1 O give thanks to the Lord and call upon his name; ♦
make known his deeds among the peoples.
2 Sing to him, sing praises, ♦
and tell of all his marvellous works.
3 Rejoice in the praise of his holy name; ♦
let the hearts of them rejoice who seek the Lord.
4 Seek the Lord and his strength; ♦
seek his face continually.
5 Remember the marvels he has done, ♦
his wonders and the judgements of his mouth,
6 O seed of Abraham his servant, ♦
O children of Jacob his chosen.
7 He is the Lord our God; ♦
his judgements are in all the earth.
8 He has always been mindful of his covenant, ♦
the promise that he made for a thousand generations:
9 The covenant he made with Abraham, ♦
the oath that he swore to Isaac,
10 Which he established as a statute for Jacob, ♦
an everlasting covenant for Israel,
11 Saying, ‘To you will I give the land of Canaan ♦
to be the portion of your inheritance.’
12 When they were but few in number, ♦
of little account, and sojourners in the land,
13 Wandering from nation to nation, ♦
from one kingdom to another people,
14 He suffered no one to do them wrong ♦
and rebuked even kings for their sake,
15 Saying, ‘Touch not my anointed ♦
and do my prophets no harm.’
16 Then he called down famine over the land ♦
and broke every staff of bread.
Joseph, who was sold as a slave.
18 They shackled his feet with fetters; ♦
his neck was ringed with iron.
19 Until all he foretold came to pass, ♦
the word of the Lord tested him.
20 The king sent and released him; ♦
the ruler of peoples set him free.
21 He appointed him lord of his household ♦
and ruler of all he possessed,
22 To instruct his princes as he willed ♦
and to teach his counsellors wisdom.
23 Then Israel came into Egypt; ♦
Jacob sojourned in the land of Ham.
24 And the Lord made his people exceedingly fruitful; ♦
he made them too many for their adversaries,
25 Whose heart he turned, so that they hated his people ♦
and dealt craftily with his servants.
26 Then sent he Moses his servant ♦
and Aaron whom he had chosen.
27 He showed his signs through their word ♦
and his wonders in the land of Ham.
28 He sent darkness and it grew dark; ♦
yet they did not heed his words.
29 He turned their waters into blood ♦
and slew all their fish.
30 Their land swarmed with frogs, ♦
even in their kings’ chambers.
31 He spoke the word, and there came clouds of flies, ♦
swarms of gnats within all their borders.
32 He gave them hailstones for rain ♦
and flames of lightning in their land.
33 He blasted their vines and their fig trees ♦
and shattered trees across their country.
and young locusts without number;
35 They ate every plant in their land ♦
and devoured the fruit of their soil.
36 He smote all the firstborn in their land, ♦
the first fruits of all their strength.
37 Then he brought them out with silver and gold; ♦
there was not one among their tribes that stumbled.
38 Egypt was glad at their departing, ♦
for a dread of them had fallen upon them.
39 He spread out a cloud for a covering ♦
and a fire to light up the night.
40 They asked and he brought them quails; ♦
he satisfied them with the bread of heaven.
41 He opened the rock, and the waters gushed out ♦
and ran in the dry places like a river.
42 For he remembered his holy word ♦
and Abraham, his servant.
43 So he brought forth his people with joy, ♦
his chosen ones with singing.
44 He gave them the lands of the nations ♦
and they took possession of the fruit of their toil,
45 That they might keep his statutes ♦
and faithfully observe his laws.