Psalms 105

 1 Alleluia. Confess to the Lord, for he is good, for his mercy is with every generation 2 Who will declare the powers of the Lord? Who make a hearing for all his praises 3 Blessed are those who keep judgment and who do justice at all times 4 Remember us, O Lord, with good will for your people. Visit us with your salvation 5 so that we may see the goodness of your elect, so that we may rejoice in the joy of your nation, so that you may be praised along with your inheritance 6 We have sinned, as have our fathers. We have acted unjustly; we have wrought iniquity 7 Our fathers did not understand your miracles in Egypt. They did not remember the multitude of your mercies. And they provoked you, while going up to the sea, even the Red Sea 8 And he saved them for the sake of his name, so that he might make known his power 9 And he rebuked the Red Sea, and it dried up. And he led them into the abyss, as if into a desert 10 And he saved them from the hand of those who hated them. And he redeemed them from the hand of the enemy 11 And the water covered those who troubled them. Not one of them remained 12 And they believed his words, and they sang his praises 13 As soon as they had finished, they forgot his works, and they would not endure his counsel 14 And they coveted their desire in the desert, and they tempted God in a waterless place 15 And he granted to them their request, and he sent abundance into their souls 16 And they provoked Moses in the camp, and Aaron, the holy one of the Lord 17 The earth opened and swallowed Dathan, and it covered the congregation of Abiram 18 And a fire broke out in their congregation. A flame burned up the sinners 19 And they fashioned a calf at Horeb, and they adored a graven image 20 And they exchanged their glory for the likeness of a calf that eats hay 21 They forgot God, who saved them, who did great things in Egypt 22 miracles in the land of Ham, terrible things at the Red Sea 23 And he said that he would destroy them, yet Moses, his elect, stood firm before him in the breach, in order to avert his wrath, lest he destroy them 24 And they held the desirable land to be nothing. They did not trust in his word 25 And they murmured in their tabernacles. They did not heed the voice of the Lord 26 And he lifted up his hand over them, in order to prostrate them in the desert 27 and in order to cast their offspring among the nations, and to scatter them among the regions 28 And they were initiated into Baal of Peor, and they ate the sacrifices of the dead 29 And they provoked him with their inventions, and ruination was multiplied in them 30 Then Phinehas stood up and placated him: and so the violent disturbance ceased 31 And it was reputed to him unto justice, from generation to generation, even forever 32 And they provoked him at the Waters of Contradiction, and Moses was afflicted because of them 33 for they exasperated his spirit. And so he divided them with his lips 34 They did not destroy the nations, about which the Lord had spoken to them 35 And they were mixed among the Gentiles. And they learned their works 36 and they served their graven images, and it became a scandal to them 37 And they sacrificed their sons and their daughters to demons 38 And they shed innocent blood: the blood of their sons and of their daughters, which they sacrificed to the graven images of Canaan. And the land was infected with bloodshed 39 and was contaminated with their works. And they fornicated according to their own inventions 40 And the Lord became furiously angry with his people, and he abhorred his inheritance 41 And he delivered them into the hands of the nations. And those who hated them became rulers over them 42 And their enemies afflicted them, and they were humbled under their hands 43 Many times, he delivered them. Yet they provoked him with their counsel, and they were brought low by their iniquities 44 And he saw that they were in tribulation, and he heard their prayer 45 And he was mindful of his covenant, and he repented according to the multitude of his mercies 46 And he provided for them with mercies, in the sight of all those who had seized them 47 Save us, O Lord our God, and gather us from the nations, so that we may confess your holy name and glory in your praise 48 Blessed is the Lord God of Israel, from ages past, even to all ages. And let all the people say: Amen. Amen