Israel’s Rebelliousness and the Lords Help.
1 Or Hallelujah! Praise Heb Yahthe Lord!
Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good;
For His mercy is everlasting.
2Who can speak of the mighty deeds of the Lord,
Or can proclaim all His praise?
3How blessed are those who maintain Or judgmentjustice,
Many Heb mss The one who performs Who practice righteousness at all times!
4Remember me, Lord, in Your favor Lit oftoward Your people.
Visit me with Your salvation,
5So that I may see the prosperity of Your chosen ones,
That I may rejoice in the joy of Your nation,
That I may boast with Your I.e., peopleinheritance.
6We have sinned Lit withlike our fathers,
We have gone astray, we have behaved wickedly.
7Our fathers in Egypt did not understand Your I.e., wonderful actswonders;
They did not remember Lit the multitude of Your kindnessesYour abundant kindnesses,
But rebelled by the sea, at the Lit Sea of ReedsRed Sea.
8Nevertheless He saved them for the sake of His name,
So that He might make His power known.
9So He rebuked the Lit Sea of ReedsRed Sea and it dried up,
And He led them through the mighty waters, as through the wilderness.
10So He saved them from the Or powerhand of one who hated them,
And redeemed them from the Or powerhand of the enemy.
11The waters covered their adversaries;
Not one of them was left.
12Then they believed His words;
They sang His praise.
13They quickly forgot His works;
They did not wait for His plan,
14But became lustfully greedy in the wilderness,
And put God to the test in the desert.
15So He gave them their request,
But sent a Or leanness into their soulwasting disease among them.
16When they became envious of Moses in the camp,
And of Aaron, the holy one of the Lord,
17The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan,
And engulfed the Or assembly, bandcompany of Abiram.
18And a fire blazed up in their Or assembly, bandcompany;
The flame consumed the wicked.
19They made a calf in Horeb,
And worshiped a cast metal image.
20So they exchanged their glory
For the image of an ox that eats grass.
21They forgot God their Savior,
Who had done great things in Egypt,
22 I.e., Wonderful acts Wonders in the land of Ham,
And awesome things by the Lit Sea of ReedsRed Sea.
23Therefore He said that He would destroy them,
If Moses, His chosen one, had not stood in the gap before Him,
To turn away His wrath from destroying them.
24Then they rejected the pleasant land;
They did not believe His word,
25But grumbled in their tents;
They did not listen to the voice of the Lord.
26Therefore He Lit lifted up His handswore to them
That He would have them fall in the wilderness,
27And that He would bring down their Lit seeddescendants among the nations,
And scatter them in the lands.
28They also followed Or Baal of PeorBaal-peor,
And ate sacrifices offered to the dead.
29So they provoked Him to anger with their deeds,
And a plague broke out among them.
30Then Phinehas stood up and Or pronounced judgmentintervened,
And so the plague was brought to a halt.
31And it was credited to him as righteousness,
To all generations forever.
32They also provoked Him to wrath at the waters of Lit strifeMeribah,
So that it went badly for Moses on their account.
33Because they were rebellious against Or his spiritHis Spirit,
He spoke rashly with his lips.
34They did not destroy the peoples,
As the Lord had commanded them,
35But they got involved with the nations
And learned their Lit workspractices,
36And served their idols,
Which became a snare to them.
37They even sacrificed their sons and their daughters to the demons,
38And shed innocent blood,
The blood of their sons and their daughters
Whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan;
And the land was defiled with the blood.
39So they became unclean in their Lit workspractices,
And Or prostituted themselveswere unfaithful in their deeds.
40Therefore the anger of the Lord was kindled against His people,
And He loathed His I.e., peopleinheritance.
41So He handed them over to the Or Gentilesnations,
And those who hated them ruled over them.
42Their enemies also oppressed them,
And they were subdued under their Lit handpower.
43Many times He would rescue them;
They, however, were rebellious in their plan,
And they sank down into their guilt.
44Nevertheless He looked at their distress
When He heard their cry;
45And He remembered His covenant for their sake,
And Lit was sorryrelented according to the greatness of His mercy.
46He also made them objects of compassion
In the presence of all their captors.
47Save us, Lord our God,
And gather us from the nations,
To give thanks to Your holy name
And glory in Your praise.
48Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel,
From everlasting to everlasting.
And all the people shall say, “Amen.”
Or Hallelujah! Praise Heb Yahthe Lord!