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Psalm 106 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

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1 Hallelujah! Thank God! And why? Because he's good, because his love lasts. 1 Praise the LORD. Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.
2 But who on earth can do it - declaim God's mighty acts, broadcast all his praises? 2 Who can proclaim the mighty acts of the LORD or fully declare his praise?
3 You're one happy man when you do what's right, one happy woman when you form the habit of justice. 3 Blessed are they who maintain justice, who constantly do what is right.
4 Remember me, God, when you enjoy your people; include me when you save them; 4 Remember me, O LORD, when you show favor to your people, come to my aid when you save them,
5 I want to see your chosen succeed, celebrate with your celebrating nation, join the Hallelujahs of your pride and joy! 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've sinned a lot, both we and our parents; We've fallen short, hurt a lot of people. 6 We have sinned, even as our fathers did; we have done wrong and acted wickedly.
7 After our parents left Egypt, they took your wonders for granted, forgot your great and wonderful love. They were barely beyond the Red Sea when they defied the High God 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 - the very place he saved them! - the place he revealed his amazing power! 8 Yet he saved them for his name's sake, to make his mighty power known.
9 He rebuked the Red Sea so that it dried up on the spot - he paraded them right through! - no one so much as got wet feet! 9 He rebuked the Red Sea, and it dried up; he led them through the depths as through a desert.
10 He saved them from a life of oppression, pried them loose from the grip of the enemy. 10 He saved them from the hand of the foe; from the hand of the enemy he redeemed them.
11 Then the waters flowed back on their oppressors; there wasn't a single survivor. 11 The waters covered their adversaries; not one of them survived.
12 Then they believed his words were true and broke out in songs of praise. 12 Then they believed his promises and sang his praise.
13 But it wasn't long before they forgot the whole thing, wouldn't wait to be told what to do. 13 But they soon forgot what he had done and did not wait for his counsel.
14 They only cared about pleasing themselves in that desert, provoked God with their insistent demands. 14 In the desert they gave in to their craving; in the wasteland they put God to the test.
15 He gave them exactly what they asked for - but along with it they got an empty heart. 15 So he gave them what they asked for, but sent a wasting disease upon them.
16 One day in camp some grew jealous of Moses, also of Aaron, holy priest of God. 16 In the camp they grew envious of Moses and of Aaron, who was consecrated to the LORD.
17 The ground opened and swallowed Dathan, then buried Abiram's gang. 17 The earth opened up and swallowed Dathan; it buried the company of Abiram.
18 Fire flared against that rebel crew and torched them to a cinder. 18 Fire blazed among their followers; a flame consumed the wicked.
19 They cast in metal a bull calf at Horeb and worshiped the statue they'd made. 19 At Horeb they made a calf and worshiped an idol cast from metal.
20 They traded the Glory for a cheap piece of sculpture - a grass-chewing bull! 20 They exchanged their Glory for an image of a bull, which eats grass.
21 They forgot God, their very own Savior, who turned things around in Egypt, 21 They forgot the God who saved them, who had done great things in Egypt,
22 Who created a world of wonders in the Land of Ham, who gave that stunning performance at the Red Sea. 22 miracles in the land of Ham and awesome deeds by the Red Sea.
23 Fed up, God decided to get rid of them - and except for Moses, his chosen, he would have. But Moses stood in the gap and deflected God's anger, prevented it from destroying them utterly. 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 went on to reject the Blessed Land, didn't believe a word of what God promised. 24 Then they despised the pleasant land; they did not believe his promise.
25 They found fault with the life they had and turned a deaf ear to God's voice. 25 They grumbled in their tents and did not obey the LORD.
26 Exasperated, God swore that he'd lay them low in the desert, 26 So he swore to them with uplifted hand that he would make them fall in the desert,
27 Scattering their children hither and yon, strewing them all over the earth. 27 make their descendants fall among the nations and scatter them throughout the lands.
28 Then they linked up with Baal Peor, attending funeral banquets and eating idol food. 28 They yoked themselves to the Baal of Peor and ate sacrifices offered to lifeless gods;
29 That made God so angry that a plague spread through their ranks; 29 they provoked the LORD to anger by their wicked deeds, and a plague broke out among them.
30 Phinehas stood up and pled their case and the plague was stopped. 30 But Phinehas stood up and intervened, and the plague was checked.
31 This was counted to his credit; his descendants will never forget it. 31 This was credited to him as righteousness for endless generations to come.
32 They angered God again at Meribah Springs; this time Moses got mixed up in their evil; 32 By the waters of Meribah they angered the LORD, and trouble came to Moses because of them;
33 Because they defied God yet again, Moses exploded and lost his temper. 33 for they rebelled against the Spirit of God, and rash words came from Moses' lips.
34 They didn't wipe out those godless cultures as ordered by God; 34 They did not destroy the peoples as the LORD had commanded them,
35 Instead they intermarried with the heathen, and in time became just like them. 35 but they mingled with the nations and adopted their customs.
36 They worshiped their idols, were caught in the trap of idols. 36 They worshiped their idols, which became a snare to them.
37 They sacrificed their sons and daughters at the altars of demon gods. 37 They sacrificed their sons and their daughters to demons.
38 They slit the throats of their babies, murdered their infant girls and boys. They offered their babies to Canaan's gods; the blood of their babies stained the land. 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 Their way of life stank to high heaven; they lived like whores. 39 They defiled themselves by what they did; by their deeds they prostituted themselves.
40 And God was furious - a wildfire anger; he couldn't stand even to look at his people. 40 Therefore the LORD was angry with his people and abhorred his inheritance.
41 He turned them over to the heathen so that the people who hated them ruled them. 41 He handed them over to the nations, and their foes ruled over them.
42 Their enemies made life hard for them; they were tyrannized under that rule. 42 Their enemies oppressed them and subjected them to their power.
43 Over and over God rescued them, but they never learned - until finally their sins destroyed them. 43 Many times he delivered them, but they were bent on rebellion and they wasted away in their sin.
44 Still, when God saw the trouble they were in and heard their cries for help, 44 But he took note of their distress when he heard their cry;
45 He remembered his Covenant with them, and, immense with love, took them by the hand. 45 for their sake he remembered his covenant and out of his great love he relented.
46 He poured out his mercy on them while their captors looked on, amazed. 46 He caused them to be pitied by all who held them captive.
47 Save us, God, our God! Gather us back out of exile So we can give thanks to your holy name and join in the glory when you are praised! 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 Blessed be God, Israel's God! Bless now, bless always! Oh! Let everyone say Amen! Hallelujah! 48 Praise be to the LORD, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting. Let all the people say, "Amen!" Praise the LORD.