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Thanksgiving for God’s Deliverance

105 Give thanks to the Lord,
    call on his name,
        and make his deeds known among the people.
Sing to him! Praise him!
    Declare all his awesome deeds!
Exult in his holy name;
    let all[a] those who seek the Lord rejoice!
Seek the Lord and his strength;
    seek his face continually.
Remember his awesome deeds that he has done,
    his wonders and the judgments he declared.
You descendants of Abraham, his servant,
    You children of Jacob, his chosen ones.

He is the Lord our God;
    his judgments extend to the entire earth.
He remembers his eternal covenant—
    every promise he made[b] for a thousand generations,
like the covenant he made[c] with Abraham,
    and his promise to Isaac.
10 He presented it to Jacob as a decree,
    to Israel as an everlasting covenant.
11 He said: “I will give Canaan to you
    as the allotted portion that is your inheritance.”

12 When the Hebrews[d] were few in number—so very few—
    and were sojourners in it,
13 they wandered from nation to nation,
    from one kingdom to another.[e]
14 He did not allow anyone to oppress them,
    or any kings to reprove them.
15 “Don’t touch my anointed
    or hurt my prophets!”

16 He declared a famine on the land;
    destroying the entire food supply.[f]
17 He sent a man before them—
    Joseph, who had been sold as a slave.
18 They bound his feet with fetters
    and placed an iron collar on his neck,[g]
19 until the time his prediction came true,
    as the word of the Lord refined him.
20 He sent a king who released him,
    a ruler of people who set him free.
21 He made him the master over his household,
    the manager of all his possessions—
22 to discipline his rulers at will
    and make his elders wise.

23 Then Israel came to Egypt;
    indeed, Jacob lived in the land of Ham.[h]

24 He caused his people to multiply greatly;
    and be more numerous than their enemies.
25 He caused them[i] to hate his people
    and to deceive his servants.
26 He sent his servant Moses, along with Aaron,
    whom he had chosen.
27 They performed his signs among them,
    his wonders in the land of Ham.[j]

28 He sent darkness, and it became dark.
    Did they not rebel against[k] his words?
29 He turned their water into blood,
    so that the fish died.
30 Their land swarmed with frogs
    even to the chambers of their kings.
31 He spoke,
    and a swarm of insects invaded their land.[l]

32 He sent hail instead of rain,
    and lightning throughout their land.
33 It destroyed their vines and their figs,
    breaking trees throughout their country.[m]
34 Then he commanded the locust to come—
    grasshoppers without number.
35 They consumed every green plant in their land,
    and devoured the fruit of their soil.
36 He struck down every firstborn in their land,
    the first fruits of all their progeny.

37 Then he brought Israel[n] out with silver and gold,
    and no one among his tribes stumbled.
38 The Egyptians rejoiced when they left,
    because fear of Israel[o] descended on them.
39 He spread out a cloud for a cover,
    and fire for light at night.
40 Israel[p] asked, and quail came;
    food from heaven satisfied them.
41 He opened a rock, and water gushed out
    flowing like a river in the desert.

42 Indeed, he remembered his sacred promise
    to his servant Abraham.
43 He led his people out with gladness,
    his chosen ones with shouts of joy.
44 He gave to them the land of nations;
    they inherited the labor of other[q] people
45 so they might keep his statutes
    and observe his laws.
        Hallelujah!

Footnotes

  1. Psalm 105:3 Lit. Let the heart of
  2. Psalm 105:8 Lit. every word he commanded
  3. Psalm 105:9 Lit. like he cut
  4. Psalm 105:12 Lit. When they
  5. Psalm 105:13 Lit. one kingdom to another nation
  6. Psalm 105:16 Lit. every staff of bread
  7. Psalm 105:18 Lit. soul
  8. Psalm 105:23 I.e. Egypt
  9. Psalm 105:25 Lit. He turned their hearts
  10. Psalm 105:27 I.e. Egypt
  11. Psalm 105:28 So MT DSS 11QPsa; LXX reads not embitter
  12. Psalm 105:31 Or borders
  13. Psalm 105:33 Or borders
  14. Psalm 105:37 Lit. them
  15. Psalm 105:38 Lit. them
  16. Psalm 105:40 The Heb. lacks Israel
  17. Psalm 105:44 The Heb. lacks other

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