An exhortation to praise God, and to seek out his works.
Psalms 105:1 Confesse you [it] vnto God, call vppon his name: cause the people to vnderstande his deuises. Psalms 105:2 Sing vnto hym, sing psalmes vnto him: talke you of all his wonderous workes. Psalms 105:3 Glary ye in his holy name: let the heart of them reioyce that do seeke God. Psalms 105:4 Seeke God and his strength: seeke his face euermore. Psalms 105:5 Remember the meruaylous workes that he hath done: his wonders, and the iudgementes of his mouth. Psalms 105:6 O ye seede of Abraham his seruaunt, ye his chosen chyldren of Iacob:
The story of God's providence over Abraham,
Psalms 105:7 he is God our Lord, his iudgementes are in all the earth. Psalms 105:8 He hath ben mindfull alwayes of his couenaunt (for he promised a worde to a thousande generations:) Psalms 105:9 euen of his couenaunt that he made with Abraham, and of his othe vnto Isaac. Psalms 105:10 And he appointed the same vnto Iacob for a law: and to Israel for an euerlasting couenaunt. Psalms 105:11 Saying, vnto thee I wyll geue the lande of Chanaan: the lot of your inheritaunce. Psalms 105:12 When they were a fewe men in number, and had ben straungers but a litle whyle in it: Psalms 105:13 and when they went from one nation to another, from one kingdome to another people. Psalms 105:14 He suffred no man to do them wrong: yea he reproued euen kynges for their sakes. Psalms 105:15 Touche not mine annoynted: and triumph not ouer my prophetes.
Psalms 105:16 Moreouer he called for a famine vpon the lande: and he made all maner of foode to fayle. Psalms 105:17 But he had sent a man before them: euen Ioseph, who was solde to be a bonde seruaunt. Psalms 105:18 Whose feete they dyd hurt in the stockes: the iron entred into his soule. Psalms 105:19 Vntill the tyme came that his cause [was knowen:] the worde of the Lorde tryed hym. Psalms 105:20 The king sent and caused hym to be let go: yea the prince of the people opened a way foorth for hym. Psalms 105:21 He made him Lorde of his house: and ruler of all his substaunce. Psalms 105:22 That he might enfourme his princes according to his minde: and teache his senatours wysdome.
over Jacob in Egypt,
Psalms 105:23 Israel also came into Egypt: & Iacob was a straunger in the lande of Cham. Psalms 105:24 And he encreased his people exceedinglye: and made them stronger then their enemies. Psalms 105:25 Whose heart so turned that they hated his people: and dealt subtilly with his seruauntes.
over Moses delivering the Israelites,
Psalms 105:26 [Then] he sent Moyses his seruaunt, and Aaron whom he had chosen: Psalms 105:27 they did their message, workyng his signes among them, and wonders in the lande of Cham. Psalms 105:28 He sent darknes, & it was darke: and they went not from his wordes. Psalms 105:29 He turned their waters into blood: and slue their fishe. Psalms 105:30 Their lande brought foorth frogges: yea euen in their kinges chaumbers. Psalms 105:31 He spake the worde, and there came a swarme of all maner of flyes: [and] of lyce in all their quarters. Psalms 105:32 He gaue them haylestones for rayne: [and] flambes of fire in their lande. Psalms 105:33 He smote their vines also & figge trees: and he destroyed the trees that were in their coastes. Psalms 105:34 He spake the worde, and the grashoppers came: & caterpillers innumerable. Psalms 105:35 And they did eate vp all the grasse in their lande: and deuoured the fruite of their grounde. Psalms 105:36 He smote al the first borne in their land: euen the first fruites of all their concupiscence.
over the Israelites brought out of Egypt, fed in the wilderness, and planted in Canaan.
Psalms 105:37 He also brought them foorth with siluer and golde: there was not one feeble person in their tribes. Psalms 105:38 Egypt was glad at their departing: for they were smytten with dread of them. Psalms 105:39 He spred out a cloude to be a couering: and fire to geue light in the night season. Psalms 105:40 The [people] required and he brought quayles: and he filled them with the bread of heauen. Psalms 105:41 He opened the rocke of stone and the waters flowed out: so that streames ranne in drye places. Psalms 105:42 For he remembred his holy worde: [spoken] vnto Abraham his seruaunt. Psalms 105:43 And he brought foorth his people with gladnes: [and] his chosen with a ioyfull noyse. Psalms 105:44 And he gaue them the landes of the Heathen, and they toke to inheritaunce the labours of the people. Psalms 105:45 To the intent that they shoulde kepe his statutes: and obserue his lawes. Prayse ye the Lorde.