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Psalm 105 English Standard Version (ESV)

Tell of All His Wondrous Works

105 Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name;
    make known his deeds among the peoples!
Sing to him, sing praises to him;
    tell of all his wondrous works!
Glory in his holy name;
    let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice!
Seek the Lord and his strength;
    seek his presence continually!
Remember the wondrous works that he has done,
    his miracles, and the judgments he uttered,
O offspring of Abraham, his servant,
    children of Jacob, his chosen ones!

He is the Lord our God;
    his judgments are in all the earth.
He remembers his covenant forever,
    the word that he commanded, for a thousand generations,
the covenant that he made with Abraham,
    his sworn promise to Isaac,
10 which he confirmed to Jacob as a statute,
    to Israel as an everlasting covenant,
11 saying, “To you I will give the land of Canaan
    as your portion for an inheritance.”

12 When they were few in number,
    of little account, and sojourners in it,
13 wandering from nation to nation,
    from one kingdom to another people,
14 he allowed no one to oppress them;
    he rebuked kings on their account,
15 saying, “Touch not my anointed ones,
    do my prophets no harm!”

16 When he summoned a famine on the land
    and broke all supply[a] of bread,
17 he had sent a man ahead of them,
    Joseph, who was sold as a slave.
18 His feet were hurt with fetters;
    his neck was put in a collar of iron;
19 until what he had said came to pass,
    the word of the Lord tested him.
20 The king sent and released him;
    the ruler of the peoples set him free;
21 he made him lord of his house
    and ruler of all his possessions,
22 to bind[b] his princes at his pleasure
    and to teach his elders wisdom.

23 Then Israel came to Egypt;
    Jacob sojourned in the land of Ham.
24 And the Lord made his people very fruitful
    and made them stronger than their foes.
25 He turned their hearts to hate his people,
    to deal craftily with his servants.

26 He sent Moses, his servant,
    and Aaron, whom he had chosen.
27 They performed his signs among them
    and miracles in the land of Ham.
28 He sent darkness, and made the land dark;
    they did not rebel[c] against his words.
29 He turned their waters into blood
    and caused their fish to die.
30 Their land swarmed with frogs,
    even in the chambers of their kings.
31 He spoke, and there came swarms of flies,
    and gnats throughout their country.
32 He gave them hail for rain,
    and fiery lightning bolts through their land.
33 He struck down their vines and fig trees,
    and shattered the trees of their country.
34 He spoke, and the locusts came,
    young locusts without number,
35 which devoured all the vegetation in their land
    and ate up the fruit of their ground.
36 He struck down all the firstborn in their land,
    the firstfruits of all their strength.

37 Then he brought out Israel with silver and gold,
    and there was none among his tribes who stumbled.
38 Egypt was glad when they departed,
    for dread of them had fallen upon it.

39 He spread a cloud for a covering,
    and fire to give light by night.
40 They asked, and he brought quail,
    and gave them bread from heaven in abundance.
41 He opened the rock, and water gushed out;
    it flowed through the desert like a river.
42 For he remembered his holy promise,
    and Abraham, his servant.

43 So he brought his people out with joy,
    his chosen ones with singing.
44 And he gave them the lands of the nations,
    and they took possession of the fruit of the peoples' toil,
45 that they might keep his statutes
    and observe his laws.
Praise the Lord!


  1. Psalm 105:16 Hebrew staff
  2. Psalm 105:22 Septuagint, Syriac, Jerome instruct
  3. Psalm 105:28 Septuagint, Syriac omit not
English Standard Version (ESV)

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. ESV® Text Edition: 2016. Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.

Psalm 105 The Voice (VOICE)

Psalm 105

Come, offer thanks to the Eternal; invoke His holy name.
    Tell other people about the things He has done.
Sing songs of praise to Him;
    tell stories of all His miracles.
Revel in His holy name.
    May the hearts of the people who seek the Eternal celebrate and experience great joy.
Seek the Eternal and His power;
    look to His face constantly.
Remember the wonderful things He has done,
    His miracles and the wise decisions He has made,
O children of Abraham, His servant;
    O children of Jacob, His chosen people!

He is the Eternal, our True God;
    His justice extends to every corner of the earth.
He keeps His covenant promises forever
    and remembers the word He spoke to a thousand generations—
The covenant He made with Abraham
    and His sworn oath to Isaac, his son.
10 Then God confirmed it to Jacob—decreed it so—
    to Israel He promised a never-ending covenant,
11 Saying, “I will give you the land of Canaan
    as your part; it will be your inheritance.”

12 When God’s people were only a few in number—
    indeed, very few—they were strangers in a foreign land.
13 They roamed from place to place,
    from one kingdom to another.
14 God didn’t allow anyone to tyrannize them;
    He rebuked kings in order to protect His people:
15 “Do not lay a hand on My anointed people;
    do not do any harm to My prophets.”

16 He ordered famine to grip the land and
    cut them off from their supply of bread.
17 But long before, He had sent a man ahead of them:
    Joseph, who had been sold into slavery.[a]
18 At first, his masters shackled his feet with chains,
    placed his neck into a collar of iron.
19 That was until the Eternal’s promises came to pass;
    His word tested Joseph and proved him worthy.
20 The king sent out the order to release him from prison;
    the ruler of Egypt liberated him from the chains.
21 Then he put Joseph in charge of the royal household,
    made him ruler of all the royal possessions,
22 Allowed him to imprison the royal officials whenever he saw fit
    and impart wisdom to the elders in the land.

23 Then, when the time was right, Israel also went to Egypt;
    Jacob resided as an alien in the land of Ham.
24 And while they were there, the Eternal made His people prosperous;
    He made them stronger than their enemies.
25 He turned the Egyptians’ hearts against His people[b]
    to cheat and scheme against His servants.

26 Then, He sent His servant Moses
    and Aaron, the men He had chosen.
27 They did all the signs He planned for them to do among the Egyptians,
    and they performed miracles in the land of Ham.
28 He sent darkness to cover the land;
    they did not stray from His word.
29 At His command, their waters turned to blood;
    their fish began to die.
30 Throngs of frogs covered the land,
    invading even in the chambers of their kings.
31 At His command, a swarm of flies arrived,
    and gnats came over all their land.
32 He caused hail to fall instead of rain;
    lightning flashed over all their land.
33 He struck their vines and their fig trees;
    He destroyed the trees over all their land.
34 At His command, locusts came;
    young locusts marched beyond number,
35 And they ate up all the plants that grew
    and all the fruits over their land.
36 He also brought death to the firstborn in all their land,
    the first offspring of each man.

37 Then He brought His people out of slavery, weighed down with silver and gold;
    and of all His tribes,
    not one of them stumbled, not one was left behind.
38 Egypt was glad to see them go,
    for Pharaoh’s people had been overcome with fear of them.
39 He spread out a cloud to cover His people
    and sent a fire to light their way at night.
40 They asked, and He sent them coveys of quail,
    satisfying their hunger with the food of heaven.
41 He split the rock and water poured out;
    it flowed like a river through the desert.
42 For He remembered His holy covenant
    with Abraham, His servant.

43 That’s why He rescued His people joyously
    and why His chosen ones celebrated with shouts and singing.
44 When the time was right, He gave them land from other nations
    so that they might possess the works of their hands,
45 So that they would be able to keep His commands
    and obey His laws.
Praise the Eternal!

The Voice (VOICE)

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