Give thanks to the Lord, call on His name; proclaim His deeds among the peoples.
Sing to Him, sing praise to Him; tell about all His wonderful works!
Honor His holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.
Search for the Lord and for His strength; seek His face always.
Remember the wonderful works He has done, His wonders, and the judgments He has pronounced,
you offspring of Abraham His servant, Jacob's descendants -His chosen ones.
He is the Lord our God; His judgments [govern] the whole earth.
He forever remembers His covenant, the promise He ordained for a thousand generations-
[the covenant] He made with Abraham, swore to Isaac,
and confirmed to Jacob as a decree and to Israel as an everlasting covenant:
"I will give the land of Canaan to you as your inherited portion."
When they were few in number, very few indeed, and temporary residents in Canaan,
wandering from nation to nation and from one kingdom to another,
He allowed no one to oppress them; He rebuked kings on their behalf:
"Do not touch My anointed ones, or harm My prophets."
He called down famine against the land and destroyed the entire food supply.
He had sent a man ahead of them- Joseph, who was sold as a slave.
They hurt his feet with shackles; his neck was put in an iron collar.
Until the time his prediction came true, the word of the Lord tested him.
The king sent [for him] and released him; the ruler of peoples set him free.
He made him master of his household, ruler over all his possessions-
binding his officials at will and instructing his elders.
Then Israel went to Egypt; Jacob lived as a foreigner in the land of Ham.
The Lord made His people very fruitful; He made them more numerous than their foes,
whose hearts He turned to hate His people and to deal deceptively with His servants.