Psalm 105
New American Bible Revised Edition

Psalm 105*

God’s Fidelity to the Promise


1Give thanks to the Lord, invoke his name;a

make known among the peoples his deeds!b

2Sing praise to him, play music;

proclaim all his wondrous deeds!

3Glory in his holy name;

let hearts that seek the Lord rejoice!

4Seek out the Lord and his might;

constantly seek his face.c

5Recall the wondrous deeds he has done,

his wonders and words of judgment,

6You descendants of Abraham his servant,

offspring of Jacob the chosen one!


7He the Lord, is our God

whose judgments reach through all the earth.

8He remembers forever his covenant,

the word he commanded for a thousand generations,

9Which he made with Abraham,

and swore to Isaac,d

10And ratified in a statute for Jacob,

an everlasting covenant for Israel:

11“To you I give the land of Canaan,

your own allotted inheritance.”e


12When they were few in number,f

a handful, and strangers there,

13Wandering from nation to nation,

from one kingdom to another people,

14He let no one oppress them;

for their sake he rebuked kings:*

15*“Do not touch my anointed ones,

to my prophets do no harm.”


16Then he called down a famine on the land,

destroyed the grain that sustained them.*g

17He had sent a man ahead of them,

Joseph, sold as a slave.h

18They shackled his feet with chains;

collared his neck in iron,i

19Till his prediction came to pass,

and the word of the Lord proved him true.j

20The king sent and released him;

the ruler of peoples set him free.k

21He made him lord over his household,

ruler over all his possessions,l

22To instruct his princes as he desired,

to teach his elders wisdom.


23Then Israel entered Egypt;m

Jacob sojourned in the land of Ham.*

24God greatly increased his people,

made them more numerous than their foes.n

25He turned their hearts to hate his people,

to treat his servants deceitfully.o

26He sent his servant Moses,

and Aaron whom he had chosen.p

27*They worked his signs in Egyptq

and wonders in the land of Ham.

28He sent darkness and it grew dark,

but they rebelled against his word.

29He turned their waters into blood

and killed their fish.

30Their land swarmed with frogs,

even the chambers of their kings.

31He spoke and there came swarms of flies,

gnats through all their country.

32For rain he gave them hail,

flashes of lightning throughout their land.

33He struck down their vines and fig trees,

shattered the trees of their country.

34He spoke and the locusts came,

grasshoppers without number.r

35They devoured every plant in the land;

they devoured the crops of their fields.

36He struck down every firstborn in the land,

the first fruits of all their vigor.

37He brought his people out,

laden with silver and gold;s

no one among the tribes stumbled.

38Egypt rejoiced when they left,

for fear had seized them.


39He spread a cloud out as a cover,

and made a fire to light up the night.t

40They asked and he brought them quail;

with bread from heaven he filled them.u

41He split the rock and water gushed forth;

it flowed through the desert like a river.v

42For he remembered his sacred promise

to Abraham his servant.

43He brought his people out with joy,

his chosen ones with shouts of triumph.

44He gave them the lands of the nations,

they took possession of the wealth of the peoples,w

45That they might keep his statutes

and observe his teachings.x


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