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Psalm 105 New Century Version (NCV)

God’s Love for Israel

105 Give thanks to the Lord and pray to him.
    Tell the nations what he has done.
Sing to him; sing praises to him.
    Tell about all his miracles.
Be glad that you are his;
    let those who seek the Lord be happy.
Depend on the Lord and his strength;
    always go to him for help.
Remember the miracles he has done;
    remember his wonders and his decisions.
You are descendants of his servant Abraham,
    the children of Jacob, his chosen people.
He is the Lord our God.
    His laws are for all the world.

He will keep his agreement forever;
    he will keep his promises always.
He will keep the agreement he made with Abraham
    and the promise he made to Isaac.
10 He made it a law for the people of Jacob;
    he made it an agreement with Israel to last forever.
11 The Lord said, “I will give you the land of Canaan,
    and it will belong to you.”

12 Then God’s people were few in number.
    They were strangers in the land.
13 They went from one nation to another,
    from one kingdom to another.
14 But the Lord did not let anyone hurt them;
    he warned kings not to harm them.
15 He said, “Don’t touch my chosen people,
    and don’t harm my prophets.”

16 God ordered a time of hunger in the land,
    and he destroyed all the food.
17 Then he sent a man ahead of them—
    Joseph, who was sold as a slave.
18 They put chains around his feet
    and an iron ring around his neck.
19 Then the time he had spoken of came,
    and the Lord’s words proved that Joseph was right.
20 The king of Egypt sent for Joseph and freed him;
    the ruler of the people set him free.
21 He made him the master of his house;
    Joseph was in charge of his riches.
22 He could order the princes as he wished.
    He taught the older men to be wise.
23 Then his father Israel came to Egypt;
    Jacob[a] lived in Egypt.[b]
24 The Lord made his people grow in number,
    and he made them stronger than their enemies.
25 He caused the Egyptians to hate his people
    and to make plans against his servants.
26 Then he sent his servant Moses,
    and Aaron, whom he had chosen.
27 They did many signs among the Egyptians
    and worked wonders in Egypt.
28 The Lord sent darkness and made the land dark,
    but the Egyptians turned against what he said.
29 So he changed their water into blood
    and made their fish die.
30 Then their country was filled with frogs,
    even in the bedrooms of their rulers.
31 The Lord spoke and flies came,
    and gnats were everywhere in the country.
32 He made hail fall like rain
    and sent lightning through their land.
33 He struck down their grapevines and fig trees,
    and he destroyed every tree in the country.
34 He spoke and grasshoppers came;
    the locusts were too many to count.
35 They ate all the plants in the land
    and everything the earth produced.
36 The Lord also killed all the firstborn sons in the land,
    the oldest son of each family.

37 Then he brought his people out,
    and they carried with them silver and gold.
    Not one of his people stumbled.
38 The Egyptians were glad when they left,
    because the Egyptians were afraid of them.
39 The Lord covered them with a cloud
    and lit up the night with fire.
40 When they asked, he brought them quail
    and filled them with bread from heaven.
41 God split the rock, and water flowed out;
    it ran like a river through the desert.
42 He remembered his holy promise
    to his servant Abraham.

43 So God brought his people out with joy,
    his chosen ones with singing.
44 He gave them lands of other nations,
    so they received what others had worked for.
45 This was so they would keep his orders
    and obey his teachings.

Praise the Lord!

Footnotes:

  1. 105:23 Jacob Also called Israel.
  2. 105:23 Egypt Literally, “the land of Ham.” Also in verse 27. The people in Egypt were descendants of Ham, one of Noah’s sons. See Genesis 10:6.
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Psalm 105 New International Version (NIV)

Psalm 105

Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name;
    make known among the nations what he has done.
Sing to him, sing praise to him;
    tell of all his wonderful acts.
Glory in his holy name;
    let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.
Look to the Lord and his strength;
    seek his face always.

Remember the wonders he has done,
    his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced,
you his servants, the descendants of Abraham,
    his chosen ones, the children of Jacob.
He is the Lord our God;
    his judgments are in all the earth.

He remembers his covenant forever,
    the promise he made, for a thousand generations,
the covenant he made with Abraham,
    the oath he swore to Isaac.
10 He confirmed it to Jacob as a decree,
    to Israel as an everlasting covenant:
11 “To you I will give the land of Canaan
    as the portion you will inherit.”

12 When they were but few in number,
    few indeed, and strangers in it,
13 they wandered from nation to nation,
    from one kingdom to another.
14 He allowed no one to oppress them;
    for their sake he rebuked kings:
15 “Do not touch my anointed ones;
    do my prophets no harm.”

16 He called down famine on the land
    and destroyed all their supplies of food;
17 and he sent a man before them—
    Joseph, sold as a slave.
18 They bruised his feet with shackles,
    his neck was put in irons,
19 till what he foretold came to pass,
    till the word of the Lord proved him true.
20 The king sent and released him,
    the ruler of peoples set him free.
21 He made him master of his household,
    ruler over all he possessed,
22 to instruct his princes as he pleased
    and teach his elders wisdom.

23 Then Israel entered Egypt;
    Jacob resided as a foreigner in the land of Ham.
24 The Lord made his people very fruitful;
    he made them too numerous for their foes,
25 whose hearts he turned to hate his people,
    to conspire against his servants.
26 He sent Moses his servant,
    and Aaron, whom he had chosen.
27 They performed his signs among them,
    his wonders in the land of Ham.
28 He sent darkness and made the land dark—
    for had they not rebelled against his words?
29 He turned their waters into blood,
    causing their fish to die.
30 Their land teemed with frogs,
    which went up into the bedrooms of their rulers.
31 He spoke, and there came swarms of flies,
    and gnats throughout their country.
32 He turned their rain into hail,
    with lightning throughout their land;
33 he struck down their vines and fig trees
    and shattered the trees of their country.
34 He spoke, and the locusts came,
    grasshoppers without number;
35 they ate up every green thing in their land,
    ate up the produce of their soil.
36 Then he struck down all the firstborn in their land,
    the firstfruits of all their manhood.
37 He brought out Israel, laden with silver and gold,
    and from among their tribes no one faltered.
38 Egypt was glad when they left,
    because dread of Israel had fallen on them.

39 He spread out a cloud as a covering,
    and a fire to give light at night.
40 They asked, and he brought them quail;
    he fed them well with the bread of heaven.
41 He opened the rock, and water gushed out;
    it flowed like a river in the desert.

42 For he remembered his holy promise
    given to his servant Abraham.
43 He brought out his people with rejoicing,
    his chosen ones with shouts of joy;
44 he gave them the lands of the nations,
    and they fell heir to what others had toiled for—
45 that they might keep his precepts
    and observe his laws.

Praise the Lord.[a]

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 105:45 Hebrew Hallelu Yah
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