July 8

Psalms 105:1 — 106:48

105 GIVE thanks to Jehovah, call upon his name,

Make known among the peoples his dealings.

 2 Sing to him, make melody to him,

      Concern yourselves with all his wonderful works.

 3 Make YOUR boast in his holy name.

      Let the heart of those seeking Jehovah rejoice.

 4 Search for Jehovah and his strength.

      Seek his face constantly.

 5 Remember his wonderful works that he has performed,

      His miracles and the judicial decisions of his mouth,

 6 O YOU seed of Abraham his servant,

      YOU sons of Jacob, his chosen ones.

 7 He is Jehovah our God.

      His judicial decisions are in all the earth.

 8 He has remembered his covenant even to time indefinite,

      The word that he commanded, to a thousand generations,

 9 Which [covenant] he concluded with Abraham,

      And his sworn statement to Isaac,

10 And which [statement] he kept standing as a regulation even to Jacob,

      As an indefinitely lasting covenant even to Israel,

11 Saying: “To you I shall give the land of Canaan

      As the allotment of YOUR inheritance.”

12 [This was] when they happened to be few in number,

      Yes, very few, and alien residents in it.

13 And they kept walking about from nation to nation,

      From one kingdom to another people.

14 He did not allow any human to defraud them,

      But on their account he reproved kings,

15 [Saying:] “Do not YOU men touch my anointed ones,

      And to my prophets do nothing bad.”

16 And he proceeded to call for a famine upon the land;

      He broke every rod around which ring-shaped loaves were suspended.

17 He sent ahead of them a man

      Who was sold to be a slave, Joseph.

18 With fetters they afflicted his feet,

      Into irons his soul came;

19 Until the time that his word came,

      The saying of Jehovah itself refined him.

20 The king sent that he might release him,

      The ruler of the peoples, that he might let him loose.

21 He set him as master to his household

      And as ruler over all his property,

22 To bind his princes agreeably to his soul

      And that he might teach wisdom to even his elderly men.

23 And Israel proceeded to come into Egypt,

      And Jacob himself resided as an alien in the land of Ham.

24 And he kept making his people very fruitful,

      And gradually made them mightier than their adversaries.

25 He let their heart change to hate his people,

      To behave cunningly against his servants.

26 He sent Moses his servant,

      Aaron whom he had chosen.

27 They set among them the matters of his signs,

      And the miracles in the land of Ham.

28 He sent darkness and so made it dark;

      And they did not rebel against his words.

29 He changed their waters into blood,

      And proceeded to put their fish to death.

30 Their land swarmed with frogs,

      In the interior rooms of their kings.

31 He said that the gadflies should come in,

      Gnats in all their territories.

32 He made their downpours hail,

      A flaming fire on their land.

33 And he proceeded to strike their vines and their fig trees

      And to break the trees of their territory.

34 He said that the locusts should come in,

      And a species of locust, even without number.

35 And they went eating all the vegetation in their land;

      They also went eating the fruitage of their ground.

36 And he proceeded to strike down every firstborn in their land,

      The beginning of all their generative power.

37 And he began to bring them out with silver and gold;

      And among his tribes there was no one stumbling along.

38 Egypt rejoiced when they went out,

      For the dread of them had fallen upon them.

39 He spread out a cloud for a screen,

      And fire to give light by night.

40 They asked, and he proceeded to bring quails,

      And with bread from heaven he kept satisfying them.

41 He opened a rock, and waters began to flow out;

      These went through the waterless regions as a river.

42 For he remembered his holy word with Abraham his servant.

43 So he brought out his people with exultation,

      His chosen ones even with a joyful cry.

44 And gradually he gave them the lands of the nations,

      And they kept taking possession of the product of the hard work of national groups,

45 To the end that they might keep his regulations

      And observe his own laws.

      Praise Jah, YOU people!

106 Praise Jah, YOU people!

Give thanks to Jehovah, for he is good;

      For his loving-kindness is to time indefinite.

 2 Who can utter the mighty performances of Jehovah,

       [Or] can make all his praise to be heard?

 3 Happy are those observing justice,

      Doing righteousness all the time.

