Psalms 106 Notes, Meaning, and Commentary

Psalms 106


Psalms 106:1

Praise ye Jehovah. Oh give thanks unto Jehovah; for he is good; For his lovingkindness [endureth] forever.

Psalms 106:2

Who can utter the mighty acts of Jehovah, Or show forth all his praise?

Psalms 106:3

Blessed are they that keep justice, And he that doeth righteousness at all times.

Psalms 106:4

Remember me, O Jehovah, with the favor that thou bearest unto thy people; Oh visit me with thy salvation,

Psalms 106:5

That I may see the prosperity of thy chosen, That I may rejoice in the gladness of thy nation, That I may glory with thine inheritance.

Psalms 106:6

We have sinned with our fathers, We have committed iniquity, we have done wickedly.

Psalms 106:7

Our fathers understood not thy wonders in Egypt; They remembered not the multitude of thy lovingkindnesses, But were rebellious at the sea, even at the Red Sea.

Psalms 106:8

Nevertheless he saved them for his name’s sake, That he might make his mighty power to be known.

Psalms 106:9

He rebuked the Red Sea also, and it was dried up: So he led them through the depths, as through a wilderness.

Psalms 106:10

And he saved them from the hand of him that hated them, And redeemed them from the hand of the enemy.

Psalms 106:11

And the waters covered their adversaries; There was not one of them left.

Psalms 106:12

Then believed they his words; They sang his praise.

Psalms 106:13

They soon forgat his works; They waited not for his counsel,

Psalms 106:14

But lusted exceedingly in the wilderness, And tempted God in the desert.

Psalms 106:15

And he gave them their request, But sent leanness into their soul.

Psalms 106:16

They envied Moses also in the camp, [And] Aaron the saint of Jehovah.

Psalms 106:17

The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan, And covered the company of Abiram.

Psalms 106:18

And a fire was kindled in their company; The flame burned up the wicked.

Psalms 106:19

They made a calf in Horeb, And worshipped a molten image.

Psalms 106:20

Thus they changed their glory For the likeness of an ox that eateth grass.

Psalms 106:21

They forgat God their Saviour, Who had done great things in Egypt,

Psalms 106:22

Wondrous works in the land of Ham, [And] terrible things by the Red Sea.

Psalms 106:23

Therefore he said that he would destroy them, Had not Moses his chosen stood before him in the breach, To turn away his wrath, lest he should destroy [them].

Psalms 106:24

Yea, they despised the pleasant land, They believed not his word,

Psalms 106:25

But murmured in their tents, And hearkened not unto the voice of Jehovah.

Psalms 106:26

Therefore he sware unto them, That he would overthrow them in the wilderness,

Psalms 106:27

And that he would overthrow their seed among the nations, And scatter them in the lands.

Psalms 106:28

They joined themselves also unto Baal-peor, And ate the sacrifices of the dead.

Psalms 106:29

Thus they provoked him to anger with their doings; And the plague brake in upon them.

Psalms 106:30

Then stood up Phinehas, and executed judgment; And so the plague was stayed.

Psalms 106:31

And that was reckoned unto him for righteousness, Unto all generations for evermore.

Psalms 106:32

They angered him also at the waters of Meribah, So that it went ill with Moses for their sakes;

Psalms 106:33

Because they were rebellious against his spirit, And he spake unadvisedly with his lips.

Psalms 106:34

They did not destroy the peoples, As Jehovah commanded them,

Psalms 106:35

But mingled themselves with the nations, And learned their works,

Psalms 106:36

And served their idols, Which became a snare unto them.

Psalms 106:37

Yea, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters unto demons,

Psalms 106:38

And shed innocent blood, Even the blood of their sons and of their daughters, Whom they sacrificed unto the idols of Canaan; And the land was polluted with blood.

Psalms 106:39

Thus were they defiled with their works, And played the harlot in their doings.

Psalms 106:40

Therefore was the wrath of Jehovah kindled against his people, And he abhorred his inheritance.

Psalms 106:41

And he gave them into the hand of the nations; And they that hated them ruled over them.

Psalms 106:42

Their enemies also oppressed them, And they were brought into subjection under their hand.

Psalms 106:43

Many times did he deliver them; But they were rebellious in their counsel, And were brought low in their iniquity.

Psalms 106:44

Nevertheless he regarded their distress, When he heard their cry:

Psalms 106:45

And he remembered for them his covenant, And repented according to the multitude of his lovingkindnesses.

Psalms 106:46

He made them also to be pitied Of all those that carried them captive.

Psalms 106:47

Save us, O Jehovah our God, And gather us from among the nations, To give thanks unto thy holy name, And to triumph in thy praise.

Psalms 106:48

Blessed be Jehovah, the God of Israel, From everlasting even to everlasting. And let all the people say, Amen. Praise ye Jehovah.

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