The psalmist exhorteth to praise God.
Psalms 106:1 Prayse the euerlastynge. O geue thankes vnto the Lorde, for he is gracyous, and hys mercy endureth for euer. Psalms 106:2 Who can expresse the noble actes of the Lord, or shewe forth al hys prayse? Psalms 106:3 Blessed are they that allwaye kepe iudgement, and do ryghtuousnes.
He prayeth for pardon of sin, as God did with the fathers.
Psalms 106:4 Remember vs, O Lorde, accordynge to the fauour that thou bearest vnto thy people O vyset vs wyth thy sauynge health. Psalms 106:5 That we myght se the pleasure of thy chosen, that we myght reioyse in the gladnesse of thy people, and geue thanckes with thine enherytaunce. Psalms 106:6 We haue synned wyth oure fathers, we haue done amysse, we haue dealt wyckedlye.
The story of the people's rebellion, and God's mercy.
Psalms 106:7 Oure fathers regarded not thy wonders in Egypte, they kepte not thy great goodnes in remembraunce: but were dysobedyent at the sea, euen at the reed sea. Psalms 106:8 Neuertheles, he helped them for hys names sake, that he myghte make hys power to be knowne. Psalms 106:9 He rebuked the read sea, and it was dryed vp: so he led them thorowe the depe as in a wyldernes. Psalms 106:10 Thus he saued them from the hand of the hater, and delyuered them from the hande of the enemye. Psalms 106:11 As for those that troubled them the waters ouerwhelmed them, ther was not one of them left. Psalms 106:12 Then beleued they in his worde, and sang prayse vnto hym. Psalms 106:13 But within a whyle they forgat his workes, and wold not abyde his councel. Psalms 106:14 A lust came vpon them in the wildernesse, so that they tempted God in the deserte. Psalms 106:15 Yet he gaue them their desire, and sent them ynough at their wylles. Psalms 106:16 They angred Moyses in þe tentes, & Aaron the saynct of the Lord. Psalms 106:17 So the earth opened & swalowed vp Dathan, & couered the congregatyon of Abyram. Psalms 106:18 The fyre was kyndled in their companie, the flamme brent vp the vngodly. Psalms 106:19 They made a calfe in Horeb, and worshipped the molten ymage. Psalms 106:20 Thus they turned their glorye into the similitude of a calfe, that eateth hay. Psalms 106:21 They forgat God their Sauiour, whyche had done so greate thynges in Egypte. Psalms 106:22 Wonderous workes in the land of Ham and fearful thynges in the read sea. Psalms 106:23 So he sayde he wuld haue destroyed them had not Moses hys chosen stand before him in that gappe: to turne awaye his wrathfull indignatyon, lest he should destroy them. Psalms 106:24 Yea, they thought scorne of that pleasaunt lande, and gaue no credence vnto hys worde Psalms 106:25 But murmured in their tentes, and herkened not vnto the voyce of the Lord. Psalms 106:26 Then lyft he vp his hand against them to ouerthrowe them in the wildernes. Psalms 106:27 To cast out their sede among the nacions. and to scatter them in the landes. Psalms 106:28 They ioyned them selues vnto Baal Peor and eate the offeringes of the dead. Psalms 106:29 Thus they prouoked him vnto anger with their owne inuencyons, and the plage was great among them. Psalms 106:30 Then stode vp Phynehes and executed iustice, and so the plage ceased. Psalms 106:31 And that was counted vnto him for ryghtuousnesse, amonge all posterityes for euermore. Psalms 106:32 They angeryd hym also at the waters of strife, so that Moyses was punished for ther sakes. Psalms 106:33 Because they prouoked his spirite, and he told them plainly with his lippes. Psalms 106:34 Nether destroied they the Heathen, as the Lorde commaunded them. Psalms 106:35 But were mingled among the Heathen, and lerned their workes. Psalms 106:36 In so much that they worshipped their images, which turned to their owne decay. Psalms 106:37 Yea they offred their sons and their daughters vnto deuels. Psalms 106:38 And shed the innocent bloud of their sonnes and of their daughters, whom they offered vnto the ymages of Canaan, so that the land was defiled with bloud. Psalms 106:39 Thus were they stayned with their owne workes, and went a whoring with their owne inuencyons. Psalms 106:40 Therfore was the wrath of the Lord kindled agaynst hys people, in so much that he abhorred his owne enheritaunce. Psalms 106:41 And gaue them ouer into the hand of the Heathen, and they that hated them, were lordes ouer them. Psalms 106:42 Their enemyes oppressed them, and had them in subieccion. Psalms 106:43 Many a tyme did he delyuer them but they prouoked him wyth theyr owne inuencyons and were broughte downe for theyr wyckednesse. Psalms 106:44 Neuertheles when he saw their aduersitie he herd their complaynt. Psalms 106:45 He thought vpon hys couenaunt, and pytyed them, accordyng vnto the multytude of hys mercyes. Psalms 106:46 Yea he made all those that had led them awaye captyue, to pitiye them.
He concludeth with prayer and praise.
Psalms 106:47 Delyuer vs, O Lorde oure God, and gather vs from amonge the Heathen: that we maye geue thanckes to thy holye name, and make our boast of thy prayse. Psalms 106:48 Blessed be the Lorde God of Israel from euerlastyng and world without ende, and let all people saye: Amen, Amen. Prayse the euerlastynge.