1 O give thanks unto the LORD; call upon his name: make known his deeds among the people.
1 Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name, and make his deeds known among the people.
1 O give thanks unto the Lord, call upon His name, make known His doings among the peoples!
2 Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him: talk ye of all his wondrous works.
2 Sing to him! Praise him! Declare all his awesome deeds!
2 Sing to Him, sing praises to Him; meditate on and talk of all His marvelous deeds and devoutly praise them.
3 Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD.
3 Exult in his holy name; let all those who seek the LORD rejoice!
3 Glory in His holy name; let the hearts of those rejoice who seek and require the Lord [as their indispensable necessity].
4 Seek the LORD, and his strength: seek his face evermore.
4 Seek the LORD and his strength; seek his face continually.
4 Seek, inquire of and for the Lord, and crave Him and His strength (His might and inflexibility to temptation); seek and require His face and His presence [continually] evermore.
5 Remember his marvellous works that he hath done; his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth;
5 Remember his awesome deeds that he has done, his wonders and the judgments he declared.
5 [Earnestly] remember the marvelous deeds that He has done, His miracles and wonders, the judgments and sentences which He pronounced [upon His enemies, as in Egypt].
6 O ye seed of Abraham his servant, ye children of Jacob his chosen.
6 You descendants of Abraham, his servant, You children of Jacob, his chosen ones.
6 O you offspring of Abraham His servant, you children of Jacob, His chosen ones,
7 He is the LORD our God: his judgments are in all the earth.
7 He is the LORD our God; his judgments extend to the entire earth.
7 He is the Lord our God; His judgments are in all the earth.
8 He hath remembered his covenant for ever, the word which he commanded to a thousand generations.
8 He remembers his eternal covenant every promise he made for a thousand generations,
8 He is [earnestly] mindful of His covenant and forever it is imprinted on His heart, the word which He commanded and established to a thousand generations,
9 Which covenant he made with Abraham, and his oath unto Isaac;
9 like the covenant he made with Abraham, and his promise to Isaac.
9 The covenant which He made with Abraham, and His sworn promise to Isaac,
10 And confirmed the same unto Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant:
10 He presented it to Jacob as a decree, to Israel as an everlasting covenant.
10 Which He confirmed to Jacob as a statute, to Israel as an everlasting covenant,
11 Saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance:
11 He said: "I will give Canaan to you as the allotted portion that is your inheritance."
11 Saying, Unto you will I give the land of Canaan as your measured portion, possession, and inheritance.
12 When they were but a few men in number; yea, very few, and strangers in it.
12 When the Hebrews were few in number so very few and were sojourners in it,
12 When they were but a few men in number, in fact, very few, and were temporary residents and strangers in it,
13 And they wandered about from nation to nation,From one kingdom to another people.
13 When they went from one nation to another, from one kingdom to another people;
13 they wandered from nation to nation, from one kingdom to another.
13 When they went from one nation to another, from one kingdom to another people,
14 He suffered no man to do them wrong: yea, he reproved kings for their sakes;
14 He did not allow anyone to oppress them, or any kings to reprove them.
14 He allowed no man to do them wrong; in fact, He reproved kings for their sakes,
15 Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.
15 "Don't touch my anointed or hurt my prophets!"
15 Saying, Touch not My anointed, and do My prophets no harm.
16 Moreover he called for a famine upon the land: he brake the whole staff of bread.
16 He declared a famine on the land; destroying the entire food supply.
16 Moreover, He called for a famine upon the land [of Egypt]; He cut off every source of bread.
17 He sent a man before them, even Joseph, who was sold for a servant:
17 He sent a man before them Joseph, who had been sold as a slave.
17 He sent a man before them, even Joseph, who was sold as a servant.
18 Whose feet they hurt with fetters: he was laid in iron:
18 They bound his feet with fetters and placed an iron collar on his neck,
18 His feet they hurt with fetters; he was laid in chains of iron and his soul entered into the iron,
19 Until the time that his word came: the word of the LORD tried him.
19 until the time his prediction came true, as the word of the LORD refined him.
19 Until his word [to his cruel brothers] came true, until the word of the Lord tried and tested him.
20 The king sent and loosed him; even the ruler of the people, and let him go free.
20 He sent a king who released him, a ruler of people who set him free.
20 The king sent and loosed him, even the ruler of the peoples, and let him go free.
21 He made him lord of his house, and ruler of all his substance:
21 He made him the master over his household, the manager of all his possessions
21 He made Joseph lord of his house and ruler of all his substance,
22 To bind his princes at his pleasure; and teach his senators wisdom.
22 to discipline his rulers at will and make his elders wise.
