The psalmist exhorteth to praise God.
Psalms 106:1 Praise ye the Lord. O giue thankes vnto the LORD, for he [is] good: for his mercie [endureth] for euer. Psalms 106:2 Who can vtter the mighty acts of the LORD? [who] can shew foorth all his praise? Psalms 106:3 Blessed [are they] that keepe iudgement: [and] he that doeth righteousnesse at all times.
He prayeth for pardon of sin, as God did with the fathers.
Psalms 106:4 Remember me, O LORD, with the fauour [that thou bearest vnto] thy people: O visite me with thy saluation: Psalms 106:5 That I may see the good of thy chosen, that I may reioyce in the gladnesse of thy nation: that I may glory with thine inheritance. Psalms 106:6 Wee haue sinned with our fathers: we haue committed iniquitie, we haue done wickedly.
The story of the people's rebellion, and God's mercy.
Psalms 106:7 Our fathers vnderstood not thy wonders in Egypt, they remembred not the multitude of thy mercies: but prouoked [him] at the sea, [euen] at the Red-sea. Psalms 106:8 Neuerthelesse hee saued them for his Names sake: that hee might make his mighty power to be knowen. Psalms 106:9 He rebuked the Red sea also, and it was dried vp: so hee led them through the depthes, as through the wildernes. Psalms 106:10 And he saued them from the hand of him that hated [them]: and redeemed them from the hand of the enemie. Psalms 106:11 And the waters couered their enemies: there was not one of them left. Psalms 106:12 Then beleeued they his words: they sang his praise. Psalms 106:13 They soone forgate his works: they waited not for his counsell: Psalms 106:14 But lusted exceedingly in the wildernes: & tempted God in the desert. Psalms 106:15 And he gaue them their request: but sent leannesse into their soule. Psalms 106:16 They enuied Moses also in the campe: [and] Aaron the Saint of the LORD. Psalms 106:17 The earth opened and swallowed vp Dathan: and couered the company of Abiram. Psalms 106:18 And a fire was kindled in their company: the flame burnt vp the wicked. Psalms 106:19 They made a calfe in Horeb: and worshipped the molten image. Psalms 106:20 Thus they changed their glory, into the similitude of an oxe that eateth grasse. Psalms 106:21 They forgate God their Sauiour: which had done great things in Egypt: Psalms 106:22 Wonderous workes in the lande of Ham: [and] terrible things by the red Sea. Psalms 106:23 Therefore he said that he would destroy them, had not Moses his chosen stood before him in the breach: to turne away his wrath, lest hee should destroy [them]. Psalms 106:24 Yea, they despised the pleasant land: they beleeued not his word: Psalms 106:25 But murmured in their tents: [and] hearkened not vnto the voyce of the LORD. Psalms 106:26 Therefore he lifted vp his hande against them: to ouerthrow them in the wildernesse: Psalms 106:27 To ouerthrow their seed also among the nations, and to scatter them in the lands. Psalms 106:28 They ioyned themselues also vnto Baal-Peor: and ate the sacrifices of the dead. Psalms 106:29 Thus they prouoked [him] to anger with their inuentions: and the plague brake in vpon them. Psalms 106:30 Then stood vp Phinehas, and executed iudgement: and [so] the plague was stayed. Psalms 106:31 And that was counted vnto him for righteousnesse: vnto all generations for euermore. Psalms 106:32 They angred [him] also at the waters of strife: so that it went ill with Moses for their sakes: Psalms 106:33 Because they prouoked his spirit: so that hee spake vnaduisedly with his lippes. Psalms 106:34 They did not destroy the nations, concerning whom the LORD commanded them: Psalms 106:35 But were mingled among the heathen, and learned their workes. Psalms 106:36 And they serued their idoles: which were a snare vnto them. Psalms 106:37 Yea they sacrificed their sonnes, and their daughters vnto deuils, Psalms 106:38 And shed innocent blood, [euen] the blood of their sons and of their daughters, whome they sacrificed vnto the idoles of Canaan: and the land was polluted with blood. Psalms 106:39 Thus were they defiled with their owne works: and went a whoring with their owne inuentions. Psalms 106:40 Therefore was the wrath of the LORD kindled against his people: insomuch that he abhorred his owne inheritance. Psalms 106:41 And he gaue them into the hand of the heathen: and they that hated them, ruled ouer them. Psalms 106:42 Their enemies also oppressed them: and they were brought into subiection vnder their hand. Psalms 106:43 Many times did he deliuer them: but they prouoked [him] with their counsell, and were brought low for their iniquitie. Psalms 106:44 Neuertheles he regarded their affliction: when he heard their crie. Psalms 106:45 And hee remembred for them his couenant: and repented according to the multitude of his mercies. Psalms 106:46 He made them also to be pitied, of all those that caried them captiues.
He concludeth with prayer and praise.
Psalms 106:47 Saue vs, O LORD our God, and gather vs from among the heathen to giue thankes vnto thy holy Name: [and] to triumph in thy praise. Psalms 106:48 Blessed [bee] the LORD God of Israel from euerlasting to euerlasting: and let all the people say, Amen. Praise ye the Lord.