105 Give thanks to the Lord and ·pray to him [L call on his name]. ·Tell [L Make known among] the nations what he has done. 2 Sing to him; ·sing praises [make a psalm] to him. Tell about all his ·miracles [wonderful acts]. 3 ·Be glad that you are his [L Exult/Glory in his holy name]; let ·those [L the heart of those] who seek the Lord ·be happy [rejoice]. 4 ·Depend on [Seek] the Lord and his strength; always ·go to him for help [L seek his face]. 5 Remember the ·miracles [wonderful acts] he has done; remember his ·wonders [signs] and ·his decisions [L the judgments of his mouth]. 6 You are ·descendants [L seed] of his servant Abraham [Gen. 12:1–3], the children of Jacob, his chosen people. 7 He is the Lord our God. His ·laws [justice; judgments] are for all the world.
8 He will ·keep [L remember] his ·agreement [covenant; treaty] forever; ·he will keep his promises always [L the word which he commanded, for a thousand generations]. 9 He will keep the ·agreement [covenant; treaty] he ·made [L cut] with Abraham [Gen. 12:1–3; 17:23] and the ·promise [oath] he made to Isaac [Gen. 26:3–5]. 10 He made it a ·law [statute; ordinance; requirement] for the people of Jacob; he made it an ·agreement [covenant; agreement] with Israel to last forever. 11 The Lord said, “I will give you the land of Canaan [Gen. 15:18], ·and it will belong to you [L as a portion of your inheritance].”
12 Then ·God’s people [L they] were few in number. They were ·strangers [sojourners; wanderers; resident aliens] in the land. 13 They went from one nation to another, from one kingdom to another. 14 But the Lord did not let anyone ·hurt [exploit; oppress] them; he warned kings ·not to harm them [L concerning them]. 15 He said, “Don’t touch my ·chosen [anointed] people, and don’t harm my prophets.”
16 ·God [He] ·ordered [proclaimed] a ·time of hunger [famine] in the land, and he ·destroyed all the food [L broke every staff of bread; Gen. 41:54]. 17 Then he sent a man ahead of them— Joseph, who was sold as a slave [Gen. 37; 45:5; 50:20]. 18 They ·put chains around his feet [L afflicted his feet with chain] and an iron ·ring [collar] around his neck. 19 ·Then the time he had spoken of came, and the Lord’s words proved that Joseph was right [or Until the time he had spoken of came, the words of the Lord kept testing him]. 20 The king [C of Egypt] sent for Joseph and ·freed [released] him; the ruler of the people set him free [Gen. 41:14, 40]. 21 He made him the ·master [lord] of his house; Joseph was in charge of his riches [Acts 7:10]. 22 He could ·order [bind] the princes as he wished. He taught the older men to be wise. 23 Then Israel [C another name for Jacob, Joseph’s father] came to Egypt; Jacob lived in the land of Ham [C Egypt; Gen. 46:1–7]. 24 The Lord made his people ·grow in number [fruitful; Ex. 1:7], and he ·made them stronger than [strengthened them against] their ·enemies [foes]. 25 He ·caused the Egyptians [L turned their hearts] to hate his people and to ·make plans [L act deceptively] against his servants [Ex. 1:8]. 26 Then he sent his servant Moses, and Aaron, whom he had chosen [Ex. 3:1—4:17]. 27 They did many signs among the Egyptians and worked ·wonders [miracles; C the plagues; Ex. 7–12] in the land of Ham [C Egypt; Gen. 46:1–7]. 28 The Lord sent darkness and made the land dark, but the Egyptians ·turned against what he said [rebelled against his word; Ex. 10:21–29]. 29 He changed their water into blood and made their fish die [Ex. 7:14–25]. 30 Then their country ·was filled [swarmed] with frogs, even in the bedrooms of their ·rulers [L kings; Ex. 8:1–17]. 31 The Lord spoke and flies came [Ex. 8:20–32], and gnats were everywhere in the country [Ex. 8:16–19]. 32 He made hail fall like rain and sent lightning through their land. 33 He struck down their grapevines and fig trees, and he ·destroyed [shattered] every tree in the country [Ex. 9:13–35]. 34 He spoke and ·grasshoppers [locusts] came; the ·locusts [young locusts] ·were too many to count [L without number]. 35 They ate all the ·plants [vegetation] in the land and ·everything the earth produced [L the fruit of the ground; Ex. 10:1–20]. 36 ·The Lord[L He] also ·killed [L struck] all the firstborn sons in the land, the oldest son of each family [L the first of their virility; Ex. 11:1—12:30].
37 Then he brought them out with silver and gold [Ex. 12:35–36]. ·Not one of his people stumbled [L There was no stumbling among the tribe]. 38 The Egyptians ·were glad [rejoiced] when they left, because ·the Egyptians were afraid of them [L dread of them fell on them; C because of the plagues]. 39 ·The Lord covered them with a cloud [L He spread out a cloud as a covering] and ·lit up the night with fire [L a fire to illuminate the night; Ex. 13:21–22]. 40 When they asked, he brought them quail and filled them with bread from heaven [Ex. 16]. 41 God ·split [L opened] the rock, and water flowed out; it ran like a river through the ·desert [wasteland; Ex. 17:1–7]. 42 He remembered his holy ·promise [word] to his servant Abraham [Gen. 12:1–3].
43 So God brought his people out with joy, his chosen ones with singing. 44 He gave them lands of other nations, so they received ·what others had worked for [L the labors of peoples]. 45 This was so they would ·keep [observe; guard] his ·orders [statutes; ordinances; requirements] and ·obey [protect] his ·teachings [instructions; laws].
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