their power.
43He delivered them many times, but they demonstrated rebellion by their evil plans; therefore they sunk deep in their sins.43Many times he delivered them, but they were rebellious in their purposes and were brought low through their iniquity.
44Yet when he saw their distress and heard their cries for help, 44Nevertheless, he looked upon their distress, when he heard their cry.
45he remembered his covenant with them, and so relented according to the greatness of his gracious love.45For their sake he remembered his covenant, and relented according to the abundance of his steadfast love.
46He caused all their captors to show compassion toward them.46He caused them to be pitied by all those who held them captive.
47Deliver us, LORD our God, gather us from among the nations so we may praise your holy name and rejoice in praising you.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 are you, LORD God of Israel, from eternity to eternity; Let all the people say, "Amen!" Hallelujah!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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