106:1 Praise ye the LORD. O give thanks to the LORD; for [he is]
good: for his mercy [endureth] for ever.
106:2 Who can utter the mighty acts of the LORD? [who] can show
forth all his praise?
106:3 Blessed [are] they that keep judgment, [and] he that doeth
righteousness at all times.
106:4 Remember me, O LORD, with the favor [that thou bearest to]
thy people: O visit me with thy salvation;
106:5 That I may see the good of thy chosen, that I may rejoice
in the gladness of thy nation, that I may glory with thy
106:6 We have sinned with our fathers, we have committed
iniquity, we have done wickedly.
106:7 Our fathers understood not thy wonders in Egypt; they
remembered not the multitude of thy mercies; but provoked [him]
at the sea, [even] at the Red sea.
106:8 Nevertheless he saved them for his name's sake, that he
might make his mighty power to be known.
106:9 He rebuked the Red sea also, and it was dried up: so he
led them through the depths, as through the wilderness.
106:10 And he saved them from the hand of him that hated [them],
and redeemed them from the hand of the enemy.
106:11 And the waters covered their enemies: there was not one
of them left.
106:12 Then they believed his words; they sang his praise.
106:13 They soon forgot his works; they waited not for his
106:14 But lusted exceedingly in the wilderness, and tempted God
in the desert.
106:15 And he gave them their request; but sent leanness into
106:16 They envied Moses also in the camp, [and] Aaron the saint
of the LORD.
106:17 The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan, and covered the
company of Abiram.
106:18 And a fire was kindled in their company; the flame burned
up the wicked.
106:19 They made a calf in Horeb, and worshiped the molten
106:20 Thus they changed their glory into the similitude of an
ox that eateth grass.
106:21 They forgot God their savior, who had done great things
106:22 Wondrous works in the land of Ham, [and] terrible things
by the Red sea.
106:23 Therefore 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].
106:24 Yes, they despised the pleasant land, they believed not
106:25 But murmured in their tents, [and] hearkened not to the
voice of the LORD.
106:26 Therefore he lifted up his hand against them, to
overthrow them in the wilderness:
106:27 To overthrow their seed also among the nations, and to
scatter them in the lands.
106:28 They joined themselves also to Baal-peor, and ate the
sacrifices of the dead.
106:29 Thus they provoked [him] to anger with their inventions:
and the plague broke in upon them.
106:30 Then stood up Phinehas, and executed judgment: and [so]
the plague was stayed.
106:31 And that was counted to him for righteousness to all
generations for ever.
106:32 They angered [him] also at the waters of strife, so that
it went ill with Moses for their sakes:
106:33 Because they provoked his spirit, so that he spoke
unadvisedly with his lips.
106:34 They did not destroy the nations, concerning whom the
LORD commanded them:
106:35 But were mingled among the heathen, and learned their
106:36 And they served their idols: which were a snare to them.
106:37 Yes, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters to
106:38 And shed innocent blood, [even] the blood of their sons
and of their daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of
Canaan: and the land was polluted with blood.
106:39 Thus were they defiled with their own works, and went
astray with their own inventions.
106:40 Therefore was the wrath of the LORD kindled against his
people, insomuch that he abhorred his own inheritance.
106:41 And he gave them into the hand of the heathen; and they
that hated them ruled over them.
106:42 Their enemies also oppressed them, and they were brought
into subjection under their hand.
106:43 Many times did he deliver them; but they provoked [him]
with their counsel; and were brought low for their iniquity.
106:44 Nevertheless he regarded their affliction, when he heard
106:45 And he remembered for them his covenant, and repented
according to the multitude of his mercies.
106:46 He made them also to be pitied by all those that carried
106:47 Save us, O LORD our God, and gather us from among the
heathen, to give thanks to thy holy name, [and] to triumph in
106:48 Blessed [be] the LORD God of Israel from everlasting to
everlasting: and let all the people say, Amen. Praise ye the