Bibelen på hverdagsdansk

Salme 106

Herrens trofasthed imod sit folk

1Halleluja!
Tak Herren, for han er god.
    Hans trofasthed varer til evig tid.
Hvem har tal på alle hans undere?
    Hvordan kan vi nogensinde takke ham nok?
Velsignede er de, der gør det gode,
    de, der altid handler ret.

Husk på mig, Herre, når du velsigner dit folk,
    giv også mig del i dine goder.
Lad mig se dit folk få fremgang,
    lad mig glædes sammen med dine udvalgte,
        juble med det folk, som tilhører dig.
Vi har svigtet dig, som vore forfædre gjorde,
    vi har begået fejl og handlet forkert.
Vore forfædre ænsede ikke dine undere i Egypten,
    de glemte hurtigt din trofasthed imod dem,
        i stedet gjorde de oprør imod dig ved Det Røde Hav.
Alligevel frelste Herren sit folk for sin æres skyld
    og for at vise sin magt for verden.
Han truede Det Røde Hav, så det tørrede ud,
    og folket kunne gå tørskoet over.
10 Han frelste dem fra deres fjender,
    friede dem fra egypternes had.
11 Vandet skyllede hen over forfølgerne,
    så de druknede alle som en.
12 Da troede folket på Guds løfter
    og brød ud i lovsang til ham.

13 Men de glemte snart, hvad Herren havde gjort,
    de holdt op med at søge hans vilje.
14 I ørkenen krævede de kød at spise,
    de udfordrede Guds tålmodighed.
15 Han gav dem, hvad de forlangte,
    men straffede dem også for deres oprør.
16 Nogle i lejren blev misundelige på Moses
    og på Aron, Guds udvalgte præst.
17 Som straf åbnede jorden sig og opslugte Datan,
    lukkede sig over Abiram og de medsammensvorne.
18 Ild for ned fra himlen
    og fortærede dem, der gjorde oprør.
19 Ved Horebs bjerg støbte de en tyrekalv,
    de tilbad en afgud af metal.
20 De byttede Guds herlighed bort
    for et billede af et dyr, der æder græs.
21 De glemte den Gud, der førte dem ud af Egypten,
    han, som reddede dem på forunderlig vis.
22 Tænk på de mirakler, han udførte,
    de fantastiske undere ved Det Røde Hav.
23 Gud var lige ved at udrydde sit oprørske folk,
    men hans tjener Moses gik i forbøn for dem,
        så de ikke blev tilintetgjort af hans vrede.
24 De nægtede at gå ind i det frugtbare land,
    for de troede ikke på Guds løfte.
25 De sad bare i deres telte og surmulede
    og ville slet ikke høre på Herrens ord.
26 Derfor svor han højt og helligt,
    at oprørerne skulle dø i ørkenen.
27 Deres efterkommere skulle spredes blandt folkeslagene
    og gøres til flygtninge i fremmede lande.
28 Dernæst tilbad de Ba’al i Peor,
    de holdt fest og ofrede til livløse afguder.
29 Deres opførsel krænkede Herren dybt,
    og han lod en pest bryde ud iblandt dem.
30 Men Pinehas tog mod til sig og greb ind,
    og det gjorde, at plagen holdt op.
31 Pinehas viste sig som en gudfrygtig mand,
    og det vil han altid blive husket for.
32 Ved Meribas kilder gjorde de oprør igen,
    og Moses faldt i unåde hos Herren.
33 De gjorde ham nemlig så oprørt,
    at han talte i vrede og handlede overilet.
34 De undlod også at tilintetgøre de folkeslag,
    som Herren havde befalet dem at udrydde.
35 De giftede sig tilmed ind i deres familier,
    lærte sig deres ugudelige skikke,
36 så de dyrkede de fremmedes afguder
    og derved blev skyld i deres egen ulykke.
37 De ofrede både deres sønner og døtre
    til de fremmede folkeslags guder.
38 Fordi de myrdede uskyldige børn
    og ofrede dem til afguderne,
        blev landet besmittet af det udgydte blod.
39 Guds folk var blevet urent i hans øjne,
    deres handlinger viste deres utroskab mod Herren.
40 Derfor blussede Guds vrede op imod dem,
    han følte afsky for sit ejendomsfolk.
41 Han overgav dem i fremmedes vold,
    deres fjender undertrykte dem.
42 De gjorde livet surt for dem
    og kuede dem på alle måder.
43 Gang på gang befriede Herren sit folk,
    men de blev ved med at gøre oprør
        og falde dybere og dybere i synd.
44 Alligevel kunne han ikke lukke øjnene for deres nød,
    han hørte deres råb om nåde.
45 Han havde jo indgået en pagt med sit folk,
    og hans trofasthed forbød ham at udslette dem helt.
46 Han sørgede for, at de fremmede herskere
    fik medlidenhed med dem.

