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Psalm 105 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Hallelujah! Thank God! Pray to him by name! Tell everyone you meet 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 him songs, belt out hymns, translate his wonders into music! 2 Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts.
3 Honor his holy name with Hallelujahs, you who seek God. Live a happy life! 3 Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice.
4 Keep your eyes open for God, watch for his works; be alert for signs of his presence. 4 Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always.
5 Remember the world of wonders he has made, his miracles, and the verdicts he's rendered - 5 Remember the wonders he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced,
6 O seed of Abraham, his servant, O child of Jacob, his chosen. 6 O descendants of Abraham his servant, O sons of Jacob, his chosen ones.
7 He's God, our God, in charge of the whole earth. 7 He is the LORD our God; his judgments are in all the earth.
8 And he remembers, remembers his Covenant - for a thousand generations he's been as good as his word. 8 He remembers his covenant forever, the word he commanded, for a thousand generations,
9 It's the Covenant he made with Abraham, the same oath he swore to Isaac, 9 the covenant he made with Abraham, the oath he swore to Isaac.
10 The very statute he established with Jacob, the eternal Covenant with Israel, 10 He confirmed it to Jacob as a decree, to Israel as an everlasting covenant:
11 Namely, "I give you the land. Canaan is your hill-country inheritance." 11 "To you I will give the land of Canaan as the portion you will inherit."
12 When they didn't count for much, a mere handful, and strangers at that, 12 When they were but few in number, few indeed, and strangers in it,
13 Wandering from country to country, drifting from pillar to post, 13 they wandered from nation to nation, from one kingdom to another.
14 He permitted no one to abuse them. He told kings to keep their hands off: 14 He allowed no one to oppress them; for their sake he rebuked kings:
15 "Don't you dare lay a hand on my anointed, don't hurt a hair on the heads of my prophets." 15 "Do not touch my anointed ones; do my prophets no harm."
16 Then he called down a famine on the country, he broke every last blade of wheat. 16 He called down famine on the land and destroyed all their supplies of food;
17 But he sent a man on ahead: Joseph, sold as a slave. 17 and he sent a man before them-- Joseph, sold as a slave.
18 They put cruel chains on his ankles, an iron collar around his neck, 18 They bruised his feet with shackles, his neck was put in irons,
19 Until God's word came to the Pharaoh, and God confirmed his promise. 19 till what he foretold came to pass, till the word of the LORD proved him true.
20 God sent the king to release him. The Pharaoh set Joseph free; 20 The king sent and released him, the ruler of peoples set him free.
21 He appointed him master of his palace, put him in charge of all his business 21 He made him master of his household, ruler over all he possessed,
22 To personally instruct his princes and train his advisors in wisdom. 22 to instruct his princes as he pleased and teach his elders wisdom.
23 Then Israel entered Egypt, Jacob immigrated to the Land of Ham. 23 Then Israel entered Egypt; Jacob lived as an alien in the land of Ham.
24 God gave his people lots of babies; soon their numbers alarmed their foes. 24 The LORD made his people very fruitful; he made them too numerous for their foes,
25 He turned the Egyptians against his people; they abused and cheated God's servants. 25 whose hearts he turned to hate his people, to conspire against his servants.
26 Then he sent his servant Moses, and Aaron, whom he also chose. 26 He sent Moses his servant, and Aaron, whom he had chosen.
27 They worked marvels in that spiritual wasteland, miracles in the Land of Ham. 27 They performed his miraculous signs among them, his wonders in the land of Ham.
28 He spoke, "Darkness!" and it turned dark - they couldn't see what they were doing. 28 He sent darkness and made the land dark-- for had they not rebelled against his words?
29 He turned all their water to blood so that all their fish died; 29 He turned their waters into blood, causing their fish to die.
30 He made frogs swarm through the land, even into the king's bedroom; 30 Their land teemed with frogs, which went up into the bedrooms of their rulers.
31 He gave the word and flies swarmed, gnats filled the air. 31 He spoke, and there came swarms of flies, and gnats throughout their country.
32 He substituted hail for rain, he stabbed their land with lightning; 32 He turned their rain into hail, with lightning throughout their land;
33 He wasted their vines and fig trees, smashed their groves of trees to splinters; 33 he struck down their vines and fig trees and shattered the trees of their country.
34 With a word he brought in locusts, millions of locusts, armies of locusts; 34 He spoke, and the locusts came, grasshoppers without number;
35 They consumed every blade of grass in the country and picked the ground clean of produce; 35 they ate up every green thing in their land, ate up the produce of their soil.
36 He struck down every firstborn in the land, the first fruits of their virile powers. 36 Then he struck down all the firstborn in their land, the firstfruits of all their manhood.
37 He led Israel out, their arms filled with loot, and not one among his tribes even stumbled. 37 He brought out Israel, laden with silver and gold, and from among their tribes no one faltered.
38 Egypt was glad to have them go - they were scared to death of them. 38 Egypt was glad when they left, because dread of Israel had fallen on them.
39 God spread a cloud to keep them cool through the day and a fire to light their way through the night; 39 He spread out a cloud as a covering, and a fire to give light at night.
40 They prayed and he brought quail, filled them with the bread of heaven; 40 They asked, and he brought them quail and satisfied them with the bread of heaven.
41 He opened the rock and water poured out; it flowed like a river through that desert - 41 He opened the rock, and water gushed out; like a river it flowed in the desert.
42 All because he remembered his Covenant, his promise to Abraham, his servant. 42 For he remembered his holy promise given to his servant Abraham.
43 Remember this! He led his people out singing for joy; his chosen people marched, singing their hearts out! 43 He brought out his people with rejoicing, his chosen ones with shouts of joy;
44 He made them a gift of the country they entered, helped them seize the wealth of the nations 44 he gave them the lands of the nations, and they fell heir to what others had toiled for--
45 So they could do everything he told them - could follow his instructions to the letter. Hallelujah! 45 that they might keep his precepts and observe his laws. Praise the LORD.