106 1 The people dispersed under Antiochus, do magnify the goodness of God among the just and repentant:  4 Desiring to be brought again into the land by God’s merciful visitation. 8 And after the manifold marvels of God wrought in their deliverance forth of Egypt, And the great ingratitude of the people rehearsed. 47 They do pray and desire to be gathered from among the heathen, to the intent that they may praise the Name of the God of Israel.

Praise ye the Lord.

Praise [a]ye the Lord because he is good, for his mercy endureth forever.

Who can express the noble acts of the Lord, or show forth all his praise?

Blessed are they that [b]keep judgment, and do righteousness at all times.

Remember me, O Lord, with the [c]favor of thy people: visit me with thy salvation,

That I may see the felicity of thy chosen, and rejoice in the joy of thy people, and glory with thine inheritance.

We have [d]sinned with our fathers: we have committed iniquity, and done wickedly.

Our fathers understood not thy wonders in Egypt, neither remembered they the multitude of thy mercies, but rebelled at the Sea, even at the red sea.

Nevertheless he [e]saved them for his Name’s sake, that he might make his power to be known.

And he rebuked the red sea, and it was dried up, and he led them in the deep, as in the wilderness.

10 And he saved them from the adversary’s hand, and delivered them from the hand of the enemy.

11 (A)And the waters covered their oppressors: not one of them was left.

12 Then [f]believed they his words, and sang praise unto him.

13 But incontinently they forgat his works, they waited not for his [g]counsel,

14 But lusted with concupiscence in the wilderness, and tempted God in the desert.

15 Then he gave them their desire: but he sent [h]leanness into their soul.

16 They envied Moses also in the tents, and Aaron the holy one of the Lord.

17 Therefore the earth opened and [i]swallowed up Dathan, and covered the company of Abiram.

18 And the fire was kindled in their assembly: the flame burnt up the wicked.

19 They made a calf in Horeb, and worshipped the molten image.

20 Thus they turned their [j]glory into the similitude of a bullock, that eateth grass.

21 They forgat God their Savior, which had done great things in Egypt,

22 Wondrous works in the land of Ham, and fearful things by the red sea.

23 Therefore he minded to destroy them, had [k]not Moses his chosen stood in the breach before him to turn away his wrath, lest he should destroy them.

24 Also they contemned [l]that pleasant land, and believed not his word,

25 But murmured in their tents, and hearkened not unto the voice of the Lord.

26 Therefore [m]he lifted up his hand against them, to destroy them in the wilderness,

27 And to destroy their seed among the nations, and to scatter them throughout the countries.

28 They joined themselves also unto [n]Baal of Peor, and did eat the offerings of the [o]dead.

29 Thus they [p]provoked him unto anger with their own inventions, and the plague brake in upon them.

30 But [q]Phinehas stood up, and executed judgment, and the plague was stayed.

31 (B)And it was [r]imputed unto him for righteousness from generation to generation forever.

32 They angered him also at the waters of (C)Meribah, so that [s]Moses was punished for their sakes,

33 Because they vexed his Spirit, so that he spake unadvisedly with his lips.

34 Neither destroyed they the people, as the Lord had commanded them,

35 But were mingled among the heathen, and learned their works,

36 And served their idols, which were their ruin.

37 Yea, they offered their [t]sons, and their daughters unto devils,

38 And shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons, and of their daughters whom they offered unto the idols of Canaan, and the land was defiled with blood.

39 Thus were they stained with their own works, and went [u]a whoring with their own inventions.

40 Therefore was the wrath of the Lord kindled against his people, and he abhorred his own inheritance.

41 And he gave them into the hand of the heathen: and they that hated them were lords over them.

42 Their enemies also oppressed them, and they were humbled under their hand.

43 Many [v]a time did he deliver them, but they provoked him by their counsels: therefore they were brought down by their iniquity.

44 Yet he saw when they were in affliction, and he heard their cry.

45 And he remembered his covenant toward them, and [w]repented according to the multitude of his mercies,

46 And gave them favor in the sight of all them that led them captives.

47 Save us, O Lord our God, and [x]gather us from among the heathen, that we may praise thine holy Name, and glory in thy praise.

