Psalm 106; Psalm 107

1 Hallelujah! Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His faithful love endures forever. 2 Who can declare the Lord's mighty acts or proclaim all the praise due Him? 3 How happy are those who uphold justice, who practice righteousness at all times. 4 Remember me, Lord, when You show favor to Your people. Come to me with Your salvation 5 so that I may enjoy the prosperity of Your chosen ones, rejoice in the joy of Your nation, and boast about Your heritage. 6 Both we and our fathers have sinned; we have gone astray and have acted wickedly. 7 Our fathers in Egypt did not grasp [the significance of] Your wonderful works or remember Your many acts of faithful love; instead, they rebelled by the sea-the Red Sea. 8 Yet He saved them because of His name, to make His power known. 9 He rebuked the Red Sea, and it dried up; He led them through the depths as through a desert. 10 He saved them from the hand of the adversary; He redeemed them from the hand of the enemy. 11 Water covered their foes; not one of them remained. 12 Then they believed His promises and sang His praise. 13 They soon forgot His works and would not wait for His counsel. 14 They were seized with craving in the wilderness and tested God in the desert. 15 He gave them what they asked for, but sent a wasting disease among them. 16 In the camp they were envious of Moses and of Aaron, the Lord's holy one. 17 The earth opened up and swallowed Dathan; it covered the assembly of Abiram. 18 Fire blazed throughout their assembly; flames consumed the wicked. 19 At Horeb they made a calf and worshiped the cast metal image. 20 They exchanged their glory for the image of a grass-eating ox. 21 They forgot God their Savior, who did great things in Egypt, 22 wonderful works in the land of Ham, awe-inspiring deeds at the Red Sea. 23 So He said He would have destroyed them- if Moses His chosen one had not stood before Him in the breach to turn His wrath away from destroying [them]. 24 They despised the pleasant land and did not believe His promise. 25 They grumbled in their tents and did not listen to the Lord's voice. 26 So He raised His hand against them [with an oath] that He would make them fall in the desert 27 and would disperse their descendants among the nations, scattering them throughout the lands. 28 They aligned themselves with Baal of Peor and ate sacrifices offered to lifeless gods. 29 They provoked the Lord with their deeds, and a plague broke out against them. 30 But Phinehas stood up and intervened, and the plague was stopped. 31 It was credited to him as righteousness throughout all generations to come. 32 They angered [the Lord] at the waters of Meribah, and Moses suffered because of them; 33 for they embittered his spirit, and he spoke rashly with his lips. 34 They did not destroy the peoples as the Lord had commanded them, 35 but mingled with the nations and adopted their ways. 36 They served their idols, which became a snare to them. 37 They sacrificed their sons and daughters to demons. 38 They shed innocent blood- the blood of their sons and daughters whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan; so the land became polluted with blood. 39 They defiled themselves by their actions and prostituted themselves by their deeds. 40 Therefore the Lord's anger burned against His people, and He abhorred His own inheritance. 41 He handed them over to the nations; those who hated them ruled them. 42 Their enemies oppressed them, and they were subdued under their power. 43 He rescued them many times, but they continued to rebel deliberately and were beaten down by their sin. 44 When He heard their cry, He took note of their distress, 45 remembered His covenant with them, and relented according to the abundance of His faithful love. 46 He caused them to be pitied before all their captors. 47 Save us, Lord our God, and gather us from the nations, so that we may give thanks to Your holy name and rejoice in Your praise. 48 May the Lord, the God of Israel, be praised from everlasting to everlasting. Let all the people say, "Amen!" Hallelujah! BOOK V (Psalms 107-150)
1 Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His faithful love endures forever. 2 Let the redeemed of the Lord proclaim that He has redeemed them from the hand of the foe 3 and has gathered them from the lands- from the east and the west, from the north and the south. 4 Some wandered in the desolate wilderness, finding no way to a city where they could live. 5 They were hungry and thirsty; their spirits failed within them. 6 Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble; He rescued them from their distress. 7 He led them by the right path to go to a city where they could live. 8 Let them give thanks to the Lord for His faithful love and His wonderful works for the human race. 9 For He has satisfied the thirsty and filled the hungry with good things. 10 Others sat in darkness and gloom- prisoners in cruel chains- 11 because they rebelled against God's commands and despised the counsel of the Most High. 12 He broke their spirits with hard labor; they stumbled, and there was no one to help. 13 Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble; He saved them from their distress. 14 He brought them out of darkness and gloom and broke their chains apart. 15 Let them give thanks to the Lord for His faithful love and His wonderful works for the human race. 16 For He has broken down the bronze gates and cut through the iron bars. 17 Fools suffered affliction because of their rebellious ways and their sins. 18 They loathed all food and came near the gates of death. 19 Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble; He saved them from their distress. 20 He sent His word and healed them; He rescued them from the Pit. 21 Let them give thanks to the Lord for His faithful love and His wonderful works for the human race. 22 Let them offer sacrifices of thanksgiving and announce His works with shouts of joy. 23 Others went to sea in ships, conducting trade on the vast waters. 24 They saw the Lord's works, His wonderful works in the deep. 25 He spoke and raised a tempest that stirred up the waves of the sea. 26 Rising up to the sky, sinking down to the depths, their courage melting away in anguish, 27 they reeled and staggered like drunken men, and all their skill was useless. 28 Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, and He brought them out of their distress. 29 He stilled the storm to a murmur, and the waves of the sea were hushed. 30 They rejoiced when the waves grew quiet. Then He guided them to the harbor they longed for. 31 Let them give thanks to the Lord for His faithful love and His wonderful works for the human race. 32 Let them exalt Him in the assembly of the people and praise Him in the council of the elders. 33 He turns rivers into desert, springs of water into thirsty ground, 34 and fruitful land into salty wasteland, because of the wickedness of its inhabitants. 35 He turns a desert into a pool of water, dry land into springs of water. 36 He causes the hungry to settle there, and they establish a city where they can live. 37 They sow fields and plant vineyards that yield a fruitful harvest. 38 He blesses them, and they multiply greatly; He does not let their livestock decrease. 39 When they are diminished and are humbled by cruel oppression and sorrow, 40 He pours contempt on nobles and makes them wander in trackless wastelands. 41 But He lifts the needy out of their suffering and makes their families [multiply] like flocks. 42 The upright see it and rejoice, and all injustice shuts its mouth. 43 Let whoever is wise pay attention to these things and consider the Lord's acts of faithful love.
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