Psalm 106 - Israel's Rebelliousness and the LORD'S Deliverances

Psalm 106

Israel's Rebelliousness and the LORD'S Deliverances.


1 Praise the LORD!

Oh give thanks to the LORD, for

He is good;

For His lovingkindness is everlasting.

2 Who can speak of the mighty deeds

of the LORD,

Or can show forth all His praise?

3 How blessed are those who keep justice,

Who practice righteousness at all times!


4 Remember me, O LORD, in Your favor

toward Your people;

Visit me with Your salvation,

5 That I may see the prosperity of Your

chosen ones,

That I may rejoice in the gladness of

Your nation,

That I may glory with Your inheritance.


6 We have sinned like our fathers,

We have committed iniquity, we have

behaved wickedly.

7 Our fathers in Egypt did not understand

Your wonders;

They did not remember Your abundant

kindnesses,

But rebelled by the sea, at the Red Sea.

8 Nevertheless He saved them for the

sake of His name,

That He might make His power known.

9 Thus He rebuked the Red Sea and it

dried up,

And He led them through the deeps, as

through the wilderness.

10 So He saved them from the hand of the

one who hated them,

And redeemed them from the hand of

the enemy.

11 The waters covered their adversaries;

Not one of them was left.

12 Then they believed His words;

They sang His praise.


13 They quickly forgot His works;

They did not wait for His counsel,

14 But craved intensely in the wilderness,

And tempted God in the desert.

15 So He gave them their request,

But sent a wasting disease among them.


16 When they became envious of Moses

in the camp,

And of Aaron, the holy one of the LORD,

17 The earth opened and swallowed up

Dathan,

And engulfed the company of Abiram.

18 And a fire blazed up in their company;

The flame consumed the wicked.


19 They made a calf in Horeb

And worshiped a molten image.

20 Thus they exchanged their glory

For the image of an ox that eats grass.

21 They forgot God their Savior,

Who had done great things in Egypt,

22 Wonders in the land of Ham

And awesome things by the Red Sea.

23 Therefore He said that He would

destroy them,

Had not Moses His chosen one stood

in the breach before Him,

To turn away His wrath from destroying

them.

24 Then they despised the pleasant land;

They did not believe in His word,

25 But grumbled in their tents;

They did not listen to the voice of the LORD.

26 Therefore He swore to them

That He would cast them down in the

wilderness,

27 And that He would cast their seed among

the nations

And scatter them in the lands.


28 They joined themselves also to Baal-peor,

And ate sacrifices offered to the dead.

29 Thus they provoked Him to anger with

their deeds,

And the plague broke out among them.

30 Then Phinehas stood up and interposed,

And so the plague was stayed.

31 And it was reckoned to him for

righteousness,

To all generations forever.


32 They also provoked Him to wrath at the

waters of Meribah,

So that it went hard with Moses on their

account;

33 Because they were rebellious against

His Spirit,

He spoke rashly with his lips.


34 They did not destroy the peoples,

As the LORD commanded them,

35 But they mingled with the nations

And learned their practices,

36 And served their idols,

Which became a snare to them.

37 They even sacrificed their sons and

their daughters to the demons,

38 And shed innocent blood,

The blood of their sons and their daughters,

Whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan;

And the land was polluted with the blood.

39 Thus they became unclean in their

practices,

And played the harlot in their deeds.


40 Therefore the anger of the LORD was

kindled against His people

And He abhorred His inheritance.

41 Then He gave them into the hand of

the nations,

And those who hated them ruled over them.

42 Their enemies also oppressed them,

And they were subdued under their power.

43 Many times He would deliver them;

They, however, were rebellious in their

counsel,

And so sank down in their iniquity.


44 Nevertheless He looked upon their

distress

When He heard their cry;

45 And He remembered His covenant

for their sake,

And relented according to the greatness

of His lovingkindness.

46 He also made them objects of compassion

In the presence of all their captors.


47 Save us, O LORD our God,

And gather us from among the nations,

To give thanks to Your holy name

And glory in Your praise.

48 Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel,

From everlasting even to everlasting.

And let all the people say, "Amen."

Praise the LORD!

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