Psalm 106
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1Praise the LORD! Oh give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; For His lovingkindness is everlasting.1Praise the LORD! Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!
2Who can speak of the mighty deeds of the LORD, Or can show forth all His praise?2Who can utter the mighty deeds of the LORD, or declare all his praise?
3How blessed are those who keep justice, Who practice righteousness at all times!3Blessed are they who observe justice, who do righteousness at all times!
4Remember me, O LORD, in Your favor toward Your people; Visit me with Your salvation,4Remember me, O LORD, when you show favor to your people; help me when you save 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 with 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 like our fathers, We have committed iniquity, we have behaved wickedly.6Both we and our fathers have sinned; we have committed iniquity; we have done wickedness.
7Our fathers in Egypt did not understand Your wonders; They did not remember Your abundant kindnesses, But rebelled by the sea, at the Red 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.
8Nevertheless He saved them for the sake of His name, That He might make His power known.8Yet he saved them for his name’s sake, that he might make known his mighty power.
9Thus He rebuked the Red Sea and it dried up, And He led them through the deeps, as through the wilderness.9He rebuked the Red Sea, and it became dry, and he led them through the deep as through a desert.
10So He saved them from the hand of the one who hated them, And redeemed them from the hand of the enemy.10So he saved them from the hand of the foe and redeemed them from the power of the enemy.
11The waters covered their adversaries; Not one of them was left.11And the waters covered their adversaries; not one of them was left.
12Then they believed His words; They sang His praise.12Then they believed his words; they sang his praise.
13They quickly forgot His works; They did not wait for His counsel,13But they soon forgot his works; they did not wait for his counsel.
14But craved intensely in the wilderness, And tempted God in the desert.14But they had a wanton craving in the wilderness, and put God to the test in the desert;
15So He gave them their request, But sent a wasting disease among them.15he gave them what they asked, but sent a wasting disease among them.
16When they became 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 up Dathan, And engulfed the company of Abiram.17the earth opened and swallowed up Dathan, and covered the company of Abiram.
18And a fire blazed up in their company; The flame consumed the wicked.18Fire also broke out in their company; the flame burned up the wicked.
19They made a calf in Horeb And worshiped a molten image.19They made a calf in Horeb and worshiped a metal image.
20Thus they exchanged their glory For the image of an ox that eats grass.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,21They forgot God, their Savior, who had done great things in Egypt,
22Wonders in the land of Ham And awesome things by the Red Sea.22wondrous works in the land of Ham, and awesome deeds by the Red Sea.
23Therefore He said that He would destroy them, Had not Moses His chosen one stood in the breach before Him, To turn away His wrath from destroying them.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; They did not believe in His word,24Then they despised the pleasant land, having no faith in his promise.
25But grumbled in their tents; They did not listen to the voice of the LORD.25They murmured in their tents, and did not obey the voice of the LORD.
26Therefore He swore to them That He would cast them down in the wilderness,26Therefore he raised his hand and swore to them that he would make them fall in the wilderness,
27And that He would cast their seed among the nations And scatter them in the lands.27and would make their offspring fall among the nations, scattering them among the lands.
28They joined themselves also to 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;
29Thus they provoked Him to anger with their deeds, And the plague broke out among them.29they provoked the LORD to anger with their deeds, and a plague broke out among them.
30Then Phinehas stood up and interposed, And so the plague was stayed.30Then Phinehas stood up and intervened, and the plague was stayed.
31And it was reckoned to him for righteousness, To all generations forever.31And that was counted to him as righteousness from generation to generation forever.
32They also provoked Him to wrath at the waters of Meribah, So that it went hard with Moses on their account;32They angered him at the waters of Meribah, and it went ill with Moses on their account,
33Because they were rebellious against His Spirit, He spoke rashly with his lips.33for they made his spirit bitter, and he spoke rashly with his lips.
34They did not destroy the peoples, As the LORD commanded them,34They did not destroy the peoples, as the LORD commanded them,
35But they mingled with the nations And learned their practices,35but they mixed with the nations and learned to do as they did.
36And served their idols, Which became a snare to them.36They served their idols, which became a snare to them.
37They even sacrificed their sons and their daughters to the demons,37They sacrificed their sons and their daughters to the demons;
38And shed innocent blood, The blood of their sons and their daughters, Whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan; And the land was polluted with the 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.
39Thus they became unclean in their practices, And played the harlot in their deeds.39Thus they became unclean by their acts, and played the whore in their deeds.
40Therefore the anger of the LORD was kindled against His people And He abhorred His inheritance.40Then the anger of the LORD was kindled against his people, and he abhorred his heritage;
41Then He gave them into the hand of the nations, And 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 also oppressed them, And they were subdued under their power.42Their enemies oppressed them, and they were brought into subjection under their power.
43Many times He would deliver them; They, however, were rebellious in their counsel, And so sank down in their iniquity.43Many times he delivered them, but they were rebellious in their purposes and were brought low through their iniquity.
44Nevertheless He looked upon their distress When He heard their cry;44Nevertheless, he looked upon their distress, when he heard their cry.
45And He remembered His covenant for their sake, And relented according to the greatness of His lovingkindness.45For their sake he remembered his covenant, and relented according to the abundance of his steadfast love.
46He also made them objects of compassion In the presence of all their captors.46He caused them to be pitied by all those who held them captive.
47Save us, O LORD our God, And gather us from among the nations, To give thanks to Your holy name And glory in Your praise.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 even to everlasting. And let all the people say, "Amen." Praise the LORD!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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