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Psalm 106 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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Give Thanks to the Lord, for He Is Good

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:1 - Praise the LORD!
Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good,
for his steadfast love endures forever!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:2 - Who can utter the mighty deeds of the LORD,
or declare all his praise?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:3 - Blessed are they who observe justice,
who do righteousness at all times!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:4 - Remember me, O LORD, when you show favor to your people;
help me when you save them,[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:5 - that I may look upon the prosperity of your chosen ones,
that I may rejoice in the gladness of your nation,
that I may glory with your inheritance.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:6 - Both we and our fathers have sinned;
we have committed iniquity; we have done wickedness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:7 - Our fathers, when they were in Egypt,
did not consider your wondrous works;
they did not remember the abundance of your steadfast love,
but rebelled by the sea, at the Red Sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:8 - Yet he saved them for his name’s sake,
that he might make known his mighty power.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:9 - He rebuked the Red Sea, and it became dry,
and he led them through the deep as through a desert.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:10 - So he saved them from the hand of the foe
and redeemed them from the power of the enemy.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:11 - And the waters covered their adversaries;
not one of them was left.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:12 - Then they believed his words;
they sang his praise.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:13 - But they soon forgot his works;
they did not wait for his counsel.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:14 - But they had a wanton craving in the wilderness,
and put God to the test in the desert;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:15 - he gave them what they asked,
but sent a wasting disease among them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:16 - When men in the camp were jealous of Moses
and Aaron, the holy one of the LORD,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:17 - the earth opened and swallowed up Dathan,
and covered the company of Abiram.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:18 - Fire also broke out in their company;
the flame burned up the wicked.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:19 - They made a calf in Horeb
and worshiped a metal image.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:20 - They exchanged the glory of God[fn]
for the image of an ox that eats grass.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:21 - They forgot God, their Savior,
who had done great things in Egypt,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:22 - wondrous works in the land of Ham,
and awesome deeds by the Red Sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:23 - Therefore he said he would destroy them—
had not Moses, his chosen one,
stood in the breach before him,
to turn away his wrath from destroying them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:24 - Then they despised the pleasant land,
having no faith in his promise.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:25 - They murmured in their tents,
and did not obey the voice of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:26 - Therefore he raised his hand and swore to them
that he would make them fall in the wilderness,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:27 - and would make their offspring fall among the nations,
scattering them among the lands.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:28 - Then they yoked themselves to the Baal of Peor,
and ate sacrifices offered to the dead;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:29 - they provoked the LORD to anger with their deeds,
and a plague broke out among them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:30 - Then Phinehas stood up and intervened,
and the plague was stayed.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:31 - And that was counted to him as righteousness
from generation to generation forever.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:32 - They angered him at the waters of Meribah,
and it went ill with Moses on their account,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:33 - for they made his spirit bitter,[fn]
and he spoke rashly with his lips.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:34 - They did not destroy the peoples,
as the LORD commanded them,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:35 - but they mixed with the nations
and learned to do as they did.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:36 - They served their idols,
which became a snare to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:37 - They sacrificed their sons
and their daughters to the demons;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:38 - they poured out innocent blood,
the blood of their sons and daughters,
whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan,
and the land was polluted with blood.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:39 - Thus they became unclean by their acts,
and played the whore in their deeds.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:40 - Then the anger of the LORD was kindled against his people,
and he abhorred his heritage;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:41 - he gave them into the hand of the nations,
so that those who hated them ruled over them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:42 - Their enemies oppressed them,
and they were brought into subjection under their power.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:43 - Many times he delivered them,
but they were rebellious in their purposes
and were brought low through their iniquity.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:44 - Nevertheless, he looked upon their distress,
when he heard their cry.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:45 - For their sake he remembered his covenant,
and relented according to the abundance of his steadfast love.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:46 - He caused them to be pitied
by all those who held them captive.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:47 - Save us, O LORD our God,
and gather us from among the nations,
that we may give thanks to your holy name
and glory in your praise.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:48 - Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel,
from everlasting to everlasting!
And let all the people say, “Amen!”
Praise the LORD!
ESV Footnotes
Or Remember me, O LORD, with the favor you show to your people; help me with your salvation
Hebrew exchanged their glory
Or they rebelled against God’s Spirit

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version copyright © 2001, 2007, 2011, 2016 by Crossway Books and Bibles, a Publishing Ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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