Psalm 105
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Thanksgiving for God’s Deliverance

1Give thanks to the LORD,

call on his name,

and make his deeds known among the people.

2Sing to him! Praise him!

Declare all his awesome deeds!

3Exult in his holy name;

let alla those who seek the LORD rejoice!

4Seek the LORD and his strength;

seek his face continually.

5Remember his awesome deeds that he has done,

his wonders and the judgments he declared.

6You descendants of Abraham, his servant,

You children of Jacob, his chosen ones.

7He is the LORD our God;

his judgments extend to the entire earth.

8He remembers his eternal covenant—

every promise he madeb for a thousand generations,

9like the covenant he madec with Abraham,

and his promise to Isaac.

10He presented it to Jacob as a decree,

to Israel as an everlasting covenant.

11He said: “I will give Canaan to you

as the allotted portion that is your inheritance.”

12When the Hebrewsd were few in number—so very few—

and were sojourners in it,

13they wandered from nation to nation,

from one kingdom to another.e

14He did not allow anyone to oppress them,

or any kings to reprove them.

15“Don’t touch my anointed

or hurt my prophets!”

16He declared a famine on the land;

destroying the entire food supply.f

17He sent a man before them—

Joseph, who had been sold as a slave.

18They bound his feet with fetters

and placed an iron collar on his neck,g

19until the time his prediction came true,

as the word of the LORD refined him.

20He sent a king who released him,

a ruler of people who set him free.

21He made him the master over his household,

the manager of all his possessions—

22to discipline his rulers at will

and make his elders wise.

23Then Israel came to Egypt;

indeed, Jacob lived in the land of Ham.h

24He caused his people to multiply greatly;

and be more numerous than their enemies.

25He caused themi to hate his people

and to deceive his servants.

26He sent his servant Moses, along with Aaron,

whom he had chosen.

27They performed his signs among them,

his wonders in the land of Ham.j

28He sent darkness, and it became dark.

Did they not rebel againstk his words?

29He turned their water into blood,

so that the fish died.

30Their land swarmed with frogs

even to the chambers of their kings.

31He spoke,

and a swarm of insects invaded their land.l

32He sent hail instead of rain,

and lightning throughout their land.

33It destroyed their vines and their figs,

breaking trees throughout their country.m

34Then he commanded the locust to come—

grasshoppers without number.

35They consumed every green plant in their land,

and devoured the fruit of their soil.

36He struck down every firstborn in their land,

the first fruits of all their progeny.

37Then he brought Israeln out with silver and gold,

and no one among his tribes stumbled.

38The Egyptians rejoiced when they left,

because fear of Israelo descended on them.

39He spread out a cloud for a cover,

and fire for light at night.

40Israelp asked, and quail came;

food from heaven satisfied them.

41He opened a rock, and water gushed out

flowing like a river in the desert.

42Indeed, he remembered his sacred promise

to his servant Abraham.

43He led his people out with gladness,

his chosen ones with shouts of joy.

44He gave to them the land of nations;

they inherited the labor of otherq people

45so they might keep his statutes

and observe his laws.


a 105:3 Lit. Let the heart of
b 105:8 Lit. every word he commanded
c 105:9 Lit. like he cut
d 105:12 Lit. When they
e 105:13Lit. one kingdom to another nation
f 105:16 Lit. every staff of bread
g 105:18 Lit. soul
h 105:23 i.e. Egypt
i 105:25 Lit. He turned their hearts
j 105:27 i.e. Egypt
k 105:28 So MT DSS 11QPs; LXX reads not embitter
l 105:31 Or borders
m 105:33 Or borders
n 105:37 Lit. them
o 105:38 Lit. them
p 105:40 The Heb. lacks Israel
q 105:44 The Heb. lacks other

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