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Psalm 106:1-18Common English Bible (CEB)

Psalm 106

106 Praise the Lord!
    Give thanks to the Lord because he is good,
    because his faithful love endures forever.
Who could possibly repeat all of the Lord’s mighty acts
    or publicly recount all his praise?

The people who uphold justice,
    who always do what is right, are truly happy!
Remember me, Lord, with the favor you show your people.
    Visit me with your saving help
        so I can experience the good things your chosen ones experience,
        so I can rejoice in the joy of your nation,
        so I can praise along with your possession.

We have sinned—right along with our ancestors.
    We’ve done what is wrong.
    We’ve acted wickedly.
Our ancestors in Egypt didn’t understand your wondrous works.
    They didn’t remember how much faithful love you have.
    So they rebelled by the sea—at the Reed Sea.[a]
But God saved them for the sake of his good name,
    to make known his mighty power.
God scolded the Reed Sea, and it dried right up;
    he led them through the deeps like they were a dry desert.
10 God saved them from hostile powers;
    he redeemed them from the power of the enemy.
11 But the waters covered over their foes—
    not one of them survived!
12 So our ancestors trusted God’s words;
    they sang God’s praise.

13 But how quickly they forgot what he had done!
    They wouldn’t wait for his advice.
14 They were overcome with craving in the desert;
    they tested God in the wastelands.
15 God gave them what they asked for;
    he sent food[b] to satisfy their appetites.

16 But then they were jealous of Moses in the camp,
    jealous too of Aaron, the Lord’s holy one.
17 So the earth opened up, swallowing Dathan,
    and covering over Abiram’s crowd.
18 Fire blazed throughout that whole group;
    flames burned up the wicked.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 106:7 Or Red Sea; also in 106:9, 22
  2. Psalm 106:15 LXX
Common English Bible (CEB)

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