Psalm 105

Tell of All His Wonderful Works

1 t Oh give thanks to the Lord; u call upon his name;
v make known his deeds among the peoples!
2 Sing to him, sing praises to him;
w tell of all his wondrous works!
3 Glory in his holy name;
let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice!
4 Seek the Lord and his x strength;
y seek his presence continually!
5 Remember the z wondrous works that he has done,
his miracles, and a the judgments he uttered,
6 O offspring of b Abraham, his servant,
children of Jacob, his c chosen ones!

7 He is the Lord our God;
his d judgments are in all the earth.
8 He e remembers his covenant forever,
the word that he commanded, for f a thousand generations,
9 g the covenant that he made with Abraham,
his h sworn promise to Isaac,
10 which he confirmed to i Jacob as a statute,
to Israel as an everlasting covenant,
11 saying, j "To you I will give the land of Canaan
as k your portion for an inheritance."

12 When they were l few in number,
of little account, and m sojourners in it,
13 wandering from nation to nation,
from one kingdom to another people,
14 he n allowed no one to oppress them;
he o rebuked kings on their account,
15 saying, p "Touch not my anointed ones,
do my prophets no harm!"

16 When he q summoned a famine on the land
and r broke all supply 1 of bread,
17 he had s sent a man ahead of them,
Joseph, who was t sold as a slave.
18 His u feet were hurt with fetters;
his neck was put in a collar of iron;
19 until v what he had said came to pass,
the word of the Lord w tested him.
20 x The king sent and y released him;
the ruler of the peoples set him free;
21 he z made him lord of his house
and ruler of all his possessions,
22 to bind 2 his princes at his pleasure
and to teach his elders wisdom.

23 Then a Israel came to Egypt;
Jacob b sojourned in c the land of Ham.
24 And the Lord d made his people very fruitful
and made them stronger than their foes.
25 He e turned their hearts to hate his people,
to f deal craftily with his servants.

26 He g sent Moses, his servant,
and Aaron, h whom he had chosen.
27 i They performed his signs among them
and miracles in c the land of Ham.
28 He j sent darkness, and made the land dark;
they k did not rebel 3 against his words.
29 He turned their waters into blood
and l caused their fish to die.
30 Their land swarmed with frogs,
even in m the chambers of their kings.
31 He spoke, and there came n swarms of flies,
o and gnats throughout their country.
32 He gave them hail for rain,
and fiery p lightning bolts through their land.
33 He struck down their vines and fig trees,
and q shattered the trees of their country.
34 He spoke, and the r locusts came,
young locusts without number,
35 which devoured all the vegetation in their land
and ate up the fruit of their ground.
36 He s struck down all the firstborn in their land,
s the firstfruits of all their strength.

37 Then he brought out Israel with t silver and gold,
and there was none among his tribes who stumbled.
38 u Egypt was glad when they departed,
for v dread of them had fallen upon it.

39 He w spread a cloud for a covering,
and fire to give light by night.
40 x They asked, and he y brought quail,
and gave them z bread from heaven in abundance.
41 He opened the rock, and a water gushed out;
it flowed through b the desert like a river.
42 For he c remembered his holy promise,
and d Abraham, his servant.

43 So he brought his people out with joy,
his d chosen ones with e singing.
44 And he f gave them the lands of the nations,
and they took possession of the fruit of the peoples' toil,
45 that they might g keep his statutes
and h observe his laws.
i Praise the Lord!

