Psalm 106

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Praise the Lord! Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever! (1Ch 16:34; 1Ch 16:41; Ps 100:5; Ps 105:1; Ps 105:45) Who can utter the mighty deeds of the Lord, or declare all his praise? Blessed are they who observe justice, who do righteousness at all times! (Ps 15:2) Remember me, O Lord, when you show favor to your people; help me when you save them,[1] (Ps 119:132) that I may look upon the prosperity of your chosen ones, that I may rejoice in the gladness of your nation, that I may glory with your inheritance. (Ps 105:6; Ps 105:43) Both we and our fathers have sinned; we have committed iniquity; we have done wickedness. (Le 26:40; 1Ki 8:47; Ezr 9:6; Ne 1:6; Ne 9:16; Ps 79:8; Jer 3:25; Jer 14:20; Da 9:5) Our fathers, when they were in Egypt, did not consider your wondrous works; they did not remember the abundance of your steadfast love, but rebelled by the sea, at the Red Sea. (Ex 14:11; Ps 106:13; Ps 106:21) Yet he saved them for his name’s sake, that he might make known his mighty power. (Ex 9:16; Eze 20:9; Eze 20:14) He rebuked the Red Sea, and it became dry, and he led them through the deep as through a desert. (Ex 14:21; Ps 18:15; Ps 104:7; Isa 50:2; Isa 51:10; Isa 63:13) 10 So he saved them from the hand of the foe and redeemed them from the power of the enemy. (Ex 14:30; Ps 107:2) 11 And the waters covered their adversaries; not one of them was left. (Ex 14:28; Ex 15:5) 12 Then they believed his words; they sang his praise. (Ex 14:31; Ex 15:1) 13 But they soon forgot his works; they did not wait for his counsel. (Ex 15:24; Ex 16:2; Ex 17:2; Ps 78:11; Ps 107:11) 14 But they had a wanton craving in the wilderness, and put God to the test in the desert; (Ex 17:2; Nu 11:4; Ps 78:18; 1Co 10:6; 1Co 10:9) 15 he gave them what they asked, but sent a wasting disease among them. (Ps 78:29; Isa 10:16) 16 When men in the camp were jealous of Moses and Aaron, the holy one of the Lord, (Nu 16:1; De 33:2; Zec 14:5; Jud 1:14) 17 the earth opened and swallowed up Dathan, and covered the company of Abiram. (Nu 16:31; De 11:6) 18 Fire also broke out in their company; the flame burned up the wicked. (Nu 16:35) 19 They made a calf in Horeb and worshiped a metal image. (Ex 32:4; De 9:8; Ac 7:41) 20 They exchanged the glory of God[2] for the image of an ox that eats grass. (Jer 2:11; Ro 1:23) 21 They forgot God, their Savior, who had done great things in Egypt, (De 32:18; Ps 78:11; Ps 106:7; Ps 106:13) 22 wondrous works in the land of Ham, and awesome deeds by the Red Sea. (Ps 78:51; Ps 105:23; Ps 105:27) 23 Therefore he said he would destroy them— had not Moses, his chosen one, stood in the breach before him, to turn away his wrath from destroying them. (Ex 32:10; De 9:14; Ps 105:6; Eze 20:8; Eze 22:30) 24 Then they despised the pleasant land, having no faith in his promise. (Nu 14:31; De 1:32; De 9:23; Zec 7:14) 25 They murmured in their tents, and did not obey the voice of the Lord. (Nu 14:2; De 1:27) 26 Therefore he raised his hand and swore to them that he would make them fall in the wilderness, (Ex 6:8; Nu 14:30; De 32:40; Ps 95:11; Eze 20:6; Eze 20:15; Eze 20:23) 27 and would make their offspring fall among the nations, scattering them among the lands. (Ps 44:11) 28 Then they yoked themselves to the Baal of Peor, and ate sacrifices offered to the dead; (Nu 25:3; Isa 8:19; Ho 9:10) 29 they provoked the Lord to anger with their deeds, and a plague broke out among them. 30 Then Phinehas stood up and intervened, and the plague was stayed. (Nu 25:7) 31 And that was counted to him as righteousness from generation to generation forever. (Ge 15:6; Nu 25:10) 32 They angered him at the waters of Meribah, and it went ill with Moses on their account, (Nu 20:2; De 1:37) 33 for they made his spirit bitter,[3] and he spoke rashly with his lips. (Nu 20:10; Ps 78:40; Ps 107:11; Isa 63:10) 34 They did not destroy the peoples, as the Lord commanded them, (De 7:2; De 7:16; Jud 1:21; Jud 1:27; Jud 2:2) 35 but they mixed with the nations and learned to do as they did. (Jud 3:5; Ezr 9:2) 36 They served their idols, which became a snare to them. (Ex 23:33; De 7:16; Jud 2:3) 37 They sacrificed their sons and their daughters to the demons; (De 32:17; 2Ki 16:3; Isa 57:5; Eze 16:20; Eze 20:26; 1Co 10:20) 38 they poured out innocent blood, the blood of their sons and daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan, and the land was polluted with blood. (Isa 24:5) 39 Thus they became unclean by their acts, and played the whore in their deeds. (Ps 73:27; Eze 20:18; Eze 20:30) 40 Then the anger of the Lord was kindled against his people, and he abhorred his heritage; (Jud 2:14; Ps 28:9; Ps 78:59; Ps 78:62) 41 he gave them into the hand of the nations, so that those who hated them ruled over them. (Ne 9:27) 42 Their enemies oppressed them, and they were brought into subjection under their power. (Jud 4:3; Jud 10:12) 43 Many times he delivered them, but they were rebellious in their purposes and were brought low through their iniquity. (Le 26:39; Jud 2:16; Ps 81:12) 44 Nevertheless, he looked upon their distress, when he heard their cry. (Jud 3:9; Jud 4:3; Jud 6:7; Jud 10:10) 45 For their sake he remembered his covenant, and relented according to the abundance of his steadfast love. (Le 26:42; Ps 51:1; Ps 69:16; Ps 90:13; Ps 105:8; Ps 106:7; Isa 63:7; La 3:32) 46 He caused them to be pitied by all those who held them captive. (1Ki 8:50; 2Ch 30:9; Ezr 9:9; Ne 1:11; Jer 42:12) 47 Save us, O Lord our God, and gather us from among the nations, that we may give thanks to your holy name and glory in your praise. (1Ch 16:35; Ps 107:3) 48 Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting! And let all the people say, “Amen!” Praise the Lord! (Ps 41:13; Ps 104:35)