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   The Book of Psalms.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
Book IV
Jehovah’s Wonderful Works in Behalf of Israel
[1]  OH give thanks unto Jehovah, call upon his name;
Make known among the peoples his doings.
[2]  Sing unto him, sing praises unto him;
Talk 1 ye of all his marvellous works.
[3]  Glory ye in his holy name:
Let the heart of them rejoice that seek Jehovah.
[4]  Seek ye Jehovah and his strength;
Seek his face evermore.
[5]  Remember his marvellous works that he hath done,
His wonders, and the judgments of his mouth,
[6]  O ye seed of Abraham his servant,
Ye children of Jacob, his chosen ones.
[7]  He is Jehovah our God:
His judgments are in all the earth.
[8]  He hath remembered his covenant for ever,
The word which he commanded to a thousand generations,
[9]  The covenant which he made with Abraham,
And his oath unto Isaac,
[10]  And confirmed the same unto Jacob for a statute,
To Israel for an everlasting covenant,
[11]  Saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan,
The lot 2 of your inheritance;
[12]  When they were but a few men in number,
Yea, very few, and sojourners in it.
[13]  And they went about from nation to nation,
From one kingdom to another people.
[14]  He suffered no man to do them wrong;
Yea, he reproved kings for their sakes,
[15]  Saying, Touch not mine anointed ones,
And do my prophets no harm.
[16]  And he called for a famine upon the land;
He brake the whole staff of bread.
[17]  He sent a man before them;
Joseph was sold for a servant:
[18]  His feet they hurt with fetters:
He 3 was laid in chains of iron,
[19]  Until the time that his word came to pass,
The word of Jehovah tried him.
[20]  The king sent and loosed him;
Even the ruler of peoples, and let him go free.
[21]  He made him lord of his house,
And ruler of all his substance;
[22]  To bind his princes at his pleasure,
And teach his elders wisdom.
[23]  Israel also came into Egypt;
And Jacob sojourned in the land of Ham.
[24]  And he increased his people greatly,
And made them stronger than their adversaries.
[25]  He turned their heart to hate his people,
To deal subtly with his servants.
[26]  He sent Moses his servant,
And Aaron whom he had chosen.
[27]  They set among them his 4 signs,
And wonders in the land of Ham.
[28]  He sent darkness, and made it dark;
And they rebelled not against his words.
[29]  He turned their waters into blood,
And slew their fish.
[30]  Their land swarmed with frogs
In the chambers of their kings.
[31]  He spake, and there came swarms of flies,
And lice in all their borders.
[32]  He gave them hail for rain,
And flaming fire in their land.
[33]  He smote their vines also and their fig-trees,
And brake the trees of their borders.
[34]  He spake, and the locust came,
And the grasshopper, and that without number,
[35]  And did eat up every herb in their land,
And did eat up the fruit of their ground.
[36]  He smote also all the first-born in their land,
The chief 5 of all their strength.
[37]  And he brought them forth with silver and gold;
And there was not 6 one feeble person among his tribes.
[38]  Egypt was glad when they departed;
For the fear of them had fallen upon them.
[39]  He spread a cloud for a covering,
And fire to give light in the night.
[40]  They asked, and he brought quails,
And satisfied them with the bread of heaven.
[41]  He opened the rock, and waters gushed out;
They ran in the dry places like a river.
[42]  For he remembered his holy word,
And Abraham his servant.
[43]  And he brought forth his people with joy,
And his chosen with singing.
[44]  And he gave them the lands of the nations;
And they took the labor of the peoples in possession:
[45]  That they might keep his statutes,
And observe his laws.
Praise 7 ye Jehovah.
Note 1. Or, Meditate. [back]
Note 2. Heb. cord, or, line. [back]
Note 3. Heb. His soul entered into the iron. [back]
Note 4. Heb. the words of his signs. [back]
Note 5. Heb. beginning. See Deut. 21. 17. [back]
Note 6. Or, none that stumbled. [back]
Note 7. Heb. Hallelujah. [back]


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