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Psalm 106–108

Psalm 106

106:1,47–48pp—1Ch 16:34–36

Praise the Lord.a o

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;p

his love endures forever.q

Who can proclaim the mighty actsr of the Lord

or fully declare his praise?

Blessed are those who act justly,s

who always do what is right.t

Remember me,u Lord, when you show favorv to your people,

come to my aidw when you save them,

that I may enjoy the prosperityx of your chosen ones,y

that I may share in the joyz of your nation

and join your inheritancea in giving praise.

We have sinned,b even as our ancestorsc did;

we have done wrong and acted wickedly.d

When our ancestors were in Egypt,

they gave no thoughte to your miracles;

they did not rememberf your many kindnesses,

and they rebelled by the sea,g the Red Sea.b

Yet he saved themh for his name’s sake,i

to make his mighty powerj known.

He rebukedk the Red Sea, and it dried up;l

he led them throughm the depths as through a desert.

10 He saved themn from the hand of the foe;o

from the hand of the enemy he redeemed them.p

11 The waters coveredq their adversaries;

not one of them survived.

12 Then they believed his promises

and sang his praise.r

13 But they soon forgots what he had done

and did not wait for his plan to unfold.t

14 In the desertu they gave in to their craving;

in the wildernessv they put God to the test.w

15 So he gave themx what they asked for,

but sent a wasting diseasey among them.

16 In the camp they grew enviousz of Moses

and of Aaron, who was consecrated to the Lord.

17 The earth openeda up and swallowed Dathan;b

it buried the company of Abiram.c

18 Fire blazedd among their followers;

a flame consumed the wicked.

19 At Horeb they made a calfe

and worshiped an idol cast from metal.

20 They exchanged their glorious Godf

for an image of a bull, which eats grass.

21 They forgot the Godg who saved them,

who had done great thingsh in Egypt,

22 miracles in the land of Hami

and awesome deedsj by the Red Sea.

23 So he said he would destroyk them—

had not Moses, his chosen one,

stood in the breachl before him

to keep his wrath from destroying them.

24 Then they despisedm the pleasant land;n

they did not believeo his promise.

25 They grumbledp in their tents

and did not obey the Lord.

26 So he sworeq to them with uplifted hand

that he would make them fall in the wilderness,r

27 make their descendants fall among the nations

and scatters them throughout the lands.

28 They yoked themselves to the Baal of Peort

and ate sacrifices offered to lifeless gods;

29 they aroused the Lord’s angeru by their wicked deeds,v

and a plaguew broke out among them.

30 But Phinehasx stood up and intervened,

and the plague was checked.y

31 This was credited to himz as righteousness

for endless generationsa to come.

32 By the waters of Meribahb they angered the Lord,

and trouble came to Moses because of them;

33 for they rebelledc against the Spiritd of God,

and rash words came from Moses’ lips.c e

34 They did not destroyf the peoples

as the Lord had commandedg them,

35 but they mingledh with the nations

and adopted their customs.

36 They worshiped their idols,i

which became a snarej to them.

37 They sacrificed their sonsk

and their daughters to false gods.l

38 They shed innocent blood,

the blood of their sonsm and daughters,

whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan,

and the land was desecrated by their blood.

39 They defiled themselvesn by what they did;

by their deeds they prostitutedo themselves.

40 Therefore the Lord was angryp with his people

and abhorred his inheritance.q

41 He gave them into the handsr of the nations,

and their foes ruled over them.

42 Their enemies oppresseds them

and subjected them to their power.

43 Many times he delivered them,t

but they were bent on rebellionu

and they wasted away in their sin.

44 Yet he took note of their distress

when he heard their cry;v

45 for their sake he remembered his covenantw

and out of his great lovex he relented.y

46 He caused all who held them captive

to show them mercy.z

47 Save us,a Lord our God,

and gather usb from the nations,

that we may give thanksc to your holy named

and glory in your praise.

48 Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel,

from everlasting to everlasting.

Let all the people say, “Amen!”e

Praise the Lord.

BOOK V

Psalms 107–150

Psalm 107

Give thanks to the Lord,f for he is good;g

his love endures forever.

Let the redeemedh of the Lord tell their story—

those he redeemed from the hand of the foe,

those he gatheredi from the lands,

from east and west, from north and south.a

Some wandered in desertj wastelands,

finding no way to a cityk where they could settle.

They were hungryl and thirsty,m

and their lives ebbed away.

