An exhortation to praise God, and to seek out his works.
Psalms 105:1 Give ye thanks to Yahweh, Call upon his Name, Make known, among the peoples, his doings; Psalms 105:2 Sing ye to him, Make ye music to him, Speak ye of all his wonders. Psalms 105:3 Make your boast in his holy Name, Joyful be the heart of them who are seeking Yahweh. Psalms 105:4 Search out Yahweh and his strength, Seek diligently his face at all times. Psalms 105:5 Remember his wonders which he hath done, His portents, and the just decisions of his mouth. Psalms 105:6 O ye Seed of Abrahamhis servants, Sons of Jacobhis chosen ones:
The story of God's providence over Abraham,
Psalms 105:7 Yahweh himself, is our God, Through all the land, are his just decision. Psalms 105:8 He hath remembered, unto times age-abiding, his covenant, The word he commanded, to a thousand generations; Psalms 105:9 Which he solemnised with Abraham, and his oath, to Isaac; Psalms 105:10 And confirmed it unto Jacob for a statute, To Israel, as a covenant age-abiding; Psalms 105:11 Saying, To thee, will I give the land of Canaan, As your inherited portion; Psalms 105:12 While as yet they were men easily counted,A very few, and sojourners therein; Psalms 105:13 And they wandered from nation to nation, From a kingdom, to another people. Psalms 105:14 He suffered no son of earth to oppress them, And reprovedfor their sakes[even] kings! Psalms 105:15 Ye may not touch mine Anointed ones, And, to my Prophets, may ye do no wrong.
Psalms 105:16 Then called he a famine over the land, All the staff of bread, he brake; Psalms 105:17 He sent before them a man, For a slave, was he sold[even] Joseph; Psalms 105:18 They forced, into a fetter, his foot, Into the iron, entered his soul; Psalms 105:19 Until the time when his word came to pass, Speech of Yahweh, proved him; Psalms 105:20 The king sent, and set him free, One having dominion over peoples, yet loosed he his bonds; Psalms 105:21 He appointed him lord to his household, And one having dominion over all he possessed; Psalms 105:22 That he might bind his rulers as he pleased, And, his elders, he might embue with wisdom.
over Jacob in Egypt,
Psalms 105:23 So Israel came into Egypt, And, Jacob, sojourned in the land of Ham; Psalms 105:24 And he made his people exceeding fruitful,And caused them to become stronger than their adversaries. Psalms 105:25 He let them turn their heartTo hate his people, To deal treacherously with his servants;
over Moses delivering the Israelites,
Psalms 105:26 He sent Moses his servant, Aaron, whom he had chosen. Psalms 105:27 He set among them his threatening signs, And his wonders, in the land of Ham; Psalms 105:28 He sent darkness, and made it dark, But they rebelled against his words; Psalms 105:29 He turned their waters into blood, And so caused their fish to die; Psalms 105:30 Their land swarmed with frogs, In the chambers of their kings! Psalms 105:31 He spake, and there came in the gad-fly, Gnats, in all their bounds; Psalms 105:32 He made their showershail, A fire flaming throughout their land; Psalms 105:33 And he smote their vines, and their fig-trees, And brake in pieces the trees of their bounds; Psalms 105:34 He spakethen came the swarming locust,The devouring locust, and that without number; Psalms 105:35 And devoured all the herbage in their land, And devoured the fruit of their ground. Psalms 105:36 Then smote he every firstborn in their land, The beginning of all their strength;
over the Israelites brought out of Egypt, fed in the wilderness, and planted in Canaan.
Psalms 105:37 Thus brought he them forth, with silver and gold, Nor was there, throughout his tribes, one that faltered; Psalms 105:38 Egypt rejoiced when they went out, For the dread of them had fallen upon them. Psalms 105:39 He spread out a cloud as a covering, And fire, to give light by night, Psalms 105:40 They asked, and he brought in the quail,And, with the bread of the heavens, he satisfied them; Psalms 105:41 He opened the rock, and there gushed forth waters, They flowed along, through parched places, as a river; Psalms 105:42 For he remembered his holy word, With Abraham his servant. Psalms 105:43 Thus brought he forth his people with gladness,With shouts of triumph, his chosen ones; Psalms 105:44 And gave them, the lands of the nations, And, of the toil of the peoples, took they possession: Psalms 105:45 In order that they might observe his statutes, And, over his laws, might keep watch, Praise ye Yah.