An exhortation to praise God, and to seek out his works.
Psalms 105:1 O geue thankes vnto the Lorde, and cal vpon hys name: tell the people, what thynges he hath done. Psalms 105:2 O let your songes be of hym: and prayse hym, and let youre talkynge be of all hys wonderous worckes. Psalms 105:3 Reioyse in his holy name, let the hert of them reioyse, that seke þe Lorde. Psalms 105:4 Seke the Lord, and his strength, seke his face euermore. Psalms 105:5 Remembre the maruelous worckes that he hath done, his wonders and the iudgmentes of his mouth. Psalms 105:6 O ye sede of Abraham his seruaunt, ye chyldren of Iacob his chosen.
The story of God's providence over Abraham,
Psalms 105:7 He is the Lorde oure God: his iudgementes are in all the worlde. Psalms 105:8 He hath bene alwaye myndfull of hys couenaunt, and promyse that he made to a thousand generacions. Psalms 105:9 Euen the couenaunt that he made with Abraham, and þe ooth that he sware vnto Isahac. Psalms 105:10 And apoynted the same vnto Iacob for a lawe, and to Israel for an euerlastynge testament. Psalms 105:11 Sayenge: vnto the wyll I geue þe lande of Canaan, the lot of youre inherytaunce. Psalms 105:12 When there was yet but a fewe of them, and they straungers in the lande. Psalms 105:13 What tyme as they went from one nacion to another, from one kyngdome to another people. Psalms 105:14 He suffred no man to do them wrong, but reproued euen kynges for their sakes. Psalms 105:15 Touch not myne anoynted, & do my prophetes no harme.
Psalms 105:16 Morouer, he called for a darth vpon the lande, and destroyed all the prouisyon of bread. Psalms 105:17 But he had sent a man before them, euen Ioseph whych was solde to be a bonde seruaunt. Psalms 105:18 Whose fete they hurt in the stockes the yron entred into his soule. Psalms 105:19 Untill the tyme came þt his cause was knowne, the worde of þe Lord tryed him. Psalms 105:20 The kyng sent and delyuered him: þe prince of the people let him go fre. Psalms 105:21 He made him Lorde also his of house, and ruler of all his substaunce. Psalms 105:22 That he might enfourme his princes after his will, & teach his Senatours wysdome.
over Jacob in Egypt,
Psalms 105:23 Israel also came into Egypte, and Iacob was a straunger in the land of Ham. Psalms 105:24 And he increased his people exceadingly, and made them stronger then their enemies. Psalms 105:25 Whose hert turned, so that they hated his people, & dealt vntruly with his seruauntes.
over Moses delivering the Israelites,
Psalms 105:26 Then sent he Moses his seruaunt, and Aaron, whom he had chosen. Psalms 105:27 And these shewed his tokens amonge them, and wonders in the lande of Ham. Psalms 105:28 He sent darcknesse, & it was darcke, and they were not obedyent vnto hys worde. Psalms 105:29 He turned theyr waters into bloude, and slewe their fyshe. Psalms 105:30 Their land brought forth frogges, yee euen in their kynges chambers. Psalms 105:31 He spake the worde, and their came all maner of flyes, and lyce in all their quarters. Psalms 105:32 He gaue them hayle stones for rayne, and flammes of fyre in their lande. Psalms 105:33 He smote these vines also and fyge trees, & destroyed the trees that were in their coastes. Psalms 105:34 He spake the worde, and þe greshoppers came, & catyrpyllers innumerable. Psalms 105:35 And dyd eate vp all the grasse in their land, and deuoured the frute of their grounde. Psalms 105:36 He smote all the fyrst borne in their lande, euen the chefe of all theyr strength.
over the Israelites brought out of Egypt, fed in the wilderness, and planted in Canaan.
Psalms 105:37 He brought them forth also wt syluer and golde, there was not one feble persone among their trybes. Psalms 105:38 Egypte was glad at their departyng, for they were afrayed of them. Psalms 105:39 He spred out a cloude to be a coueryng, and fyre to geue lyght in þe nightceason. Psalms 105:40 At their desyre, he brought quayles, and he fylled them with the bread of heauen. Psalms 105:41 He opened the rocke of stone, and the waters flowed out: so that ryuers ranne in the drye places. Psalms 105:42 For why? he remembred hys holy promes, and Abraham his seruaunt. Psalms 105:43 And he brought forth his people with ioye, and his chosen wt gladnesse. Psalms 105:44 And gaue them the landes of þe Heathen, and they toke the labours of the people in possessyon. Psalms 105:45 That they myght kepe hys statutes, and obserue hys lawes. Prayse the Lorde.