Psalms 105
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105
Psalm 105
God’s Faithfulness to His People
1Give thanks to the Lord, call on his name;
proclaim his deeds among the peoples.#Ps 9:11; Is 12:4
2Sing to him, sing praise to him;
tell about all his wondrous works!#Ps 96:3
3Honor his holy name;
let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.#Ps 33:21
4Seek the Lord and his strength;
seek his face always.#Ps 27:8; 63:2
5Remember the wondrous works he has done,
his wonders, and the judgments he has pronounced,#105:5 Lit judgments of his mouth#Ps 77:11; 119:13
6you offspring of Abraham his servant,
Jacob’s descendants — his chosen ones.#Ps 135:4
7He is the Lord our God;
his judgments govern the whole earth.#Is 26:9
8He remembers his covenant forever,
the promise he ordained
for a thousand generations#Dt 7:9; Ps 106:45; Lk 1:42  —
9the covenant he made with Abraham,
swore#105:9 Lit and his oath to Isaac,#Gn 12:7; 22:16-18
10and confirmed to Jacob as a decree
and to Israel as a permanent covenant:#Gn 28:13-15
11“I will give the land of Canaan to you
as your inherited portion.”#Gn 13:15; 15:18; Ps 78:55
12When they were few in number,
very few indeed,
and resident aliens in Canaan,#Gn 34:30; Dt 7:7
13wandering from nation to nation
and from one kingdom to another,#Dt 26:5
14he allowed no one to oppress them;
he rebuked kings on their behalf:#Gn 12:17; 20:3,7
15“Do not touch my anointed ones,#Gn 20:6-7; 26:11
or harm my prophets.”#1Ch 16:8-22
16He called down famine against the land
and destroyed the entire food supply.#Gn 41:54; Lv 26:26; Ezk 4:16
17He had sent a man ahead of them —
Joseph, who was sold as a slave.#Gn 37:28-36; 45:5; Ac 7:9
18They hurt his feet with shackles;
his neck was put in an iron collar.#Gn 39:20
19Until the time his prediction came true,
the word of the Lord tested him.#Gn 40:20-21
20The king sent for him and released him;
the ruler of peoples set him free.#Gn 41:14
21He made him master of his household,
ruler over all his possessions#Gn 41:40-43  —
22binding#105:22 LXX, Syr, Vg read teaching his officials at will
and instructing his elders.#Gn 41:44
23Then Israel went to Egypt;
Jacob lived as an alien in the land of Ham.#105:23 = Egypt, also in v. 27#Gn 46:6; Ac 7:15; 13:17
24The Lord#105:24 Lit He made his people very fruitful;
he made them more numerous than their foes,#Ex 1:7,9; Dt 26:5
25whose hearts he turned to hate his people
and to deal deceptively with his servants.#Ex 1:8-14; Ac 7:19
26He sent Moses his servant,
and Aaron, whom he had chosen.#Ex 3:10; 4:12,14
27They performed his miraculous signs among them,
and wonders in the land of Ham.#Ex 7:3; 11:9-10; Ps 78:43-51
28He sent darkness, and it became dark —
for did they not defy his commands?#Ex 10:21-23; Ps 99:7
29He turned their water into blood
and caused their fish to die.#Ex 7:20-21
30Their land was overrun with frogs,
even in their royal chambers.#Ex 8:3,6
31He spoke, and insects came#Ex 8:21  —
gnats throughout their country.#Ex 8:16-17
32He gave them hail for rain,
and lightning throughout their land.#Ex 9:23-25
33He struck their vines and fig trees
and shattered the trees of their territory.#Ps 78:47
34He spoke, and locusts came —
young locusts without number.
35They devoured all the vegetation in their land
and consumed the produce of their land.#Ex 10:12-15
36He struck all the firstborn in their land,
all their first progeny.#Ex 12:29; 13:15; Ps 78:51
37Then he brought Israel out with silver and gold,
and no one among his tribes stumbled.#Ex 12:35-36
38Egypt was glad when they left,
for the dread of Israel#105:38 Lit them had fallen on them.#Ex 12:33; 15:16
39He spread a cloud as a covering
and gave a fire to light up the night.#Ex 13:21; Neh 9:12; Ps 78:14
40They asked, and he brought quail
and satisfied them with bread from heaven.#Ex 16:15; Ps 78:24
41He opened a rock, and water gushed out;
it flowed like a stream in the desert.#Ex 17:6; Nm 20:11; Ps 78:15
42For he remembered his holy promise
to Abraham his servant.#Ex 2:24
43He brought his people out with rejoicing,
his chosen ones with shouts of joy.#Ex 15:1; Ps 106:12
44He gave them the lands of the nations,
and they inherited
what other peoples had worked for.#Jos 24:13; Ps 78:55
45All this happened
so that they might keep his statutes
and obey his instructions.#Dt 4:1,40; Ps 78:7
Hallelujah!

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