Psalms Chapter 105 |
1Praise the Lord;
call on His name;
proclaim His deeds among the peoples.
2Sing praises to Him;
speak of all His wondrous acts.
3Exult in His holy name;
let all who seek the Lord rejoice.
4Turn to the Lord, to His might;
seek His presence constantly.
5Remember the wonders He has done,
His portents and the judgments He has pronounced,
6O offspring of Abraham, His servant,
O descendants of Jacob, His chosen ones.
7He is the Lord our God;
His judgments are throughout the earth.
8He is ever mindful of His covenant,
the promise He gave for a thousand generations,
9that He made with Abraham,
swore to Isaac,
10and confirmed in a decree for Jacob,
for Israel, as an eternal covenant,
11saying, “To you I will give the land of Canaan
as your allotted heritage.”
12They were then few in number,
a mere handful, sojourning there,
13wandering from nation to nation,
from one kingdom to another.
14He allowed no one to oppress them;
He reproved kings on their account,
15“Do not touch My anointed ones;
do not harm My prophets.”
16He called down a famine on the land,
destroyed every staff of bread.
17He sent ahead of them a man,
Joseph, sold into slavery.
18His feet were subjected to fetters;
an iron collar was put on his neck.
19Until his prediction came true
the decree of the Lord purged him.
20The king sent to have him freed;
the ruler of nations released him.
21He made him the lord of his household,
empowered him over all his possessions,
22to discipline his princes at will,
to teach his elders wisdom.
23Then Israel came to Egypt;
Jacob sojourned in the land of Ham.
24He made His people very fruitful,
more numerous than their foes.
25He changed their heart to hate His people,
to plot against His servants.
26He sent His servant Moses,
and Aaron, whom He had chosen.
27They performed His signs among them,
His wonders, against the land of Ham.
28He sent darkness; it was very dark;
did they not defy His word?
29He turned their waters into blood
and killed their fish.
30Their land teemed with frogs,
even the rooms of their king.
31Swarms of insects came at His command,
lice, throughout their country.
32He gave them hail for rain,
and flaming fire in their land.
33He struck their vines and fig trees,
broke down the trees of their country.
34Locusts came at His command,
grasshoppers without number.
35They devoured every green thing in the land;
they consumed the produce of the soil.
36He struck down every first-born in the land,
the first fruit of their vigor.
37He led Israel out with silver and gold;
none among their tribes faltered.
38Egypt rejoiced when they left,
for dread of Israel had fallen upon them.
39He spread a cloud for a cover,
and fire to light up the night.
40They asked and He brought them quail,
and satisfied them with food from heaven.
41He opened a rock so that water gushed forth;
it flowed as a stream in the parched land.
42Mindful of His sacred promise
to His servant Abraham,
43He led His people out in gladness,
His chosen ones with joyous song.
44He gave them the lands of nations;
they inherited the wealth of peoples,
45that they might keep His laws
and observe His teachings.