Oh, a give thanks to the LORD!
Call upon His name;
b Make known His deeds among the peoples!
Sing to Him, sing psalms to Him;
c Talk of all His wondrous works!
Glory in His holy name;
Let the hearts of those rejoice who seek the LORD!
Seek the LORD and His strength;
d Seek His face evermore!
e Remember His marvelous works which He has done,
His wonders, and the judgments of His mouth,
O seed of Abraham His servant,
You children of Jacob, His chosen ones!
He is the LORD our God;
f His judgments are in all the earth.
He g remembers His covenant forever,
The word which He commanded, for a thousand generations,
h The covenant which He made with Abraham,
And His oath to Isaac,
And confirmed it to Jacob for a statute,
To Israel as an everlasting covenant,
Saying, i "To you I will give the land of Canaan
As the allotment of your inheritance,"
j When they were few in number,
Indeed very few, k and strangers in it.
When they went from one nation to another,
From one kingdom to another people,
l He permitted no one to do them wrong;
Yes, m He rebuked kings for their sakes,
Saying, "Do not touch My anointed ones,
And do My prophets no harm."
Moreover n He called for a famine in the land;
He destroyed all the o provision of bread.
p He sent a man before them -
Joseph - who q was sold as a slave.
r They hurt his feet with fetters,
He was laid in irons.
Until the time that his word came to pass,
s The word of the LORD tested him.
t The king sent and released him,
The ruler of the people let him go free.
u He made him lord of his house,
And ruler of all his possessions,
To bind his princes at his pleasure,
And teach his elders wisdom.
v Israel also came into Egypt,
And Jacob dwelt w in the land of Ham.
x He increased His people greatly,
And made them stronger than their enemies.
y He turned their heart to hate His people,
To deal craftily with His servants.
z He sent Moses His servant,
And Aaron whom He had chosen.
They a performed His signs among them,
And wonders in the land of Ham.
He sent darkness, and made it dark;
And they did not rebel against His word.
b He turned their waters into blood,
And killed their fish.
c Their land abounded with frogs,
Even in the chambers of their kings.
d He spoke, and there came swarms of flies,
And lice in all their territory.
e He gave them hail for rain,
And flaming fire in their land.
f He struck their vines also, and their fig trees,
And splintered the trees of their territory.
g He spoke, and locusts came,
Young locusts without number,
And ate up all the vegetation in their land,
And devoured the fruit of their ground.
h He also destroyed all the firstborn in their land,
i The first of all their strength.
j He also brought them out with silver and gold,
And there was none feeble among His tribes.
k Egypt was glad when they departed,
For the fear of them had fallen upon them.
l He spread a cloud for a covering,
And fire to give light in the night.
m The people asked, and He brought quail,
And n satisfied them with the bread of heaven.
o He opened the rock, and water gushed out;
It ran in the dry places like a river.
For He remembered p His holy promise,
And Abraham His servant.
He brought out His people with joy,
His chosen ones with gladness.
q He gave them the lands of the Gentiles,
And they inherited the labor of the nations,
r That they might observe His statutes
And keep His laws.
Praise the LORD!
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
1 Chronicles 16:8 - 22
Oh, give thanks to the LORD! Call upon His name; Make known His deeds among the peoples!
1 Chronicles 16:34
Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.
Praise the LORD! Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.
And in that day you will say: "Praise the LORD, call upon His name; Declare His deeds among the peoples, Make mention that His name is exalted.
To make known to the sons of men His mighty acts, And the glorious majesty of His kingdom.
Make me understand the way of Your precepts; So shall I meditate on Your wonderful works.
When You said, "Seek My face," My heart said to You, "Your face, LORD, I will seek.
I will remember the works of the LORD; Surely I will remember Your wonders of old.
With my soul I have desired You in the night, Yes, by my spirit within me I will seek You early; For when Your judgments are in the earth, The inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.
To perform the mercy promised to our fathers And to remember His holy covenant.
