Psalms 106
Israel’s Unfaithfulness to God
Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good;
His faithful love endures forever. # 1Ch 16:34,41; Ps 100:5
2Who can declare the Lord’s mighty acts
or proclaim all the praise due Him? # Ps 145:4,12; 150:2
3How happy are those who uphold justice,
who practice righteousness at all times. # Ps 15:2
4Remember me, Lord,
when You show favor to Your people. # Ps 119:132
Come to me with Your salvation
5so that I may enjoy the prosperity
of Your chosen ones,
rejoice in the joy of Your nation,
and boast about Your heritage. # Dt 32:9; Ps 105:6,43
6Both we and our fathers have sinned;
we have done wrong and have acted wickedly. # Lv 26:40; Jr 3:25; 14:20
7Our fathers in Egypt did not grasp
the significance of Your wonderful works
or remember Your many acts of faithful love;
instead, they rebelled by the sea — the Red Sea. # Ex 14:10-12; Ps 78:17
8Yet He saved them because of His name,
to make His power known. # Ex 9:16; Ezk 20:9
9He rebuked the Red Sea, and it dried up;
He led them through the depths as through a desert. # Ps 18:15; 104:7; Is 63:11-13
10He saved them from the hand of the adversary;
He redeemed them from the hand of the enemy. # Ex 14:30; Ps 107:2
11Water covered their foes;
not one of them remained. # Ex 14:27-28; 15:5; Ps 78:53
12Then they believed His promises
and sang His praise. # Ex 14:31; 15:1-21; Ps 105:43
13They soon forgot His works
and would not wait for His counsel. # Ex 15:24; Ps 78:11; 107:11
14They were seized with craving in the wilderness
and tested God in the desert. # Nm 11:4; Ps 78:18
15He gave them what they asked for,
but sent a wasting disease among them. # Nm 11:31; Ps 78:29
16In the camp they were envious of Moses
and of Aaron, the Lord’s holy one. # Nm 16:1-3
17The earth opened up and swallowed Dathan;
it covered the assembly of Abiram. # Nm 16:31-32; Dt 11:6
18Fire blazed throughout their assembly;
flames consumed the wicked. # Nm 16:35
19At Horeb they made a calf
and worshiped the cast metal image. # Ex 32:4; Dt 9:8; Ac 7:41
20They exchanged their glory # Alt Jewish tradition reads His or My glory # = God
for the image of a grass-eating ox. # Jr 2:11; Rm 1:23
21They forgot God their Savior,
who did great things in Egypt, # Dt 10:21; Ps 78:11
22wonderful works in the land of Ham, # = Egypt
awe-inspiring acts at the Red Sea. # Ps 105:27
23So He said He would have destroyed them —
if Moses His chosen one
had not stood before Him in the breach
to turn His wrath away from destroying them. # Ex 32:10; Dt 9:14; Ezk 20:8
24They despised the pleasant land
and did not believe His promise. # Nm 14:31; Dt 9:23; Heb 3:19
25They grumbled in their tents
and did not listen to the Lord’s voice. # Nm 14:2; Dt 1:27
26So He raised His hand against them with an oath
that He would make them fall in the desert # Nm 14:28-35; Ezk 20:15; Heb 3:11
27and would disperse their descendants # Syr; MT reads would make their descendants fall
among the nations,
scattering them throughout the lands. # Lv 26:33; Dt 4:27; Ps 44:11
28They aligned themselves with Baal of Peor
and ate sacrifices offered to lifeless gods. # Lit sacrifices for dead ones # Nm 25:3; Dt 4:3; Hs 9:10
29They provoked the Lord with their deeds,
and a plague broke out against them. # Nm 25:4
30But Phinehas stood up and intervened,
and the plague was stopped. # Nm 25:7-8
31It was credited to him as righteousness
throughout all generations to come. # Gn 15:6; Nm 25:10-13
32They angered the Lord at the waters of Meribah,
and Moses suffered # Lit and it was evil for Moses because of them; # Nm 20:2-13; Ps 81:7
33for they embittered his spirit, # Some Hb mss, LXX, Syr, Jer; other Hb mss read they rebelled against His Spirit
and he spoke rashly with his lips. # Ps 78:40; Is 63:10
34They did not destroy the peoples
as the Lord had commanded them # Dt 7:2,16; Jdg 1:21,27-36
35but mingled with the nations
and adopted their ways. # Jdg 3:5-6
36They served their idols,
which became a snare to them. # Dt 7:16; Jdg 2:12
37They sacrificed their sons and daughters to demons. # Lv 17:7; Dt 32:17
38They shed innocent blood —
the blood of their sons and daughters
whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan;
so the land became polluted with blood. # Nm 35:33; Is 24:5
39They defiled themselves by their actions
and prostituted themselves by their deeds. # Lv 18:24; Ezk 20:18,30-31
40Therefore the Lord’s anger burned against His people,
and He abhorred His own inheritance. # Dt 32:19; Ps 78:59
41He handed them over to the nations;
those who hated them ruled them. # Jdg 2:14; Neh 9:27
42Their enemies oppressed them,
and they were subdued under their power. # Jdg 4:3; 10:12
43He rescued them many times,
but they continued to rebel deliberately
and were beaten down by their sin. # Jdg 2:16-18; Ps 81:12
44When He heard their cry,
He took note of their distress, # Jdg 3:3; 6:7; 10:10
45remembered His covenant with them,
and relented according to the riches
of His faithful love. # Lv 26:42; Ps 105:8
46He caused them to be pitied
before all their captors. # 1Kg 8:50; 2Ch 30:9; Ezr 9:9
47Save us, Yahweh our God,
and gather us from the nations,
so that we may give thanks to Your holy name
and rejoice in Your praise. # Ps 107:3; 147:2
48May Yahweh, the God of Israel, be praised
from everlasting to everlasting. # Ps 41:13; 72:18; 89:52
Let all the people say, “Amen! ”
Hallelujah! # 1Ch 16:35-36

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