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Psalm 106

Israel’s Rebelliousness and the Lord’s Deliverances.

1Praise the Lord! (Hallelujah!)
Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good;
For His mercy and lovingkindness endure forever!

Who can put into words the mighty deeds of the Lord?
Or who can proclaim all His praise [that is due Him]?

Blessed are those who observe justice [by honoring God’s precepts],
Who practice righteousness at all times.


Remember me, O Lord, when You favor Your people.
Visit me with Your salvation [when You rescue them],

That I may see the prosperity of Your chosen ones,
That I may rejoice in the gladness of Your nation,
That I may glory with Your inheritance.


We have sinned like our fathers;
We have committed iniquity, we have behaved wickedly.

Our fathers in Egypt did not understand nor appreciate Your miracles;
They did not remember the abundance of Your mercies nor imprint Your lovingkindnesses on their hearts,
But they were rebellious at the sea, at the [a]Red Sea.

Nevertheless He saved them for His name’s sake,
That He might make His [supreme] power known.

He rebuked the Red Sea, and it dried up;
And He led them through the depths as through a pasture.
10 
So He saved them from the hand of the one that hated them,
And redeemed them from the hand of the [Egyptian] enemy.
11 
And the waters covered their adversaries;
Not one of them was left.
12 
Then Israel believed in [the validity of] His words;
They sang His praise.

13 
But they quickly forgot His works;
They did not [patiently] wait for His counsel and purpose [to be revealed regarding them],
14 
But lusted intensely in the wilderness
And tempted God [with their insistent desires] in the desert.
15 
So He gave them their request,
But sent a wasting disease among them.

16 
They envied Moses in the camp,
And Aaron [the high priest], the holy one of the Lord,
17 
Therefore the earth opened and swallowed Dathan,
And engulfed the company of Abiram.
18 
And a fire broke out in their company;
The flame consumed the wicked.

19 
They made a calf in Horeb (Sinai)
And worshiped a cast image.
20 
Thus they exchanged [the true God who was] their glory
For the image of an ox that eats grass.
21 
They forgot God their Savior,
Who had done such great things in Egypt,
22 
Wonders in the land of Ham,
Awesome things at the Red Sea.
23 
Therefore He said He would destroy them,
[And He would have done so] had not Moses, His chosen one, stepped into the gap before Him,
To turn away His wrath from destroying them.
24 
Then they despised the pleasant land [of Canaan];
They did not believe in His word nor rely on it,
25 
But they sulked and complained in their tents;
They did not listen to the voice of the Lord.
26 
Therefore He lifted up His hand [swearing] to them,
That He would cause them to fall in the wilderness,
27 
And that He would cast out their descendants among the nations
And scatter them in the lands [of the earth].

28 
They joined themselves also to [the idol] Baal of Peor,
And ate sacrifices offered to the dead.
29 
Thus they provoked Him to anger with their practices,
And a plague broke out among them.
30 
Then Phinehas [the priest] stood up and [b]interceded,
And so the plague was halted.
31 
And that was credited to him for righteousness,
To all generations forever.

32 
They provoked Him to anger at the waters of [c]Meribah,
So that it went hard with Moses on their account;
33 
Because they were rebellious against His Spirit,
Moses spoke recklessly with his lips.

34 
They did not destroy the [pagan] peoples [in Canaan],
As the Lord commanded them,
35 
But they mingled with the [idolatrous] nations
And learned their ways,
36 
And served their idols,
Which became a [dreadful] snare to them.
37 
They even sacrificed their sons and their daughters to demons
38 
And shed innocent blood,
Even the blood of their sons and of their daughters,
Whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan;
And the land was polluted with their blood.
39 
In this way they became unclean in their practices;
They played the prostitute in their own deeds [by giving their worship, which belongs to God alone, to other “gods”].

40 
Therefore the anger of the Lord was kindled against His people
And He detested His own [d]inheritance.
41 
He gave them into the hands of the nations,
And those who hated them ruled over them.
42 
Their enemies also oppressed them,
And they were subdued under the [powerful] hand of their enemies.
43 
Many times He rescued them;
But they were rebellious in their counsel,
And sank down in their wickedness.

44 
Nevertheless He looked [sympathetically] at their distress
When He heard their cry;
45 
And He remembered His covenant for their sake,
And relented [rescinding their sentence] according to the greatness of His lovingkindness [when they cried out to Him],
46 
He also made them objects of compassion
Among those who had carried them away captive.

47 
Save us, O Lord our God,
And gather us from among the nations,
That we may give thanks to Your holy name
And glory in praising You.
48 
Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel,
From everlasting even to everlasting.
And let all the people say, “Amen.”
Praise the Lord! (Hallelujah!)

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 106:7 Lit Sea of Reeds; and so throughout.
  2. Psalm 106:30 The exact meaning of the Hebrew here has been debated since ancient times. The term interceded probably is best because it could refer to Phinehas’ intervention by executing the guilty couple (Num 25:7f), or to his interceding through prayer in behalf of Israel. No such prayer is recorded, but it is certainly possible that Phinehas prayed for relief before or after the execution. The ancient rabbis mostly understood the intercession as a prayer, but some of them took the meaning of the Hebrew to be that Phinehas interceded essentially by arguing with God as to whether it was fair to destroy so many people for the sins of two.
  3. Psalm 106:32 Lit strife.
  4. Psalm 106:40 I.e. people.

