Psalms 106:6-46

a Both we and b our fathers have sinned;
we have committed iniquity; we have done wickedness.
Our fathers, when they were in Egypt,
did not consider your wondrous works;
they c did not remember the abundance of your steadfast love,
but d rebelled by the sea, at the Red Sea.
Yet he saved them e for his name’s sake,
f that he might make known his mighty power.
He g rebuked the Red Sea, and it h became dry,
and he i led them through the deep as through a desert.
10 So he j saved them from the hand of the foe
and k redeemed them from the power of the enemy.
11 And l the waters covered their adversaries;
not one of them was left.
12 Then m they believed his words;
they n sang his praise.
13  But they soon o forgot his works;
they did not wait for p his counsel.
14 But they had q a wanton craving in the wilderness,
and r put God to the test in the desert;
15 he s gave them what they asked,
but sent t a wasting disease among them.
16  When men in the camp u were jealous of Moses
and Aaron, v the holy one of the  Lord,
17  w the earth opened and swallowed up Dathan,
and covered the company of Abiram.
18  x Fire also broke out in their company;
the flame burned up the wicked.
19  They y made a calf in Horeb
and worshiped a metal image.
20 They z exchanged the glory of God
Hebrew  exchanged their glory

for the image of an ox that eats grass.
21 They ab forgot God, their Savior,
who had done great things in Egypt,
22 wondrous works in ac the land of Ham,
and awesome deeds by the Red Sea.
23 Therefore ad he said he would destroy them—
had not Moses, his ae chosen one,
af stood in the breach before him,
to turn away his wrath from destroying them.
24  Then they ag despised ah the pleasant land,
having ai no faith in his promise.
25 They aj murmured in their tents,
and did not obey the voice of the  Lord.
26 Therefore he ak raised his hand and swore to them
that he would make them fall in the wilderness,
27 and would make their offspring fall among the nations,
al scattering them among the lands.
28  Then they am yoked themselves to the an Baal of Peor,
and ate sacrifices offered to ao the dead;
29 they provoked the  Lord to anger with their deeds,
and a plague broke out among them.
30 Then ap Phinehas stood up and intervened,
and the plague was stayed.
31 And that was aq counted to him as righteousness
from generation to generation forever.
32  They ar angered him at the waters of Meribah,
and it went ill with Moses on their account,
33 for they as made his spirit bitter
Or  they rebelled against God’s Spirit

and he au spoke rashly with his lips.
34  They did not av destroy the peoples,
aw as the  Lord commanded them,
35 but they ax mixed with the nations
and learned to do as they did.
36 They served their idols,
which became ay a snare to them.
37 They az sacrificed their sons
and their daughters to ba the demons;
38 they poured out innocent blood,
the blood of their sons and daughters,
whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan,
and the land was bb polluted with blood.
39 Thus they bc became unclean by their acts,
and bd played the whore in their deeds.
40  Then be the anger of the  Lord was kindled against bf his people,
and he abhorred his bg heritage;
41 he bh gave them into the hand of the nations,
so that those who hated them ruled over them.
42 Their enemies bi oppressed them,
and they were brought into subjection under their power.
43  bj Many times he delivered them,
but they were rebellious in their bk purposes
and were bl brought low through their iniquity.
44  Nevertheless, he looked upon their distress,
when he bm heard their cry.
45 For their sake he bn remembered his covenant,
and bo relented according to bp the abundance of his steadfast love.
46 He caused them to be bq pitied
by all those who held them captive.
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