An exhortation to praise God, and to seek out his works.
Psalms 105:1 O giue thankes vnto the LORD, call vpon his name: make knowen his deeds among the people. Psalms 105:2 Sing vnto him; sing Psalmes vnto him: talke yee of all his wondrous workes. Psalms 105:3 Glory yee in his holy name: let the heart of them reioyce, that seeke the LORD. Psalms 105:4 Seeke the LORD, and his strength: seeke his face euermore. Psalms 105:5 Remember his maruellous workes, that hee hath done: his wonders, and the iudgements of his mouth, Psalms 105:6 O yee seede of Abraham his seruant: yee children of Iacob his chosen.
The story of God's providence over Abraham,
Psalms 105:7 He [is] the LORD our God: his iudgements [are] in all the earth. Psalms 105:8 He hath remembred his couenant for euer: the word [which] he commanded to a thousand generations. Psalms 105:9 Which [couenant] he made with Abraham, and his oath vnto Isaac: Psalms 105:10 And confirmed the same vnto Iacob for a law: [and] to Israel [for] an euerlasting couenant: Psalms 105:11 Saying, Unto thee will I giue the land of Canaan: the lot of your inheritance. Psalms 105:12 When they were [but] a few men in number: yea very few, & strangers in it. Psalms 105:13 When they went from one nation to another: from [one] kingdome to another people. Psalms 105:14 He suffred no man to doe them wrong: yea he reproued kings for their sakes: Psalms 105:15 [Saying], Touch not mine anointed; and doe my Prophets no harme.
Psalms 105:16 Moreouer hee called for a famine vpon the land: he brake the whole staffe of bread. Psalms 105:17 Hee sent a man before them: [euen] Ioseph, [who] was sold for a seruant. Psalms 105:18 Whose feete they hurt with fetters: he was layd in iron. Psalms 105:19 Untill the time that his word came: the word of the LORD tried him. Psalms 105:20 The king sent and loosed him: [euen] the ruler of the people, and let him goe free. Psalms 105:21 Hee made him lord of his house: and ruler of all his substance: Psalms 105:22 To binde his princes at his pleasure: and teach his Senatours wisedome.
over Jacob in Egypt,
Psalms 105:23 Israel also came into Egypt: and Iacob soiourned in the land of Ham. Psalms 105:24 And hee increased his people greatly: and made them stronger then their enemies. Psalms 105:25 He turned their heart to hate his people: to deale subtilly with his seruants.
over Moses delivering the Israelites,
Psalms 105:26 Hee sent Moses his seruant: [and] Aaron whom he had chosen. Psalms 105:27 They shewed his signes among them: and wonders in the land of Ham. Psalms 105:28 Hee sent darknesse, and made it darke: and they rebelled not against his word. Psalms 105:29 Hee turned their waters into blood: and slew their fish. Psalms 105:30 The land brought foorth frogs in abundance: in the chambers of their kings. Psalms 105:31 He spake, and there came diuers sorts of flies: [and] lice in all their coasts. Psalms 105:32 Hee gaue them haile for raine: [and] flaming fire in their laud. Psalms 105:33 Hee smote their Uines also, and their figge trees: and brake the trees of their coastes. Psalms 105:34 He spake, and the locusts came: and catterpillers, and that without number, Psalms 105:35 And did eate vp all the herbes in their land: and deuoured the fruite of their ground. Psalms 105:36 Hee smote also all the first borne in their land: the chiefe of all their strength.
over the Israelites brought out of Egypt, fed in the wilderness, and planted in Canaan.
Psalms 105:37 Hee brought them foorth also with siluer and gold: and [there was] not one feeble person among their tribes. Psalms 105:38 Egypt was glad when they departed: for the feare of them fell vpon them. Psalms 105:39 He spread a cloud for a couering: and fire to giue light in the night. Psalms 105:40 [The people] asked, and he brought quailes: and satisfied them with the bread of heauen. Psalms 105:41 He opened the rocke, and the waters gushed out: they ranne in the dry places [like] a riuer. Psalms 105:42 For he remembred his holy promise: [and] Abraham his seruant. Psalms 105:43 And he brought forth his people with ioy: [and] his chosen with gladnesse: Psalms 105:44 And gaue them the lands of the heathen: and they inherited the labour of the people: Psalms 105:45 That they might obserue his statutes, and keepe his Lawes, Praise ye the Lord.