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
That I may rejoice in the gladness of
That I may glory with Your inheritance.
6 We have sinned like our fathers,
We have committed iniquity, we have
7 Our fathers in Egypt did not understand
They did not remember Your abundant
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
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
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
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
Had not Moses His chosen one stood
in the breach before Him,
To turn away His wrath from destroying
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
27 And that He would cast their seed among
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
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
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
33 Because they were rebellious against
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
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
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
And so sank down in their iniquity.
44 Nevertheless He looked upon their
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!