1: Praise ye the LORD. O give thanks to the LORD; for [he is] good: for his mercy [endureth] for ever. 2: Who can utter the mighty acts of the LORD? [who] can show forth all his praise? 3: Blessed [are] they that keep judgment, [and] he that doeth righteousness at all times. 4: Remember me, O LORD, with the favor [that thou bearest to] thy people: O visit me with thy 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 thy inheritance. 6: We have sinned with 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. 8: Nevertheless he saved them for his name's sake, that he might make his mighty power to be known. 9: He rebuked the Red sea also, and it was dried up: so he led them through the depths, as through the wilderness. 10: And he saved them from the hand of him that hated [them], and redeemed them from the hand of the enemy. 11: And the waters covered their enemies: there was not one of them left. 12: Then they believed his words; they sang his praise. 13: They soon forgot his works; they waited not for his counsel: 14: But lusted exceedingly in the wilderness, and tempted God in the desert. 15: And he gave them their request; but sent leanness into their soul. 16: They envied Moses also in the camp, [and] Aaron the saint of the LORD. 17: The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan, and covered the company of Abiram. 18: And a fire was kindled in their company; the flame burned up the wicked. 19: They made a calf in Horeb, and worshiped the molten image. 20: Thus they changed their glory into the similitude of an ox that eateth grass. 21: They forgot God their savior, who had done great things in Egypt; 22: Wondrous works in the land of Ham, [and] terrible things by 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]. 24: Yes, they despised the pleasant land, they believed not his word: 25: But 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: 27: To overthrow their seed also among the nations, and to scatter them in the lands. 28: They joined themselves also to Baal-peor, and ate the sacrifices of the dead. 29: Thus they provoked [him] to anger with their inventions: and the plague broke in upon them. 30: Then stood up Phinehas, and executed judgment: and [so] the plague was stayed. 31: And that was counted to him for righteousness to all generations for ever. 32: They angered [him] also at the waters of strife, so that it went ill with Moses for their sakes: 33: Because they provoked his spirit, so that he spoke unadvisedly with his lips. 34: They did not destroy the nations, concerning whom the LORD commanded them: 35: But were mingled among the heathen, and learned their works. 36: And they served their idols: which were a snare to them. 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 to the idols of Canaan: and the land was polluted with blood. 39: Thus were they defiled with their own works, and went astray with their own inventions. 40: Therefore was the wrath of the LORD kindled against his people, insomuch that he abhorred his own inheritance. 41: And he gave them into the hand of the heathen; and they that hated them ruled over them. 42: Their enemies also oppressed them, and they were brought into subjection under their hand. 43: Many times did he deliver them; but they provoked [him] with their counsel; and were brought low for their iniquity. 44: Nevertheless he regarded their affliction, when he heard their cry: 45: And he remembered for them his covenant, and repented according to the multitude of his mercies. 46: He made them also to be pitied by all those that carried them captives. 47: Save us, O LORD our God, and gather us from among the heathen, to give thanks to thy holy name, [and] to triumph in thy praise. 48: Blessed [be] the LORD God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting: and let all the people say, Amen. Praise ye the LORD.