Psalm 105

1 O give thanks to the Lord and call upon his name:
    tell among the peoples what things he has done.
2 Sing to him, O sing praises:
    and be telling of all his marvellous works.
3 Exult in his holy name:
    and let those that seek the Lord be joyful in heart.
4 Seek the Lord and his strength:
    O seek his face continually.
5 Call to mind what wonders he has done:
    his marvellous acts, and the judgements of his mouth,
6 O seed of Abraham his servant:
    O children of Jacob his chosen one.
7 For he is the Lord our God:
    and his judgements are in all the earth.
8 He has remembered his covenant for ever:
    the word that he ordained for a thousand generations,
9 The covenant that he made with Abraham:
    the oath that he swore to Isaac,
10 And confirmed it to Jacob as a statute:
    to Israel as an everlasting covenant,
11 Saying 'I will give you the land of Canaan:
    to be the portion of your inheritance',
12 And that when they were but few:
    little in number and aliens in the land.
13 They wandered from nation to nation:
    from one people and kingdom to another.
14 He suffered no one to do them wrong:
    but reproved even kings for their sake,
15 Saying 'Touch not my anointed:
    and do my prophets no harm.'
16 Then he called down a famine on the land:
    and destroyed the bread that was their stay.
17 But he had sent a man ahead of them:
    Joseph who was sold into slavery,
18 Whose feet they fastened with fetters:
    and thrust his neck into a hoop of iron.
19 Till the time that his words proved true:
    he was tested by the Lord's command.
20 Then the king sent and loosed him:
    the ruler of nations set him free;
21 He made him master of his household:
    and ruler over all his possessions,
22 To rebuke his officers at will:
    and to teach his counsellors wisdom.
23 Then Israel came into Egypt:
    and Jacob dwelt in the land of Ham.
24 There the Lord made his people fruitful:
    too numerous for their enemies,
25 Whose hearts he turned to hate his people:
    and to deal deceitfully with his servants.
26 Then he sent Moses his servant:
    And Aaron whom he had chosen.
27 Through them he manifested his signs:
    and his wonders in the land of Ham.
28 He sent darkness, and it was dark:
    yet they would not obey his commands.
29 He turned their waters into blood:
    and slew the fish therein.
30 Their country swarmed with frogs:
    even the inner chambers of their kings.
31 He spoke the word, and there came great swarms of flies:
    and gnats within all their borders.
32 He sent them storms of hail:
    and darts of fire into their land.
33 He struck their vines and their fig-trees:
    and shattered the trees within their borders.
34 He commanded, and there came grasshoppers:
    and young locusts without number.
35 They ate up every green thing in the land:
    and devoured the fruit of the soil.
36 He smote all the first-born in their land:
    the first-fruits of all their strength.
37 He brought Israel out with silver and with gold:
    and not one among their tribes was seen to stumble.
38 Egypt was glad at their going:
    for dread of Israel had fallen upon them.
39 He spread out a cloud for a covering:
    and fire to lighten the night.
40 The people asked, and he brought them quails:
    and satisfied them with the bread from heaven.
41 He opened a rock, so that the waters gushed:
    and ran in the parched land like a river.
42 For he had remembered his holy word:
    that he gave to Abraham his servant.
43 So he led out his people with rejoicing:
    his chosen ones with shouts of joy;
44 He gave them the land of the nations:
    and they took possession of the fruit for which other peoples had toiled,
45 So that they might keep his statutes:
    and faithfully obey his laws. O praise the Lord.