An exhortation to praise God, and to seek out his works.
Psalms 105:1 O geue thankes vnto the Lord, and cal vpon his name: tel the people what thynges he hath done. Psalms 105:2 O let your songes be of him prayse hym, and let your talking be of al hys wonderous workes. Psalms 105:3 Gyue hys holye name a good report lette their hertes reioyse that seke the Lord. Psalms 105:4 Seke the Lord, and his strength, seke his face euermore. Psalms 105:5 Remember the maruelous worckes that he hath done, his wonders and the iudgementes of his mouth. Psalms 105:6 O ye sede of Abraham hys seruaunte, ye chyldren of Iacob hys chosen.
The story of God's providence over Abraham,
Psalms 105:7 He is the Lorde oure God, whose punishmentes are thorow oute all the worlde. Psalms 105:8 He is alwaye myndeful of his couenaunt and promyse that he made to a thousand generations. Psalms 105:9 Yea the couenant that he made with Abraham, and the oth that, he sware vnto Isaac, Psalms 105:10 And appoynted the same vnto Iacob for a lawe, and to Israell for an euerlastynge testamente. Psalms 105:11 Sayenge: vnto the wyl I geue the land of Canaan, the lot of your heritage. Psalms 105:12 When there was yet but a fewe of them, and the straungers therin. Psalms 105:13 What tyme as they wente from one nacyon to another, from one kyngedome to another. Psalms 105:14 He suffered no man to hurt them, but reproued euen kynges for their sakes. Psalms 105:15 Touch not myne anoynted, do my prophetes no harme.
Psalms 105:16 Moreouer he called for a dearth vpon the lande, and destroyed all the prouysyon of breade. Psalms 105:17 But he had sente a man before them, euen Ioseph whiche was solde to be a bonde seruaunte. Psalms 105:18 They hurte hys fete in the stockes the yron pearsed hys hert. Psalms 105:19 Vntill the tyme that his worde, and tyll the word of þe Lorde had tryed hym. Psalms 105:20 Then sent the kyng & caused him to be deliuered, the prince of þe people bad let him go Psalms 105:21 He made him Lorde of hys house, and ruler of all hys substaunce. Psalms 105:22 That he might enfourme his princes after hys wyl, & teach his Senatoures wisedom.
over Jacob in Egypt,
Psalms 105:23 Israell also came into Egipte, and Iacob was a straunger in the lande of Ham. Psalms 105:24 But he increased hys people exceadyngly and made them stronger then their enemyes. Psalms 105:25 Whose hert turned so that they hated his people: and dealt vntruly wt hys seruauntes.
over Moses delivering the Israelites,
Psalms 105:26 Then sente he Moses his seruaunte, and Aaron, whome he had chosen. Psalms 105:27 These dyd his tokens amonge them, and wonders in the lande of Ham. Psalms 105:28 He sente darcknesse and it was darcke, for they were not obedyent vnto hys worde. Psalms 105:29 He turned their waters into bloude, and slew theyr fysh. Psalms 105:30 Their land brought forth frogges, yea euen in their kynges chambers. Psalms 105:31 He spake the worde, and their came all maner of flyes and lyce in al their quarters Psalms 105:32 He gaue them hayle stones for rayne, and flammes of fyre in their land. Psalms 105:33 He smot their vineyeardes & figge trees, & destroyed the trees that were in their coastes. Psalms 105:34 He spake the worde, and ther were greshoppers and catyrpyllers innumerable. Psalms 105:35 These eate vp all the grasse in their land, and deuoured their frutes of the grounde. Psalms 105:36 He smote al the fyrst borne in the lande, euen the chefe of al their substaunce.
over the Israelites brought out of Egypt, fed in the wilderness, and planted in Canaan.
Psalms 105:37 He broughte them forth wyth syluer and gold, ther was not one feble person amonge theyr trybes. Psalms 105:38 Egypte was glad of their departinge, for they were afrayed of them. Psalms 105:39 He spred out a cloude to be a couerynge, and fyres to geue lyght in the nyght season. Psalms 105:40 At their desyre, ther came quailes, and he fylled them wyth the breade of heauen. Psalms 105:41 He opened the rocke of stone, and the waters flowed out: so that ryuers ranne in the wyldernesse. Psalms 105:42 For why? he remembred his holy promes whyche he had made vnto Abraham his seruaunte. Psalms 105:43 Thus he broughte forth hys people wyth ioy, and his chosen with gladnesse. Psalms 105:44 And gaue them the landes of Heathen, where they toke þe laboures of þe people in possessyon. Psalms 105:45 That they myghte kepe hys statutes, and obserue his lawes. Prayse the euerlastynge.