Psalms 105:1-15

1 Give praise to the LORD, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done.
2 Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts.
3 Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice.
4 Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always.
5 Remember the wonders he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced,
6 you his servants, the descendants of Abraham, his chosen ones, the children of Jacob.
7 He is the LORD our God; his judgments are in all the earth.
8 He remembers his covenant forever, the promise he made, for a thousand generations,
9 the covenant he made with Abraham, the oath he swore to Isaac.
10 He confirmed it to Jacob as a decree, to Israel as an everlasting covenant:
11 “To you I will give the land of Canaan as the portion you will inherit.”
12 When they were but few in number, few indeed, and strangers in it,
13 they wandered from nation to nation, from one kingdom to another.
14 He allowed no one to oppress them; for their sake he rebuked kings:
15 “Do not touch my anointed ones; do my prophets no harm.”

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Psalms 105:1 in Other Translations

KJV
1 O give thanks unto the LORD; call upon his name: make known his deeds among the people.
ESV
1 Oh give thanks to the LORD; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples!
NLT
1 Give thanks to the LORD and proclaim his greatness. Let the whole world know what he has done.
MSG
1 Hallelujah! Thank God! Pray to him by name! Tell everyone you meet what he has done!
CSB
1 Give thanks to the Lord, call on His name; proclaim His deeds among the peoples.

Psalms 105:1-15 Meaning and Commentary

INTRODUCTION TO PSALM 105

This psalm was penned by David, and sung at the time when the ark was brought from the house of Obededom to the place which David had prepared for it; at least the first fifteen verses of it, the other part being probably added afterwards by the same inspired penman, as appears from 1Ch 16:1-7. The subject matter of the psalm is the special and distinguishing goodness of God to the children of Israel, and to his church and people, of which they were typical: the history of God's regard to and care of their principal ancestors, Abraham, Jacob, Joseph and of the whole body of the people, in bringing them out of Egypt, leading them through the wilderness, and settling them in the land of Canaan, is here recited, as an argument for praise and thankfulness.

Psalms 105:1-15 In-Context

1 Give praise to the LORD, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done.
2 Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts.
3 Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice.
4 Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always.
5 Remember the wonders he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced,
6 you his servants, the descendants of Abraham, his chosen ones, the children of Jacob.
7 He is the LORD our God; his judgments are in all the earth.
8 He remembers his covenant forever, the promise he made, for a thousand generations,
9 the covenant he made with Abraham, the oath he swore to Isaac.
10 He confirmed it to Jacob as a decree, to Israel as an everlasting covenant:
11 “To you I will give the land of Canaan as the portion you will inherit.”
12 When they were but few in number, few indeed, and strangers in it,
13 they wandered from nation to nation, from one kingdom to another.
14 He allowed no one to oppress them; for their sake he rebuked kings:
15 “Do not touch my anointed ones; do my prophets no harm.”
16 He called down famine on the land and destroyed all their supplies of food;
17 and he sent a man before them— Joseph, sold as a slave.
18 They bruised his feet with shackles, his neck was put in irons,
19 till what he foretold came to pass, till the word of the LORD proved him true.

Cross References 24

  • 1. S 1 Chronicles 16:34
  • 2. Psalms 80:18; Psalms 99:6; Psalms 116:13; Joel 2:32; Acts 2:21
  • 3. Psalms 30:4; Psalms 33:3; Psalms 96:1
  • 4. Psalms 7:17; Psalms 18:49; Psalms 27:6; Psalms 59:17; Psalms 71:22; Psalms 146:2
  • 5. S Psalms 75:1
  • 6. S Psalms 89:16
  • 7. S Psalms 24:6; Psalms 27:8
  • 8. S Psalms 40:5
  • 9. S Deuteronomy 7:18; Psalms 77:11
  • 10. ver 42
  • 11. S Deuteronomy 10:15; Psalms 106:5
  • 12. S Genesis 9:15; Psalms 106:45; Psalms 111:5; Ezekiel 16:60; S Luke 1:72
  • 13. Genesis 12:7; Genesis 17:2; S Genesis 15:18; S Genesis 22:16-18; Luke 1:73; Galatians 3:15-18
  • 14. Genesis 28:13-15
  • 15. Isaiah 55:3
  • 16. S Genesis 12:7; Genesis 13:15; Genesis 15:18
  • 17. S Numbers 34:2
  • 18. Genesis 34:30; Deuteronomy 7:7
  • 19. Genesis 23:4; Hebrews 11:9
  • 20. Genesis 15:13-16; Numbers 32:13; Numbers 33:3-49
  • 21. Genesis 35:5
  • 22. Genesis 12:17-20; S Genesis 20:3; S Psalms 9:5
  • 23. S Genesis 26:11; S 1 Samuel 12:3
  • 24. S Genesis 20:7
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