Psalm 106:7-48 NIV

7 When our fathers were in Egypt, they gave no thought1 to your miracles; they did not remember2 your many kindnesses, and they rebelled by the sea,3 the Red Sea.a

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    • b 106:7 - Hebrew "Yam Suph"; that is, Sea of Reeds; also in verses 9 and 22
      8 Yet he saved them4 for his name's sake,5 to make his mighty power6 known.

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      9 He rebuked7 the Red Sea, and it dried up;8 he led them through9 the depths as through a desert.

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      10 He saved them10 from the hand of the foe;11 from the hand of the enemy he redeemed them.12

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      11 The waters covered13 their adversaries; not one of them survived.

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      12 Then they believed his promises and sang his praise.14

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      13 But they soon forgot15 what he had done and did not wait for his counsel.16

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      14 In the desert17 they gave in to their craving; in the wasteland18 they put God to the test.19

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      15 So he gave them20 what they asked for, but sent a wasting disease21 upon them.

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      16 In the camp they grew envious22 of Moses and of Aaron, who was consecrated to the LORD.

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      17 The earth opened23 up and swallowed Dathan;24 it buried the company of Abiram.25

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      18 Fire blazed26 among their followers; a flame consumed the wicked.

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      19 At Horeb they made a calf27 and worshiped an idol cast from metal.

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      20 They exchanged their Glory28 for an image of a bull, which eats grass.

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      21 They forgot the God29 who saved them, who had done great things30 in Egypt,

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      22 miracles in the land of Ham31 and awesome deeds32 by the Red Sea.

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      23 So he said he would destroy33 them-- had not Moses, his chosen one, stood in the breach34 before him to keep his wrath from destroying them.

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      24 Then they despised35 the pleasant land;36 they did not believe37 his promise.

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      25 They grumbled38 in their tents and did not obey the LORD.

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      26 So he swore39 to them with uplifted hand that he would make them fall in the desert,40

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      27 make their descendants fall among the nations and scatter41 them throughout the lands.

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      28 They yoked themselves to the Baal of Peor42 and ate sacrifices offered to lifeless gods;

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      29 they provoked the LORD to anger43 by their wicked deeds,44 and a plague45 broke out among them.

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      30 But Phinehas46 stood up and intervened, and the plague was checked.47

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      31 This was credited to him48 as righteousness for endless generations49 to come.

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      32 By the waters of Meribah50 they angered the LORD, and trouble came to Moses because of them;

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      33 for they rebelled51 against the Spirit52 of God, and rash words came from Moses' lips.b53

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        • c 106:33 - Or "against his spirit, / and rash words came from his lips"
          34 They did not destroy54 the peoples as the LORD had commanded55 them,

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          35 but they mingled56 with the nations and adopted their customs.

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          36 They worshiped their idols,57 which became a snare58 to them.

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          37 They sacrificed their sons59 and their daughters to demons.60

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          38 They shed innocent blood, the blood of their sons61 and daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan, and the land was desecrated by their blood.

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          39 They defiled themselves62 by what they did; by their deeds they prostituted63 themselves.

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          40 Therefore the LORD was angry64 with his people and abhorred his inheritance.65

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          41 He handed them over66 to the nations, and their foes ruled over them.

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          42 Their enemies oppressed67 them and subjected them to their power.

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          43 Many times he delivered them,68 but they were bent on rebellion69 and they wasted away in their sin.

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          44 But he took note of their distress when he heard their cry;70

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          45 for their sake he remembered his covenant71 and out of his great love72 he relented.73

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          46 He caused them to be pitied74 by all who held them captive.

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          47 Save us,75 O LORD our God, and gather us76 from the nations, that we may give thanks77 to your holy name78 and glory in your praise.

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          48 Praise be to the LORD, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting. Let all the people say, "Amen!"79 Praise the LORD.

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