[1] PRAISE〖Heb. Hallelujah.〗 ye Jehovah.

Oh give thanks unto Jehovah; for he is good;

For his lovingkindness endureth for ever.

[2] Who can utter the mighty acts of Jehovah,

Or show forth all his praise?

[3] Blessed are they that keep justice,

And he that doeth righteousness at all times.

[4] Remember me, O Jehovah, with the favor that thou bearest unto thy people;

Oh visit me with thy salvation,

[5] That I may see the prosperity of thy chosen,

That I may rejoice in the gladness of thy nation,

That I may glory with thine inheritance.

[6] We have sinned with our fathers,

We have committed iniquity, we have done wickedly.

[7] Our fathers understood not thy wonders in Egypt;

They remembered not the multitude of thy lovingkindnesses,

But were rebellious at the sea, even at the Red Sea.

[8] Nevertheless he saved them for his name’s sake,

That he might make his mighty power to be known.

[9] He rebuked the Red Sea also, and it was dried up:

So he led them through the depths, as through a wilderness.〖Or, pasture-land.〗

[10] And he saved them from the hand of him that hated them,

And redeemed them from the hand of the enemy.

[11] And the waters covered their adversaries;

There was not one of them left.

[12] Then believed they his words;

They sang his praise.

[13] They soon forgat his works;

They waited not for his counsel,

[14] But lusted exceedingly in the wilderness,

And tempted God in the desert.

[15] And he gave them their request,

But sent leanness into their soul.

[16] They envied Moses also in the camp,

And Aaron the saint〖Or, holy one.〗 of Jehovah.

[17] The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan,

And covered the company of Abiram.

[18] And a fire was kindled in their company;

The flame burned up the wicked.

[19] They made a calf in Horeb,

And worshipped a molten image.

[20] Thus they changed their glory

For the likeness of an ox that eateth grass.

[21] They forgat God their Saviour,

Who had done great things in Egypt,

[22] Wondrous works in the land of Ham,

And terrible things by the Red Sea.

[23] Therefore he said that he would destroy them,

Had not Moses his chosen stood before him in the breach,

To turn away his wrath, lest he should destroy them.

[24] Yea, they despised the pleasant land,

They believed not his word,

[25] But murmured in their tents,

And hearkened not unto the voice of Jehovah.

[26] Therefore he sware〖Heb. lifted up his hand.〗 unto them,

That he would overthrow〖Heb. make them fall.〗 them in the wilderness,

[27] And that he would overthrow their seed among the nations,

And scatter them in the lands.

[28] They joined themselves also unto Baal-peor,

And ate the sacrifices of the dead.

[29] Thus they provoked him to anger with their doings;

And the plague brake in upon them.

[30] Then stood up Phinehas, and executed judgment;

And so the plague was stayed.

[31] And that was reckoned unto him for righteousness,

Unto all generations for evermore.

[32] They angered him also at the waters of Meribah,〖Or, strife.〗

So that it went ill with Moses for their sakes;

[33] Because they were rebellious against his spirit,

And he spake unadvisedly with his lips.

[34] They did not destroy the peoples,

As Jehovah commanded them,

[35] But mingled themselves with the nations,

And learned their works,

[36] And served their idols,

Which became a snare unto them.

[37] Yea, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters unto demons,

[38] And shed innocent blood,

Even the blood of their sons and of their daughters,

Whom they sacrificed unto the idols of Canaan;

And the land was polluted with blood.

[39] Thus were they defiled with their works,

And played the harlot in their doings.

[40] Therefore was the wrath of Jehovah kindled against his people,

And he abhorred his inheritance.

[41] And he gave them into the hand of the nations;

And they that hated them ruled over them.

[42] Their enemies also oppressed them,

And they were brought into subjection under their hand.

[43] Many times did he deliver them;

But they were rebellious in their counsel,

And were brought low in their iniquity.

[44] Nevertheless he regarded their distress,

When he heard their cry:

[45] And he remembered for them his covenant,

And repented according to the multitude of his lovingkindnesses.

[46] He made them also to be pitied

Of all those that carried them captive.

[47] Save us, O Jehovah our God,

And gather us from among the nations,

To give thanks unto thy holy name,

And to triumph in thy praise.

[48] Blessed be Jehovah, the God of Israel,

From everlasting even to everlasting.

And let all the people say, Amen.

Praise〖Heb. Hallelujah.〗 ye Jehovah.

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