1aPraisebthe LORD! Oh 1givethanks to the LORD, for He 2is good; For 3His lovingkindness is everlasting.
2Who can speak of the 4mightydeeds of the LORD, Or can show forth all His praise?
How blessed are those who keepcjustice, dWho 5practicerighteousness at alltimes!
4Remember me, O LORD, in Your 6favoretoward Your people; Visit me with Your salvation,
That I may see the 7prosperity of Your chosenones, That I may 8rejoice in the gladness of Your nation, That I may 9glory with Your finheritance.
610We have sinnedg11like our fathers, We have committediniquity, we have behavedwickedly.
Our fathers in Egypt did not understand Your hwonders; They 12did not rememberiYour abundantkindnesses, But 13rebelled by the sea, at the jRedSea.
Nevertheless He saved them 14for the sake of His name, That He might 15make His powerknown.
Thus He 16rebuked the kRedSea and it 17dried up, And He 18led them through the deeps, as through the wilderness.
So He 19saved them from the lhand of the one who hated them, And 20redeemed them from the mhand of the enemy.
1121The waterscovered their adversaries; Not one of them was left.
Then they 22believed His words; They 23sang His praise.
They quickly24forgot His works; They 25did not wait for His counsel,
But 26cravedintensely in the wilderness, And n27temptedGod in the desert.
So He 28gave them their request, But 29sent a owastingdisease among them.
When they became30envious of Moses in the camp, And of Aaron, the holyone of the LORD,
The 31earthopened and swallowed up Dathan, And engulfed the pcompany of Abiram.
And a 32fireblazed up in their qcompany; The flameconsumed the wicked.
They 33made a calf in Horeb And worshiped a moltenimage.
Thus they 34exchanged their glory For the image of an ox that eatsgrass.
They 35forgotGod their Savior, Who had done36greatthings in Egypt,
22r37Wonders in the land of Ham And awesome things by the sRedSea.
Therefore 38He said that He would destroy them, Had not 39Moses His chosen one stood in the breachbefore Him, To turnaway His wrath from destroying them.
Then they 40despised the 41pleasantland; They 42did not believe in His word,
But 43grumbled in their tents; They did not listen to the voice of the LORD.
Therefore He t44swore to them That He would cast them down in the wilderness,
And that He would 45cast their seed among the nations And 46scatter them in the lands.
They 47joined themselves also to uBaal-peor, And ate48sacrifices offered to the dead.
Thus they 49provoked Him to anger with their deeds, And the plaguebroke out among them.
Then Phinehas50stood up and interposed, And so the 51plague was stayed.
And it was 52reckoned to him for righteousness, To allgenerationsforever .
They also 53provoked Him to wrath at the waters of vMeribah, So that it 54wenthard with Moses on their account;
33Because they 55were rebelliousagainstwHis Spirit, He spokerashly with his lips.
They 56did not destroy the peoples, As 57the LORDcommanded them,
But 58they mingled with the nations And learned their xpractices,
And 59served their idols, 60Which became a snare to them.
They even 61sacrificed their sons and their daughters to the 62demons,
And shed63innocentblood, The blood of their 64sons and their daughters, Whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan; And the land was 65polluted with the blood.
Thus they became66unclean in their ypractices, And 67played the harlot in their deeds.
Therefore the 68anger of the LORD was kindled against His people And He 69abhorred His z70inheritance.
Then 71He gave them into the hand of the aanations, And those who hated them ruled over them.
Their enemies also 72oppressed them, And they were subduedunder their bbpower.
43Manytimes He would 73deliver them; They, however, were rebellious in their 74counsel, And so 75sankdown in their iniquity.
Nevertheless He looked upon their distress When He 76heard their cry;
And He 77remembered His covenant for their sake, And cc78relented79according to the greatness of His lovingkindness.
He also made them 80objects of compassion In the presence of all their captors.
4781Save us, O LORD our God, And 82gather us from among the nations, To givethanks to Your holyname And dd83glory in Your praise.
4884Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, From everlasting even to everlasting. And let all the peoplesay, "Amen." eePraiseffthe LORD!