Parallel
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1Give thanks to Adonai! Call on his name!
Make his deeds known among the peoples.
2Sing to him, sing praises to him,
talk about all his wonders.
3Glory in his holy name;
let those seeking Adonai have joyful hearts.
4Seek Adonai and his strength;
always seek his presence.
5Remember the wonders he has done,
his signs and his spoken rulings.
6You descendants of Avraham his servant,
you offspring of Ya‘akov, his chosen ones,
7he is Adonai our God!
His rulings are everywhere on earth.
8He remembers his covenant forever,
the word he commanded to a thousand generations,
9the covenant he made with Avraham,
the oath he swore to Yitz’chak,
10and established as a law for Ya‘akov,
for Isra’el as an everlasting covenant:
11“To you I will give the land of Kena‘an
as your allotted heritage.”
12When they were but few in number,
and not only few, but aliens there too,
13wandering from nation to nation,
from this kingdom to that people,
14he allowed no one to oppress them.
Yes, for their sakes he rebuked even kings:
15“Don’t touch my anointed ones
or do my prophets harm!”
16He called down famine on the land,
broke off all their food supply,
17but sent a man ahead of them —
Yosef, who was sold as a slave.
18They shackled his feet with chains,
and they bound him in irons;
19until the time when his word proved true,
God’s utterance kept testing him.
20The king sent and had him released,
the ruler of peoples set him free;
21he made him lord of his household,
in charge of all he owned,
22correcting his officers as he saw fit
and teaching his counselors wisdom.
23Then Isra’el too came into Egypt,
Ya‘akov lived as an alien in the land of Ham.
24There God made his people very fruitful,
made them too numerous for their foes,
25whose hearts he turned to hate his people,
and treat his servants unfairly.
26He sent his servant Moshe
and Aharon, whom he had chosen.
27They worked his signs among them,
his wonders in the land of Ham.
28He sent darkness, and the land grew dark;
they did not defy his word.
29He turned their water into blood
and caused their fish to die.
30Their land swarmed with frogs,
even in the royal chambers.
31He spoke, and there came swarms of insects
and lice throughout their land.
32He gave them hail instead of rain,
with fiery [lightning] throughout their land.
33He struck their vines and fig trees,
shattering trees all over their country.
34He spoke, and locusts came,
also grasshoppers without number;
35they ate up everything green in their land,
devoured the fruit of their ground.
36He struck down all the firstborn in their land,
the firstfruits of all their strength.
37Then he led his people out,
laden with silver and gold;
among his tribes not one stumbled.
38Egypt was happy to have them leave,
because fear of [Isra’el] had seized them.
39He spread out a cloud to screen them off
and fire to give them light at night.
40When they asked, he brought them quails
and satisfied them with food from heaven.
41He split a rock, and water gushed out,
flowing as a river over the dry ground,
42for he remembered his holy promise
to his servant Avraham.
43He led out his people with joy,
his chosen ones with singing.
44Then he gave them the lands of the nations,
and they possessed what peoples had toiled to produce,
45in order to obey his laws
and follow his teachings.
Halleluyah!