Psalms 106

1 (105-1) Give glory to the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.
2 (105-2) Who shall declare the powers of the Lord? who shall set forth all his praises?
3 (105-3) Blessed are they that keep judgment, and do justice at all times.
4 (105-4) Remember us, O Lord, in the favour of thy people: visit us with thy salvation.
5 (105-5) That we may see the good of thy chosen, that we may rejoice in the joy of thy nation: that thou mayst be praised with thy inheritance.
6 (105-6) We have sinned with our fathers: we have acted unjustly, we have wrought iniquity.
7 (105-7) Our fathers understood not thy wonders in Egypt: they remembered not the multitude of thy mercies: And they provoked to wrath going up to the sea, even the Red Sea.
8 (105-8) And he saved them for his own name’s sake: that he might make his power known.
9 (105-9) And he rebuked the Red Sea and it was dried up: and he led them through the depths, as in a wilderness.
10 (105-10) And he saved them from the hand of them that hated them: and he redeemed them from the hand of the enemy.
11 (105-11) And the water covered them that afflicted them: there was not one of them left.
12 (105-12) And they believed his words: and they sang his praises.
13 (105-13) They had quickly done, they forgot his works: and they waited not for his counsel.
14 (105-14) And they coveted their desire in the desert: and they tempted God in the place without water.
15 (105-15) And he gave them their request: and sent fulness into their souls.
16 (105-16) And they provoked Moses in the camp, Aaron the holy one of the Lord.
17 (105-17) The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan: and covered the congregation of Abiron.
18 (105-18) And a fire was kindled in their congregation: the flame burned the wicked.
19 (105-19) They made also a calf in Horeb: and they adored the graven thing.
20 (105-20) And they changed their glory into the likeness of a calf that eateth grass.
21 (105-21) They forgot God, who saved them, who had done great things in Egypt,
22 (105-22) Wondrous works in the land of Cham: terrible things in the Red Sea.
23 (105-23) And he said that he would destroy them: had not Moses his chosen stood before him in the breach: To turn away his wrath, lest he should destroy them.
24 (105-24) And they set at nought the desirable land. They believed not his word,
25 (105-25) And they murmured in their tents: they hearkened not to the voice of the Lord.
26 (105-26) And he lifted up his hand over them: to overthrow them in the desert;
27 (105-27) And to cast down their seed among the nations, and to scatter them in the countries.
28 (105-28) They also were initiated to Beelpheor: and ate the sacrifices of the dead.
29 (105-29) And they provoked him with their inventions: and destruction was multiplied among them.
30 (105-30) Then Phinees stood up, and pacified him: and the slaughter ceased.
31 (105-31) And it was reputed to him unto justice, to generation and generation for evermore.
32 (105-32) They provoked him also at the waters of contradiction: and Moses was afflicted for their sakes:
33 (105-33) Because they exasperated his spirit. And he distinguished with his lips.
34 (105-34) They did not destroy the nations of which the Lord spoke unto them.
35 (105-35) And they were mingled among the heathens, and learned their works:
36 (105-36) And served their idols, and it became a stumblingblock to them.
37 (105-37) And they sacrificed their sons, and their daughters to devils.
38 (105-38) And they shed innocent blood: the blood of their sons and of their daughters which they sacrificed to the idols of Chanaan. And the land was polluted with blood,
39 (105-39) And was defiled with their works: and they went aside after their own inventions.
40 (105-40) And the Lord was exceedingly angry with his people: and he abhorred his inheritance.
41 (105-41) And he delivered them into the hands of the nations: and they that hated them had dominion over them.
42 (105-42) And their enemies afflicted them: and they were humbled under their hands:
43 (105-43) Many times did he deliver them. But they provoked him with their counsel: and they were brought low by their iniquities.
44 (105-44) And he saw when they were in tribulation: and he heard their prayer.
45 (105-45) And he was mindful of his covenant: and repented according to the multitude of his mercies.
46 (105-46) And he gave them unto mercies, in the sight of all those that had made them captives.
