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Psalms 105

Psalms 105:1  
O give praise to the Lord; give honour to his name, talking of his doings among the peoples.

Psalms 105:2  
Let your voice be sounding in songs and melody; let all your thoughts be of the wonder of his works.

Psalms 105:3  
Have glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who are searching after the Lord be glad.

Psalms 105:4  
Let your search be for the Lord and for his strength; let your hearts ever be turned to him.

Psalms 105:5  
Keep in mind the great works which he has done; his wonders, and the decisions of his mouth;

Psalms 105:6  
O you seed of Abraham, his servant, you children of Jacob, his loved ones.

Psalms 105:7  
He is the Lord our God: he is judge of all the earth.

Psalms 105:8  
He has kept his agreement in mind for ever, the word which he gave for a thousand generations;

Psalms 105:9  
The agreement which he made with Abraham, and his oath to Isaac;

Psalms 105:10  
And he gave it to Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an eternal agreement;

Psalms 105:11  
Saying, To you will I give the land of Canaan, the measured line of your heritage:

Psalms 105:12  
When they were still small in number, and strange in the land;

Psalms 105:13  
When they went about from one nation to another, and from one kingdom to another people.

Psalms 105:14  
He would not let anyone do them wrong; he even kept back kings because of them,

Psalms 105:15  
Saying, Put not your hand on those who have been marked with my holy oil, and do my prophets no wrong.

Psalms 105:16  
And he took away all food from the land, so that the people were without bread.

Psalms 105:17  
He sent a man before them, even Joseph, who was given as a servant for a price:

Psalms 105:18  
His feet were fixed in chains; his neck was put in iron bands;

Psalms 105:19  
Till the time when his word came true; he was tested by the word of the Lord.

Psalms 105:20  
The king sent men to take off his chains; even the ruler of the people, who let him go free.

Psalms 105:21  
He made him lord of his house, and ruler over everything he had;

Psalms 105:22  
To give his chiefs teaching at his pleasure, and so that his law-givers might get wisdom from him.

Psalms 105:23  
Then Israel came into Egypt, and Jacob was living in the land of Ham.

Psalms 105:24  
And his people were greatly increased, and became stronger than those who were against them.

Psalms 105:25  
Their hearts were turned to hate against his people, so that they made secret designs against them.

Psalms 105:26  
He sent Moses, his servant, and Aaron, the man of his selection.

Psalms 105:27  
He let his signs be seen among the people, and his wonders in the land of Ham.

Psalms 105:28  
He sent black night and made it dark; and they did not go against his word.

Psalms 105:29  
At his word their waters were turned to blood, and he sent death on all their fish.

Psalms 105:30  
Their land was full of frogs, even in the rooms of the king.

Psalms 105:31  
He gave the word, and there came the dog-fly, and insects over all the land.

Psalms 105:32  
He gave them ice for rain, and flaming fire in their land.

Psalms 105:33  
He gave their vines and their fig-trees to destruction, and the trees of their land were broken down.

Psalms 105:34  
At his word the locusts came, and young locusts more than might be numbered,

Psalms 105:35  
And put an end to all the plants of their land, taking all the fruit of the earth for food.

Psalms 105:36  
He put to death the first child of every family in the land, the first-fruits of their strength.

Psalms 105:37  
He took his people out with silver and gold: there was not one feeble person among them.

Psalms 105:38  
Egypt was glad when they went; for the fear of them had come down on them.

Psalms 105:39  
A cloud was stretched over them for a cover; and he sent fire to give light in the night.

Psalms 105:40  
At the people's request he sent birds, and gave them the bread of heaven for food.

Psalms 105:41  
His hand made the rock open, and the waters came streaming out; they went down through the dry places like a river.

Psalms 105:42  
For he kept in mind his holy word, and Abraham, his servant.

Psalms 105:43  
And he took his people out with joy, the men of his selection with glad cries:

Psalms 105:44  
And gave them the lands of the nations; and they took the work of the peoples for a heritage;

Psalms 105:45  
So that they might keep his orders, and be true to his laws. Give praise to the Lord.


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