New International Reader's Version

Psalm 105

Psalm 105

Give praise to the Lord and announce who he is.
    Tell the nations what he has done.
Sing to him, sing praise to him.
    Tell about all the wonderful things he has done.
Praise him, because his name is holy.
    Let the hearts of those who trust in the Lord be glad.
Seek the Lord and the strength he gives.
    Always seek him.

Remember the wonderful things he has done.
    Remember his miracles and how he judged our enemies.
Remember what he has done, you children of his servant Abraham.
    Remember it, you people of Jacob, God’s chosen ones.
He is the Lord our God.
    He judges the whole earth.

He will keep his covenant forever.
    He will keep his promise for all time to come.
He will keep the covenant he made with Abraham.
    He will keep the promise he made to Isaac.
10 He made it stand as a law for Jacob.
    He made it stand as a covenant for Israel that will last forever.
11 He said, “I will give you the land of Canaan.
    It will belong to you.”

12 At first there weren’t very many of God’s people.
    There were only a few, and they were strangers in the land.
13 They wandered from nation to nation.
    They wandered from one kingdom to another.
14 But God didn’t allow anyone to treat them badly.
    To keep them safe, he gave a command to kings.
15 He said to them, “Do not touch my anointed ones.
    Do not harm my prophets.”

16 He made the people in the land go hungry.
    He destroyed all their food supplies.
17 He sent a man ahead of them into Egypt.
    That man was Joseph. He had been sold as a slave.
18 The Egyptians put his feet in chains.
    They put an iron collar around his neck.
19 He was in prison until what he said would happen came true.
    The word of the Lord proved that he was right.
20 The king of Egypt sent for Joseph and let him out of prison.
    The ruler of many nations set him free.
21 He put Joseph in charge of his palace.
    He made him ruler over everything he owned.
22 Joseph was in charge of teaching the princes.
    He taught the elders how to think and live wisely.

23 Then the rest of Jacob’s family went to Egypt.
    The people of Israel lived as outsiders in the land of Ham.
24 The Lord gave his people so many children
    that there were too many of them for their enemies.
25 He made the Egyptians hate his people.
    The Egyptians made evil plans against them.
26 The Lord sent his servant Moses to the king of Egypt.
    He sent Aaron, his chosen one, along with him.
27 The Lord gave them the power to do signs among the Egyptians.
    They did his wonders in the land of Ham.
28 The Lord sent darkness over the land.
    He did it because the Egyptians had refused to obey his words.
29 He turned their rivers and streams into blood.
    He caused the fish in them to die.
30 Their land was covered with frogs.
    Frogs even went into the bedrooms of the rulers.
31 The Lord spoke, and large numbers of flies came.
    Gnats filled the whole country.
32 He turned their rain into hail.
    Lightning flashed all through their land.
33 He destroyed their vines and fig trees.
    He broke down the trees in Egypt.
34 He spoke, and the locusts came.
    There were so many of them they couldn’t be counted.
35 They ate up every green thing in the land.
    They ate up what the land produced.
36 Then he killed the oldest son of every family in Egypt.
    He struck down the oldest of all their sons.

37 He brought the people of Israel out of Egypt.
    The Egyptians loaded them down with silver and gold.
    From among the tribes of Israel no one got tired or fell down.
38 The Egyptians were glad when the people of Israel left.
    They were terrified because of Israel.
39 The Lord spread out a cloud to cover his people.
    He gave them a fire to light up the night.
40 They asked for meat, and he brought them quail.
    He fed them well with manna, the bread of heaven.
41 He broke open a rock, and streams of water poured out.
    They flowed like a river in the desert.

42 He remembered the holy promise
    he had made to his servant Abraham.
43 His chosen people shouted for joy
    as he brought them out of Egypt.
44 He gave them the lands of other nations.
    He let them take over what others had worked for.
45 He did it so they might obey his rules
    and follow his laws.

Praise the Lord.

King James Version

Psalm 105

1O give thanks unto the Lord; call upon his name: make known his deeds among the people.

Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him: talk ye of all his wondrous works.

Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the Lord.

Seek the Lord, and his strength: seek his face evermore.

Remember his marvellous works that he hath done; his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth;

O ye seed of Abraham his servant, ye children of Jacob his chosen.

He is the Lord our God: his judgments are in all the earth.

He hath remembered his covenant for ever, the word which he commanded to a thousand generations.

Which covenant he made with Abraham, and his oath unto Isaac;

10 And confirmed the same unto Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant:

11 Saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance:

12 When they were but a few men in number; yea, very few, and strangers in it.

13 When they went from one nation to another, from one kingdom to another people;

14 He suffered no man to do them wrong: yea, he reproved kings for their sakes;

15 Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.

16 Moreover he called for a famine upon the land: he brake the whole staff of bread.

17 He sent a man before them, even Joseph, who was sold for a servant:

18 Whose feet they hurt with fetters: he was laid in iron:

19 Until the time that his word came: the word of the Lord tried him.

20 The king sent and loosed him; even the ruler of the people, and let him go free.

21 He made him lord of his house, and ruler of all his substance:

22 To bind his princes at his pleasure; and teach his senators wisdom.

23 Israel also came into Egypt; and Jacob sojourned in the land of Ham.

24 And he increased his people greatly; and made them stronger than their enemies.

25 He turned their heart to hate his people, to deal subtilly with his servants.

26 He sent Moses his servant; and Aaron whom he had chosen.

27 They shewed his signs among them, and wonders in the land of Ham.

28 He sent darkness, and made it dark; and they rebelled not against his word.

29 He turned their waters into blood, and slew their fish.

30 Their land brought forth frogs in abundance, in the chambers of their kings.

31 He spake, and there came divers sorts of flies, and lice in all their coasts.

32 He gave them hail for rain, and flaming fire in their land.

33 He smote their vines also and their fig trees; and brake the trees of their coasts.

34 He spake, and the locusts came, and caterpillers, and that without number,

35 And did eat up all the herbs in their land, and devoured the fruit of their ground.

36 He smote also all the firstborn in their land, the chief of all their strength.

37 He brought them forth also with silver and gold: and there was not one feeble person among their tribes.

38 Egypt was glad when they departed: for the fear of them fell upon them.

39 He spread a cloud for a covering; and fire to give light in the night.

40 The people asked, and he brought quails, and satisfied them with the bread of heaven.

41 He opened the rock, and the waters gushed out; they ran in the dry places like a river.

42 For he remembered his holy promise, and Abraham his servant.

43 And he brought forth his people with joy, and his chosen with gladness:

44 And gave them the lands of the heathen: and they inherited the labour of the people;

45 That they might observe his statutes, and keep his laws. Praise ye the Lord.