Psalm 106:1-23 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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