105:1 Give thanks to the Lord!
Call on his name!
Make known his accomplishments among the nations!
105:2 Sing to him!
Make music to him!
Tell about all his miraculous deeds!
105:3 Boast about his holy name!
Let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice!
105:4 Seek the Lord and the strength he gives!
Seek his presence continually!
105:5 Recall the miraculous deeds he performed,
his mighty acts and the judgments he decreed, 2
105:7 He is the Lord our God;
he carries out judgment throughout the earth. 8
105:8 He always remembers his covenantal decree,
the promise he made 9 to a thousand generations –
the promise he made by oath to Isaac!
105:10 He gave it to Jacob as a decree,
to Israel as a lasting promise, 11
105:11 saying, “To you I will give the land of Canaan
as the portion of your inheritance.”
105:12 When they were few in number,
just a very few, and resident aliens within it,
105:13 they wandered from nation to nation,
and from one kingdom to another. 12
105:14 He let no one oppress them;
he disciplined kings for their sake,
Don’t harm my prophets!”
1 sn Psalm 105. The psalmist summons Israel to praise God because he delivered his people from Egypt in fulfillment of his covenantal promises to Abraham. A parallel version of vv. 1-15 appears in 1 Chr 16:8-22.
2 tn Heb “and the judgments of his mouth.”
3 tn Or “offspring”; Heb “seed.”
5 tn Heb “his”; the referent (God) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
6 tn Heb “sons.”
7 tn Heb “his”; the referent (God) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
8 tn Heb “in all the earth [are] his judgments.”
10 tn Heb “which.”
11 tn Or “eternal covenant.”
12 tn Heb “and from a kingdom to another nation.”
13 tn The word “saying” is supplied in the translation for clarification and for stylistic reasons.
14 tn Heb “anointed.”