47 Vor Herre og Gud, frels os!
    Bring os tilbage fra landflygtigheden,
så vi kan give dig taknemmelighedsofre
    og lovprise dit hellige navn.
48 Lovet være Herren, Israels Gud.
    Lad os prise ham nu og til evig tid.
Lad hele folket svare: Amen!
    Halleluja!

New International Reader's Version

Psalm 106

Psalm 106

Praise the Lord.

Give thanks to the Lord, because he is good.
    His faithful love continues forever.
Who can speak enough about the mighty acts of the Lord?
    Who can praise him as much as he should be praised?
Blessed are those who always do what is fair.
    Blessed are those who keep doing what is right.
Lord, remember me when you bless your people.
    Help me when you save them.
Then I will enjoy the good things you give your chosen ones.
    I will be joyful together with your people.
    I will join them when they praise you.

We have sinned, just as our people of long ago did.
    We too have done what is evil and wrong.
When our people were in Egypt,
    they forgot about the Lord’s miracles.
They didn’t remember his many kind acts.
    At the Red Sea they refused to obey him.
But he saved them for the honor of his name.
    He did it to make his mighty power known.
He ordered the Red Sea to dry up, and it did.
    He led his people through it as if it were a desert.
10 He saved them from the power of their enemies.
    He set them free from their control.
11 The waters covered their enemies.
    Not one of them escaped alive.
12 Then his people believed his promises
    and sang praise to him.

13 But they soon forgot what he had done.
    They didn’t wait for what he had planned to happen.
14 In the desert they longed for food.
    In that dry and empty land they tested God.
15 So he gave them what they asked for.
    But he also sent a sickness that killed many of them.

16 In their camp some of them became jealous of Moses and Aaron.
    Aaron had been set apart to serve the Lord.
17 The ground opened up and swallowed Dathan.
    It buried Abiram and his followers.
18 Fire blazed among all of them.
    Flames destroyed those evil people.

19 At Mount Horeb they made a metal statue of a bull calf.
    They worshiped that statue of a god.
20 They traded their glorious God
    for a statue of a bull that eats grass.
21 They forgot the God who saved them.
    They forgot the God who had done great things in Egypt.
22 They forgot the miracles he did in the land of Ham.
    They forgot the wonderful things he did by the Red Sea.
23 So he said he would destroy them.
    But Moses, his chosen one,
stood up for them.
    He kept God’s anger from destroying them.

24 Later on, they refused to enter the pleasant land of Canaan.
    They didn’t believe God’s promise.
25 In their tents they told the Lord how unhappy they were.
    They didn’t obey him.
26 So he lifted up his hand and promised
    that he would make them die in the desert.
27 He promised he would scatter their children’s children among the nations.
    He would make them die in other lands.

28 They joined in worshiping the Baal that was worshiped at Peor.
    They ate food that had been offered to gods that aren’t even alive.
29 Their evil ways made the Lord angry.
    So a plague broke out among them.
30 But Phinehas stood up and took action.
    Then the plague stopped.
31 What Phinehas did made him right with the Lord.
    It will be remembered for all time to come.

32 By the waters of Meribah the Lord’s people made him angry.
    Moses got in trouble because of them.
33 They refused to obey the Spirit of God.
    So Moses spoke without thinking.

34 They didn’t destroy the nations in Canaan
    as the Lord had commanded them.
35 Instead, they mixed with those nations
    and adopted their ways.
36 They worshiped statues of their gods.
    That became a trap for them.
37 They sacrificed their sons and daughters
    as offerings to false gods.
38 They killed those who weren’t guilty of doing anything wrong.
    They killed their own sons and daughters.
They sacrificed them as offerings to statues of the gods of Canaan.
    The land became “unclean” because of the blood of their children.
39 The people made themselves impure by what they had done.
    They weren’t faithful to the Lord.

40 So the Lord became angry with his people.
    He turned away from his own children.
41 He handed them over to the nations.
    Their enemies ruled over them.
42 Their enemies treated them badly
    and kept them under their power.
43 Many times the Lord saved them.
    But they refused to obey him.
    So he destroyed them because of their sins.

44 Yet he heard them when they cried out.
    He paid special attention to their suffering.
45 Because they were his people, he remembered his covenant.
    Because of his great love, he felt sorry for them.
46 He made all those who held them as prisoners
    have mercy on them.

47 Lord our God, save us.
    Bring us back from among the nations.
Then we will give thanks to you, because your name is holy.
    We will celebrate by praising you.

48 Give praise to the Lord, the God of Israel,
    for ever and ever.

Let all the people say, “Amen!”

Praise the Lord.