  1. Cross References
    Psalms 106:1
    Praise the Lord! Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!
    1 Chronicles 16:34
    Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!
    Isaiah 12:4
    And you will say in that day: "Give thanks to the Lord, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the peoples, proclaim that his name is exalted.
    Psalms 105:1 - 15
    Oh give thanks to the Lord ; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples!
    1 Chronicles 16:8 - 22
    Oh give thanks to the Lord ; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples!
  2. Cross References
    Psalms 99:6
    Moses and Aaron were among his priests, Samuel also was among those who called upon his name. They called to the Lord, and he answered them.
    Psalms 116:13
    I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the Lord.
    Psalms 116:17
    I will offer to you the sacrifice of thanksgiving and call on the name of the Lord.
    Genesis 4:26
    To Seth also a son was born, and he called his name Enosh. At that time people began to call upon the name of the Lord.
  3. Cross References
    Psalms 145:4 - 5
    One generation shall commend your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts.
    Psalms 145:11 - 12
    They shall speak of the glory of your kingdom and tell of your power.
  4. Cross References
    Psalms 77:12
    I will ponder all your work, and meditate on your mighty deeds.
  5. Cross References
    Psalms 78:61
    And delivered his power to captivity, his glory to the hand of the foe.
  6. Cross References
    Psalms 27:8
    You have said, "Seek my face." My heart says to you, "Your face, Lord, do I seek.
  7. Cross References
    Psalms 77:11
    I will remember the deeds of the Lord ; yes, I will remember your wonders of old.
    Psalms 72:18
    Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, who alone does wondrous things.
  8. Cross References
    Exodus 6:6
    Say therefore to the people of Israel, 'I am the Lord, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will deliver you from slavery to them, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great acts of judgment.
    Exodus 7:4
    Pharaoh will not listen to you. Then I will lay my hand on Egypt and bring my hosts, my people the children of Israel, out of the land of Egypt by great acts of judgment.
  9. Cross References
    Psalms 105:42
    For he remembered his holy promise, and Abraham, his servant.
  10. Cross References
    Psalms 105:43
    So he brought his people out with joy, his chosen ones with singing.
    Psalms 106:5
    That I may look upon the prosperity of your chosen ones, that I may rejoice in the gladness of your nation, that I may glory with your inheritance.
    Psalms 135:4
    For the Lord has chosen Jacob for himself, Israel as his own possession.
  11. Cross References
    Isaiah 26:9
    My soul yearns for you in the night; my spirit within me earnestly seeks you. For when your judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world learn righteousness.
  12. Cross References
    Psalms 105:42
    For he remembered his holy promise, and Abraham, his servant.
    Psalms 106:45
    For their sake he remembered his covenant, and relented according to the abundance of his steadfast love.
    Psalms 111:5
    He provides food for those who fear him; he remembers his covenant forever.
    Luke 1:72
    To show the mercy promised to our fathers and to remember his holy covenant.
  13. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 7:9
    Know therefore that the Lord your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations.
  14. Cross References
    Genesis 17:2
    That I may make my covenant between me and you, and may multiply you greatly.
    Genesis 22:15 - 18
    And the angel of the Lord called to Abraham a second time from heaven
  15. Cross References
    Genesis 26:3
    Sojourn in this land, and I will be with you and will bless you, for to you and to your offspring I will give all these lands, and I will establish the oath that I swore to Abraham your father.
  16. Cross References
    Genesis 28:13 - 14
    And behold, the Lord stood above it and said, "I am the Lord, the God of Abraham your father and the God of Isaac. The land on which you lie I will give to you and to your offspring.
    Genesis 35:11 - 12
    And God said to him, "I am God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply. A nation and a company of nations shall come from you, and kings shall come from your own body.
  17. Cross References
    Genesis 13:15
    For all the land that you see I will give to you and to your offspring forever.
    Genesis 15:18
    On that day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying, "To your offspring I give this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the river Euphrates.
  18. Cross References
    Psalms 78:55