48 Blessed be the Lord God of Israel forever and ever, and let all the people say, So be it. Praise ye the Lord.


  1. Psalm 106:1 The Prophet exhorteth the people to praise God for his benefits past, that thereby their minds may be strengthened against all present troubles and despair.
  2. Psalm 106:3 He showeth that it is not enough to praise God with the mouth, except the whole heart agree thereunto, and all our life be thereunto framed.
  3. Psalm 106:4 Let the good will that thou bearest to thy people, extend unto me, that thereby I may be received into the number of thine.
  4. Psalm 106:6 By earnest confession as well of their own, as of their fathers’ sins, they show that they had hope that God according to his promise would pity them.
  5. Psalm 106:8 The inestimable goodness of God appeareth in this, that he would change the order of nature, rather than his people should not be delivered, although they were wicked.
  6. Psalm 106:12 The wonderful works of God caused them to believe for a time, and to praise him.
  7. Psalm 106:13 They would prevent his wisdom and providence.
  8. Psalm 106:15 The abundance that God gave them, profited not, but made them pine away, because God cursed it.
  9. Psalm 106:17 By the greatness of the punishment the heinous offence may be considered: for they that rise against God’s ministers, rebel against him.
  10. Psalm 106:20 He showeth that all idolaters renounce God to be their glory, when instead of him they worship any creature, much more wood, stone, metal, or calves.
  11. Psalm 106:23 If Moses by his intercession had not obtained God’s favor against their rebellions.
  12. Psalm 106:24 That is, Canaan, which was as it were an earnest penny of the heavenly inheritance.
  13. Psalm 106:26 That is, he sware. Sometimes also it meaneth, to punish.
  14. Psalm 106:28 Which was the idol of the Moabites.
  15. Psalm 106:28 Sacrifices offered to the dead idols.
  16. Psalm 106:29 Signifying that whatsoever man inventeth of himself to serve God by, is detestable, and provoketh his anger.
  17. Psalm 106:30 When all others neglected God’s glory, he in his zeal killed the adulterers and prevented God’s wrath.
  18. Psalm 106:31 This act declared his lively faith, and for his faith’s sake was accepted.
  19. Psalm 106:32 If so notable a Prophet of God escape not punishment, though others provoked him to sin, how much more shall they be subject to God’s judgment, which cause God’s children to sin?
  20. Psalm 106:37 He showeth how monstrous a thing idolatry is, which can win us to things abhorring to nature, whereas God’s word cannot obtain most small things.
  21. Psalm 106:39 Then true chastity is to cleave wholly and only unto God.
  22. Psalm 106:43 The prophet showeth that neither by menaces, nor promises we can come to God, except we be altogether newly reformed, and that his mercy overcover and hide our malice.
  23. Psalm 106:45 Not that God is changeable in himself, but that then he seemeth to us to repent when he altereth his punishment, and forgiveth us.
  24. Psalm 106:47 Gather thy Church, which is dispersed, and give us constancy under the cross, that with one consent we may all praise thee.

Psalm 106(A)

Praise the Lord.[a](B)

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;(C)
    his love endures forever.(D)

Who can proclaim the mighty acts(E) of the Lord
    or fully declare his praise?
Blessed are those who act justly,(F)
    who always do what is right.(G)

Remember me,(H) Lord, when you show favor(I) to your people,
    come to my aid(J) when you save them,
that I may enjoy the prosperity(K) of your chosen ones,(L)
    that I may share in the joy(M) of your nation
    and join your inheritance(N) in giving praise.

