"You are the LORD God, who chose Abram1 and brought him out of Ur of the Chaldeans2 and named him Abraham.38
You found his heart faithful to you, and you made a covenant with him to give to his descendants the land of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Jebusites and Girgashites.4 You have kept your promise5 because you are righteous.69
"You saw the suffering of our forefathers in Egypt;7 you heard their cry at the Red Sea.a810
You sent miraculous signs9 and wonders10 against Pharaoh, against all his officials and all the people of his land, for you knew how arrogantly the Egyptians treated them. You made a name11 for yourself,12 which remains to this day.
You divided the sea before them,13 so that they passed through it on dry ground, but you hurled their pursuers into the depths,14 like a stone into mighty waters.1512
By day16 you led17 them with a pillar of cloud,18 and by night with a pillar of fire to give them light on the way they were to take.
"You came down on Mount Sinai;19 you spoke20 to them from heaven.21 You gave them regulations and laws that are just22 and right, and decrees and commands that are good.2314
You made known to them your holy Sabbath24 and gave them commands, decrees and laws through your servant Moses.
In their hunger you gave them bread from heaven25 and in their thirst you brought them water from the rock;26 you told them to go in and take possession of the land you had sworn with uplifted hand27 to give them.2816
"But they, our forefathers, became arrogant and stiff-necked,29 and did not obey your commands.3017
They refused to listen and failed to remember31 the miracles32 you performed among them. They became stiff-necked33 and in their rebellion appointed a leader in order to return to their slavery.34 But you are a forgiving God,35 gracious and compassionate,36 slow to anger37 and abounding in love.38 Therefore you did not desert them,39