"And I will make My covenant between Me and you, and will multiply you exceedingly."
The oath which He swore to our father Abraham:
And this I say, that the law, which was four hundred and thirty years later, cannot annul the covenant that was confirmed before by God in Christ, that it should make the promise of no effect.
Thus God, determining to show more abundantly to the heirs of promise the immutability of His counsel, confirmed it by an oath.
For all the land which you see I give to you and your descendants forever.
On the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying: "To your descendants I have given this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the River Euphrates -
Then Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, "You have troubled me by making me obnoxious among the inhabitants of the land, among the Canaanites and the Perizzites; and since I am few in number, they will gather themselves together against me and kill me. I shall be destroyed, my household and I.
The LORD did not set His love on you nor choose you because you were more in number than any other people, for you were the least of all peoples.
"I am a foreigner and a visitor among you. Give me property for a burial place among you, that I may bury my dead out of my sight."
By faith he dwelt in the land of promise as in a foreign country, dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise.
And they journeyed, and the terror of God was upon the cities that were all around them, and they did not pursue the sons of Jacob.
But the LORD plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai, Abram's wife.
And the seven years of famine began to come, as Joseph had said. The famine was in all lands, but in all the land of Egypt there was bread.
When I have cut off your supply of bread, ten women shall bake your bread in one oven, and they shall bring back your bread by weight, and you shall eat and not be satisfied.
For behold, the Lord, the LORD of hosts, Takes away from Jerusalem and from Judah The stock and the store, The whole supply of bread and the whole supply of water.
Moreover He said to me, "Son of man, surely I will cut off the supply of bread in Jerusalem; they shall eat bread by weight and with anxiety, and shall drink water by measure and with dread.
But now, do not therefore be grieved or angry with yourselves because you sold me here; for God sent me before you to preserve life.
Then Midianite traders passed by; so the brothers pulled Joseph up and lifted him out of the pit, and sold him to the Ishmaelites for twenty shekels of silver. And they took Joseph to Egypt.
Now the Midianites had sold him in Egypt to Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh and captain of the guard.
And the patriarchs, becoming envious, sold Joseph into Egypt. But God was with him
"For indeed I was stolen away from the land of the Hebrews; and also I have done nothing here that they should put me into the dungeon."
Genesis 39:11 - 21
But it happened about this time, when Joseph went into the house to do his work, and none of the men of the house was inside.
Then Joseph said to Pharaoh, "The dreams of Pharaoh are one; God has shown Pharaoh what He is about to do:
Then Pharaoh took his signet ring off his hand and put it on Joseph's hand; and he clothed him in garments of fine linen and put a gold chain around his neck.
And he had him ride in the second chariot which he had; and they cried out before him, "Bow the knee!" So he set him over all the land of Egypt.
Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they brought him quickly out of the dungeon; and he shaved, changed his clothing, and came to Pharaoh.
Genesis 41:40 - 44
"You shall be over my house, and all my people shall be ruled according to your word; only in regard to the throne will I be greater than you."
So they took their livestock and their goods, which they had acquired in the land of Canaan, and went to Egypt, Jacob and all his descendants with him.
So Jacob went down to Egypt; and he died, he and our fathers.
And destroyed all the firstborn in Egypt, The first of their strength in the tents of Ham.
But the children of Israel were fruitful and increased abundantly, multiplied and grew exceedingly mighty; and the land was filled with them.
And he said to his people, "Look, the people of the children of Israel are more and mightier than we.
Exodus 1:8 - 10
Now there arose a new king over Egypt, who did not know Joseph.
And the LORD said to Moses, "When you go back to Egypt, see that you do all those wonders before Pharaoh which I have put in your hand. But I will harden his heart, so that he will not let the people go.
"Come now, therefore, and I will send you to Pharaoh that you may bring My people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt."
Exodus 4:12 - 15
"Now therefore, go, and I will be with your mouth and teach you what you shall say."
