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Psalm 106 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:1 - Praise the LORD.[fn] Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:2 - Who can proclaim the mighty acts of the LORD or fully declare his praise?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:3 - Blessed are those who act justly, who always do what is right.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:4 - Remember me, LORD, when you show favor to your people, come to my aid when you save them,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:5 - that I may enjoy the prosperity of your chosen ones, that I may share in the joy of your nation and join your inheritance in giving praise.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:6 - We have sinned, even as our ancestors did; we have done wrong and acted wickedly.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:7 - When our ancestors were in Egypt, they gave no thought to your miracles; they did not remember your many kindnesses, and they rebelled by the sea, the Red Sea.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:8 - Yet he saved them for his name’s sake, to make his mighty power known.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:9 - He rebuked the Red Sea, and it dried up; he led them through the depths as through a desert.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:10 - He saved them from the hand of the foe; from the hand of the enemy he redeemed them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:11 - The waters covered their adversaries; not one of them survived.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:12 - Then they believed his promises and sang his praise.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:13 - But they soon forgot what he had done and did not wait for his plan to unfold.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:14 - In the desert they gave in to their craving; in the wilderness they put God to the test.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:15 - So he gave them what they asked for, but sent a wasting disease among them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:16 - In the camp they grew envious of Moses and of Aaron, who was consecrated to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:17 - The earth opened up and swallowed Dathan; it buried the company of Abiram.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:18 - Fire blazed among their followers; a flame consumed the wicked.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:19 - At Horeb they made a calf and worshiped an idol cast from metal.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:20 - They exchanged their glorious God for an image of a bull, which eats grass.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:21 - They forgot the God who saved them, who had done great things in Egypt,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:22 - miracles in the land of Ham and awesome deeds by the Red Sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:23 - So he said he would destroy them— had not Moses, his chosen one, stood in the breach before him to keep his wrath from destroying them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:24 - Then they despised the pleasant land; they did not believe his promise.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:25 - They grumbled in their tents and did not obey the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:26 - So he swore to them with uplifted hand that he would make them fall in the wilderness,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:27 - make their descendants fall among the nations and scatter them throughout the lands.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:28 - They yoked themselves to the Baal of Peor and ate sacrifices offered to lifeless gods;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:29 - they aroused the LORD’s anger by their wicked deeds, and a plague broke out among them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:30 - But Phinehas stood up and intervened, and the plague was checked.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:31 - This was credited to him as righteousness for endless generations to come.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:32 - By the waters of Meribah they angered the LORD, and trouble came to Moses because of them;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:33 - for they rebelled against the Spirit of God, and rash words came from Moses’ lips.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:34 - They did not destroy the peoples as the LORD had commanded them,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:35 - but they mingled with the nations and adopted their customs.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:36 - They worshiped their idols, which became a snare to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:37 - They sacrificed their sons and their daughters to false gods.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:38 - They shed innocent blood, the blood of their sons and daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan, and the land was desecrated by their blood.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:39 - They defiled themselves by what they did; by their deeds they prostituted themselves.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:40 - Therefore the LORD was angry with his people and abhorred his inheritance.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:41 - He gave them into the hands of the nations, and their foes ruled over them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:42 - Their enemies oppressed them and subjected them to their power.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:43 - Many times he delivered them, but they were bent on rebellion and they wasted away in their sin.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:44 - Yet he took note of their distress when he heard their cry;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:45 - for their sake he remembered his covenant and out of his great love he relented.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:46 - He caused all who held them captive to show them mercy.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:47 - Save us, LORD our God, and gather us from the nations, that we may give thanks to your holy name and glory in your praise.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:48 - Praise be to the LORD, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting. Let all the people say, “Amen!” Praise the LORD.
NIV Footnotes
Hebrew Hallelu Yah; also in verse 48
Or the Sea of Reeds; also in verses 9 and 22
Or against his spirit, / and rash words came from his lips

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