| ||PRAISE 1 ye Jehovah.|
Oh give thanks unto Jehovah; for he is good;
For his lovingkindness endureth for ever.
| ||Who can utter the mighty acts of Jehovah,|
Or show forth all his praise?
| ||Blessed are they that keep justice,|
And he that doeth righteousness at all times.
| ||Remember me, O Jehovah, with the favor that thou bearest unto thy people;|
Oh visit me with thy salvation,
| ||That I may see the prosperity of thy chosen,|
That I may rejoice in the gladness of thy nation,
That I may glory with thine inheritance.
| ||We have sinned with our fathers,|
We have committed iniquity, we have done wickedly.
| ||Our fathers understood not thy wonders in Egypt;|
They remembered not the multitude of thy lovingkindnesses,
But were rebellious at the sea, even at the Red Sea.
| ||Nevertheless he saved them for his names sake,|
That he might make his mighty power to be known.
| ||He rebuked the Red Sea also, and it was dried up:|
So he led them through the depths, as through a wilderness. 2
| ||And he saved them from the hand of him that hated them,|
And redeemed them from the hand of the enemy.
| ||And the waters covered their adversaries;|
There was not one of them left.
| ||Then believed they his words;|
They sang his praise.
| ||They soon forgat his works;|
They waited not for his counsel,
| ||But lusted exceedingly in the wilderness,|
And tempted God in the desert.
| ||And he gave them their request,|
But sent leanness into their soul.
| ||They envied Moses also in the camp,|
And Aaron the saint 3 of Jehovah.
| ||The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan,|
And covered the company of Abiram.
| ||And a fire was kindled in their company;|
The flame burned up the wicked.
| ||They made a calf in Horeb,|
And worshipped a molten image.
| ||Thus they changed their glory|
For the likeness of an ox that eateth grass.
| ||They forgat God their Saviour,|
Who had done great things in Egypt,
| ||Wondrous works in the land of Ham,|
And terrible things by the Red Sea.
| ||Therefore he said that he would destroy them,|
Had not Moses his chosen stood before him in the breach,
To turn away his wrath, lest he should destroy them.
| ||Yea, they despised the pleasant land,|
They believed not his word,
| ||But murmured in their tents,|
And hearkened not unto the voice of Jehovah.
| ||Therefore he sware 4 unto them,|
That he would overthrow 5 them in the wilderness,
| ||And that he would overthrow their seed among the nations,|
And scatter them in the lands.
| ||They joined themselves also unto Baal-peor,|
And ate the sacrifices of the dead.
| ||Thus they provoked him to anger with their doings;|
And the plague brake in upon them.
| ||Then stood up Phinehas, and executed judgment;|
And so the plague was stayed.
| ||And that was reckoned unto him for righteousness,|
Unto all generations for evermore.
| ||They angered him also at the waters of Meribah, 6|
So that it went ill with Moses for their sakes;
| ||Because they were rebellious against his spirit,|
And he spake unadvisedly with his lips.
| ||They did not destroy the peoples,|
As Jehovah commanded them,
| ||But mingled themselves with the nations,|
And learned their works,
| ||And served their idols,|
Which became a snare unto them.
| ||Yea, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters unto demons,|
And shed innocent blood,
| ||Even the blood of their sons and of their daughters,|
Whom they sacrificed unto the idols of Canaan;
And the land was polluted with blood.
| ||Thus were they defiled with their works,|
And played the harlot in their doings.
| ||Therefore was the wrath of Jehovah kindled against his people,|
And he abhorred his inheritance.
| ||And he gave them into the hand of the nations;|
And they that hated them ruled over them.
| ||Their enemies also oppressed them,|
And they were brought into subjection under their hand.
| ||Many times did he deliver them;|
But they were rebellious in their counsel,
And were brought low in their iniquity.
| ||Nevertheless he regarded their distress,|
When he heard their cry:
| ||And he remembered for them his covenant,|
And repented according to the multitude of his lovingkindnesses.
| ||He made them also to be pitied|
Of all those that carried them captive.
| ||Save us, O Jehovah our God,|
And gather us from among the nations,
To give thanks unto thy holy name,
And to triumph in thy praise.
| ||Blessed be Jehovah, the God of Israel,|
From everlasting even to everlasting.
And let all the people say, Amen.
Praise 7 ye Jehovah.