God’s Faithfulness to His People
1Give thanks to Yahweh, call on His name;
proclaim His deeds among the peoples. Ps 9:11; Is 12:4
2Sing to Him, sing praise to Him;
tell about all His wonderful works! Ps 96:3
3Honor His holy name;
let the hearts of those who seek Yahweh rejoice. Ps 33:21
4Search for the Lord and for His strength;
seek His face always. Ps 27:8; 63:2
5Remember the wonderful works He has done,
His wonders, and the judgments He has pronounced, Lit judgments of His mouth Ps 77:11; 119:13
6you offspring of Abraham His servant,
Jacob’s descendants — His chosen ones. Ps 135:4
7He is the Lord our God;
His judgments govern the whole earth. Is 26:9
8He remembers His covenant forever,
the promise He ordained
for a thousand generations Dt 7:9; Ps 106:45; Lk 1:42
9the covenant He made with Abraham,
swore Lit and His oath to Isaac, Gn 12:7; 22:16-18
10and confirmed to Jacob as a decree
and to Israel as an everlasting covenant: Gn 28:13-15
11“I will give the land of Canaan to you
as your inherited portion.” Gn 13:15; 15:18; Ps 78:55
12When they were few in number,
very few indeed,
and temporary residents in Canaan, Gn 34:30; Dt 7:7
13wandering from nation to nation
and from one kingdom to another, Dt 26:5
14He allowed no one to oppress them;
He rebuked kings on their behalf: Gn 12:17; 20:3,7
15“Do not touch My anointed ones, Gn 20:6-7; 26:11
or harm My prophets.” 1Ch 16:8-22
16He called down famine against the land
and destroyed the entire food supply. Gn 41:54; Lv 26:26; Ezk 4:16
17He had sent a man ahead of them —
Joseph, who was sold as a slave. Gn 37:28-36; 45:5; Ac 7:9
18They hurt his feet with shackles;
his neck was put in an iron collar. Gn 39:20
19Until the time his prediction came true,
the word of the Lord tested him. Gn 40:20-21
20The king sent for him and released him;
the ruler of peoples set him free. Gn 41:14
21He made him master of his household,
ruler over all his possessions Gn 41:40-43
22binding LXX, Syr, Vg read teaching his officials at will
and instructing his elders. Gn 41:44
23Then Israel went to Egypt;
Jacob lived as a foreigner in the land of Ham. = Egypt Gn 46:6; Ac 7:15; 13:17
24The Lord Lit He made His people very fruitful;
He made them more numerous than their foes, Ex 1:7,9; Dt 26:5
25whose hearts He turned to hate His people
and to deal deceptively with His servants. Ex 1:8-14; Ac 7:19
26He sent Moses His servant,
and Aaron, whom He had chosen. Ex 3:10; 4:12,14
27They performed His miraculous signs among them,
and wonders in the land of Ham. = Egypt Ex 7:3; 11:9-10; Ps 78:43-51
28He sent darkness, and it became dark —
for did they not defy LXX, Syr read for they did defy His commands? Ex 10:21-23; Ps 99:7
29He turned their water into blood
and caused their fish to die. Ex 7:20-21
30Their land was overrun with frogs,
even in their royal chambers. Ex 8:3,6
31He spoke, and insects came Ex 8:21
gnats throughout their country. Ex 8:16-17
32He gave them hail for rain,
and lightning throughout their land. Ex 9:23-25
33He struck their vines and fig trees
and shattered the trees of their territory. 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. Ex 10:12-15
36He struck all the firstborn in their land,
all their first progeny. Ex 12:29; 13:15; Ps 78:51
37Then He brought Israel out with silver and gold,
and no one among His tribes stumbled. Ex 12:35-36
38Egypt was glad when they left,
for the dread of Israel Lit them had fallen on them. Ex 12:33; 15:16
39He spread a cloud as a covering
and gave a fire to light up the night. Ex 13:21; Neh 9:12; Ps 78:14
40They asked, and He brought quail
and satisfied them with bread from heaven. Ex 16:15; Ps 78:24
41He opened a rock, and water gushed out;
it flowed like a stream in the desert. Ex 17:6; Nm 20:11; Ps 78:15
42For He remembered His holy promise
to Abraham His servant. Ex 2:24
43He brought His people out with rejoicing,
His chosen ones with shouts of joy. Ex 15:1; Ps 106:12
44He gave them the lands of the nations,
and they inherited
what other peoples had worked for. Jos 24:13; Ps 78:55
45All this happened
so that they might keep His statutes
and obey His instructions. Dt 4:1,40; Ps 78:7