 4 Remember me, O Jehovah, with the goodwill toward your people.

      Take care of me with your salvation,

 5 That I may see the goodness to your chosen ones,

      That I may rejoice with the rejoicing of your nation,

      That I may make my boast with your inheritance.

 6 We have sinned just the same as our forefathers;

      We have done wrong; we have acted wickedly.

 7 As for our forefathers in Egypt,

      They did not show any insight into your wonderful works.

      They did not remember the abundance of your grand loving-kindness,

      But they behaved rebelliously at the sea, by the Red Sea.

 8 And he proceeded to save them for the sake of his name,

      So as to make his mightiness known.

 9 Accordingly he rebuked the Red Sea, and it was gradually dried up;

      And he went walking them through the watery deep as through the wilderness;

10 And so he saved them from the hand of the hater

      And reclaimed them from the hand of the enemy.

11 And the waters came covering their adversaries;

      Not one of them was left.

12 Then they had faith in his word;

      They began to sing his praise.

13 Quickly they forgot his works;

      They did not wait for his counsel.

14 But they showed their selfish desire in the wilderness

      And went putting God to the proof in the desert.

15 And he proceeded to give them their request

      And to send a wasting disease into their soul.

16 And they began to envy Moses in the camp,

      Even Aaron the holy one of Jehovah.

17 The earth then opened up and swallowed down Dathan,

      And covered over the assembly of Abiram.

18 And a fire went burning among their assembly;

      A flame itself went devouring the wicked ones.

19 Furthermore, they made a calf in Horeb

      And bowed down to a molten image,

20 So that they exchanged my glory

      For a representation of a bull, an eater of vegetation.

21 They forgot God their Savior,

      The Doer of great things in Egypt,

22 Wonderful works in the land of Ham,

      Fear-inspiring things at the Red Sea.

23 And he was about to say to annihilate them,

      If it had not been for Moses his chosen one,

      Who stood in the gap before him,

      To turn back his rage from bringing [them] to ruin.

24 And they got to contemning the desirable land;

      They had no faith in his word.

25 And they kept grumbling in their tents;

      They did not listen to the voice of Jehovah.

26 So he proceeded to raise his hand [in an oath] concerning them,

      That he would make them fall in the wilderness,

27 And that he would make their offspring fall among the nations,

      And that he would scatter them among the lands.

28 And they began to attach themselves to Baal of Peor

      And to eat the sacrifices of the dead ones.

29 As they were causing offense by their dealings,

      A scourge now broke out among them.

30 When Phinehas stood up and intervened,

      Then the scourge was halted.

31 And it came to be counted to him as righteousness

      For generation after generation to time indefinite.

32 Further, they caused provocation at the waters of Meribah,

      So that it went badly with Moses by reason of them.

33 For they embittered his spirit

      And he began to speak rashly with his lips.

34 They did not annihilate the peoples,

      As Jehovah had said to them.

35 And they went mingling with the nations

      And took up learning their works.

36 And they kept serving their idols,

      And these came to be a snare to them.

37 And they would sacrifice their sons

      And their daughters to demons.

38 So they kept spilling innocent blood,

      The blood of their sons and their daughters,

      Whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan;

      And the land came to be polluted with bloodshed.

39 And they got to be unclean by their works

      And kept having immoral intercourse by their dealings.

40 And the anger of Jehovah began to blaze against his people,

      And he came to detest his inheritance.

41 And he repeatedly gave them into the hand of the nations,

      That those hating them might rule over them,

42 And that their enemies might oppress them,

      And that they might be subdued under their hand.

43 Many times he would deliver them,

      But they themselves would behave rebelliously in their disobedient course,

      And they would be brought low for their error.

44 And he would see the distress of theirs

      When he heard their entreating cry.

45 And he would remember concerning them his covenant,

      And he would feel regret according to the abundance of his grand loving-kindness.

46 And he would grant them to be objects of pity

      Before all those holding them captive.

47 Save us, O Jehovah our God,

      And collect us together from the nations

      To give thanks to your holy name,

      To speak exultingly in your praise.

48 Blessed be Jehovah the God of Israel

      From time indefinite even to time indefinite;

      And all the people must say Amen.

      Praise Jah, YOU people!