The psalmist exhorteth to praise God.
Psalms 106:1 Praise ye Jah, give thanks to Jehovah, For good, for to the age, [is] His kindness. Psalms 106:2 Who doth utter the mighty acts of Jehovah? Soundeth all His praise? Psalms 106:3 O the happiness of those keeping judgment, Doing righteousness at all times.
He prayeth for pardon of sin, as God did with the fathers.
Psalms 106:4 Remember me, O Jehovah, With the favour of Thy people, Look after me in Thy salvation. Psalms 106:5 To look on the good of Thy chosen ones, To rejoice in the joy of Thy nation, To boast myself with Thine inheritance. Psalms 106:6 We have sinned with our fathers, We have done perversely, we have done wickedly.
The story of the people's rebellion, and God's mercy.
Psalms 106:7 Our fathers in Egypt, Have not considered wisely Thy wonders, They have not remembered The abundance of Thy kind acts, And provoke by the sea, at the sea of Suph. Psalms 106:8 And He saveth them for His name's sake, To make known His might, Psalms 106:9 And rebuketh the sea of Suph, and it is dried up, And causeth them to go Through depths as a wilderness. Psalms 106:10 And He saveth them from the hand Of him who is hating, And redeemeth them from the hand of the enemy. Psalms 106:11 And waters cover their adversaries, One of them hath not been left. Psalms 106:12 And they believe in His words, they sing His praise, Psalms 106:13 They have hastedforgotten His works, They have not waited for His counsel. Psalms 106:14 And they lust greatly in a wilderness, And try God in a desert. Psalms 106:15 And He giveth to them their request, And sendeth leanness into their soul. Psalms 106:16 And they are envious of Moses in the camp, Of Aaron, Jehovah's holy one. Psalms 106:17 Earth openeth, and swalloweth up Dathan, And covereth over the company of Abiram. Psalms 106:18 And fire burneth among their company, A flame setteth on fire the wicked. Psalms 106:19 They make a calf in Horeb, And bow themselves to a molten image, Psalms 106:20 And change their Honour Into the form of an ox eating herbs. Psalms 106:21 They have forgotten God their saviour, The doer of great things in Egypt, Psalms 106:22 Of wonderful things in the land of Ham, Of fearful things by the sea of Suph. Psalms 106:23 And He saith to destroy them, Unless Moses, His chosen one, Had stood in the breach before Him, To turn back His wrath from destroying. Psalms 106:24 And they kick against the desirable land, They have not given credence to His word. Psalms 106:25 And they murmur in their tents, They have not hearkened to the voice of Jehovah. Psalms 106:26 And He lifteth up His hand to them, To cause them to fall in a wilderness, Psalms 106:27 And to cause their seed to fall among nations, And to scatter them through lands. Psalms 106:28 And they are coupled to Baal-Peor, And eat the sacrifices of the dead, Psalms 106:29 And they provoke to anger by their actions, And a plague breaketh forth upon them, Psalms 106:30 And Phinehas standeth, and executeth judgment, And the plague is restrained, Psalms 106:31 And it is reckoned to him to righteousness, To all generationsunto the age. Psalms 106:32 And they cause wrath by the waters of Meribah, And it is evil to Moses for their sakes, Psalms 106:33 For they have provoked his spirit, And he speaketh wrongfully with his lips. Psalms 106:34 They have not destroyed the peoples, As Jehovah had said to them, Psalms 106:35 And mix themselves among nations, and learn their works, Psalms 106:36 And serve their idols, And they are to them for a snare. Psalms 106:37 And they sacrifice their sons And their daughters to destroyers, Psalms 106:38 And they shed innocent bloodBlood of their sons and of their daughters, Whom they have sacrificed to idols of Canaan, And the land is profaned with blood. Psalms 106:39 And they are defiled with their works, And commit whoredom in their habitual doings. Psalms 106:40 And the anger of Jehovah Is kindled against His people, And He doth abominate His inheritance. Psalms 106:41 And giveth them into the hand of nations, And those hating them rule over them, Psalms 106:42 And their enemies oppress them, And they are humbled under their hand. Psalms 106:43 Many times He doth deliver them, And they rebel in their counsel, And they are brought low in their iniquity. Psalms 106:44 And He looketh on their distress When He heareth their cry, Psalms 106:45 And remembereth for them His covenant, And is comforted, According to the abundance of His kindness. Psalms 106:46 And He appointeth them for mercies Before all their captors.
He concludeth with prayer and praise.
Psalms 106:47 Save us, O Jehovah our God, and gather us from the nations, To give thanks to Thy holy name, To glory in Thy praise. Psalms 106:48 Blessed [is] Jehovah, God of Israel, From the age even unto the age. And all the people said, 'Amen, praise Jah!'