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Psalm 106 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

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1 Let the Lord be praised. O give praise to the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy is unchanging for ever. 1 Praise the LORD. Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.
2 Who is able to give an account of the great acts of the Lord, or to make clear all his praise? 2 Who can proclaim the mighty acts of the LORD or fully declare his praise?
3 Happy are they whose decisions are upright, and he who does righteousness at all times. 3 Blessed are they who maintain justice, who constantly do what is right.
4 Keep me in mind, O Lord, when you are good to your people; O let your salvation come to me; 4 Remember me, O LORD, when you show favor to your people, come to my aid when you save them,
5 So that I may see the well-being of the people of your selection, and have a part in the joy of your nation, and take pride in your heritage. 5 that I may enjoy the prosperity of your chosen ones, that I may share in the joy of your nation and join your inheritance in giving praise.
6 We are sinners like our fathers, we have done wrong, our acts are evil. 6 We have sinned, even as our fathers did; we have done wrong and acted wickedly.
7 Our fathers did not give thought to your wonders in Egypt; they did not keep in memory the great number of your mercies, but gave you cause for wrath at the sea, even at the Red Sea. 7 When our fathers were in Egypt, they gave no thought to your miracles; they did not remember your many kindnesses, and they rebelled by the sea, the Red Sea.
8 But he was their saviour because of his name, so that men might see his great power. 8 Yet he saved them for his name's sake, to make his mighty power known.
9 By his word the Red Sea was made dry: and he took them through the deep waters as through the waste land. 9 He rebuked the Red Sea, and it dried up; he led them through the depths as through a desert.
10 And he took them safely out of the hands of their haters, and kept them from the attacks of those who were against them. 10 He saved them from the hand of the foe; from the hand of the enemy he redeemed them.
11 And the waters went over their haters; all of them came to an end. 11 The waters covered their adversaries; not one of them survived.
12 Then they had faith in his words; they gave him songs of praise. 12 Then they believed his promises and sang his praise.
13 But their memory of his works was short; not waiting to be guided by him, 13 But they soon forgot what he had done and did not wait for his counsel.
14 They gave way to their evil desires in the waste land, and put God to the test in the dry places. 14 In the desert they gave in to their craving; in the wasteland they put God to the test.
15 And he gave them their request, but sent a wasting disease into their souls. 15 So he gave them what they asked for, but sent a wasting disease upon them.
16 They were full of envy against Moses among the tents, and against Aaron, the holy one of the Lord. 16 In the camp they grew envious of Moses and of Aaron, who was consecrated to the LORD.
17 The earth opening put an end to Dathan, covering up Abiram and his band. 17 The earth opened up and swallowed Dathan; it buried the company of Abiram.
18 And a fire was lighted among their tents; the sinners were burned up by the flames. 18 Fire blazed among their followers; a flame consumed the wicked.
19 They made a young ox in Horeb, and gave worship to an image of gold. 19 At Horeb they made a calf and worshiped an idol cast from metal.
20 And their glory was changed into the image of an ox, whose food is grass. 20 They exchanged their Glory for an image of a bull, which eats grass.
21 They had no memory of God their saviour, who had done great things in Egypt; 21 They forgot the God who saved them, who had done great things in Egypt,
22 Works of wonder in the land of Ham, and things of fear by the Red Sea. 22 miracles in the land of Ham and awesome deeds by the Red Sea.
23 And he was purposing to put an end to them if Moses, his special servant, had not gone up before him, between him and his people, turning back his wrath, to keep them from destruction. 23 So he said he would destroy them-- had not Moses, his chosen one, stood in the breach before him to keep his wrath from destroying them.
24 They were disgusted with the good land; they had no belief in his word; 24 Then they despised the pleasant land; they did not believe his promise.
25 Talking against him secretly in their tents, they did not give ear to the voice of the Lord. 25 They grumbled in their tents and did not obey the LORD.
26 So he made an oath against them, to put an end to them in the waste land: 26 So he swore to them with uplifted hand that he would make them fall in the desert,
27 That their children might be mixed among the nations, and sent away into other lands. 27 make their descendants fall among the nations and scatter them throughout the lands.
28 And they were joined to Baal-peor, and took part in the offerings to the dead. 28 They yoked themselves to the Baal of Peor and ate sacrifices offered to lifeless gods;
29 So they made him angry by their behaviour; and he sent disease on them. 29 they provoked the LORD to anger by their wicked deeds, and a plague broke out among them.
30 Then Phinehas got up, and made prayer for them; and the disease went no farther. 30 But Phinehas stood up and intervened, and the plague was checked.
31 And all the generations coming after him kept the memory of his righteousness for ever. 31 This was credited to him as righteousness for endless generations to come.
32 They made God angry again at the waters of Meribah, so that Moses was troubled because of them; 32 By the waters of Meribah they angered the LORD, and trouble came to Moses because of them;
33 For they made his spirit bitter, and he said unwise things. 33 for they rebelled against the Spirit of God, and rash words came from Moses' lips.
34 They did not put an end to the peoples, as the Lord had said; 34 They did not destroy the peoples as the LORD had commanded them,
35 But they were joined to the nations, learning their works. 35 but they mingled with the nations and adopted their customs.
36 And they gave worship to images; which were a danger to them: 36 They worshiped their idols, which became a snare to them.
37 They even made offerings of their sons and their daughters to evil spirits, 37 They sacrificed their sons and their daughters to demons.
38 And gave the blood of their sons and their daughters who had done no wrong, offering them to the images of Canaan; and the land was made unclean with blood. 38 They shed innocent blood, the blood of their sons and daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan, and the land was desecrated by their blood.
39 So they became unclean through their works, going after their evil desires. 39 They defiled themselves by what they did; by their deeds they prostituted themselves.
40 Then the wrath of the Lord was burning against his people, and he was angry with his heritage. 40 Therefore the LORD was angry with his people and abhorred his inheritance.
41 And he gave them into the hands of the nations; and they were ruled by their haters. 41 He handed them over to the nations, and their foes ruled over them.
42 By them they were crushed, and made low under their hands. 42 Their enemies oppressed them and subjected them to their power.
43 Again and again he made them free; but their hearts were turned against his purpose, and they were overcome by their sins. 43 Many times he delivered them, but they were bent on rebellion and they wasted away in their sin.
44 But when their cry came to his ears, he had pity on their trouble: 44 But he took note of their distress when he heard their cry;
45 And kept in mind his agreement with them, and in his great mercy gave them forgiveness. 45 for their sake he remembered his covenant and out of his great love he relented.
46 He put pity into the hearts of those who made them prisoners. 46 He caused them to be pitied by all who held them captive.
47 Be our saviour, O Lord our God, and let us come back together from among the nations, so that we may give honour to your holy name, and have glory in your praise. 47 Save us, O LORD our God, and gather us from the nations, that we may give thanks to your holy name and glory in your praise.
48 Praise be to the Lord God of Israel for ever and for ever; and let all the people say, So be it. Give praise to the Lord. 48 Praise be to the LORD, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting. Let all the people say, "Amen!" Praise the LORD.