22 To bind his princes at his pleasure and teach his elders wisdom.
23 Israel also came into Egypt; and Jacob sojourned in the land of Ham.
23 Then Israel came to Egypt; indeed, Jacob lived in the land of Ham.
23 Israel also came into Egypt; and Jacob sojourned in the land of Ham.
24 And he increased his people greatly; and made them stronger than their enemies.
24 He caused his people to multiply greatly; and be more numerous than their enemies.
24 There [the Lord] greatly increased His people and made them stronger than their oppressors.
25 He turned their heart to hate his people, to deal subtilly with his servants.
25 He caused them to hate his people and to deceive his servants.
25 He turned the hearts [of the Egyptians] to hate His people, to deal craftily with His servants.
26 He sent Moses his servant; and Aaron whom he had chosen.
26 He sent his servant Moses, along with Aaron, whom he had chosen.
26 He sent Moses His servant, and Aaron, whom He had chosen.
27 They shewed his signs among them, and wonders in the land of Ham.
27 They performed his signs among them, his wonders in the land of Ham.
27 They showed His signs among them, wonders and miracles in the land of Ham (Egypt).
28 He sent darkness, and made it dark; and they rebelled not against his word.
28 He sent darkness, and it became dark. Did they not rebel against his words?
28 He sent [thick] darkness and made the land dark, and they [God's two servants] rebelled not against His word.
29 He turned their waters into blood, and slew their fish.
29 He turned their water into blood, so that the fish died.
29 He turned [Egypt's] waters into blood and caused their fish to die.
30 Their land brought forth frogs in abundance, in the chambers of their kings.
30 Their land swarmed with frogs even to the chambers of their kings.
30 Their land brought forth frogs in abundance, even in the chambers of their kings.
31 He spake, and there came divers sorts of flies, and lice in all their coasts.
31 He spoke, and a swarm of insects invaded their land.
31 He spoke, and there came swarms of beetles and flies and mosquitoes and lice in all their borders.
32 He gave them hail for rain, and flaming fire in their land.
32 He sent hail instead of rain, and lightning throughout their land.
32 He gave them hail for rain, with lightning like flaming fire in their land.
33 He smote their vines also and their fig trees; and brake the trees of their coasts.
33 It destroyed their vines and their figs, breaking trees throughout their country.
33 He smote their vines also and their fig trees and broke the [ice-laden] trees of their borders.
34 He spake, and the locusts came, and caterpillers, and that without number,
34 He spoke, and locusts came—young locusts without number.
34 Then he commanded the locust to come grasshoppers without number.
34 He spoke, and the locusts came, and the grasshoppers, and that without number,
35 And ate up all vegetation in their land,And ate up the fruit of their ground.
35 And did eat up all the herbs in their land, and devoured the fruit of their ground.
35 They consumed every green plant in their land, and devoured the fruit of their soil.
35 And ate up all the vegetation in their land and devoured the fruit of their ground.
36 He smote also all the firstborn in their land, the chief of all their strength.
36 He struck down every firstborn in their land, the first fruits of all their progeny.
36 He smote also all the firstborn in their land, the beginning and chief substance of all their strength.
37 He brought them forth also with silver and gold: and there was not one feeble person among their tribes.
37 Then he brought Israel out with silver and gold, and no one among his tribes stumbled.
37 He brought [Israel] forth also with silver and gold, and there was not one feeble person among their tribes.
38 Egypt was glad when they departed: for the fear of them fell upon them.
38 The Egyptians rejoiced when they left, because fear of Israel descended on them.
38 Egypt was glad when they departed, for the fear of them had fallen upon the people.
39 He spread a cloud for a covering; and fire to give light in the night.
39 He spread out a cloud for a cover, and fire for light at night.
39 The Lord spread a cloud for a covering [by day], and a fire to give light in the night.
40 The people asked, and he brought quails, and satisfied them with the bread of heaven.
40 Israel asked, and quail came; food from heaven satisfied them.
40 [The Israelites] asked, and He brought quails and satisfied them with the bread of heaven.
41 He opened the rock, and the waters gushed out; they ran in the dry places like a river.
41 He opened a rock, and water gushed out flowing like a river in the desert.
41 He opened the rock, and water gushed out; it ran in the dry places like a river.
42 For he remembered his holy promise, and Abraham his servant.
42 Indeed, he remembered his sacred promise to his servant Abraham.
42 For He [earnestly] remembered His holy word and promise to Abraham His servant.
43 And he brought forth his people with joy, and his chosen with gladness:
43 He led his people out with gladness, his chosen ones with shouts of joy.
43 And He brought forth His people with joy, and His chosen ones with gladness and singing,
44 And gave them the lands of the heathen: and they inherited the labour of the people;
44 He gave to them the land of nations; they inherited the labor of other people
44 And gave them the lands of the nations [of Canaan], and they reaped the fruits of those peoples' labor,
45 That they might observe his statutes, and keep his laws. Praise ye the LORD.
45 so they might keep his statutes and observe his laws. Hallelujah!
45 That they might observe His statutes and keep His laws [hearing, receiving, loving, and obeying them]. Praise the Lord! (Hallelujah!)
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