Give thanks to the Lord, call on His name; proclaim His deeds among the peoples.
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Sing to Him, sing praise to Him; tell about all His wonderful works!
Honor His holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.
Search for the Lord and for His strength; seek His face always.
Remember the wonderful works He has done, His wonders, and the judgments He has pronounced,
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you offspring of Abraham His servant, Jacob's descendants -His chosen ones.
He is the Lord our God; His judgments [govern] the whole earth.
He forever remembers His covenant, the promise He ordained for a thousand generations-
[the covenant] He made with Abraham, swore to Isaac,
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and confirmed to Jacob as a decree and to Israel as an everlasting covenant:
"I will give the land of Canaan to you as your inherited portion."
When they were few in number, very few indeed, and temporary residents in Canaan,
wandering from nation to nation and from one kingdom to another,
He allowed no one to oppress them; He rebuked kings on their behalf:
"Do not touch My anointed ones, or harm My prophets."
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He called down famine against the land and destroyed the entire food supply.
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He had sent a man ahead of them- Joseph, who was sold as a slave.
They hurt his feet with shackles; his neck was put in an iron collar.
Until the time his prediction came true, the word of the Lord tested him.
The king sent [for him] and released him; the ruler of peoples set him free.
He made him master of his household, ruler over all his possessions-
binding his officials at will and instructing his elders.
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Then Israel went to Egypt; Jacob lived as a foreigner in the land of Ham.
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The Lord made His people very fruitful; He made them more numerous than their foes,
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whose hearts He turned to hate His people and to deal deceptively with His servants.
He sent Moses His servant, and Aaron, whom He had chosen.
They performed His miraculous signs among them, and wonders in the land of Ham.
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He sent darkness, and it became dark- for did they not defy His commands?
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He turned their waters into blood and caused their fish to die.
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Their land was overrun with frogs, even in their kings' chambers.
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He spoke, and insects came- gnats throughout their country.
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He gave them hail for rain, and lightning throughout their land.
He struck their vines and fig trees and shattered the trees of their territory.
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He spoke and locusts came- young locusts without number.
They devoured all the vegetation in their land and consumed the produce of their soil.
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He struck all the firstborn in their land, all their first progeny.
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Then He brought Israel out with silver and gold, and no one among His tribes stumbled.
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Egypt was glad when they left, for dread of Israel had fallen on them.
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He spread a cloud as a covering and [gave] a fire to light up the night.
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They asked, and He brought quail and satisfied them with bread from heaven.
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He opened a rock, and water gushed out; it flowed like a stream in the desert.
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For He remembered His holy promise to Abraham His servant.
He brought His people out with rejoicing, His chosen ones with shouts of joy.
He gave them the lands of the nations, and they inherited what other peoples had worked for.
[All this happened] so that they might keep His statutes and obey His laws. Hallelujah!