1 Praise ye the LORD. O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.
1 Hallelujah! Give thanks to the LORD, since he is good, for his gracious love exists forever.
1 Praise the Lord! (Hallelujah!) O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever!
2 Who can utter the mighty acts of the LORD? who can shew forth all his praise?
2 Who can fully describe the mighty acts of the LORD or proclaim all his praises?
2 Who can put into words and tell the mighty deeds of the Lord? Or who can show forth all the praise [that is due Him]?
3 Blessed are they that keep judgment, and he that doeth righteousness at all times.
3 How happy are those who enforce justice, who live righteously all the time.
3 Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) are those who observe justice [treating others fairly] and who do right and are in right standing with God at all times.
4 Remember me, O LORD, with the favour that thou bearest unto thy people: O visit me with thy salvation;
4 Remember me, LORD, when you show favor to your people. Visit us with your deliverance,
4 [Earnestly] remember me, O Lord, when You favor Your people! O visit me also when You deliver them, and grant me Your salvation! -- "
5 That I may see the good of thy chosen, that I may rejoice in the gladness of thy nation, that I may glory with thine inheritance.
5 to witness the prosperity of your chosen ones, to rejoice in your nation's joy, to glory in your inheritance.
5 That I may see and share the welfare of Your chosen ones, that I may rejoice in the gladness of Your nation, that I may glory with Your heritage.
6 We have sinned with our fathers, we have committed iniquity, we have done wickedly.
6 We have sinned, along with our ancestors; we have committed iniquity and wickedness.
6 We have sinned, as did also our fathers; we have committed iniquity, we have done wickedly.
7 Our fathers understood not thy wonders in Egypt; they remembered not the multitude of thy mercies; but provoked him at the sea, even at the Red sea.
7 In Egypt, our ancestors neither comprehended your awesome deeds nor remembered your abundant gracious love. Instead, they rebelled beside the sea, the Reed Sea.
7 Our fathers in Egypt understood not nor appreciated Your miracles; they did not [earnestly] remember the multitude of Your mercies nor imprint Your loving-kindness [on their hearts], but they were rebellious and provoked the Lord at the sea, even at the Red Sea.
8 Nevertheless he saved them for his name's sake, that he might make his mighty power to be known.
8 He delivered for the sake of his name, to make his power known.
8 Nevertheless He saved them for His name's sake [to prove the righteousness of the divine character], that He might make His mighty power known.
9 He rebuked the Red sea also, and it was dried up: so he led them through the depths, as through the wilderness.
9 He shouted at the Reed Sea and it dried up; and led them through the sea as though through a desert.
9 He rebuked the Red Sea also, and it dried up; so He led them through the depths as through a pastureland.
10 And he saved them from the hand of him that hated them, and redeemed them from the hand of the enemy.
10 He delivered them from the power of their foe; redeeming them from the power of their enemy.
10 And He saved them from the hand of him that hated them, and redeemed them from the hand of the [Egyptian] enemy.
11 And the waters covered their enemies: there was not one of them left.
11 The water overwhelmed their enemies, so that not one of them survived.
11 And the waters covered their adversaries; not one of them was left.
12 Then believed they his words; they sang his praise.
12 Then they believed his word and sung his praise.
12 Then [Israel] believed His words [trusting in, relying on them]; they sang His praise.
13 They soon forgat his works; they waited not for his counsel:
13 But they quickly forgot his deeds and did not wait for his counsel.
13 But they hastily forgot His works; they did not [earnestly] wait for His plans [to develop] regarding them,
14 But lusted exceedingly in the wilderness, and tempted God in the desert.
14 They were overwhelmed with craving in the wilderness, so God tested them in the wasteland.
14 But lusted exceedingly in the wilderness and tempted and tried to restrain God [with their insistent desires] in the desert.
