An exhortation to praise God, and to seek out his works.
Psalms 105:1 Prayse the Lord, and call vpon his Name: declare his workes among the people. Psalms 105:2 Sing vnto him, sing prayse vnto him, and talke of all his wonderous workes. Psalms 105:3 Reioyce in his holy Name: let the heart of them that seeke the Lord, reioyce. Psalms 105:4 Seeke the Lord and his strength: seeke his face continually. Psalms 105:5 Remember his marueilous woorkes, that he hath done, his wonders and the iudgements of his mouth, Psalms 105:6 Ye seede of Abraham his seruant, ye children of Iaakob, which are his elect.
The story of God's providence over Abraham,
Psalms 105:7 He is the Lorde our God: his iudgements are through all the earth. Psalms 105:8 He hath alway remembred his couenant & promes, that he made to a thousand generations, Psalms 105:9 Euen that which he made with Abraham, and his othe vnto Izhak: Psalms 105:10 And since hath confirmed it to Iaakob for a lawe, and to Israel for an euerlasting couenant, Psalms 105:11 Saying, Vnto thee will I giue the land of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance. Psalms 105:12 Albeit they were fewe in nomber, yea, very fewe, and strangers in the land, Psalms 105:13 And walked about from nation to nation, from one kingdome to another people, Psalms 105:14 Yet suffered he no man to doe them wrong, but reprooued Kings for their sakes, saying, Psalms 105:15 Touche not mine anointed, and doe my Prophets no harme.
Psalms 105:16 Moreouer, he called a famine vpon ye land, and vtterly brake the staffe of bread. Psalms 105:17 But he sent a man before them: Ioseph was solde for a slaue. Psalms 105:18 They helde his feete in the stockes, and he was laide in yrons, Psalms 105:19 Vntill his appointed time came, and the counsell of the Lord had tryed him. Psalms 105:20 The King sent and loosed him: euen the Ruler of the people deliuered him. Psalms 105:21 He made him lord of his house, and ruler of all his substance, Psalms 105:22 That he shoulde binde his princes vnto his will, and teach his Ancients wisedome.
over Jacob in Egypt,
Psalms 105:23 Then Israel came to Egypt, and Iaakob was a stranger in the land of Ham. Psalms 105:24 And he increased his people exceedingly, and made them stronger then their oppressours. Psalms 105:25 He turned their heart to hate his people, and to deale craftily with his seruants.
over Moses delivering the Israelites,
Psalms 105:26 Then sent he Moses his seruant, and Aaron whom he had chosen. Psalms 105:27 They shewed among them the message of his signes, and wonders in the land of Ham. Psalms 105:28 He sent darkenesse, and made it darke: and they were not disobedient vnto his commission. Psalms 105:29 He turned their waters into blood, and slewe their fish. Psalms 105:30 Their land brought foorth frogs, euen in their Kings chambers. Psalms 105:31 He spake, and there came swarmes of flies and lice in all their quarters. Psalms 105:32 He gaue them haile for raine, and flames of fire in their land. Psalms 105:33 He smote their vines also and their figge trees, and brake downe the trees in their coastes. Psalms 105:34 He spake, and the grashoppers came, and caterpillers innumerable, Psalms 105:35 And did eate vp all the grasse in their land, and deuoured the fruite of their ground. Psalms 105:36 He smote also all the first borne in their land, euen the beginning of all their strength.
over the Israelites brought out of Egypt, fed in the wilderness, and planted in Canaan.
Psalms 105:37 He brought them forth also with siluer and golde, and there was none feeble among their tribes. Psalms 105:38 Egypt was glad at their departing: for the feare of them had fallen vpon them. Psalms 105:39 He spred a cloude to be a couering, and fire to giue light in the night. Psalms 105:40 They asked, and he brought quailes, and he filled them with the bread of heauen. Psalms 105:41 He opened the rocke, and the waters flowed out, and ranne in the drye places like a riuer. Psalms 105:42 For he remembred his holy promes to 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 tooke the labours of the people in possession, Psalms 105:45 That they might keepe his statutes, and obserue his Lawes. Prayse ye the Lord.