105 1 O give thanks to Yahweh, call on his name,
make known his deeds among the peoples!
105 2 Sing to him, sing praises to him,
tell of all his wonderful works!
105 3 Glory in his holy name;
let the hearts of those who seek Yahweh rejoice!
105 4 Seek Yahweh and his strength,
seek his presence continually!
105 5 Remember the wonderful works that he has done,
his miracles, and the judgments he uttered,
105 6 O offspring of Abraham his servant,
sons of Jacob, his chosen ones!
105 7 He is Yahweh our God;
his judgments are in all the earth.
105 8 He is mindful of his covenant for ever,
of the word that he commanded,
for a thousand generations,
105 9 the covenant which he made with Abraham,
his sworn promise to Isaac,
105 10 which he confirmed to Jacob as a statute,
to Israel as an everlasting covenant,
105 11 saying, "To you I will give the land of Canaan
as your portion for an inheritance."
105 12 When they were few in number, of little account, and sojourners in it, 105 13 wandering from nation to nation,
from one kingdom to another people,
105 14 he allowed no one to oppress them;
he rebuked kings on their account,
105 15 saying, "Touch not my anointed ones,
do my prophets no harm!"
105 16 When he summoned a famine on the land,
and broke every staff of bread,
105 17 he had sent a man ahead of them,
Joseph, who was sold as a slave.
105 18 His feet were hurt with fetters,
his neck was put in a collar of iron;
105 19 until what he had said came to pass
the word of Yahweh tested him.
105 20 The king sent and released him,
the ruler of the peoples set him free;
105 21 he made him Lord of his house,
and ruler of all his possessions,
105 22 to instruct his princes at his pleasure,
and to teach his elders wisdom.
105 23 Then Israel came to Egypt;
Jacob sojourned in the land of Ham.
105 24 And Yahweh made his people very fruitful,
and made them stronger than their foes.
105 25 He turned their hearts to hate his people,
to deal craftily with his servants.
105 26 He sent Moses his servant,
and Aaron whom he had chosen.
105 27 They wrought his signs among them,
and miracles in the land of Ham.
105 28 He sent darkness, and made the land dark;
they rebelled against his words.
105 29 He turned their waters into blood,
and caused their fish to die.
105 30 Their land swarmed with frogs,
even in the chambers of their kings.
105 31 He spoke, and there came swarms of flies,
and gnats throughout their country.
105 32 He gave them hail for rain,
and lightning that flashed through their land.
105 33 He smote their vines and fig trees,
and shattered the trees of their country.
105 34 He spoke, and the locusts came,
and young locusts without number;
105 35 which devoured all the vegetation in their land,
and ate up the fruit of their ground.
105 36 He smote all the first-born in their land,
the first issue of all their strength.
105 37 Then he led forth Israel with silver and gold,
and there was none among his tribes who stumbled.
105 38 Egypt was glad when they departed,
for dread of them had fallen upon it.
105 39 He spread a cloud for a covering,
and fire to give light by night.
105 40 They asked, and he brought quails,
and gave them bread from heaven in abundance.
105 41 He opened the rock, and water gushed forth;
it flowed through the desert like a river.
105 42 For he remembered his holy promise,
and Abraham his servant.
105 43 So he led forth his people with joy,
his chosen ones with singing.
105 44 And he gave them the lands of the nations;
and they took possession of the fruit of the peoples' toil,
105 45 to the end that they should keep his statutes,
and observe his laws.