15 And he gave them their request; but sent leanness into their soul.
15 God granted them their request, but sent leanness into their lives.
15 And He gave them their request, but sent leanness into their souls and [thinned their numbers by] disease and death.
16 They envied Moses also in the camp, and Aaron the saint of the LORD.
16 They were envious of Moses in the camp, and of Aaron, the holy one of the LORD.
16 They envied Moses also in the camp, and Aaron [the high priest], the holy one of the Lord.
17 The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan, and covered the company of Abiram.
17 The earth opened and swallowed Dathan, closing over Abiram's clan.
17 Therefore the earth opened and swallowed up Dathan and closed over the company of Abiram.
18 And a fire was kindled in their company; the flame burned up the wicked.
18 Then a fire burned among their company, a flame that set the wicked ablaze.
18 And a fire broke out in their company; the flame burned up the wicked.
19 They made a calf in Horeb, and worshipped the molten image.
19 They fashioned a calf at Horeb and worshipped a carved image.
19 They made a calf in Horeb and worshiped a molten image.
20 Thus they changed their glory into the similitude of an ox that eateth grass.
20 They exchanged their glory with the image of a grass-eating bull.
20 Thus they exchanged Him Who was their Glory for the image of an ox that eats grass [they traded their Honor for the image of a calf]!
21 They forgat God their saviour, which had done great things in Egypt;
21 They forgot God their Savior, who performed great things in Egypt
21 They forgot God their Savior, Who had done such great things in Egypt,
22 Wondrous works in the land of Ham, and terrible things by the Red sea.
22 awesome deeds in the land of Ham, astonishing deeds at the Reed Sea.
22 Wonders and miracles in the land of Ham, dreadful and awesome things at the Red Sea.
23 Therefore he said that he would destroy them, had not Moses his chosen stood before him in the breach, to turn away his wrath, lest he should destroy them.
23 He would have destroyed them but for Moses, his chosen one, who stood in the breach before him to avert his destructive wrath.
23 Therefore He said He would destroy them. [And He would have done so] had not Moses, His chosen one, stepped into the breach before Him to turn away His threatening wrath.
24 Yea, they despised the pleasant land, they believed not his word:
24 They rejected the desirable land, and they didn't trust his promise.
24 Then they spurned and despised the pleasant and desirable land [Canaan]; they believed not His word [neither trusting in, relying on, nor holding to it];
25 But murmured in their tents, and hearkened not unto the voice of the LORD.
25 They murmured in their tents, and didn't listen to the voice of the LORD.
25 But they murmured in their tents and hearkened not to the voice of the Lord.
26 Therefore he lifted up his hand against them, to overthrow them in the wilderness:
26 So he swore an oath concerning them that he would cause them to die in the wilderness,
26 Therefore He lifted up His hand [as if taking an oath] against them, that He would cause them to fall in the wilderness,
27 To overthrow their seed also among the nations, and to scatter them in the lands.
27 to cause their children to perish among the nations and be scattered among many lands.
