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Psalm 106. Confitemini Domino.

From the Book of Divine Worship - The Psalter or Psalms of David - Traditional - Twenty-first Day - Evening Prayer.
  1. O GIVE thanks unto the Lord; for he is gracious, *
    and his mercy endureth for ever.
  2. Who can express the noble acts of the Lord, *
    or show forth all his praise?
  3. Blessed are they that alway keep judgment, *
    and do righteousness.
  4. Remember me, O Lord, according to the favour that thou bearest unto thy people; *
    O visit me with thy salvation;
  5. That I may see the felicity of thy chosen, *
    and rejoice in the gladness of thy people, and give thanks with thine inheritance.
  6. We have sinned with our fathers; *
    we have done amiss, and dealt wickedly.
  7. Our fathers regarded not thy wonders in Egypt, neither kept they thy great goodness in remembrance; *
    but were disobedient at the sea, even at the Red Sea.
  8. Nevertheless, he helped them for his Name's sake, *
    that he might make his power to be known.
  9. He rebuked the Red Sea also, and it was dried up; *
    so he led them through the deep, as through a wilderness.
  10. And he saved them from the adversary's hand, *
    and delivered them from the hand of the enemy.
  11. As for those that troubled them, the waters overwhelmed them; *
    there was not one of them left.
  12. Then believed they his words, *
    and sang praise unto him.
  13. But within a while they forgat his works, *
    and would not abide his counsel.
  14. But lust came upon them in the wilderness, *
    and they tempted God in the desert.
  15. And he gave them their desire, *
    and sent leanness withal into their soul.
  16. They angered Moses also in the tents, *
    and Aaron the saint of the Lord.
  17. So the earth opened, and swallowed up Dathan, *
    and covered the congregation of Abiram.
  18. And the fire was kindled in their company; *
    the flame burnt up the ungodly.
  19. They made a calf in Horeb, *
    and worshipped the molten image.
  20. Thus they turned their glory *
    into the similitude of a calf that eateth hay.
  21. And they forgat God their Saviour, *
    who had done so great things in Egypt;
  22. Wondrous works in the land of Ham; *
    and fearful things by the Red Sea.
  23. So he said he would have destroyed them, had not Moses his chosen stood before him in the gap, *
    to turn away his wrathful indignation, lest he should destroy them.
  24. Yea, they thought scorn of that pleasant land, *
    and gave no credence unto his word;
  25. But murmured in their tents, *
    and hearkened not unto the voice of the Lord.
  26. Then lift he up his hand against them, *
    to overthrow them in the wilderness;
  27. To cast out their seed among the nations, *
    and to scatter them in the lands.
  28. They joined themselves unto Baal-peor, *
    and ate the offerings of the dead.
  29. Thus they provoked him to anger with their own inventions; *
    and the plague was great among them.
  30. Then stood up Phinehas, and interposed; *
    and so the plague ceased.
  31. And that was counted unto him for righteousness, *
    among all posterities for evermore.
  32. They angered him also at the waters of strife, *
    so that he punished Moses for their sakes;
  33. Because they provoked his spirit, *
    so that he spake unadvisedly with his lips.
  34. Neither destroyed they the heathen, *
    as the Lord commanded them;
  35. But were mingled among the heathen, *
    and learned their works.
  36. Insomuch that they worshipped their idols, which became a snare unto them; *
    yea, they offered their sons and their daughters unto devils;
  37. And shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their daughters, *
    whom they offered unto the idols of Canaan; and the land was defiled with blood.
  38. Thus were they stained with their own works, *
    and went a whoring with their own inventions.
  39. Therefore was the wrath of the Lord kindled against his people, *
    insomuch that he abhorred his own inheritance.
  40. And he gave them over into the hand of the heathen; *
    and they that hated them were lords over them.
  41. Their enemies oppressed them, *
    and had them in subjection.
  42. Many a time did he deliver them; *
    but they rebelled against him with their own inventions, and were brought down in their wickedness.
  43. Nevertheless, when he saw their adversity, *
    he heard their complaint.
  44. He thought upon his covenant, and pitied them, according unto the multitude of his mercies; *
    yea, he made all those that led them away captive to pity them.
  45. Deliver us, O Lord our God, and gather us from among the heathen; *
    that we may give thanks unto thy holy Name, and make our boast of thy praise.
  46. Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, from everlasting, and world without end; *
    And let all the people say, Amen.
* An asterisk divides a verse of a Psalm in two portions for responsive reading

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