So the LORD said to Moses: "See, I have made you as God to Pharaoh, and Aaron your brother shall be your prophet.
Now the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying.
When He worked His signs in Egypt, And His wonders in the field of Zoan.
And Moses and Aaron did so, just as the LORD commanded. So he lifted up the rod and struck the waters that were in the river, in the sight of Pharaoh and in the sight of his servants. And all the waters that were in the river were turned to blood.
The fish that were in the river died, the river stank, and the Egyptians could not drink the water of the river. So there was blood throughout all the land of Egypt.
Turned their rivers into blood, And their streams, that they could not drink.
So Aaron stretched out his hand over the waters of Egypt, and the frogs came up and covered the land of Egypt.
So the LORD said to Moses, "Say to Aaron, 'Stretch out your rod, and strike the dust of the land, so that it may become lice throughout all the land of Egypt.'
And they did so. For Aaron stretched out his hand with his rod and struck the dust of the earth, and it became lice on man and beast. All the dust of the land became lice throughout all the land of Egypt.
Exodus 9:23 - 25
And Moses stretched out his rod toward heaven; and the LORD sent thunder and hail, and fire darted to the ground. And the LORD rained hail on the land of Egypt.
He destroyed their vines with hail, And their sycamore trees with frost.
Or else, if you refuse to let My people go, behold, tomorrow I will bring locusts into your territory.
And it came to pass at midnight that the LORD struck all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sat on his throne to the firstborn of the captive who was in the dungeon, and all the firstborn of livestock.
'And it came to pass, when Pharaoh was stubborn about letting us go, that the LORD killed all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both the firstborn of man and the firstborn of beast. Therefore I sacrifice to the LORD all males that open the womb, but all the firstborn of my sons I redeem.'
He destroyed the firstborn of Egypt, Both of man and beast.
To Him who struck Egypt in their firstborn, For His mercy endures forever.
Reuben, you are my firstborn, My might and the beginning of my strength, The excellency of dignity and the excellency of power.
Now the children of Israel had done according to the word of Moses, and they had asked from the Egyptians articles of silver, articles of gold, and clothing.
And the LORD had given the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they granted them what they requested. Thus they plundered the Egyptians.
And the Egyptians urged the people, that they might send them out of the land in haste. For they said, "We shall all be dead.
And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of cloud to lead the way, and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so as to go by day and night.
Moreover You led them by day with a cloudy pillar, And by night with a pillar of fire, To give them light on the road Which they should travel.
In the daytime also He led them with the cloud, And all the night with a light of fire.
Then the LORD will create above every dwelling place of Mount Zion, and above her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day and the shining of a flaming fire by night. For over all the glory there will be a covering.
"I have heard the complaints of the children of Israel. Speak to them, saying, 'At twilight you shall eat meat, and in the morning you shall be filled with bread. And you shall know that I am the LORD your God.'"
Had rained down manna on them to eat, And given them of the bread of heaven.
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Then Moses lifted his hand and struck the rock ...
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1 Corinthians 10:4
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Then He said to Abram: "Know certainly that your descendants will be strangers in a land that is not theirs, and will serve them, and they will afflict them four hundred years.
And also the nation whom they serve I will judge; afterward they shall come out with great possessions.
He remembers His covenant forever, The word which He commanded, for a thousand generations.
Joshua 11:16 - 23
Thus Joshua took all this land: the mountain country, all the South, all the land of Goshen, the lowland, and the Jordan plain - the mountains of Israel and its lowlands.
"Now therefore, divide this land as an inheritance to the nine tribes and half the tribe of Manasseh."
He also drove out the nations before them, Allotted them an inheritance by survey, And made the tribes of Israel dwell in their tents.
Now, O Israel, listen to the statutes and the judgments which I teach you to observe, that you may live, and go in and possess the land which the LORD God of your fathers is giving you.
"You shall therefore 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 which the LORD your God is giving you for all time."