GOD'S WORD® Translation
1Give thanks to the LORD. Call on him. Make known among the nations what he has done.
2Sing to him. Make music to praise him. Meditate on all the miracles he has performed.
3Brag about his holy name. Let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice.
4Search for the LORD and his strength. Always seek his presence.
5Remember the miracles he performed, the amazing things he did, and the judgments he pronounced,
6you descendants of his servant Abraham, you descendants of Jacob, his chosen ones.
7He is the LORD our God. His judgments are pronounced throughout the earth.
8He always remembers his promise, the word that he commanded for a thousand generations,
9the promise that he made to Abraham, and his sworn oath to Isaac.
10He confirmed it as a law for Jacob, as an everlasting promise to Israel,
11by saying, "I will give you the land of Canaan. It is your share of the inheritance."
12While the people of Israel were few in number, a small group of foreigners living in that land,
13they wandered from nation to nation, from one kingdom to another.
14He didn't permit anyone to oppress them. He warned kings about them:
15"Do not touch my anointed ones or harm my prophets."
16He brought famine to the land. He took away their food supply.
17He sent a man ahead of them. He sent Joseph, who was sold as a slave.
18They hurt his feet with shackles, and cut into his neck with an iron collar.
19The LORD's promise tested him through fiery trials until his prediction came true.
20The king sent someone to release him. The ruler of nations set him free.
21He made Joseph the master of his palace and the ruler of all his possessions.
22Joseph trained the king's officers the way he wanted and taught his respected leaders wisdom.
23Then Israel came to Egypt. Jacob lived as a foreigner in the land of Ham.
24The LORD made his people grow rapidly in number and stronger than their enemies.
25He changed their minds so that they hated his people, and they dealt treacherously with his servants.
26He sent his servant Moses, and he sent Aaron, whom he had chosen.
27They displayed his miraculous signs among them and did amazing things in the land of Ham.
28He sent darkness and made [their land] dark. They did not rebel against his orders.
29He turned their water into blood and caused their fish to die.
30He made their land swarm with frogs, even in the kings' bedrooms.
31He spoke, and swarms of flies and gnats infested their whole territory.
32He gave them hail and lightning instead of rain throughout their land.
33He struck their grapevines and fig trees and smashed the trees in their territory.
34He spoke, and countless locusts and grasshoppers came.
35They devoured all the plants in the land. They devoured the crops in the fields.
36He killed all the firstborn sons, the first ones born in the land when their fathers were young.
37He brought Israel out with silver and gold, and no one among his tribes stumbled.
38The Egyptians were terrified of Israel, so they were glad when Israel left.
39He spread out a cloud as a protective covering and a fire to light up the night.
40The Israelites asked, and he brought them quail and filled them with bread from heaven.
41He opened a rock, and water gushed and flowed like a river through the dry places.
42He remembered his holy promise to his servant Abraham.
43He brought his people out with joy, his chosen ones with a song of joy.
44He gave them the lands of [other] nations, and they inherited what others had worked for
45so that they would obey his laws and follow his teachings. Hallelujah!