Psalms

Psalm 106 ©

1The Psalmist exhorteth to praise God for his goodness: 4he prayeth to share in his people's joy: 6he rehearseth Israel's rebellions, and God's mercies: 47he concludeth with a prayer and blessing.

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

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

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

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eRemember me, O LORD, with the favour that thou bearest unto thy people: O visit me with thy salvation;

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

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We ghave sinned hwith our fathers, we have committed iniquity, we have done wickedly.

h Ne. 1.6.
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Our fathers iunderstood not thy wonders in Egypt; they remembered not the multitude of thy mercies; jbut provoked him at the sea, even at the Red sea.

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Nevertheless khe saved them for his name's sake, that lhe might make his mighty power to be known.

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He mrebuked the Red sea also, and it was dried up: so nhe led them through the depths, as through the wilderness.

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And ohe saved them from the hand of him that hated them, and predeemed them from the hand of the enemy.

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And qthe waters covered their enemies: there was not one of them left.

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Then rbelieved they his words; they sang his praise.

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2They ssoon forgat his works; they waited not for his counsel:

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But 3lusted exceedingly in the wilderness, and tempted God in the desert.

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And the gave them their request; but sent leanness into their soul.

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They uenvied Moses also in the camp, and Aaron the saint of the LORD.

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The vearth opened and swallowed up Dathan, and covered the company of Abiram.

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

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They xmade a calf yin Horeb, and worshipped the molten image.

y De. 9.8.
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Thus zthey changed their glory into the similitude of an ox that eateth grass.

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They aforgat God their saviour, which had done bgreat things in Egypt;

a De. 32.15,18. Je. 2.32. v.13.
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Wondrous works in the land cof Ham, and terrible things by the Red sea.

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

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Yea, ethey despised 4the pleas-ant land, they fbelieved not his word:

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

g Nu. 14.2,4.
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Therefore he hlifted up his hand against them, to overthrow them in the wilderness:

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5To overthrow their seed also among the nations, and to iscatter them in the lands.

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They jjoined themselves also unto kBaal-peor, and ate the sacrifices of lthe dead.

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Thus mthey provoked him to anger with ntheir inventions: and othe plague brake in upon them.

n v.39.
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Then pstood up Phinehas, and executed judgment: and so qthe plague was *stayed.

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And that rwas counted unto him for righteousness unto all generations for evermore.

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They sangered him also at the waters of strife, so that it went ill with Moses for their sakes:

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

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They udid not destroy the nations, vconcerning whom the LORD commanded them:

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But wwere mingled among the heathen, and learned their works.

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And xthey served their idols: which were a snare unto them.

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Yea, ythey sacrificed their sons and their daughters unto 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: and the land was zpolluted with blood.

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Thus awere they defiled with their own works, and bwent a whoring with ctheir own inventions.

c v.29.
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Therefore dwas the wrath of the LORD kindled against his people, insomuch that he abhorred his own inheritance.

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

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

f Ju. 4.3.
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gMany times did he deliver them; but they provoked him with their counsel, and were 6brought low for their iniquity.

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Nevertheless hhe regarded their affliction, iwhen he heard their cry:

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And jhe remembered for them his covenant, kand repented laccording to the multitude of his mercies.

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He mmade them also nto be pitied of all those that carried them captives.

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oSave us, O LORD our God, and gather us from among the heathen, pto give thanks unto thy holy name, and to triumph in thy praise.

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qBlessed be the LORD God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting: and let all the people say, Amen. 7Praise ye the LORD.