27 Cast out their descendants among the nations, and scatter them in the lands [of the earth].
28 They joined themselves also unto Baalpeor, and ate the sacrifices of the dead.
28 For they adopted the worship of Baal Peor and ate sacrifices offered to the dead.
28 They joined themselves also to the [idol] Baal of Peor and ate sacrifices [offered] to the lifeless [gods].
29 Thus they provoked him to anger with their inventions: and the plague brake in upon them.
29 They had provoked anger by their deeds, so that a plague broke out against them.
29 Thus they provoked the Lord to anger with their practices, and a plague broke out among them.
30 Then stood up Phinehas, and executed judgment: and so the plague was stayed.
30 But Phinehas intervened and prayed so that the plague was restrained.
30 Then stood up Phinehas [the priest] and executed judgment, and so the plague was stayed.
31 And that was counted unto him for righteousness unto all generations for evermore.
31 And it was credited to him as a righteous act, from generation to generation to eternity.
31 And that was credited to him for righteousness (right doing and right standing with God) to all generations forever.
32 They angered him also at the waters of strife, so that it went ill with Moses for their sakes:
32 They provoked wrath at the waters of Meribah, and Moses suffered on account of them.
32 They angered the Lord also at the waters of Meribah, so that it went ill with Moses for their sakes;
33 Because they provoked his spirit, so that he spake unadvisedly with his lips.
33 For they rebelled against him, so that he spoke thoughtlessly with his lips.
33 For they provoked [Moses'] spirit, so that he spoke unadvisedly with his lips.
34 They did not destroy the nations, concerning whom the LORD commanded them:
34 They never destroyed the people, as the LORD had commanded them.
34 They did not destroy the [heathen] nations as the Lord commanded them,
35 But were mingled among the heathen, and learned their works.
35 Instead, they mingled among the nations and learned their ways.
35 But mingled themselves with the [idolatrous] nations and learned their ways and works
36 And they served their idols: which were a snare unto them.
36 They worshipped their idols, and this became a trap for them.
36 And served their idols, which were a snare to them.
37 Yea, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters unto devils,
37 They sacrificed their sons and daughters to demons.
37 Yes, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters to demons
38 And shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their daughters, whom they sacrificed unto the idols of Canaan: and the land was polluted with blood.
38 They shed innocent blood the blood of their sons and daughters whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan, thereby polluting the land with blood.
38 And shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan; and the land was polluted with their blood.
39 Thus were they defiled with their own works, and went a whoring with their own inventions.
39 Therefore, they became unclean because of what they did; they have acted like whores by their evil deeds.
39 Thus were they defiled by their own works, and they played the harlot and practiced idolatry with their own deeds [of idolatrous rites].
40 Therefore was the wrath of the LORD kindled against his people, insomuch that he abhorred his own inheritance.
40 The LORD's anger burned against his people, so that he despised his own inheritance.
40 Therefore was the wrath of the Lord kindled against His people, insomuch that He abhorred and rejected His own heritage.
41 And he gave them into the hand of the heathen; and they that hated them ruled over them.
41 He turned them over to domination by nations where those who hated them ruled over them.
41 And He gave them into the hands of the [heathen] nations, and they that hated them ruled over them.
42 Their enemies also oppressed them, and they were brought into subjection under their hand.
42 Their enemies oppressed them, so that they were humiliated by their power.
42 Their enemies also oppressed them, and they were brought into subjection under the hand of their foes.
43 Many times did he deliver them; but they provoked him with their counsel, and were brought low for their iniquity.
43 He delivered them many times, but they demonstrated rebellion by their evil plans; therefore they sunk deep in their sins.
43 Many times did [God] deliver them, but they were rebellious in their counsel and sank low through their iniquity.
44 Nevertheless he regarded their affliction, when he heard their cry:
44 Yet when he saw their distress and heard their cries for help,
44 Nevertheless He regarded their distress when He heard their cry;
45 And he remembered for them his covenant, and repented according to the multitude of his mercies.
45 he remembered his covenant with them, and so relented according to the greatness of his gracious love.
45 And He [earnestly] remembered for their sake His covenant and relented their sentence of evil [comforting and easing Himself] according to the abundance of His mercy and loving-kindness [when they cried out to Him].
46 He made them also to be pitied of all those that carried them captives.
46 He caused all their captors to show compassion toward them.
46 He also caused [Israel] to find sympathy among those who had carried them away captive.
47 Save us, O LORD our God, and gather us from among the heathen, to give thanks unto thy holy name, and to triumph in thy praise.
47 Deliver us, LORD our God, gather us from among the nations so we may praise your holy name and rejoice in praising you.
47 Deliver us, O Lord our God, and gather us from among the nations, that we may give thanks to Your holy name and glory in praising You.
48 Blessed be the LORD God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting: and let all the people say, Amen. Praise ye the LORD.
48 Blessed are you, LORD God of Israel, from eternity to eternity; Let all the people say, "Amen!" Hallelujah!
48 Blessed (affectionately and gratefully praised) be the Lord, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting! And let all the people say, Amen! Praise the Lord! (Hallelujah!)
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