An exhortation to praise God, and to seek out his works.
Psalms 105:1 Oh give thanks unto Jehovah, call upon his name; Make known among the peoples his doings. Psalms 105:2 Sing unto him, sing praises unto him; Talk ye of all his marvelous works. Psalms 105:3 Glory ye in his holy name: Let the heart of them rejoice that seek Jehovah. Psalms 105:4 Seek ye Jehovah and his strength; Seek his face evermore. Psalms 105:5 Remember his marvellous works that he hath done, His wonders, and the judgments of his mouth, Psalms 105:6 O ye seed of Abraham his servant, Ye children of Jacob, his chosen ones.
The story of God's providence over Abraham,
Psalms 105:7 He is Jehovah our God: His judgments are in all the earth. Psalms 105:8 He hath remembered his covenant for ever, The word which he commanded to a thousand generations, Psalms 105:9 [The covenant] which he made with Abraham, And his oath unto Isaac, Psalms 105:10 And confirmed the same unto Jacob for a statute, To Israel for an everlasting covenant, Psalms 105:11 Saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan, The lot of your inheritance; Psalms 105:12 When they were but a few men in number, Yea, very few, and sojourners in it. Psalms 105:13 And they went about from nation to nation, From one kingdom to another people. Psalms 105:14 He suffered no man to do them wrong; Yea, he reproved kings for their sakes, Psalms 105:15 [Saying], Touch not mine anointed ones, And do my prophets no harm.
Psalms 105:16 And he called for a famine upon the land; He brake the whole staff of bread. Psalms 105:17 He sent a man before them; Joseph was sold for a servant: Psalms 105:18 His feet they hurt with fetters: He was laid in [chains of] iron, Psalms 105:19 Until the time that his word came to pass, The word of Jehovah tried him. Psalms 105:20 The king sent and loosed him; Even the ruler of peoples, and let him go free. Psalms 105:21 He made him lord of his house, And ruler of all his substance; Psalms 105:22 To bind his princes at his pleasure, And teach his elders wisdom.
over Jacob in Egypt,
Psalms 105:23 Israel also came into Egypt; And Jacob sojourned in the land of Ham. Psalms 105:24 And he increased his people greatly, And made them stronger than their adversaries. Psalms 105:25 He turned their heart to hate his people, To deal subtly with his servants.
over Moses delivering the Israelites,
Psalms 105:26 He sent Moses his servant, [And] Aaron whom he had chosen. Psalms 105:27 They set among them his signs, And wonders in the land of Ham. Psalms 105:28 He sent darkness, and made it dark; And they rebelled not against his words. Psalms 105:29 He turned their waters into blood, And slew their fish. Psalms 105:30 Their land swarmed with frogs In the chambers of their kings. Psalms 105:31 He spake, and there came swarms of flies, And lice in all their borders. Psalms 105:32 He gave them hail for rain, [And] flaming fire in their land. Psalms 105:33 He smote their vines also and their fig-trees, And brake the trees of their borders. Psalms 105:34 He spake, and the locust came, And the grasshopper, and that without number, Psalms 105:35 And did eat up every herb in their land, And did eat up the fruit of their ground. Psalms 105:36 He smote also all the first-born in their land, The chief of all their strength.
over the Israelites brought out of Egypt, fed in the wilderness, and planted in Canaan.
Psalms 105:37 And he brought them forth with silver and gold; And there was not one feeble person among his tribes. Psalms 105:38 Egypt was glad when they departed; For the fear of them had fallen upon them. Psalms 105:39 He spread a cloud for a covering, And fire to give light in the night. Psalms 105:40 They asked, and he brought quails, And satisfied them with the bread of heaven. Psalms 105:41 He opened the rock, and waters gushed out; They ran in the dry places [like] a river. Psalms 105:42 For he remembered his holy word, [And] Abraham his servant. Psalms 105:43 And he brought forth his people with joy, [And] his chosen with singing. Psalms 105:44 And he gave them the lands of the nations; And they took the labor of the peoples in possession: Psalms 105:45 That they might keep his statutes, And observe his laws. Praise ye Jehovah.