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Psalm 105 Good News Translation (GNT)

God and His People

105 Give thanks to the Lord,
proclaim his greatness;
    tell the nations what he has done.
Sing praise to the Lord;
    tell the wonderful things he has done.
Be glad that we belong to him;
    let all who worship him rejoice.
Go to the Lord for help;
    and worship him continually.
5-6 You descendants of Abraham, his servant;
    you descendants of Jacob, the man he chose:
remember the miracles that God performed
    and the judgments that he gave.

The Lord is our God;
    his commands are for all the world.
He will keep his covenant forever,
    his promises for a thousand generations.
He will keep the agreement he made with Abraham
    and his promise to Isaac.
10 The Lord made a covenant with Jacob,
    one that will last forever.
11 “I will give you the land of Canaan,” he said.
    “It will be your own possession.”

12 God's people were few in number,
    strangers in the land of Canaan.
13 They wandered from country to country,
    from one kingdom to another.
14 But God let no one oppress them;
    to protect them, he warned the kings:
15 “Don't harm my chosen servants;
    do not touch my prophets.”

16 The Lord sent famine to their country
    and took away all their food.
17 But he sent a man ahead of them,
    Joseph, who had been sold as a slave.
18 His feet were kept in chains,
    and an iron collar was around his neck,
19     until what he had predicted came true.
The word of the Lord proved him right.
20 Then the king of Egypt had him released;
    the ruler of nations set him free.
21 He put him in charge of his government
    and made him ruler over all the land,
22     with power over the king's officials
    and authority to instruct his advisers.

23 Then Jacob went to Egypt
    and settled in that country.
24 The Lord gave many children to his people
    and made them stronger than their enemies.
25 He made the Egyptians hate his people
    and treat his servants with deceit.

26 Then he sent his servant Moses,
    and Aaron, whom he had chosen.
27 They did God's mighty acts
    and performed miracles in Egypt.
28 God sent darkness on the country,
    but the Egyptians did not obey[a] his command.
29 He turned their rivers into blood
    and killed all their fish.
30 Their country was overrun with frogs;
    even the palace was filled with them.
31 God commanded, and flies and gnats
    swarmed throughout the whole country.
32 He sent hail and lightning on their land
    instead of rain;
33 he destroyed their grapevines and fig trees
    and broke down all the trees.
34 He commanded, and the locusts came,
    countless millions of them;
35 they ate all the plants in the land;
    they ate all the crops.
36 He killed the first-born sons
    of all the families of Egypt.

37 Then he led the Israelites out;
    they carried silver and gold,
    and all of them were healthy and strong.
38 The Egyptians were afraid of them
    and were glad when they left.
39 God put a cloud over his people
    and a fire at night to give them light.
40 They[b] asked, and he sent quails;
    he gave them food from heaven to satisfy them.
41 He opened a rock, and water gushed out,
    flowing through the desert like a river.
42 He remembered his sacred promise
    to Abraham his servant.

43 So he led his chosen people out,
    and they sang and shouted for joy.
44 He gave them the lands of other peoples
    and let them take over their fields,
45 so that his people would obey his laws
    and keep all his commands.

Praise the Lord!


  1. Psalm 105:28 Some ancient translations did not obey; Hebrew obeyed.
  2. Psalm 105:40 Some ancient translations They; Hebrew he.
Good News Translation (GNT)

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Psalm 105 New International Version (NIV)

Psalm 105

Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name;
    make known among the nations what he has done.
Sing to him, sing praise to him;
    tell of all his wonderful acts.
Glory in his holy name;
    let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.
Look to the Lord and his strength;
    seek his face always.

Remember the wonders he has done,
    his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced,
you his servants, the descendants of Abraham,
    his chosen ones, the children of Jacob.
He is the Lord our God;
    his judgments are in all the earth.

He remembers his covenant forever,
    the promise he made, for a thousand generations,
the covenant he made with Abraham,
    the oath he swore to Isaac.
10 He confirmed it to Jacob as a decree,
    to Israel as an everlasting covenant:
11 “To you I will give the land of Canaan
    as the portion you will inherit.”

12 When they were but few in number,
    few indeed, and strangers in it,
13 they wandered from nation to nation,
    from one kingdom to another.
14 He allowed no one to oppress them;
    for their sake he rebuked kings:
15 “Do not touch my anointed ones;
    do my prophets no harm.”

16 He called down famine on the land
    and destroyed all their supplies of food;
17 and he sent a man before them—
    Joseph, sold as a slave.
18 They bruised his feet with shackles,
    his neck was put in irons,
19 till what he foretold came to pass,
    till the word of the Lord proved him true.
20 The king sent and released him,
    the ruler of peoples set him free.
21 He made him master of his household,
    ruler over all he possessed,
22 to instruct his princes as he pleased
    and teach his elders wisdom.

23 Then Israel entered Egypt;
    Jacob resided as a foreigner in the land of Ham.
24 The Lord made his people very fruitful;
    he made them too numerous for their foes,
25 whose hearts he turned to hate his people,
    to conspire against his servants.
26 He sent Moses his servant,
    and Aaron, whom he had chosen.
27 They performed his signs among them,
    his wonders in the land of Ham.
28 He sent darkness and made the land dark—
    for had they not rebelled against his words?
29 He turned their waters into blood,
    causing their fish to die.
30 Their land teemed with frogs,
    which went up into the bedrooms of their rulers.
31 He spoke, and there came swarms of flies,
    and gnats throughout their country.
32 He turned their rain into hail,
    with lightning throughout 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,
    grasshoppers without number;
35 they ate up every green thing in their land,
    ate up the produce of their soil.
36 Then he struck down all the firstborn in their land,
    the firstfruits of all their manhood.
37 He brought out Israel, laden with silver and gold,
    and from among their tribes no one faltered.
38 Egypt was glad when they left,
    because dread of Israel had fallen on them.

39 He spread out a cloud as a covering,
    and a fire to give light at night.
40 They asked, and he brought them quail;
    he fed them well with the bread of heaven.
41 He opened the rock, and water gushed out;
    it flowed like a river in the desert.

42 For he remembered his holy promise
    given to his servant Abraham.
43 He brought out his people with rejoicing,
    his chosen ones with shouts of joy;
44 he gave them the lands of the nations,
    and they fell heir to what others had toiled for—
45 that they might keep his precepts
    and observe his laws.

Praise the Lord.[a]


  1. Psalm 105:45 Hebrew Hallelu Yah
New International Version (NIV)

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