Psalm 106 NIV

106:1,47-48pp -- 1Ch 16:34-36

1 Praise the LORD.a1 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good;2 his love endures forever.3

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    • a 106:1 - Hebrew "Hallelu Yah"; also in verse 48
      2 Who can proclaim the mighty acts4 of the LORD or fully declare his praise?

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      3 Blessed are they who maintain justice,5 who constantly do what is right.6

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      4 Remember me,7 O LORD, when you show favor8 to your people, come to my aid9 when you save them,

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      5 that I may enjoy the prosperity10 of your chosen ones,11 that I may share in the joy12 of your nation and join your inheritance13 in giving praise.

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      6 We have sinned,14 even as our fathers15 did; we have done wrong and acted wickedly.16

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      7 When our fathers were in Egypt, they gave no thought17 to your miracles; they did not remember18 your many kindnesses, and they rebelled by the sea,19 the Red Sea.b

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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 them20 for his name's sake,21 to make his mighty power22 known.

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          9 He rebuked23 the Red Sea, and it dried up;24 he led them through25 the depths as through a desert.

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          10 He saved them26 from the hand of the foe;27 from the hand of the enemy he redeemed them.28

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          11 The waters covered29 their adversaries; not one of them survived.

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          12 Then they believed his promises and sang his praise.30

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          13 But they soon forgot31 what he had done and did not wait for his counsel.32

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          14 In the desert33 they gave in to their craving; in the wasteland34 they put God to the test.35

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          15 So he gave them36 what they asked for, but sent a wasting disease37 upon them.

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          16 In the camp they grew envious38 of Moses and of Aaron, who was consecrated to the LORD.

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          17 The earth opened39 up and swallowed Dathan;40 it buried the company of Abiram.41

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          18 Fire blazed42 among their followers; a flame consumed the wicked.

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          19 At Horeb they made a calf43 and worshiped an idol cast from metal.

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          20 They exchanged their Glory44 for an image of a bull, which eats grass.

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          21 They forgot the God45 who saved them, who had done great things46 in Egypt,

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          22 miracles in the land of Ham47 and awesome deeds48 by the Red Sea.

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          23 So he said he would destroy49 them-- had not Moses, his chosen one, stood in the breach50 before him to keep his wrath from destroying them.

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          24 Then they despised51 the pleasant land;52 they did not believe53 his promise.

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          25 They grumbled54 in their tents and did not obey the LORD.

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          26 So he swore55 to them with uplifted hand that he would make them fall in the desert,56

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          27 make their descendants fall among the nations and scatter57 them throughout the lands.

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          28 They yoked themselves to the Baal of Peor58 and ate sacrifices offered to lifeless gods;

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          29 they provoked the LORD to anger59 by their wicked deeds,60 and a plague61 broke out among them.

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          30 But Phinehas62 stood up and intervened, and the plague was checked.63

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          31 This was credited to him64 as righteousness for endless generations65 to come.

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          32 By the waters of Meribah66 they angered the LORD, and trouble came to Moses because of them;

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          33 for they rebelled67 against the Spirit68 of God, and rash words came from Moses' lips.c69

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            • c 106:33 - Or "against his spirit, / and rash words came from his lips"
              34 They did not destroy70 the peoples as the LORD had commanded71 them,

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              35 but they mingled72 with the nations and adopted their customs.

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              36 They worshiped their idols,73 which became a snare74 to them.

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              37 They sacrificed their sons75 and their daughters to demons.76

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              38 They shed innocent blood, the blood of their sons77 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 themselves78 by what they did; by their deeds they prostituted79 themselves.

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              40 Therefore the LORD was angry80 with his people and abhorred his inheritance.81

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              41 He handed them over82 to the nations, and their foes ruled over them.

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              42 Their enemies oppressed83 them and subjected them to their power.

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              43 Many times he delivered them,84 but they were bent on rebellion85 and they wasted away in their sin.

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              44 But he took note of their distress when he heard their cry;86

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              45 for their sake he remembered his covenant87 and out of his great love88 he relented.89

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              46 He caused them to be pitied90 by all who held them captive.

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              47 Save us,91 O LORD our God, and gather us92 from the nations, that we may give thanks93 to your holy name94 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!"95 Praise the LORD.

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