Then they cried outn to the Lord in their trouble,

and he delivered them from their distress.

He led them by a straight wayo

to a cityp where they could settle.

Let them give thanksq to the Lord for his unfailing lover

and his wonderful deedss for mankind,

for he satisfiest the thirsty

and fills the hungry with good things.u

10 Some sat in darkness,v in utter darkness,

prisoners sufferingw in iron chains,x

11 because they rebelledy against God’s commands

and despisedz the plansa of the Most High.

12 So he subjected them to bitter labor;

they stumbled, and there was no one to help.b

13 Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble,

and he saved themc from their distress.

14 He brought them out of darkness,d the utter darkness,e

and broke away their chains.f

15 Let them give thanksg to the Lord for his unfailing loveh

and his wonderful deedsi for mankind,

16 for he breaks down gates of bronze

and cuts through bars of iron.

17 Some became foolsj through their rebellious waysk

and suffered afflictionl because of their iniquities.

18 They loathed all foodm

and drew near the gates of death.n

19 Then they criedo to the Lord in their trouble,

and he saved themp from their distress.

20 He sent out his wordq and healed them;r

he rescueds them from the grave.t

21 Let them give thanksu to the Lord for his unfailing lovev

and his wonderful deedsw for mankind.

22 Let them sacrifice thank offeringsx

and tell of his worksy with songs of joy.z

23 Some went out on the seaa in ships;b

they were merchants on the mighty waters.

24 They saw the works of the Lord,c

his wonderful deeds in the deep.

25 For he spoked and stirred up a tempeste

that lifted high the waves.f

26 They mounted up to the heavens and went down to the depths;

in their perilg their courage meltedh away.

27 They reeledi and staggered like drunkards;

they were at their wits’ end.

28 Then they criedj out to the Lord in their trouble,

and he brought them out of their distress.k

29 He stilled the storml to a whisper;

the wavesm of the seab were hushed.n

30 They were glad when it grew calm,

and he guided themo to their desired haven.

31 Let them give thanksp to the Lord for his unfailing loveq

and his wonderful deedsr for mankind.

32 Let them exalts him in the assemblyt of the people

and praise him in the council of the elders.

33 He turned rivers into a desert,u

flowing springsv into thirsty ground,

34 and fruitful land into a salt waste,w

because of the wickedness of those who lived there.

35 He turned the desert into pools of waterx

and the parched ground into flowing springs;y

36 there he brought the hungry to live,

and they founded a city where they could settle.

37 They sowed fields and planted vineyardsz

that yielded a fruitful harvest;

38 he blessed them, and their numbers greatly increased,a

and he did not let their herds diminish.b

39 Then their numbers decreased,c and they were humbledd

by oppression, calamity and sorrow;

40 he who pours contempt on noblese

made them wander in a trackless waste.f

41 But he lifted the needyg out of their affliction

and increased their families like flocks.h

42 The upright see and rejoice,i

but all the wicked shut their mouths.j

43 Let the one who is wisek heed these things

and ponder the loving deedsl of the Lord.

Psalm 108a

108:1–5pp—Ps 57:7–11
108:6–13pp—Ps 60:5–12

A song. A psalm of David.

My heart, O God, is steadfast;m

I will singn and make music with all my soul.

Awake, harp and lyre!o

I will awaken the dawn.

I will praise you, Lord, among the nations;

I will sing of you among the peoples.

For great is your love,p higher than the heavens;

your faithfulnessq reaches to the skies.r

Be exalted, O God, above the heavens;s

let your glory be over all the earth.t

Save us and help us with your right hand,u

that those you love may be delivered.

God has spokenv from his sanctuary:w

“In triumph I will parcel out Shechemx

and measure off the Valley of Sukkoth.y

Gilead is mine, Manasseh is mine;

Ephraim is my helmet,

Judahz is my scepter.

Moaba is my washbasin,

on Edomb I toss my sandal;

over Philistiac I shout in triumph.”

10 Who will bring me to the fortified city?

Who will lead me to Edom?

11 Is it not you, God, you who have rejected us

and no longer go out with our armies?d

12 Give us aid against the enemy,

for human help is worthless.e

13 With God we will gain the victory,

and he will trample downf our enemies.

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Hebrew Hallelu Yah; also in verse 48

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Or the Sea of Reeds; also in verses 9 and 22

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Hebrew north and the sea

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Dead Sea Scrolls; Masoretic Text / their waves

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