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Psalm 105 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

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1 Give thanks to the Lord. Worship him. Tell the nations 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 to him. Sing praise to him. Tell about all of the wonderful things he has done. 2 Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts.
3 Praise him, because his name is holy. Let the hearts of those who trust in the LORD be glad. 3 Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice.
4 Look to the LORD and to his strength. Always look to him. 4 Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always.
5 Remember the wonderful things he has done. Remember his miracles and how he judged our enemies. 5 Remember the wonders he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced,
6 Remember what he has done, you children of his servant Abraham. Remember it, you people of Jacob, God's chosen ones. 6 O descendants of Abraham his servant, O sons of Jacob, his chosen ones.
7 He is the LORD our God. He judges the whole earth. 7 He is the LORD our God; his judgments are in all the earth.
8 He will keep his covenant forever. He will keep his promise for all time to come. 8 He remembers his covenant forever, the word he commanded, for a thousand generations,
9 He will keep the covenant he made with Abraham. He will keep the oath he took when he made his promise to Isaac. 9 the covenant he made with Abraham, the oath he swore to Isaac.
10 He made it stand as a law for Jacob. He made it stand as a covenant for Israel. It will last forever. 10 He confirmed it to Jacob as a decree, to Israel as an everlasting covenant:
11 He said, "I will give you the land of Canaan. It will belong to you." 11 "To you I will give the land of Canaan as the portion you will inherit."
12 At first there weren't very many of God's people. There were only a few. And they were strangers in the land. 12 When they were but few in number, few indeed, and strangers in it,
13 They wandered from nation to nation. They wandered from one kingdom to another. 13 they wandered from nation to nation, from one kingdom to another.
14 But God didn't allow anyone to beat them down. To keep them safe, he gave a command to kings. 14 He allowed no one to oppress them; for their sake he rebuked kings:
15 He said to them, "Do not touch my anointed ones. Do not harm my prophets." 15 "Do not touch my anointed ones; do my prophets no harm."
16 He made the people in the land go hungry. He destroyed all their food supplies. 16 He called down famine on the land and destroyed all their supplies of food;
17 He sent a man ahead of them into Egypt. That man was Joseph. He had been sold as a slave. 17 and he sent a man before them-- Joseph, sold as a slave.
18 The Egyptians put his feet in chains. They put an iron collar around his neck. 18 They bruised his feet with shackles, his neck was put in irons,
19 He was in prison until what he said would happen came true. The word of the LORD proved that he was right. 19 till what he foretold came to pass, till the word of the LORD proved him true.
20 The king of Egypt sent for Joseph and let him out of prison. The ruler of many nations set him free. 20 The king sent and released him, the ruler of peoples set him free.
21 He put Joseph in charge of his palace. He made him ruler over everything he owned. 21 He made him master of his household, ruler over all he possessed,
22 Joseph was in charge of teaching the princes. He taught the elders how to think and live wisely. 22 to instruct his princes as he pleased and teach his elders wisdom.
23 Then the rest of Jacob's family went to Egypt. The people of Israel lived as outsiders in the land of Ham. 23 Then Israel entered Egypt; Jacob lived as an alien in the land of Ham.
24 The LORD gave his people so many children that there were too many of them for their enemies. 24 The LORD made his people very fruitful; he made them too numerous for their foes,
25 He made the Egyptians hate his people. The Egyptians made evil plans against them. 25 whose hearts he turned to hate his people, to conspire against his servants.
26 The LORD sent his servant Moses to the king of Egypt. He sent Aaron, his chosen one, along with him. 26 He sent Moses his servant, and Aaron, whom he had chosen.
27 The LORD gave them the power to do miraculous signs among the Egyptians. They did his wonders in the land of Ham. 27 They performed his miraculous signs among them, his wonders in the land of Ham.
28 He sent darkness over the land. He did it because the Egyptians had refused to obey his words. 28 He sent darkness and made the land dark-- for had they not rebelled against his words?
29 He turned their rivers and streams into blood. He caused the fish in them to die. 29 He turned their waters into blood, causing their fish to die.
30 Their land was covered with frogs. Frogs even went into the bedrooms of the rulers. 30 Their land teemed with frogs, which went up into the bedrooms of their rulers.
31 The LORD spoke, and large numbers of flies came. Gnats filled the whole country. 31 He spoke, and there came swarms of flies, and gnats throughout their country.
32 He turned their rain into hail. Lightning flashed all through their land. 32 He turned their rain into hail, with lightning throughout their land;
33 He destroyed their vines and fig trees. He broke down the trees in Egypt. 33 he struck down their vines and fig trees and shattered the trees of their country.
34 He spoke, and the locusts came. There were so many of them they couldn't be counted. 34 He spoke, and the locusts came, grasshoppers without number;
35 They ate up every green thing in the land. They ate up what the land produced. 35 they ate up every green thing in their land, ate up the produce of their soil.
36 Then he killed the oldest son of every family in Egypt. He struck down the oldest of all of their sons. 36 Then he struck down all the firstborn in their land, the firstfruits of all their manhood.
37 He brought the people of Israel out of Egypt. The Egyptians loaded them down with silver and gold. From among the tribes of Israel no one got tired or fell down. 37 He brought out Israel, laden with silver and gold, and from among their tribes no one faltered.
38 The Egyptians were glad when the people of Israel left. They were terrified because of Israel. 38 Egypt was glad when they left, because dread of Israel had fallen on them.
39 The LORD spread out a cloud to cover his people. He gave them a fire to light up the night. 39 He spread out a cloud as a covering, and a fire to give light at night.
40 They asked for meat, and he brought them quail. He satisfied them with manna, the bread of heaven. 40 They asked, and he brought them quail and satisfied them with the bread of heaven.
41 He broke open a rock, and streams of water poured out. They flowed like a river in the desert. 41 He opened the rock, and water gushed out; like a river it flowed in the desert.
42 He remembered the holy promise he had made to his servant Abraham. 42 For he remembered his holy promise given to his servant Abraham.
43 His chosen people shouted for joy as he brought them out of Egypt. 43 He brought out his people with rejoicing, his chosen ones with shouts of joy;
44 He gave them the lands of other nations. He let them take over what others had worked for. 44 he gave them the lands of the nations, and they fell heir to what others had toiled for--
45 He did it so they might obey his rules and follow his laws. Praise the Lord. 45 that they might keep his precepts and observe his laws. Praise the LORD.