Psalm 105:8-23 NIV

8 He remembers his covenant1 forever, the word he commanded, for a thousand generations,

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9 the covenant he made with Abraham,2 the oath he swore to Isaac.

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10 He confirmed it3 to Jacob as a decree, to Israel as an everlasting covenant:4

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11 "To you I will give the land of Canaan5 as the portion you will inherit."6

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12 When they were but few in number,7 few indeed, and strangers in it,8

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13 they wandered from nation to nation,9 from one kingdom to another.

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14 He allowed no one to oppress10 them; for their sake he rebuked kings:11

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15 "Do not touch12 my anointed ones; do my prophets13 no harm."

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16 He called down famine14 on the land and destroyed all their supplies of food;

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17 and he sent a man before them-- Joseph, sold as a slave.15

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18 They bruised his feet with shackles,16 his neck was put in irons,

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19 till what he foretold17 came to pass, till the word18 of the LORD proved him true.

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20 The king sent and released him, the ruler of peoples set him free.19

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21 He made him master of his household, ruler over all he possessed,
22 to instruct his princes20 as he pleased and teach his elders wisdom.21

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23 Then Israel entered Egypt;22 Jacob lived23 as an alien in the land of Ham.24

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