105 Give thanks to Jehovah,+ call on his name,Make his deeds known among the peoples!+ 2 Sing to him, sing praises* to him,Ponder over* all his wonderful works.+ 3 Boast about his holy name.+ Let the hearts of those seeking Jehovah rejoice.+ 4 Search for Jehovah+ and his strength. Seek his face* constantly. 5 Remember the wonderful works he has performed,His miracles and the judgments he has pronounced,+ 6 You offspring* of Abraham his servant,+You sons of Jacob, his chosen ones.+ 7 He is Jehovah our God.+ His judgments are throughout the earth.+ 8 He remembers his covenant forever,+The promise he made,* to a thousand generations,+ 9 The covenant he made with Abraham,+And the oath he swore to Isaac,+ 10 Which he established as a decree to JacobAnd as a lasting covenant to Israel, 11 Saying, “I will give you the land of Caʹnaan+As your allotted inheritance.”+ 12 This was when they were few in number,+Yes, very few, and they were foreigners in the land.+ 13 They walked about from nation to nation,From one kingdom to another people.+ 14 He did not allow any man to oppress them,+But on their account he reproved kings,+ 15 Saying, “Do not touch my anointed ones,And to my prophets do nothing bad.”+ 16 He called down a famine on the land;+He cut off their supply of bread.* 17 He sent ahead of them a manWho was sold to be a slave, Joseph.+ 18 With fetters they bound* his feet,+His neck was put in irons;* 19 Until the time that his word proved true,+The saying of Jehovah is what refined him. 20 The king sent to release him,+The ruler of the peoples set him free. 21 He made him master of his household,Ruler over all his property,+ 22 To have authority over* his princes as he pleased*And to teach his elders wisdom.+ 23 Then Israel came into Egypt,+And Jacob lived as a foreigner in the land of Ham. 24 God made his people very fruitful;+He made them mightier than their adversaries,+ 25 Whose hearts he let change to hate his people,To plot against his servants.+ 26 He sent his servant Moses,+And Aaron,+ whom he had chosen. 27 They performed his signs among them,His miracles in the land of Ham.+ 28 He sent darkness and the land became dark;+They did not rebel against his words. 29 He changed their waters into bloodAnd killed their fish.+ 30 Their land swarmed with frogs,+Even in the royal chambers. 31 He ordered the gadflies to invadeAnd gnats in all their territories.+ 32 He turned their rain to hailAnd sent lightning* on their land.+ 33 He struck their vines and their fig treesAnd shattered the trees of their territory. 34 He said that the locusts should invade,Young locusts without number.+ 35 They devoured all the vegetation in the land,And they devoured the produce of the ground. 36 Then he struck down every firstborn in their land,+The beginning of their procreative power. 37 He brought his people out with silver and gold;+And no one among his tribes stumbled. 38 Egypt rejoiced when they left,For the dread of Israel* had fallen on them.+ 39 He spread a cloud to screen them off+ And fire to give light by night.+ 40 They asked, and he brought quail;+He kept satisfying them with bread from heaven.+ 41 He opened a rock, and waters flowed out;+These flowed through the desert like a river.+ 42 For he remembered the holy promise he had made to Abraham his servant.+ 43 So he brought out his people with exultation,+His chosen ones with a joyful cry. 44 He gave them the lands of nations;+They inherited what other peoples had worked hard to produce,+ 45 So that they would keep his decrees+And observe his laws. Praise Jah!*
^ Or “make music.”
^ Or possibly, “Speak about.”
^ Or “presence.”
^ Or “descendants.” Lit., “seed.”
^ Lit., “The word he commanded.”
^ Lit., “broke every bread rod.” Possibly referring to rods used for storing bread.
^ Lit., “afflicted.”
^ Or “His soul came into iron.”
^ Lit., “To bind.”
^ Or “agreeably to his soul.”
^ Or “flames of fire.”
^ Lit., “them.”
^ Or “Hallelujah!” “Jah” is a shortened form of the name Jehovah.