Israel’s Rebelliousness and the Lord’s Deliverances.
Praise 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.
So He saved them from the hand of the one that hated them,
And redeemed them from the hand of the [Egyptian] enemy.
And the waters covered their adversaries;
Not one of them was left.
Then Israel believed in [the validity of] His words;
They sang His praise.
But they quickly forgot His works;
They did not [patiently] wait for His counsel and purpose [to be revealed regarding them],
But lusted intensely in the wilderness
And tempted God [with their insistent desires] in the desert.
So He gave them their request,
But sent a wasting disease among them.
- Psalm 106:7 Lit Sea of Reeds; and so throughout.