We have sinned,(O) even as our ancestors(P) did;
    we have done wrong and acted wickedly.(Q)
When our ancestors were in Egypt,
    they gave no thought(R) to your miracles;
they did not remember(S) your many kindnesses,
    and they rebelled by the sea,(T) the Red Sea.[b]
Yet he saved them(U) for his name’s sake,(V)
    to make his mighty power(W) known.
He rebuked(X) the Red Sea, and it dried up;(Y)
    he led them through(Z) the depths as through a desert.
10 He saved them(AA) from the hand of the foe;(AB)
    from the hand of the enemy he redeemed them.(AC)
11 The waters covered(AD) their adversaries;
    not one of them survived.
12 Then they believed his promises
    and sang his praise.(AE)

13 But they soon forgot(AF) what he had done
    and did not wait for his plan to unfold.(AG)
14 In the desert(AH) they gave in to their craving;
    in the wilderness(AI) they put God to the test.(AJ)
15 So he gave them(AK) what they asked for,
    but sent a wasting disease(AL) among them.

16 In the camp they grew envious(AM) of Moses
    and of Aaron, who was consecrated to the Lord.
17 The earth opened(AN) up and swallowed Dathan;(AO)
    it buried the company of Abiram.(AP)
18 Fire blazed(AQ) among their followers;
    a flame consumed the wicked.
19 At Horeb they made a calf(AR)
    and worshiped an idol cast from metal.
20 They exchanged their glorious God(AS)
    for an image of a bull, which eats grass.
21 They forgot the God(AT) who saved them,
    who had done great things(AU) in Egypt,
22 miracles in the land of Ham(AV)
    and awesome deeds(AW) by the Red Sea.
23 So he said he would destroy(AX) them—
    had not Moses, his chosen one,
stood in the breach(AY) before him
    to keep his wrath from destroying them.

24 Then they despised(AZ) the pleasant land;(BA)
    they did not believe(BB) his promise.
25 They grumbled(BC) in their tents
    and did not obey the Lord.
26 So he swore(BD) to them with uplifted hand
    that he would make them fall in the wilderness,(BE)
27 make their descendants fall among the nations
    and scatter(BF) them throughout the lands.

28 They yoked themselves to the Baal of Peor(BG)
    and ate sacrifices offered to lifeless gods;
29 they aroused the Lord’s anger(BH) by their wicked deeds,(BI)
    and a plague(BJ) broke out among them.
30 But Phinehas(BK) stood up and intervened,
    and the plague was checked.(BL)
31 This was credited to him(BM) as righteousness
    for endless generations(BN) to come.
32 By the waters of Meribah(BO) they angered the Lord,
    and trouble came to Moses because of them;
33 for they rebelled(BP) against the Spirit(BQ) of God,
    and rash words came from Moses’ lips.[c](BR)

34 They did not destroy(BS) the peoples
    as the Lord had commanded(BT) them,
35 but they mingled(BU) with the nations
    and adopted their customs.
36 They worshiped their idols,(BV)
    which became a snare(BW) to them.
37 They sacrificed their sons(BX)
    and their daughters to false gods.(BY)
38 They shed innocent blood,
    the blood of their sons(BZ) and daughters,
whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan,
    and the land was desecrated by their blood.
39 They defiled themselves(CA) by what they did;
    by their deeds they prostituted(CB) themselves.

40 Therefore the Lord was angry(CC) with his people
    and abhorred his inheritance.(CD)
41 He gave them into the hands(CE) of the nations,
    and their foes ruled over them.
42 Their enemies oppressed(CF) them
    and subjected them to their power.
43 Many times he delivered them,(CG)
    but they were bent on rebellion(CH)
    and they wasted away in their sin.
44 Yet he took note of their distress
    when he heard their cry;(CI)
45 for their sake he remembered his covenant(CJ)
    and out of his great love(CK) he relented.(CL)
46 He caused all who held them captive
    to show them mercy.(CM)

47 Save us,(CN) Lord our God,
    and gather us(CO) from the nations,
that we may give thanks(CP) to your holy name(CQ)
    and glory in your praise.

48 Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel,
    from everlasting to everlasting.

Let all the people say, “Amen!”(CR)

Praise the Lord.


  1. Psalm 106:1 Hebrew Hallelu Yah; also in verse 48
  2. Psalm 106:7 Or the Sea of Reeds; also in verses 9 and 22
  3. Psalm 106:33 Or against his spirit, / and rash words came from his lips