The psalmist exhorteth to praise God.
Psalms 106:1 Praise ye Yah, Give ye thanks to YahwehFor he is good, For age-abiding, is his lovingkindness. Psalms 106:2 Who can relate the mighty deeds of Yahweh? can cause to be heard, all his praise? Psalms 106:3 How happy! They who observe justice, He that executeth righteousness at all times.
He prayeth for pardon of sin, as God did with the fathers.
Psalms 106:4 Remember me, O Yahweh, when thou acceptest thy people, Visit me, with thy salvation; Psalms 106:5 That I may look upon the welfare of thy chosen ones, That I may rejoice in the joy of thy nation, That I may glory, with thine inheritance. Psalms 106:6 We have sinnedwith our fathers, We have acted perversely, we have committed lawlessness;
The story of the people's rebellion, and God's mercy.
Psalms 106:7 Our fathers, in Egypt, understood not thy wonders, They remembered not the abounding of thy lovingkindnesses, but rebelled by the seaat the Red Sea. Psalms 106:8 Yet he saved them, for the sake of his Name, to make known his mighty power; Psalms 106:9 So he rebuked the Red Sea, and it dried up, And he led them through deeps, as pasture-land; Psalms 106:10 And saved them from the hand of one full of hatred, And redeemed them out of the hand of the foe; Psalms 106:11 So the waters covered their adversaries, Not one from among them, was left. Psalms 106:12 They believed therefore in his words, They sang his praise. Psalms 106:13 Soon forgat they his works,They waited not for his counsel; Psalms 106:14 But lusted a lust in the desert, and tested GOD in the waste. Psalms 106:15 So he gave them their request, but sent leanness into their soul. Psalms 106:16 And they became jealous of Moses in the camp,of Aaron the holy one of Yahweh; Psalms 106:17 The earth opened and engulfed Dathan, and covered up the assembly of Abiram; Psalms 106:18 Then was kindled a fire in their assembly,a flame, consumed the lawless ones. Psalms 106:19 They made a calf in Horeb,and bowed down to a molten image; Psalms 106:20 Thus changed they my glory, for the similitude of an ox that eateth grass. Psalms 106:21 They forgat GOD their saviour, who had done great things in Egypt: Psalms 106:22 Wonders in the land of Ham, Terrible things by the Red Sea. Psalms 106:23 Then would he have bidden to destroy them,had not Moses his chosen, stood in the breach before him, To turn back his wrath from destroying. Psalms 106:24 And they refused the delightful land, They believed not his word; Psalms 106:25 But murmured in their tents,They hearkened not unto the voice of Yahweh. Psalms 106:26 So he lifted up his hand unto them, that he would let them fall in the desert; Psalms 106:27 And would disperse their seed among the nations, and would scatter them throughout the lands. Psalms 106:28 Yet they let themselves be bound to Baal-peor,and did eat sacrifices to the dead: Psalms 106:29 So they provoked to anger by their doings, and a plague, made a breach among them. Psalms 106:30 Then stood up Phinehas, and interposed, and stayed was the plague: Psalms 106:31 So it was counted unto him, for righteousness, To generation after generation, unto times age abiding. Psalms 106:32 And they provoked by the waters of Meribah,And it fared ill with Moses, for their sakes; Psalms 106:33 For they embittered his spirit, and he spake rashly with his lips. Psalms 106:34 They destroyed not the peoples of which Yahweh had spoken to them; Psalms 106:35 But had fellowship with the nations, and learned their doings; Psalms 106:36 Yea they served their idols, and they became to them a snare: Psalms 106:37 Yea they sacrificed their sons and their daughters to mischievous demons; Psalms 106:38 And poured out innocent blood, the blood of their sons and their daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan, And the land was polluted with blood-shed; Psalms 106:39 And they became unclean by their works, and became unchaste in their doings. Psalms 106:40 Then was kindled the anger of Yahweh with his people, and he abhorred his own inheritance. Psalms 106:41 So he delivered them up into the hand of the nations, And they who hated them, had dominion over them; Psalms 106:42 And their enemies oppressed them, And they were bowed down under their hand. Psalms 106:43 Many times, did he rescue them,But, they, rebelled by their counsel, and sank low in their iniquity. Psalms 106:44 Then looked he on the distress which befell them,when he heard their loud cry; Psalms 106:45 Then remembered he, for them, his covenant, and was moved to pity, according to the abounding of his lovingkindnesses; Psalms 106:46 And granted them compassion before all their captors.
He concludeth with prayer and praise.
Psalms 106:47 Save us, O Yahweh our God, and gather us from among the nations, That we may give thanks unto thy holy Name, That we may triumph aloud in thy praise. Psalms 106:48 Blessed be Yahweh, God of Israel, from one age even unto another, And all the people, shall say, Amen! Praise ye Yah!