THE *BOOK OF
PSALMS.

Psalm 106 ©

An exhortation to the praising and celebrating of the Lord, together with a prayer for forgiveness of sins, which the people of God confesses to have committed as well as their fathers; whereunto is annexed a short account of the Israelites’ stubbornness in the desert and the mercy of God shown them still, concluding with a prayer unto and praise of the Lord.

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PRAISE1 ye the LORD. O givea thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

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Who can utter 2the mighty acts of the LORD? who can 3shew forth all his praise?

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Blessed are they 4that keep judgment, and he that doeth righteousness at all times.

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5Remember me, O LORD, 6with the favour that thou bearest unto thy people: O 7visit me 8with thy salvation;

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That I may 9see the good of thy chosen, that I may rejoice 10in the gladness of thy nation, 11that I may glory 12with thine inheritance.

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Web have sinned with our fathers, we have committed iniquity, we have done wickedly.

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Our fathers understood not 13thy wonders in Egypt; they remembered not the 14multitude of thy mercies; butc15provoked him at the sea, even 16at the Red sea.

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Nevertheless he saved them for his name's sake, thatd he might make his mighty power to be known.

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He 17rebuked the Red sea also, and it was dried up: soe he led them through 18the depths, 19as through the wilderness.

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And he saved them from the hand of him 20that hated them, and redeemed them from the hand of the enemy.

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Andf the waters covered their enemies: there was not one of them left.

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Theng believed they his words; they sang his praise.

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21They soon forgat 22his works; they 23waited not for his counsel:

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4 Buth lusted exceedingly in the wilderness, and 24tempted God in the desert.

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And he gave them 25their request; but senti26leanness 27into their soul.

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Theyj envied 28Moses also in the camp, and 29Aaron the 30saint of the LORD.

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Thek earth opened and swallowed up Dathan, and covered 31the company of Abiram.

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And al fire was kindled 32in their company; the flame burned up the wicked.

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Theym made a calf in 33Horeb, and worshipped the molten image.

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Thus they changed 34their glory into the similitude of 35an ox that eateth grass.

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They forgat God their saviour, which had done great things in Egypt;

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Wondrous works 36in the land of Ham, and terrible things by the Red sea.

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Thereforen he said that he would destroy them, had not Moses his chosen stood before him 37in the breach, to turn away his wrath, lest he should destroy them.

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Yea, theyo despised 38the pleas-ant land, 39they believed not his word:

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But murmured in their tents, and hearkened not 40unto the voice of the LORD.

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Therefore he 41liftedp up his hand against them, to overthrow them in the wilderness:

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To overthrow their seed also among the nations, and to scatterq42them in the lands.

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They joined themselves also unto 43Baal-peor,r and ate 44the sacrifices of the dead.

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Thus they provoked him to anger 45with their inventions: and the plague 46brake in upon them.

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Then stood up Phinehas, and 47executed judgment: and so the plague was stayed.

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And that was counted unto him 48for righteousness unto all generations for evermore.

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Theys angered 49him also at the waters of strife, so that 50it went ill with Moses for their sakes:

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Because they provoked his spirit, so that he 51spake unadvisedly with his lips.

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They did not destroy 52the nations, concerning whom the LORD 53commanded them:

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But 54weret mingled among the heathen, and learned their works.

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And they served 55their idols: 56which were a snare unto them.

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Yea,u they sacrificed their sons and their daughters 57unto devils,

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And shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their daughters, whom they sacrificed unto the idols of Canaan: andv58the land was polluted with 59blood.

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Thus were they defiled with their own works, and went a 60whoring with their own inventions.

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Therefore was the wrath of the LORD kindled against his people, insomuch that he abhorred 61his own inheritance.

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And he 62gave them into the hand of the heathen; and they that hated them ruled over them.

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63Their enemies also oppressed them, and they were brought into subjection under their hand.

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Many times did he 64deliver them; but they provoked him 65with their counsel, and were brought low for their iniquity.

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Nevertheless he regarded their affliction, when he heard their cry:

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And he 66remembered for them his covenant, and 67repented according to the multitude of his mercies.

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He made 68them also to be pitied of all those that carried them captives.

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Save us, O LORD our God, and gather us 69fromw among the heathen, to give thanks unto 70thy holy name, and 71to triumph in thy praise.

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Blessed be the LORD God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting: and let allx the people say, Amen. Praise ye the LORD.