    He drove out nations before them; he apportioned them for a possession and settled the tribes of Israel in their tents.
  19. Cross References
    Genesis 34:30
    Then Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, "You have brought trouble on me by making me stink to the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites and the Perizzites. My numbers are few, and if they gather themselves against me and attack me, I shall be destroyed, both I and my household.
    Deuteronomy 7:7
    It was not because you were more in number than any other people that the Lord set his love on you and chose you, for you were the fewest of all peoples.
    Deuteronomy 26:5
    And you shall make response before the Lord your God, 'A wandering Aramean was my father. And he went down into Egypt and sojourned there, few in number, and there he became a nation, great, mighty, and populous.
  20. Cross References
    Hebrews 11:9
    By faith he went to live in the land of promise, as in a foreign land, living in tents with Isaac and Jacob, heirs with him of the same promise.
  21. Cross References
    Genesis 35:5
    And as they journeyed, a terror from God fell upon the cities that were around them, so that they did not pursue the sons of Jacob.
  22. Cross References
    Genesis 12:17
    But the Lord afflicted Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai, Abram's wife.
    Genesis 20:3
    But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night and said to him, "Behold, you are a dead man because of the woman whom you have taken, for she is a man's wife.
  23. Cross References
    Genesis 20:6 - 7
    Then God said to him in the dream, "Yes, I know that you have done this in the integrity of your heart, and it was I who kept you from sinning against me. Therefore I did not let you touch her.
    Genesis 26:11
    So Abimelech warned all the people, saying, "Whoever touches this man or his wife shall surely be put to death.
  24. Cross References
    Genesis 41:54
    And the seven years of famine began to come, as Joseph had said. There was famine in all lands, but in all the land of Egypt there was bread.
    2 Kings 8:1
    Now Elisha had said to the woman whose son he had restored to life, "Arise, and depart with your household, and sojourn wherever you can, for the Lord has called for a famine, and it will come upon the land for seven years.
    Haggai 1:11
    And I have called for a drought on the land and the hills, on the grain, the new wine, the oil, on what the ground brings forth, on man and beast, and on all their labors.
  25. Cross References
    Leviticus 26:26
    When I break your supply of bread, ten women shall bake your bread in a single oven and shall dole out your bread again by weight, and you shall eat and not be satisfied.
    Isaiah 3:1
    For behold, the Lord God of hosts is taking away from Jerusalem and from Judah support and supply, all support of bread, and all support of water.
    Ezekiel 4:16
    Moreover, he said to me, "Son of man, behold, I will break the supply of bread in Jerusalem. They shall eat bread by weight and with anxiety, and they shall drink water by measure and in dismay.
    Psalms 104:15
    And wine to gladden the heart of man, oil to make his face shine and bread to strengthen man's heart.
  26. Cross References
    Genesis 45:5
    And now do not be distressed or angry with yourselves because you sold me here, for God sent me before you to preserve life.
    Genesis 50:20
    As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today.
  27. Cross References
    Genesis 37:28
    Then Midianite traders passed by. And they drew Joseph up and lifted him out of the pit, and sold him to the Ishmaelites for twenty shekels of silver. They took Joseph to Egypt.
    Genesis 37:36
    Meanwhile the Midianites had sold him in Egypt to Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, the captain of the guard.
    Acts 7:9
    And the patriarchs, jealous of Joseph, sold him into Egypt; but God was with him
  28. Cross References
    Genesis 39:20
    And Joseph's master took him and put him into the prison, the place where the king's prisoners were confined, and he was there in prison.
  29. Cross References
    Genesis 40:20 - 21
    On the third day, which was Pharaoh's birthday, he made a feast for all his servants and lifted up the head of the chief cupbearer and the head of the chief baker among his servants.
    Genesis 41:53 - 54
    The seven years of plenty that occurred in the land of Egypt came to an end.
  30. Cross References
    Judges 7:4
    And the Lord said to Gideon, "The people are still too many. Take them down to the water, and I will test them for you there, and anyone of whom I say to you, 'This one shall go with you,' shall go with you, and anyone of whom I say to you, 'This one shall not go with you,' shall not go.
  31. Cross References
    Genesis 41:14
    Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they quickly brought him out of the pit. And when he had shaved himself and changed his clothes, he came in before Pharaoh.
  32. Cross References
    Psalms 146:7
    Who executes justice for the oppressed, who gives food to the hungry. The Lord sets the prisoners free.
  33. Cross References
    Genesis 41:40
    You shall be over my house, and all my people shall order themselves as you command. Only as regards the throne will I be greater than you.
  34. Cross References
    Genesis 46:6
    They also took their livestock and their goods, which they had gained in the land of Canaan, and came into Egypt, Jacob and all his offspring with him.
    Acts 7:15
    And Jacob went down into Egypt, and he died, he and our fathers.
  35. Cross References
    Acts 13:17
    The God of this people Israel chose our fathers and made the people great during their stay in the land of Egypt, and with uplifted arm he led them out of it.
  36. Cross References
    Psalms 106:22
    Wondrous works in the land of Ham, and awesome deeds by the Red Sea.
    Psalms 78:51
    He struck down every firstborn in Egypt, the firstfruits of their strength in the tents of Ham.
  37. Cross References
    Exodus 1:7
    But the people of Israel were fruitful and increased greatly; they multiplied and grew exceedingly strong, so that the land was filled with them.
    Deuteronomy 26:5
    And you shall make response before the Lord your God, 'A wandering Aramean was my father. And he went down into Egypt and sojourned there, few in number, and there he became a nation, great, mighty, and populous.
  38. Cross References
    Exodus 9:12
    But the Lord hardened the heart of Pharaoh, and he did not listen to them, as the Lord had spoken to Moses.
    Romans 11:8
    As it is written, "God gave them a spirit of stupor, eyes that would not see and ears that would not hear, down to this very day.
    Exodus 1:8 - 14
    Now there arose a new king over Egypt, who did not know Joseph.
  39. Cross References
    Exodus 1:10
    Come, let us deal shrewdly with them, lest they multiply, and, if war breaks out, they join our enemies and fight against us and escape from the land.
    Acts 7:19
    He dealt shrewdly with our race and forced our fathers to expose their infants, so that they would not be kept alive.
  40. Cross References
    Exodus 3:10
    Come, I will send you to Pharaoh that you may bring my people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt.
    Exodus 4:12
    Now therefore go, and I will be with your mouth and teach you what you shall speak.
  41. Cross References
    Numbers 16:5
    And he said to Korah and all his company, "In the morning the Lord will show who is his, and who is holy, and will bring him near to him. The one whom he chooses he will bring near to him.
    Numbers 17:5
    And the staff of the man whom I choose shall sprout. Thus I will make to cease from me the grumblings of the people of Israel, which they grumble against you.
  42. Cross References
    Psalms 105:27 - 36
    They performed his signs among them and miracles in the land of Ham.
    Psalms 78:43 - 51
    When he performed his signs in Egypt and his marvels in the fields of Zoan.
  43. Cross References
    Psalms 105:23
    Then Israel came to Egypt; Jacob sojourned in the land of Ham.
  44. Cross References
    Exodus 10:21 - 23
    Then the Lord said to Moses, "Stretch out your hand toward heaven, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, a darkness to be felt.
  45. Cross References
    Psalms 99:7
    In the pillar of the cloud he spoke to them; they kept his testimonies and the statute that he gave them.
  46. Cross References
    Exodus 7:21
    And the fish in the Nile died, and the Nile stank, so that the Egyptians could not drink water from the Nile. There was blood throughout all the land of Egypt.
  47. Cross References
    Exodus 8:3
    The Nile shall swarm with frogs that shall come up into your house and into your bedroom and on your bed and into the houses of your servants and your people, and into your ovens and your kneading bowls.
  48. Cross References
    Exodus 8:21
    Or else, if you will not let my people go, behold, I will send swarms of flies on you and your servants and your people, and into your houses. And the houses of the Egyptians shall be filled with swarms of flies, and also the ground on which they stand.
  49. Cross References
    Exodus 8:16
    Then the Lord said to Moses, "Say to Aaron, 'Stretch out your staff and strike the dust of the earth, so that it may become gnats in all the land of Egypt.'
  50. Cross References
    Exodus 9:23
    Then Moses stretched out his staff toward heaven, and the Lord sent thunder and hail, and fire ran down to the earth. And the Lord rained hail upon the land of Egypt.
  51. Cross References
    Exodus 9:25
    The hail struck down everything that was in the field in all the land of Egypt, both man and beast. And the hail struck down every plant of the field and broke every tree of the field.
