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Psalms 105:6-13


105:6 O children 1  of Abraham, 2  God’s 3  servant,

you descendants 4  of Jacob, God’s 5  chosen ones!

105:7 He is the Lord our God;

he carries out judgment throughout the earth. 6 

105:8 He always remembers his covenantal decree,

the promise he made 7  to a thousand generations –

105:9 the promise 8  he made to Abraham,

the promise he made by oath to Isaac!

105:10 He gave it to Jacob as a decree,

to Israel as a lasting promise, 9 

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. 10 

Psalms 105:42


105:42 Yes, 11  he remembered the sacred promise 12 

he made to Abraham his servant.

1 tn Or “offspring”; Heb “seed.”

2 tc Some mss have “Israel,” which appears in the parallel version of this psalm in 1 Chr 16:13.

3 tn Heb “his”; the referent (God) has been specified in the translation for clarity.

4 tn Heb “sons.”

5 tn Heb “his”; the referent (God) has been specified in the translation for clarity.

6 tn Heb “in all the earth [are] his judgments.”

7 tn Heb “[the] word he commanded.” The text refers here to God’s unconditional covenantal promise to Abraham and the patriarchs, as vv. 10-12 make clear.

8 tn Heb “which.”

9 tn Or “eternal covenant.”

10 tn Heb “and from a kingdom to another nation.”

11 tn Or “for.”

12 tn Heb “his holy word.”

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