Psalm 105:1-25 NIV

105:1-15pp -- 1Ch 16:8-22

1 Give thanks to the LORD,1 call on his name;2 make known among the nations what he has done.

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2 Sing to him,3 sing praise4 to him; tell of all his wonderful acts.5

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3 Glory in his holy name;6 let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice.

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4 Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face7 always.

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5 Remember the wonders8 he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced,9

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6 O descendants of Abraham his servant,10 O sons of Jacob, his chosen11 ones.

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7 He is the LORD our God; his judgments are in all the earth.
8 He remembers his covenant12 forever, the word he commanded, for a thousand generations,

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9 the covenant he made with Abraham,13 the oath he swore to Isaac.

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10 He confirmed it14 to Jacob as a decree, to Israel as an everlasting covenant:15

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11 "To you I will give the land of Canaan16 as the portion you will inherit."17

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12 When they were but few in number,18 few indeed, and strangers in it,19

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13 they wandered from nation to nation,20 from one kingdom to another.

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14 He allowed no one to oppress21 them; for their sake he rebuked kings:22

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15 "Do not touch23 my anointed ones; do my prophets24 no harm."

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16 He called down famine25 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.26

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18 They bruised his feet with shackles,27 his neck was put in irons,

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19 till what he foretold28 came to pass, till the word29 of the LORD proved him true.

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20 The king sent and released him, the ruler of peoples set him free.30

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21 He made him master of his household, ruler over all he possessed,
22 to instruct his princes31 as he pleased and teach his elders wisdom.32

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23 Then Israel entered Egypt;33 Jacob lived34 as an alien in the land of Ham.35

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24 The LORD made his people very fruitful; he made them too numerous36 for their foes,

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25 whose hearts he turned37 to hate his people, to conspire38 against his servants.

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