  52. Cross References
    Exodus 10:12 - 15
    Then the Lord said to Moses, "Stretch out your hand over the land of Egypt for the locusts, so that they may come upon the land of Egypt and eat every plant in the land, all that the hail has left.
  53. Cross References
    Psalms 78:51
    He struck down every firstborn in Egypt, the firstfruits of their strength in the tents of Ham.
  54. Cross References
    Psalms 78:51
    He struck down every firstborn in Egypt, the firstfruits of their strength in the tents of Ham.
  55. Cross References
    Exodus 12:35 - 36
    The people of Israel had also done as Moses told them, for they had asked the Egyptians for silver and gold jewelry and for clothing.
  56. Cross References
    Exodus 12:23
    For the Lord will pass through to strike the Egyptians, and when he sees the blood on the lintel and on the two doorposts, the Lord will pass over the door and will not allow the destroyer to enter your houses to strike you.
  57. Cross References
    Exodus 15:16
    Terror and dread fall upon them; because of the greatness of your arm, they are still as a stone, till your people, O Lord, pass by, till the people pass by whom you have purchased.
  58. Cross References
    Job 36:20
    Do not long for the night, when peoples vanish in their place.
    Isaiah 4:5
    Then the Lord will create over the whole site of Mount Zion and over her assemblies a cloud by day, and smoke and the shining of a flaming fire by night; for over all the glory there will be a canopy.
    Exodus 13:21
    And the Lord went before them by day in a pillar of cloud to lead them along the way, and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, that they might travel by day and by night.
  59. Cross References
    Psalms 78:18
    They tested God in their heart by demanding the food they craved.
    Psalms 78:27
    He rained meat on them like dust, winged birds like the sand of the seas.
  60. Cross References
    Exodus 16:13
    In the evening quail came up and covered the camp, and in the morning dew lay around the camp.
  61. Cross References
    Psalms 78:24 - 25
    And he rained down on them manna to eat and gave them the grain of heaven.
    John 6:31
    Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written, 'He gave them bread from heaven to eat.'
  62. Cross References
    Psalms 78:15
    He split rocks in the wilderness and gave them drink abundantly as from the deep.
  63. Cross References
    Psalms 63:1
    O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.
  64. Cross References
    Psalms 105:8 - 9
    He remembers his covenant forever, the word that he commanded, for a thousand generations.
    Exodus 2:24
    And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob.
  65. Cross References
    Genesis 15:14
    But I will bring judgment on the nation that they serve, and afterward they shall come out with great possessions.
    Psalms 105:6
    O offspring of Abraham, his servant, children of Jacob, his chosen ones!
  66. Cross References
    Psalms 105:42
    For he remembered his holy promise, and Abraham, his servant.
  67. Cross References
    Isaiah 35:10
    And the ransomed of the Lord shall return and come to Zion with singing; everlasting joy shall be upon their heads; they shall obtain gladness and joy, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.
    Exodus 15:1 - 21
    Then Moses and the people of Israel sang this song to the Lord, saying, "I will sing to the Lord, for he has triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider he has thrown into the sea.
  68. Cross References
    Joshua 24:13
    I gave you a land on which you had not labored and cities that you had not built, and you dwell in them. You eat the fruit of vineyards and olive orchards that you did not plant.
    Psalms 78:55
    He drove out nations before them; he apportioned them for a possession and settled the tribes of Israel in their tents.
  69. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 4:1
    And now, O Israel, listen to the statutes and the rules that I am teaching you, and do them, that you may live, and go in and take possession of the land that the Lord, the God of your fathers, is giving you.
    Deuteronomy 4:40
    Therefore you shall keep his statutes and his commandments, which I command you today, that it may go well with you and with your children after you, and that you may prolong your days in the land that the Lord your God is giving you for all time.
  70. Cross References
    Psalms 78:7
    So that they should set their hope in God and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments.
  71. Cross References
    Psalms 104:35
    Let sinners be consumed from the earth, and let the wicked be no more! Bless the Lord, O my soul! Praise the Lord!
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