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Psalms 106 (asv)

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106:1 Praise ye Jehovah.

Oh give thanks unto Jehovah; for he is good;

For his lovingkindness endureth forever.

106:2Who can utter the mighty acts of Jehovah,

Or show forth all his praise?

106:3Blessed are they that keep justice,

And he that doeth righteousness at all times.

106:4Remember me, O Jehovah, with the favor that thou bearest unto thy people;

Oh visit me with thy salvation,

106:5That I may see the prosperity of thy chosen,

That I may rejoice in the gladness of thy nation,

That I may glory with thine inheritance.

106:6We have sinned with our fathers,

We have committed iniquity, we have done wickedly.

106:7Our fathers understood not thy wonders in Egypt;

They remembered not the multitude of thy lovingkindnesses,

But were rebellious at the sea, even at the Red Sea.

106:8Nevertheless he saved them for his name's sake,

That he might make his mighty power to be known.

106:9He rebuked the Red Sea also, and it was dried up:

So he led them through the depths, as through a wilderness.

106:10And he saved them from the hand of him that hated them,

And redeemed them from the hand of the enemy.

106:11And the waters covered their adversaries;

There was not one of them left.

106:12Then believed they his words;

They sang his praise.

106:13They soon forgat his works;

They waited not for his counsel,

106:14But lusted exceedingly in the wilderness,

And tempted God in the desert.

106:15And he gave them their request,

But sent leanness into their soul.

106:16They envied Moses also in the camp,

And Aaron the saint of Jehovah.

106:17The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan,

And covered the company of Abiram.

106:18And a fire was kindled in their company;

The flame burned up the wicked.

106:19They made a calf in Horeb,

And worshipped a molten image.

106:20Thus they changed their glory

For the likeness of an ox that eateth grass.

106:21They forgat God their Saviour,

Who had done great things in Egypt,

106:22Wondrous works in the land of Ham,

And terrible things by the Red Sea.

106:23Therefore 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.

106:24Yea, they despised the pleasant land,

They believed not his word,

106:25But murmured in their tents,

And hearkened not unto the voice of Jehovah.

106:26Therefore he sware unto them,

That he would overthrow them in the wilderness,

106:27And that he would overthrow their seed among the nations,

And scatter them in the lands.

106:28They joined themselves also unto Baal-peor,

And ate the sacrifices of the dead.

106:29Thus they provoked him to anger with their doings;

And the plague brake in upon them.

106:30Then stood up Phinehas, and executed judgment;

And so the plague was stayed.

106:31And that was reckoned unto him for righteousness,

Unto all generations for evermore.

106:32They angered him also at the waters of Meribah,

So that it went ill with Moses for their sakes;

106:33Because they were rebellious against his spirit,

And he spake unadvisedly with his lips.

106:34They did not destroy the peoples,

As Jehovah commanded them,

106:35But mingled themselves with the nations,

And learned their works,

106:36And served their idols,

Which became a snare unto them.

106:37Yea, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters unto demons,

106:38And shed innocent blood,

Even the blood of their sons and of their daughters,

Whom they sacrificed unto the idols of Canaan;

And the land was polluted with blood.

106:39Thus were they defiled with their works,

And played the harlot in their doings.

106:40Therefore was the wrath of Jehovah kindled against his people,

And he abhorred his inheritance.

106:41And he gave them into the hand of the nations;

And they that hated them ruled over them.

106:42Their enemies also oppressed them,

And they were brought into subjection under their hand.

106:43Many times did he deliver them;

But they were rebellious in their counsel,

And were brought low in their iniquity.

106:44Nevertheless he regarded their distress,

When he heard their cry:

106:45And he remembered for them his covenant,

And repented according to the multitude of his lovingkindnesses.

106:46He made them also to be pitied

Of all those that carried them captive.

106:47Save us, O Jehovah our God,

And gather us from among the nations,

To give thanks unto thy holy name,

And to triumph in thy praise.

106:48Blessed be Jehovah, the God of Israel,

From everlasting even to everlasting.

And let all the people say, Amen.

Praise ye Jehovah.


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