Psalms 104

1Alleluia. Confess to the Lord, and invoke his name. Announce his works among the nations. 2Sing to him, and sing psalms to him. Describe all his wonders. 3Be praised in his holy name. Let the heart of those who seek the Lord rejoice. 4Seek the Lord, and be confirmed. Seek his face always. 5Remember his miracles, which he has done, his portents and the judgments of his mouth: 6you offspring of Abraham his servant, you sons of Jacob his elect. 7He is the Lord our God. His judgments are throughout the entire earth. 8He has remembered his covenant for all ages: the word that he entrusted to a thousand generations, 9which he assigned to Abraham, and his oath to Isaac. 10And he stationed the same for Jacob with a precept, and for Israel with an eternal testament, 11saying: To you, I will give the land of Canaan, the allotment of your inheritance. 12Though they may have been but a small number, very few and foreigners there, 13and though they passed from nation to nation, and from one kingdom to another people, 14he allowed no man to harm them, and he reproved kings on their behalf. 15Do not be willing to touch my Christ, and do not be willing to malign my prophets. 16And he called a famine upon the land, and he crushed every foundation of the bread. 17He sent a man before them: Joseph, who had been sold as a slave. 18They humbled his feet in shackles; the iron pierced his soul, 19until his word arrived. The eloquence of the Lord inflamed him. 20The king sent and released him; he was the ruler of the people, and he dismissed him. 21He established him as master of his house and ruler of all his possessions, 22so that he might instruct his princes as himself, and teach his elders prudence. 23And Israel entered into Egypt, and Jacob became a sojourner in the land of Ham. 24And he helped his people greatly, and he strengthened them over their enemies. 25He turned their heart to hate his people, and to deal deceitfully with his servants. 26He sent Moses, his servant, and Aaron, the one whom he chose. 27He placed with them signs of his word, and portents in the land of Ham. 28He sent darkness and made it conceal, and he did not afflict them with his speech. 29He turned their waters into blood, and he slaughtered their fish. 30Their land brought forth frogs, even in the inner chambers of their kings. 31He spoke, and there came forth common flies and gnats, in every region. 32He gave them a shower of hail and a burning fire, in the same land. 33And he struck their vineyards and their fig trees, and he crushed the trees of their region. 34He spoke, and the locust came forth, and the caterpillar, of which there was no number. 35And it devoured all the grass in their land, and it consumed all the fruit of their land. 36And he struck all the first-born in their land, the first-fruits of all their labor. 37And he led them out with silver and gold, and there was not an infirm one among their tribes. 38Egypt was joyful at their departure, for the fear of them lay heavy upon them. 39He spread a cloud for their protection, and a fire, to give them light through the night. 40They petitioned, and the quail came; and he satisfied them with the bread of heaven. 41He ruptured the rock and the waters flowed: rivers gushed in the dry land. 42For he had called to mind his holy word, which he kept near to his servant Abraham. 43And he led forth his people in exultation, and his elect in rejoicing. 44And he gave them the regions of the Gentiles, and they possessed the labors of the peoples, 45so that they might observe his justifications, and inquire about his law.
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