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Psalm 106 NCV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

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1 Praise the Lord! Thank the Lord because he is good. His love continues forever. 1 Praise the LORD. Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.
2 No one can tell all the mighty things the Lord has done; no one can speak all his praise. 2 Who can proclaim the mighty acts of the LORD or fully declare his praise?
3 Happy are those who do right, who do what is fair at all times. 3 Blessed are they who maintain justice, who constantly do what is right.
4 Lord, remember me when you are kind to your people; help 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 Let me see the good things you do for your chosen people. Let me be happy along with your happy nation; let me join your own people in praising you. 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 just as our ancestors did. We have done wrong; we have done evil. 6 We have sinned, even as our fathers did; we have done wrong and acted wickedly.
7 Our ancestors in Egypt did not learn from your miracles. They did not remember all your kindnesses, so they turned against you 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 the Lord saved them for his own sake, to show his great power. 8 Yet he saved them for his name's sake, to make his mighty power known.
9 He commanded the Red Sea, and it dried up. He led them through the deep sea as if it were a desert. 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 those who hated them. He saved them from their enemies, 10 He saved them from the hand of the foe; from the hand of the enemy he redeemed them.
11 and the water covered their foes. Not one of them escaped. 11 The waters covered their adversaries; not one of them survived.
12 Then the people believed what the Lord said, and they sang praises to him. 12 Then they believed his promises and sang his praise.
13 But they quickly forgot what he had done; they did not wait for his advice. 13 But they soon forgot what he had done and did not wait for his counsel.
14 They became greedy for food in the desert, and they tested God there. 14 In the desert they gave in to their craving; in the wasteland they put God to the test.
15 So he gave them what they wanted, but he also sent a terrible disease among them. 15 So he gave them what they asked for, but sent a wasting disease upon them.
16 The people in the camp were jealous of Moses and of Aaron, the holy priest of the Lord. 16 In the camp they grew envious of Moses and of Aaron, who was consecrated to the LORD.
17 Then the ground opened up and swallowed Dathan and closed over Abiram's group. 17 The earth opened up and swallowed Dathan; it buried the company of Abiram.
18 A fire burned among their followers, and flames burned up the wicked. 18 Fire blazed among their followers; a flame consumed the wicked.
19 The people made a gold calf at Mount Sinai and worshiped a metal statue. 19 At Horeb they made a calf and worshiped an idol cast from metal.
20 They exchanged their glorious God for a statue 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, who had done great things in Egypt, 21 They forgot the God who saved them, who had done great things in Egypt,
22 who had done miracles in Egyptn and amazing things by the Red Sea. 22 miracles in the land of Ham and awesome deeds by the Red Sea.
23 So God said he would destroy them. But Moses, his chosen one, stood before him and stopped God's anger from destroying them. 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 Then they refused to go into the beautiful land of Canaan; they did not believe what God promised. 24 Then they despised the pleasant land; they did not believe his promise.
25 They grumbled in their tents and did not obey the Lord. 25 They grumbled in their tents and did not obey the LORD.
26 So he swore to them that they would die in the desert. 26 So he swore to them with uplifted hand that he would make them fall in the desert,
27 He said their children would be killed by other nations and that they would be scattered among other countries. 27 make their descendants fall among the nations and scatter them throughout the lands.
28 They joined in worshiping Baal at Peor and ate meat that had been sacrificed to lifeless statues. 28 They yoked themselves to the Baal of Peor and ate sacrifices offered to lifeless gods;
29 They made the Lord angry by what they did, so many people became sick with a terrible disease. 29 they provoked the LORD to anger by their wicked deeds, and a plague broke out among them.
30 But Phinehas prayed to the Lord, and the disease stopped. 30 But Phinehas stood up and intervened, and the plague was checked.
31 Phinehas did what was right, and it will be remembered from now on. 31 This was credited to him as righteousness for endless generations to come.
32 The people also made the Lord angry at Meribah, and Moses was in trouble because of them. 32 By the waters of Meribah they angered the LORD, and trouble came to Moses because of them;
33 The people turned against the Spirit of God, so Moses spoke without stopping to think. 33 for they rebelled against the Spirit of God, and rash words came from Moses' lips.
34 The people did not destroy the other nations as the Lord had told them to do. 34 They did not destroy the peoples as the LORD had commanded them,
35 Instead, they mixed with the other nations and learned their customs. 35 but they mingled with the nations and adopted their customs.
36 They worshiped other nations' idols and were trapped by them. 36 They worshiped their idols, which became a snare to them.
37 They even killed their sons and daughters as sacrifices to demons. 37 They sacrificed their sons and their daughters to demons.
38 They killed innocent people, their own sons and daughters, as sacrifices to the idols of Canaan. So the land was made unholy by their 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 The people became unholy by their sins; they were unfaithful to God in what they did. 39 They defiled themselves by what they did; by their deeds they prostituted themselves.
40 So the Lord became angry with his people and hated his own children. 40 Therefore the LORD was angry with his people and abhorred his inheritance.
41 He handed them over to other nations and let their enemies rule over them. 41 He handed them over to the nations, and their foes ruled over them.
42 Their enemies were cruel to them and kept them under their power. 42 Their enemies oppressed them and subjected them to their power.
43 The Lord saved his people many times, but they continued to turn against him. So they became even more wicked. 43 Many times he delivered them, but they were bent on rebellion and they wasted away in their sin.
44 But God saw their misery when he heard their cry. 44 But he took note of their distress when he heard their cry;
45 He remembered his agreement with them, and he felt sorry for them because of his great love. 45 for their sake he remembered his covenant and out of his great love he relented.
46 He caused them to be pitied by those who held them captive. 46 He caused them to be pitied by all who held them captive.
47 Lord our God, save us and bring us back from other nations. Then we will thank you and will gladly praise you. 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 the Lord, the God of Israel. He always was and always will be. Let all the people say, "Amen!" 48 Praise be to the LORD, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting. Let all the people say, "Amen!" Praise the LORD.