47 (105-47) Save us, O Lord, our God: and gather us from among the nations: That we may give thanks to thy holy name, and may glory in thy praise.
48 (105-48) Blessed be the Lord the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting: and let all the people say: So be it, so be it.
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Psalms 107

1 (106-1) Give glory to the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.
2 (106-2) Let them say so that have been redeemed by the Lord, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy: and gathered out of the countries.
3 (106-3) From the rising and from the setting of the sun, from the north and from the sea.
4 (106-4) They wandered in a wilderness, in a place without water: they found not the way of a city for their habitation.
5 (106-5) They were hungry and thirsty: their soul fainted in them.
6 (106-6) And they cried to the Lord in their tribulation: and he delivered them out of their distresses.
7 (106-7) And he led them into the right way, that they might go to a city of habitation.
8 (106-8) Let the mercies of the Lord give glory to him: and his wonderful works to the children of men.
9 (106-9) For he hath satisfied the empty soul, and hath filled the hungry soul with good things.
10 (106-10) Such as sat in darkness and in the shadow of death: bound in want and in iron.
11 (106-11) Because they had exasperated the words of God: and provoked the counsel of the most High:
12 (106-12) And their heart was humbled with labours: they were weakened, and there was none to help them.
13 (106-13) Then they cried to the Lord in their affliction: and he delivered them out of their distresses.
14 (106-14) And he brought them out of darkness, and the shadow of death; and broke their bonds in sunder.
15 (106-15) Let the mercies of the Lord give glory to him, and his wonderful works to the children of men.
16 (106-16) Because he hath broken gates of brass, and burst iron bars.
17 (106-17) He took them out of the way of their iniquity: for they were brought low for their injustices.
18 (106-18) Their soul abhorred all manner of meat: and they drew nigh even to the gates of death.
19 (106-19) And they cried to the Lord in their affliction: and he delivered them out of their distresses.
20 (106-20) He sent his word, and healed them: and delivered them from their destructions.
21 (106-21) Let the mercies of the Lord give glory to him: and his wonderful works to the children of men.
22 (106-22) And let them sacrifice the sacrifice of praise: and declare his works with joy.
23 (106-23) They that go down to the sea in ships, doing business in the great waters:
24 (106-24) These have seen the works of the Lord, and his wonders in the deep.
25 (106-25) He said the word, and there arose a storm of wind: and the waves thereof were lifted up.
26 (106-26) They mount up to the heavens, and they go down to the depths: their soul pined away with evils.
27 (106-27) They were troubled, and reeled like a drunken man; and all their wisdom was swallowed up.
28 (106-28) And they cried to the Lord in their affliction: and he brought them out of their distresses.
29 (106-29) And he turned the storm into a breeze: and its waves were still.
30 (106-30) And they rejoiced because they were still: and he brought them to the haven which they wished for.
31 (106-31) Let the mercies of the Lord give glory to him, and his wonderful works to the children of men.
32 (106-32) And let them exalt him in the church of the people: and praise him in the chair of the ancients.
33 (106-33) He hath turned rivers into a wilderness: and the sources of waters into dry ground:
34 (106-34) A fruitful land into barrenness, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein.
35 (106-35) He hath turned a wilderness into pools of waters, and a dry land into water springs.
36 (106-36) And hath placed there the hungry; and they made a city for their habitation.
37 (106-37) Anti they sowed fields, and planted vineyards: and they yielded fruit of birth.
38 (106-38) And he blessed them, and they were multiplied exceedingly: and their cattle he suffered not to decrease.
39 (106-39) Then they were brought to be few: and they were afflicted through the trouble of evils and sorrow.
40 (106-40) Contempt was poured forth upon their princes: and he caused them to wander where there was no passing, and out of the way.
41 (106-41) And he helped the poor out of poverty: and made him families like a flock of sheep.
42 (106-42) The just shall see, and shall rejoice, and all iniquity shall stop her mouth.
43 (106-43) Who is wise, and will keep these things; and will understand the mercies of the Lord?
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