Psalms 104

 1 Alleluia. Confess to the Lord, and invoke his name. Announce his works among the nations 2 Sing to him, and sing psalms to him. Describe all his wonders 3 Be praised in his holy name. Let the heart of those who seek the Lord rejoice 4 Seek the Lord, and be confirmed. Seek his face always 5 Remember his miracles, which he has done, his portents and the judgments of his mouth 6 you offspring of Abraham his servant, you sons of Jacob his elect 7 He is the Lord our God. His judgments are throughout the entire earth 8 He has remembered his covenant for all ages: the word that he entrusted to a thousand generations 9 which he assigned to Abraham, and his oath to Isaac 10 And he stationed the same for Jacob with a precept, and for Israel with an eternal testament 11 saying: To you, I will give the land of Canaan, the allotment of your inheritance 12 Though they may have been but a small number, very few and foreigners there 13 and though they passed from nation to nation, and from one kingdom to another people 14 he allowed no man to harm them, and he reproved kings on their behalf 15 Do not be willing to touch my Christ, and do not be willing to malign my prophets 16 And he called a famine upon the land, and he crushed every foundation of the bread 17 He sent a man before them: Joseph, who had been sold as a slave 18 They humbled his feet in shackles; the iron pierced his soul 19 until his word arrived. The eloquence of the Lord inflamed him 20 The king sent and released him; he was the ruler of the people, and he dismissed him 21 He established him as master of his house and ruler of all his possessions 22 so that he might instruct his princes as himself, and teach his elders prudence 23 And Israel entered into Egypt, and Jacob became a sojourner in the land of Ham 24 And he helped his people greatly, and he strengthened them over their enemies 25 He turned their heart to hate his people, and to deal deceitfully with his servants 26 He sent Moses, his servant, and Aaron, the one whom he chose 27 He placed with them signs of his word, and portents in the land of Ham 28 He sent darkness and made it conceal, and he did not afflict them with his speech 29 He turned their waters into blood, and he slaughtered their fish 30 Their land brought forth frogs, even in the inner chambers of their kings 31 He spoke, and there came forth common flies and gnats, in every region 32 He gave them a shower of hail and a burning fire, in the same land 33 And he struck their vineyards and their fig trees, and he crushed the trees of their region 34 He spoke, and the locust came forth, and the caterpillar, of which there was no number 35 And it devoured all the grass in their land, and it consumed all the fruit of their land 36 And he struck all the first-born in their land, the first-fruits of all their labor 37 And he led them out with silver and gold, and there was not an infirm one among their tribes 38 Egypt was joyful at their departure, for the fear of them lay heavy upon them 39 He spread a cloud for their protection, and a fire, to give them light through the night 40 They petitioned, and the quail came; and he satisfied them with the bread of heaven 41 He ruptured the rock and the waters flowed: rivers gushed in the dry land 42 For he had called to mind his holy word, which he kept near to his servant Abraham 43 And he led forth his people in exultation, and his elect in rejoicing 44 And he gave them the regions of the Gentiles, and they possessed the labors of the peoples 45 so that they might observe his justifications, and inquire about his law