Psalm 106

Confitemini Domino.

O GIVE thanks unto the LORD; for he is gracious, and his mercy endureth for ever. Who can express the noble acts of the LORD, or show forth all his praise? Blessed are they that alway keep judgment, and do righteousness. Remember me, O LORD, according to the favour that thou bearest unto thy people; O visit me with thy salvation; That I may see the felicity of thy chosen, and rejoice in the gladness of thy people, and give thanks with thine inheritance. We have sinned with our fathers; we have done amiss, and dealt wickedly. Our fathers regarded not thy wonders in Egypt, neither kept they thy great goodness in remembrance; but were disobedient at the sea, even at the Red Sea. Nevertheless, he helped them for his Name's sake, that he might make his power to be known. He rebuked the Red Sea also, and it was dried up; so he led them through the deep, as through a wilderness. And he saved them from the adversary's hand, and delivered them from the hand of the enemy. As for those that troubled them, the waters overwhelmed them; there was not one of them left. Then believed they his words, and sang praise unto him. But within a while they forgat his works, and would not abide his counsel. But lust came upon them in the wilderness, and they tempted God in the desert. And he gave them their desire, and sent leanness withal into their soul. They angered Moses also in the tents, and Aaron the saint of the LORD. So the earth opened, and swallowed up Dathan, and covered the congregation of Abiram. And the fire was kindled in their company; the flame burnt up the ungodly. They made a calf in Horeb, and worshipped the molten image. Thus they turned their glory into the similitude of a calf that eateth hay. And they forgat God their Saviour, who had done so great things in Egypt; Wondrous works in the land of Ham; and fearful things by the Red Sea. So he said he would have destroyed them, had not Moses his chosen stood before him in the gap, to turn away his wrathful indignation, lest he should destroy them. Yea, they thought scorn of that pleasant land, and gave no credence unto his word; But murmured in their tents, and hearkened not unto the voice of the LORD. Then lift he up his hand against them, to overthrow them in the wilderness; To cast out their seed among the nations, and to scatter them in the lands. They joined themselves unto Baal-peor, and ate the offerings of the dead. Thus they provoked him to anger with their own inventions; and the plague was great among them. Then stood up Phinehas, and interposed; and so the plague ceased. And that was counted unto him for righteousness, among all posterities for evermore. They angered him also at the waters of strife, so that he punished Moses for their sakes; Because they provoked his spirit, so that he spake unadvisedly with his lips. Neither destroyed they the heathen, as the LORD commanded them; But were mingled among the heathen, and learned their works. Insomuch that they worshipped their idols, which became a snare unto them; yea, they offered their sons and their daughters unto devils; And shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their daughters, whom they offered unto the idols of Canaan; and the land was defiled with blood. Thus were they stained with their own works, and went a whoring with their own inventions. Therefore was the wrath of the LORD kindled against his people, insomuch that he abhorred his own inheritance. And he gave them over into the hand of the heathen; and they that hated them were lords over them. Their enemies oppressed them, and had them in subjection. Many a time did he deliver them; but they rebelled against him with their own inventions, and were brought down in their wickedness. Nevertheless, when he saw their adversity, he heard their complaint. He thought upon his covenant, and pitied them, according unto the multitude of his mercies; yea, he made all those that led them away captive to pity them. Deliver us, O LORD our God, and gather us from among the heathen; that we may give thanks unto thy holy Name, and make our boast of thy praise. Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, from everlasting, and world without end; And let all the people say, Amen.


Praise the Lord! Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.

Who can utter the mighty acts of the Lord? Who can declare all His praise?

Blessed are those who keep justice, And he who does righteousness at all times!

Remember me, O Lord, with the favor You have toward Your people; Oh, visit me with Your salvation,

That I may see the benefit of Your chosen ones, That I may rejoice in the gladness of Your nation, That I may glory with Your inheritance.

We have sinned with our fathers, We have committed iniquity, We have done wickedly.

Our fathers in Egypt did not understand Your wonders; They did not remember the multitude of Your mercies, But rebelled by the sea-the Red Sea.

Nevertheless He saved them for His name's sake, That He might make His mighty power known.

He rebuked the Red Sea also, and it dried up; So He led them through the depths, As through the wilderness.

He saved them from the hand of him who hated them, And redeemed them from the hand of the enemy.

The waters covered their enemies; There was not one of them left.

Then they believed His words; They sang His praise.

They soon forgot His works; They did not wait for His counsel,

But lusted exceedingly in the wilderness, And tested God in the desert.

And He gave them their request, But sent leanness into their soul.

When they envied Moses in the camp, And Aaron the saint of the Lord,

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

A fire was kindled in their company; The flame burned up the wicked.

They made a calf in Horeb, And worshiped the molded image.

Thus they changed their glory Into the image of an ox that eats grass.

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

Wondrous works in the land of Ham, Awesome things by the Red Sea.

Therefore He said that He would destroy them, Had not Moses His chosen one stood before Him in the breach, To turn away His wrath, lest He destroy them.

Then they despised the pleasant land; They did not believe His word,

But complained in their tents, And did not heed the voice of the Lord.

Therefore He raised up His hand in an oath against them, To overthrow them in the wilderness,

To overthrow their descendants among the nations, And to scatter them in the lands.

They joined themselves also to Baal of Peor, And ate sacrifices made to the dead.

Thus they provoked Him to anger with their deeds, And the plague broke out among them.

Then Phinehas stood up and intervened, And the plague was stopped.

And that was accounted to him for righteousness To all generations forevermore.

They angered Him also at the waters of strife, So that it went ill with Moses on account of them;

Because they rebelled against His Spirit, So that he spoke rashly with his lips.

They did not destroy the peoples, Concerning whom the Lord had commanded them,

But they mingled with the Gentiles And learned their works;

They served their idols, Which became a snare to them.

They even sacrificed their sons And their daughters to demons,

And shed innocent blood, The blood of their sons and daughters, Whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan; And the land was polluted with blood.

Thus they were defiled by their own works, And played the harlot by their own deeds.

Therefore the wrath of the Lord was kindled against His people, So that He abhorred His own inheritance.

And He gave them into the hand of the Gentiles, And those who hated them ruled over them.

Their enemies also oppressed them, And they were brought into subjection under their hand.

Many times He delivered them; But they rebelled in their counsel, And were brought low for their iniquity.

Nevertheless He regarded their affliction, When He heard their cry;

And for their sake He remembered His covenant, And relented according to the multitude of His mercies.

He also made them to be pitied By all those who carried them away captive.

Save us, O Lord our God, And gather us from among the Gentiles, To give thanks to Your holy name, To triumph in Your praise.

Blessed be the Lord God of Israel From everlasting to everlasting! And let all the people say, "Amen!" Praise the Lord!


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