Praise the LORD.a1 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good;2 his love endures forever.32
Who can proclaim the mighty acts4 of the LORD or fully declare his praise?
Blessed are they who maintain justice,5 who constantly do what is right.64
Remember me,7 O LORD, when you show favor8 to your people, come to my aid9 when you save them,
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.
We have sinned,14 even as our fathers15 did; we have done wrong and acted wickedly.167
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.b8
Yet he saved them20 for his name's sake,21 to make his mighty power22 known.
He rebuked23 the Red Sea, and it dried up;24 he led them through25 the depths as through a desert.
He saved them26 from the hand of the foe;27 from the hand of the enemy he redeemed them.2811
The waters covered29 their adversaries; not one of them survived.
Then they believed his promises and sang his praise.3013
But they soon forgot31 what he had done and did not wait for his counsel.3214
In the desert33 they gave in to their craving; in the wasteland34 they put God to the test.3515
So he gave them36 what they asked for, but sent a wasting disease37 upon them.
In the camp they grew envious38 of Moses and of Aaron, who was consecrated to the LORD.
The earth opened39 up and swallowed Dathan;40 it buried the company of Abiram.4118
Fire blazed42 among their followers; a flame consumed the wicked.
At Horeb they made a calf43 and worshiped an idol cast from metal.
They exchanged their Glory44 for an image of a bull, which eats grass.
They forgot the God45 who saved them, who had done great things46 in Egypt,
miracles in the land of Ham47 and awesome deeds48 by the Red Sea.
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.