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Psalm 106 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Praise the LORD! Give thanks to the LORD because he is good, because his faithful love endures forever. 1 Praise the LORD. Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.
2 Who could possibly repeat all of the LORD's mighty acts or publicly recount all his praise? 2 Who can proclaim the mighty acts of the LORD or fully declare his praise?
3 The people who uphold justice, who always do what is right, are truly happy! 3 Blessed are they who maintain justice, who constantly do what is right.
4 Remember me, LORD, with the favor you show your people. Visit me with your saving help 4 Remember me, O LORD, when you show favor to your people, come to my aid when you save them,
5 so I can experience the good things your chosen ones experience, so I can rejoice in the joy of your nation, so I can praise along with your possession. 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 have sinned—right along with our ancestors. We've done what is wrong. We've acted wickedly. 6 We have sinned, even as our fathers did; we have done wrong and acted wickedly.
7 Our ancestors in Egypt didn't understand your wondrous works. They didn't remember how much faithful love you have. So they rebelled by the sea—at the Reed 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 God saved them for the sake of his good name, to make known his mighty power. 8 Yet he saved them for his name's sake, to make his mighty power known.
9 God scolded the Reed Sea, and it dried right up; he led them through the deeps like they were a dry desert. 9 He rebuked the Red Sea, and it dried up; he led them through the depths as through a desert.
10 God saved them from hostile powers; he redeemed them from the power of the enemy. 10 He saved them from the hand of the foe; from the hand of the enemy he redeemed them.
11 But the waters covered over their foes— not one of them survived! 11 The waters covered their adversaries; not one of them survived.
12 So our ancestors trusted God's words; they sang God's praise. 12 Then they believed his promises and sang his praise.
13 But how quickly they forgot what he had done! They wouldn't wait for his advice. 13 But they soon forgot what he had done and did not wait for his counsel.
14 They were overcome with craving in the desert; they tested God in the wastelands. 14 In the desert they gave in to their craving; in the wasteland they put God to the test.
15 God gave them what they asked for; he sent food to satisfy their appetites. 15 So he gave them what they asked for, but sent a wasting disease upon them.
16 But then they were jealous of Moses in the camp, jealous too of Aaron, the LORD's holy one. 16 In the camp they grew envious of Moses and of Aaron, who was consecrated to the LORD.
17 So the earth opened up, swallowing Dathan, and covering over Abiram's crowd. 17 The earth opened up and swallowed Dathan; it buried the company of Abiram.
18 Fire blazed throughout that whole group; flames burned up the wicked. 18 Fire blazed among their followers; a flame consumed the wicked.
19 They made a calf at Horeb, bowing down to a metal idol. 19 At Horeb they made a calf and worshiped an idol cast from metal.
20 They traded their glorious God for an image of a bull that eats grass. 20 They exchanged their Glory for an image of a bull, which eats grass.
21 They forgot the God who saved them— the one who had done great things in Egypt, 21 They forgot the God who saved them, who had done great things in Egypt,
22 wondrous works in the land of Ham, awesome deeds at the Reed Sea. 22 miracles in the land of Ham and awesome deeds by the Red Sea.
23 So God determined that he would destroy them— except for the fact that Moses, his chosen one, stood in the way, right in front of him, and turned God's destructive anger away. 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 But then they rejected the land that was so desirable. They didn't trust God's promise. 24 Then they despised the pleasant land; they did not believe his promise.
25 They muttered in their tents and wouldn't listen to the LORD's voice. 25 They grumbled in their tents and did not obey the LORD.
26 So God raised his hand against them, making them fall in the desert, 26 So he swore to them with uplifted hand that he would make them fall in the desert,
27 scattering their offspring among the nations, casting them across many lands. 27 make their descendants fall among the nations and scatter them throughout the lands.
28 They joined themselves to Baal-peor and ate sacrifices offered to the dead. 28 They yoked themselves to the Baal of Peor and ate sacrifices offered to lifeless gods;
29 They made God angry by what they did, so a plague broke out against them. 29 they provoked the LORD to anger by their wicked deeds, and a plague broke out among them.
30 Then Phinehas stood up and prayed, and the plague was contained. 30 But Phinehas stood up and intervened, and the plague was checked.
31 That's why Phinehas is considered righteous, generation after generation, forever. 31 This was credited to him as righteousness for endless generations to come.
32 But they angered God at Meribah's waters, and things went badly for Moses because of them, 32 By the waters of Meribah they angered the LORD, and trouble came to Moses because of them;
33 because they made him bitter so that he spoke rashly with his lips. 33 for they rebelled against the Spirit of God, and rash words came from Moses' lips.
34 They didn't destroy the nations as the LORD had ordered them to do. 34 They did not destroy the peoples as the LORD had commanded them,
35 Instead, they got mixed up with the nations, learning what they did 35 but they mingled with the nations and adopted their customs.
36 and serving those false gods, which became a trap for them. 36 They worshiped their idols, which became a snare to them.
37 They sacrificed their own sons and daughters to demons! 37 They sacrificed their sons and their daughters to demons.
38 They shed innocent blood, the blood of their own sons and daughters— the ones they sacrificed to Canaan's false gods— so the land was defiled by the bloodshed. 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 They made themselves unclean by what they did; they prostituted themselves by their actions. 39 They defiled themselves by what they did; by their deeds they prostituted themselves.
40 So the LORD's anger burned against his people; he despised his own possession. 40 Therefore the LORD was angry with his people and abhorred his inheritance.
41 God handed them over to the nations; people who hated themruled over them. 41 He handed them over to the nations, and their foes ruled over them.
42 Their enemies oppressed them, and they were humbled under their power. 42 Their enemies oppressed them and subjected them to their power.
43 God delivered them numerous times, but they were determined to rebel, and so they were brought down by their own sin. 43 Many times he delivered them, but they were bent on rebellion and they wasted away in their sin.
44 But God saw their distress when he heard their loud cries. 44 But he took note of their distress when he heard their cry;
45 God remembered his covenant for their sake, and because of how much faithful love he has, God changed his mind. 45 for their sake he remembered his covenant and out of his great love he relented.
46 God allowed them to receive compassion from all their captors. 46 He caused them to be pitied by all who held them captive.
47 LORD our God, save us! Gather us back together from among all the nations so we can give thanksto your holy name and rejoice 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 Bless the LORD, the God of Israel, from forever ago to forever from now! And let all the people say, "Amen!" Praise 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.