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Psalm 105 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Give thanks to the LORD and proclaim his greatness. Let the whole world know what he has done. 1 Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done.
2 Sing to him; yes, sing his praises. Tell everyone about his miracles. 2 Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts.
3 Exult in his holy name; O worshipers of the LORD, rejoice! 3 Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice.
4 Search for the LORD and for his strength, and keep on searching. 4 Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always.
5 Think of the wonderful works he has done, the miracles and the judgments he handed down, 5 Remember the wonders he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced,
6 O children of Abraham, God's servant, O descendants of Jacob, God's chosen one. 6 O descendants of Abraham his servant, O sons of Jacob, his chosen ones.
7 He is the LORD our God. His rule is seen throughout the land. 7 He is the LORD our God; his judgments are in all the earth.
8 He always stands by his covenant -- the commitment he made to a thousand generations. 8 He remembers his covenant forever, the word he commanded, for a thousand generations,
9 This is the covenant he made with Abraham and the oath he swore to Isaac. 9 the covenant he made with Abraham, the oath he swore to Isaac.
10 He confirmed it to Jacob as a decree, to the people of Israel as a never-ending treaty: 10 He confirmed it to Jacob as a decree, to Israel as an everlasting covenant:
11 "I will give you the land of Canaan as your special possession." 11 "To you I will give the land of Canaan as the portion you will inherit."
12 He said this when they were few in number, a tiny group of strangers in Canaan. 12 When they were but few in number, few indeed, and strangers in it,
13 They wandered back and forth between nations, from one kingdom to another. 13 they wandered from nation to nation, from one kingdom to another.
14 Yet he did not let anyone oppress them. He warned kings on their behalf: 14 He allowed no one to oppress them; for their sake he rebuked kings:
15 "Do not touch these people I have chosen, and do not hurt my prophets." 15 "Do not touch my anointed ones; do my prophets no harm."
16 He called for a famine on the land of Canaan, cutting off its food supply. 16 He called down famine on the land and destroyed all their supplies of food;
17 Then he sent someone to Egypt ahead of them -- Joseph, who was sold as a slave. 17 and he sent a man before them-- Joseph, sold as a slave.
18 There in prison, they bruised his feet with fetters and placed his neck in an iron collar. 18 They bruised his feet with shackles, his neck was put in irons,
19 Until the time came to fulfill his word, the LORD tested Joseph's character. 19 till what he foretold came to pass, till the word of the LORD proved him true.
20 Then Pharaoh sent for him and set him free; the ruler of the nation opened his prison door. 20 The king sent and released him, the ruler of peoples set him free.
21 Joseph was put in charge of all the king's household; he became ruler over all the king's possessions. 21 He made him master of his household, ruler over all he possessed,
22 He could instruct the king's aides as he pleased and teach the king's advisers. 22 to instruct his princes as he pleased and teach his elders wisdom.
23 Then Israel arrived in Egypt; Jacob lived as a foreigner in the land of Ham. 23 Then Israel entered Egypt; Jacob lived as an alien in the land of Ham.
24 And the LORD multiplied the people of Israel until they became too mighty for their enemies. 24 The LORD made his people very fruitful; he made them too numerous for their foes,
25 Then he turned the Egyptians against the Israelites, and they plotted against the LORD's servants. 25 whose hearts he turned to hate his people, to conspire against his servants.
26 But the LORD sent Moses his servant, along with Aaron, whom he had chosen. 26 He sent Moses his servant, and Aaron, whom he had chosen.
27 They performed miraculous signs among the Egyptians, and miracles in the land of Ham. 27 They performed his miraculous signs among them, his wonders in the land of Ham.
28 The LORD blanketed Egypt in darkness, for they had defied his commands to let his people go. 28 He sent darkness and made the land dark-- for had they not rebelled against his words?
29 He turned the nation's water into blood, poisoning all the fish. 29 He turned their waters into blood, causing their fish to die.
30 Then frogs overran the land; they were found even in the king's private rooms. 30 Their land teemed with frogs, which went up into the bedrooms of their rulers.
31 When he spoke, flies descended on the Egyptians, and gnats swarmed across Egypt. 31 He spoke, and there came swarms of flies, and gnats throughout their country.
32 Instead of rain, he sent murderous hail, and flashes of lightning overwhelmed the land. 32 He turned their rain into hail, with lightning throughout their land;
33 He ruined their grapevines and fig trees and shattered all the trees. 33 he struck down their vines and fig trees and shattered the trees of their country.
34 He spoke, and hordes of locusts came -- locusts beyond number. 34 He spoke, and the locusts came, grasshoppers without number;
35 They ate up everything green in the land, destroying all the crops. 35 they ate up every green thing in their land, ate up the produce of their soil.
36 Then he killed the oldest child in each Egyptian home, the pride and joy of each family. 36 Then he struck down all the firstborn in their land, the firstfruits of all their manhood.
37 But he brought his people safely out of Egypt, loaded with silver and gold; there were no sick or feeble people among them. 37 He brought out Israel, laden with silver and gold, and from among their tribes no one faltered.
38 Egypt was glad when they were gone, for the dread of them was great. 38 Egypt was glad when they left, because dread of Israel had fallen on them.
39 The LORD spread out a cloud above them as a covering and gave them a great fire to light the darkness. 39 He spread out a cloud as a covering, and a fire to give light at night.
40 They asked for meat, and he sent them quail; he gave them manna -- bread from heaven. 40 They asked, and he brought them quail and satisfied them with the bread of heaven.
41 He opened up a rock, and water gushed out to form a river through the dry and barren land. 41 He opened the rock, and water gushed out; like a river it flowed in the desert.
42 For he remembered his sacred promise to Abraham his servant. 42 For he remembered his holy promise given to his servant Abraham.
43 So he brought his people out of Egypt with joy, his chosen ones with rejoicing. 43 He brought out his people with rejoicing, his chosen ones with shouts of joy;
44 He gave his people the lands of pagan nations, and they harvested crops that others had planted. 44 he gave them the lands of the nations, and they fell heir to what others had toiled for--
45 All this happened so they would follow his principles and obey his laws. Praise the LORD! 45 that they might keep his precepts and observe his laws. Praise the LORD.