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Salmos 106

Salmo 106

Aleluia!

Dêem graças ao Senhor porque ele é bom;
    o seu amor dura para sempre.
Quem poderá descrever
    os feitos poderosos do Senhor,
ou declarar todo o louvor que lhe é devido?
Como são felizes
    os que perseveram na retidão,
que sempre praticam a justiça!
Lembra-te de mim, Senhor,
    quando tratares com bondade o teu povo;
vem em meu auxílio quando o salvares,
para que eu possa testemunhar[a]
    o bem-estar dos teus escolhidos,
alegrar-me com a alegria do teu povo,
    e louvar-te junto com a tua herança.

Pecamos como os nossos antepassados;
fizemos o mal e fomos rebeldes.
No Egito, os nossos antepassados
    não deram atenção às tuas maravilhas;
não se lembraram das muitas manifestações
    do teu amor leal
e rebelaram-se junto ao mar, o mar Vermelho.
Contudo, ele os salvou por causa do seu nome,
    para manifestar o seu poder.
Repreendeu o mar Vermelho, e este secou;
ele os conduziu pelas profundezas
    como por um deserto.
10 Salvou-os das mãos daqueles que os odiavam;
das mãos dos inimigos os resgatou.
11 As águas cobriram os seus adversários;
nenhum deles sobreviveu.
12 Então creram nas suas promessas
e a ele cantaram louvores.

13 Mas logo se esqueceram do que ele tinha feito
e não esperaram para saber o seu plano.
14 Dominados pela gula no deserto,
puseram Deus à prova nas regiões áridas.
15 Deu-lhes o que pediram,
mas mandou sobre eles uma doença terrível.

16 No acampamento
    tiveram inveja de Moisés e de Arão,
daquele que fora consagrado ao Senhor.
17 A terra abriu-se, engoliu Datã
e sepultou o grupo de Abirão;
18 fogo surgiu entre os seus seguidores;
as chamas consumiram os ímpios.

19 Em Horebe fizeram um bezerro,
adoraram um ídolo de metal.
20 Trocaram a Glória deles
    pela imagem de um boi que come capim.
21 Esqueceram-se de Deus, seu Salvador,
    que fizera coisas grandiosas no Egito,
22 maravilhas na terra de Cam
    e feitos temíveis junto ao mar Vermelho.
23 Por isso, ele ameaçou destruí-los;
mas Moisés, seu escolhido,
intercedeu[b] diante dele,
    para evitar que a sua ira os destruísse.

24 Também rejeitaram a terra desejável;
não creram na promessa dele.
25 Queixaram-se em suas tendas
e não obedeceram ao Senhor.
26 Assim, de mão levantada,
ele jurou que os abateria no deserto
27 e dispersaria os seus descendentes
    entre as nações e os espalharia por outras terras.

28 Sujeitaram-se ao jugo de Baal-Peor
e comeram sacrifícios oferecidos
    a ídolos mortos;
29 provocaram a ira do Senhor
    com os seus atos,
e uma praga irrompeu no meio deles.
30 Mas Finéias se interpôs para executar o juízo,
e a praga foi interrompida.
31 Isso lhe foi creditado como um ato de justiça
que para sempre será lembrado,
    por todas as gerações.

32 Provocaram a ira de Deus
    junto às águas de Meribá;
e, por causa deles, Moisés foi castigado;
33 rebelaram-se contra o Espírito de Deus,
    e Moisés[c] falou sem refletir.

34 Eles não destruíram os povos,
como o Senhor tinha ordenado,
35 em vez disso, misturaram-se com as nações
e imitaram as suas práticas.
36 Prestaram culto aos seus ídolos,
que se tornaram uma armadilha para eles.
37 Sacrificaram seus filhos e suas filhas
    aos demônios.
38 Derramaram sangue inocente,
    o sangue de seus filhos e filhas
sacrificados aos ídolos de Canaã;
e a terra foi profanada pelo sangue deles.
39 Tornaram-se impuros pelos seus atos;
prostituíram-se por suas ações.

40 Por isso acendeu-se a ira do Senhor
    contra o seu povo
e ele sentiu aversão por sua herança.
41 Entregou-os nas mãos das nações,
e os seus adversários dominaram sobre eles.
42 Os seus inimigos os oprimiram
e os subjugaram com o seu poder.
43 Ele os libertou muitas vezes,
embora eles persistissem
    em seus planos de rebelião
    e afundassem em sua maldade.

44 Mas Deus atentou para o sofrimento deles
    quando ouviu o seu clamor.
45 Lembrou-se da sua aliança com eles,
    e arrependeu-se,
por causa do seu imenso amor leal.
46 Fez com que os seus captores
    tivessem misericórdia deles.

47 Salva-nos, Senhor, nosso Deus!
Ajunta-nos dentre as nações,
para que demos graças ao teu santo nome
e façamos do teu louvor a nossa glória.

48 Bendito seja o Senhor, o Deus de Israel,
    por toda a eternidade.
Que todo o povo diga: “Amém!”

Aleluia!

Notas al pie

  1. 106.5 Ou desfrutar
  2. 106.23 Hebraico: colocou-se na brecha.
  3. 106.33 Ou tanto irritaram-lhe o espírito que Moisés