Tehilim Chapter 106

tehilim 106


1. Hallelujah! O give thanks to the Lord; for he is good; for his loving kindness endures for ever! 
2. Who can utter the mighty acts of the Lord? Who can declare all his praise? 
3. Happy are those who maintain justice, and he who does righteousness at all times!
4. Remember me, O Lord, when you show favor to your people. O visit me with your salvation!
5. That I may see the good of your chosen, that I may rejoice in the gladness of your nation, that I may glory with your inheritance!
6. We have sinned with our fathers, we have committed iniquity, we have done wickedly!
7. Our fathers, when they were in Egypt, did not understand your wonders; they did not remember the multitude of your deeds of loving kindness; and they rebelled against you at the sea, the Red Sea!
8. But he saved them for his name’s sake, that he might make known his mighty power!
9. And he rebuked the Red Sea, and it was dried up; so he led them through the depths, as through the wilderness!
10. And he saved them from the hand of him who hated them, and redeemed them from the hand of the enemy!
11. And the waters covered their enemies; there was not one of them left!
12. Then they believed his words; they sang his praise!
13. They soon forgot his works; they did not wait for his counsel; 
14. But they had wanton cravings in the wilderness, and put God to the test in the desert!
15. And he gave them what they asked; but sent leanness into their soul!
16. And they envied Moses in the camp, and Aaron the holy one of the Lord!
17. The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan, and covered the company of Abiram!
18. And a fire was kindled in their company; the flame burned up the wicked!
19. They made a calf in Horeb, and worshipped the molten image!
20. Thus they changed their glory for the likeness of an ox that eats grass!
21. They forgot God who had saved them, who had done great things in Egypt; 
22. Wondrous works in the land of Ham, and awesome things by the Red Sea!
23. Therefore he said that he would destroy them, had not Moses, his chosen one, stood before him in the breach, to turn away his wrath, lest he should destroy them!
24. And they despised the pleasant land, they did not believe his word; 
25. And they murmured in their tents, and did not listen to the voice of the Lord!
26. And he lifted up his hand against them, to make them fall in the wilderness; 
27. And to make their seed fall among the nations, and to scatter them in the lands!
28. And they joined themselves to Baal-Peor, and ate the sacrifices of the dead!
29. Thus they provoked him to anger with their wrong doings; and the plague broke out upon them!
30. Then stood up Phinehas, and executed judgment; and so the plague was stayed!
31. And that was counted to him for righteousness to all generations for evermore!
32. And they angered him at the waters of Meribah, so that it went ill with Moses for their sakes, 
33. Because they angered his spirit, so that he spoke rashly with his lips!
34. They did not destroy the nations, concerning whom the Lord commanded them; 
35. But they mingled among the nations, and learned to do what they did; 
36. And they served their idols; which became a snare to them!
37. And they sacrificed their sons and their daughters to idols, 
38. And shed innocent blood, the blood of their sons and of their daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan; and the land was polluted with blood!
39. Thus were they defiled with their own works, and played the harlot in their doings!
40. And the wrath of the Lord was kindled against his people, and he loathed his own heritage!
41. And he gave them into the hand of the nations; and those who hated them ruled over them!
42. And their enemies oppressed them, and they were brought into subjection under their hand!
43. Many times he saved them; but they were rebellious in their counsel, and were brought low for their iniquity!
44. Nevertheless, when he heard their cry, he regarded their affliction; 
45. And he remembered for them his covenant, and relented according to the abundance of his loving kindness!
46. And he caused them to be pitied by all those who held them captive!
47. Save us, O Lord our God, and gather us from among the nations, that we may give thanks to your holy name, and to triumph in your praise!
48. Blessed be the Lord God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting; and let all the people say, Amen. Hallelujah!