Psalm 105
God’s Faithfulness to His People
1Give thanks to the Lord, call on his name;
proclaim his deeds among the peoples.105:1 Ps 9:11; Is 12:4
2Sing to him, sing praise to him;
tell about all his wondrous works!105:2 Ps 96:3
3Boast in his holy name;
let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.105:3 Ps 33:21
4Seek the Lord and his strength;
seek his face always.105:4 Ps 27:8; 63:2
5Remember the wondrous works he has done,
his wonders, and the judgments he has pronounced,105:5 Lit judgments of his mouth105:5 Ps 77:11; 119:13
6you offspring of Abraham his servant,
Jacob’s descendants — his chosen ones.105:6 Ps 135:4

7He is the Lord our God;
his judgments govern the whole earth.105:7 Is 26:9
8He remembers his covenant forever,
the promise he ordained
for a thousand generations105:8 Dt 7:9; Ps 106:45; Lk 1:42 —
9the covenant he made with Abraham,
swore105:9 Lit and his oath to Isaac,105:9 Gn 12:7; 22:16–18
10and confirmed to Jacob as a decree
and to Israel as a permanent covenant:105:10 Gn 28:13–15
11“I will give the land of Canaan to you
as your inherited portion.”105:11 Gn 13:15; 15:18; Ps 78:55

12When they were few in number,
very few indeed,
and resident aliens in Canaan,105:12 Gn 34:30; Dt 7:7
13wandering from nation to nation
and from one kingdom to another,105:13 Dt 26:5
14he allowed no one to oppress them;
he rebuked kings on their behalf:105:14 Gn 12:17; 20:3,7
15“Do not touch my anointed ones,105:15 Gn 20:6–7; 26:11
or harm my prophets.”105:1–15 1Ch 16:8–22

16He called down famine against the land
and destroyed the entire food supply.105:16 Gn 41:54; Lv 26:26; Ezk 4:16
17He had sent a man ahead of them —
Joseph, who was sold as a slave.105:17 Gn 37:28–36; 45:5; Ac 7:9
18They hurt his feet with shackles;
his neck was put in an iron collar.105:18 Gn 39:20
19Until the time his prediction came true,
the word of the Lord tested him.105:19 Gn 40:20–21
20The king sent for him and released him;
the ruler of peoples set him free.105:20 Gn 41:14
21He made him master of his household,
ruler over all his possessions105:21 Gn 41:40–43 —
22binding105:22 LXX, Syr, Vg read teaching his officials at will
and instructing his elders.105:22 Gn 41:44

23Then Israel went to Egypt;
Jacob lived as an alien in the land of Ham.105:23 = Egypt, also in v. 27105:23 Gn 46:6; Ac 7:15; 13:17
24The Lord105:24 Lit He made his people very fruitful;
he made them more numerous than their foes,105:24 Ex 1:7,9; Dt 26:5
25whose hearts he turned to hate his people
and to deal deceptively with his servants.105:25 Ex 1:8–14; Ac 7:19
26He sent Moses his servant,
and Aaron, whom he had chosen.105:26 Ex 3:10; 4:12,14
27They performed his miraculous signs among them
and wonders in the land of Ham.105:27 Ex 7:3; 11:9–10; Ps 78:43–51
28He sent darkness, and it became dark —
for did they not defy his commands?105:28 Ex 10:21–23; Ps 99:7
29He turned their water into blood
and caused their fish to die.105:29 Ex 7:20–21
30Their land was overrun with frogs,
even in their royal chambers.105:30 Ex 8:3,6
31He spoke, and insects came105:31 Ex 8:21 —
gnats throughout their country.105:31 Ex 8:16–17
32He gave them hail for rain,
and lightning throughout their land.105:32–33 Ex 9:23–25
33He struck their vines and fig trees
and shattered the trees of their territory.105:33 Ps 78:47
34He spoke, and locusts came —
young locusts without number.
35They devoured all the vegetation in their land
and consumed the produce of their land.105:34–35 Ex 10:12–15
36He struck all the firstborn in their land,
all their first progeny.105:36 Ex 12:29; 13:15; Ps 78:51

37Then he brought Israel out with silver and gold,
and no one among his tribes stumbled.105:37 Ex 12:35–36
38Egypt was glad when they left,
for the dread of Israel105:38 Lit them had fallen on them.105:38 Ex 12:33; 15:16
39He spread a cloud as a covering
and gave a fire to light up the night.105:39 Ex 13:21; Neh 9:12; Ps 78:14
40They asked, and he brought quail
and satisfied them with bread from heaven.105:40 Ex 16:15; Ps 78:24
41He opened a rock, and water gushed out;
it flowed like a stream in the desert.105:41 Ex 17:6; Nm 20:11; Ps 78:15
42For he remembered his holy promise
to Abraham his servant.105:42 Ex 2:24
43He brought his people out with rejoicing,
his chosen ones with shouts of joy.105:43 Ex 15:1; Ps 106:12
44He gave them the lands of the nations,
and they inherited
what other peoples had worked for.105:44 Jos 24:13; Ps 78:55

45All this happened
so that they might keep his statutes
and obey his instructions.105:45 Dt 4:1,40; Ps 78:7