The psalmist exhorteth to praise God.
Psalms 106:1 O geue thankes vnto the LORDE, for he is gracious, and his mercy endureth for euer. Psalms 106:2 Who can expresse ye noble actes of the LORDE, or shewe forth all his prayse? Psalms 106:3 Blessed are they that allwaye kepe iudgment, and do rightuousnes.
He prayeth for pardon of sin, as God did with the fathers.
Psalms 106:4 Remembre vs (o LORDE) acordinge to the fauoure that thou bearest vnto thy people: o vyset vs wt thy sauinge health. Psalms 106:5 That we might se the pleasure of thy chosen, that we might reioyse in the gladnesse of thy people, and geue thankes with thine enheritaunce. Psalms 106:6 We haue synned with oure fathers, we haue done amysse, we haue dealt wickedly.
The story of the people's rebellion, and God's mercy.
Psalms 106:7 Oure fathers regarded not thy wonders in Egipte, they kepte not thy greate goodnesse in remebraunce: but were dishobediet at the see, eue at the reed see. Psalms 106:8 Neuertheles, he helped the for his names sake, that he might make his power to be knowne. Psalms 106:9 He rebuked the reed see, and it was dried vp: so he led the thorow the depe as in a wildernesse. Psalms 106:10 Thus he saued them from the honde of the hater, & delyuered them from the honde of the enemie. Psalms 106:11 As for those yt troubled them, the waters ouerwhelmed the, there was not one of the left. Psalms 106:12 Then beleued they in his worde, and songe prayse vnto him. Psalms 106:13 But within a whyle they forgat his workes, & wolde not abyde his councell. Psalms 106:14 A lust came vpo them in the wildernesse, so that they tempted God in the deserte. Psalms 106:15 Yet he gaue them their desyre, and sent the ynough at their willes. Psalms 106:16 They angred Moses in the tetes, and Aaron the saynte of the LORDE. Psalms 106:17 So the earth opened & swalowed vp Dathan, and couered the congregacio of Abiram. Psalms 106:18 The fyre was kyndled in their company, the flame brent vp the vngodly. Psalms 106:19 They made a calfe in Horeb, and worshipped the molte ymage. Psalms 106:20 Thus they turned his glory into the similitude of a calfe, yt eateth haye. Psalms 106:21 They forgat God their Sauior, which had done so greate thinges in Egipte. Psalms 106:22 Wonderous workes in the londe of Ham, and fearfull thinges in the reed see. Psalms 106:23 So he sayde he wolde haue destroyed them, had not Moses his chosen stonde before him in yt gappe: to turne awaie his wrothfull indignacion, lest he shulde destroye the. Psalms 106:24 Yee they thought scorne of yt pleasaunt londe, and gaue no credence vnto his worde. Psalms 106:25 But murmured in their tentes, and herkened not vnto the voyce of the LORDE. Psalms 106:26 Then lift he vp his honde agaynst them, to ouerthrowe them in the wildernes. Psalms 106:27 To cast out their sede amonge the nacions, and to scater them in the londes. Psalms 106:28 They ioyned them selues vnto Baal Peor, and ate the offeringes of the deed. Psalms 106:29 Thus they prouoked him vnto anger with their owne invecions, and the plage was greate amonge them. Psalms 106:30 Then stode vp Phineas and excuted iustice, & so the plage ceased. Psalms 106:31 And that was counted vnto him for rightuousnesse, amonge all posterites for euermore. Psalms 106:32 They angerd him also at the waters of strife, so that Moses was punyshed for their sakes. Psalms 106:33 Because they prouoked his sprete, and he tolde the planely with his lippes. Psalms 106:34 Nether destroyed they the Heithen, as the LORDE commaunded them. Psalms 106:35 But were mengled amonge the Heithen, and lerned their workes. Psalms 106:36 In so moch that they worshipped their ymages, which turned to their owne decaye. Psalms 106:37 Yee they offred their sonnes & their doughters vnto deuels. Psalms 106:38 And shed the innocent bloude of their sonnes and of their doughters, whom they offred vnto the ymages of Canaan, so that the londe was defyled with bloude. Psalms 106:39 Thus were they stayned wt their owne workes, and wente a whoringe with their owne invencions. Psalms 106:40 Therfore was the wrath of the LORDE kyndled agaynst his people, in so moch that he abhorred his owne enheritaunce. Psalms 106:41 And gaue them ouer in to the honde of the Heithe, and they that hated them, were lordes ouer them. Psalms 106:42 Their enemies oppressed the, and had them in subieccion. Psalms 106:43 Many a tyme dyd he delyuer them, but they prouoked him with their owne invecions, and were brought downe for their wickednesse. Psalms 106:44 Neuerthelesse whe he sawe their aduersite, he herde their complaynte. Psalms 106:45 He thought vpo his couenaunt, and pitied the, acordinge vnto the multitude of his mercies. Psalms 106:46 Yee he made all those yt had led them awaye captiue, to pitie them.
He concludeth with prayer and praise.
Psalms 106:47 Delyuer vs (o LORDE oure God) & gather vs from amoge the Heithen: that we maye geue thankes to thy holy name, & make oure boast of thy prayse. Psalms 106:48 Blessed be the LORDE God of Israel from euerlastinge and worlde without ende, and let all people saye: Amen, Amen. Halleluya.