The LORD's Wonders in Behalf of Israel
105 1 Give ye thanks unto Jehovah, call upon his name; make known his acts among the peoples. 2 Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him; meditate upon all his wondrous works. 3 Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek Jehovah. 4 Seek Jehovah and his strength, seek his face continually; 5 Remember his wondrous works which he hath done, his miracles and the judgments of his mouth: 6 Ye seed of Abraham his servant, ye sons of Jacob, his chosen ones. 7 He, Jehovah, is our God; his judgments are in all the earth.
8 He is ever mindful of his covenant,—the word which he commanded to a thousand generations,— 9 Which he made with Abraham, and of his oath unto Isaac; 10 And he confirmed it unto Jacob for a statute, unto Israel for an everlasting covenant, 11 Saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance; 12 When they were a few men in number, of small account, and strangers in it. 13 And they went from nation to nation, from one kingdom to another people. 14 He suffered no man to oppress them, and reproved kings for their sakes, 15 [Saying,] Touch not mine anointed ones, and do my prophets no harm. 16 And he called for a famine upon the land; he broke the whole staff of bread. 17 He sent a man before them: Joseph was sold for a bondman. 18 They afflicted his feet with fetters; his soul came into irons; 19 Until the time when what he said came about: the word of Jehovah tried him. 20 The king sent and loosed him—the ruler of peoples—and let him go free. 21 He made him lord of his house, and ruler over all his possessions: 22 To bind his princes at his pleasure, and teach his elders wisdom. 23 And Israel came into Egypt, and Jacob sojourned in the land of Ham. 24 And he made his people exceeding fruitful, and made them mightier than their oppressors.
25 He turned their heart to hate his people, to deal subtilly with his servants. 26 He sent Moses his servant, [and] Aaron whom he had chosen: 27 They set his signs among them, and miracles in the land of Ham. 28 He sent darkness, and made it dark; and they rebelled not against his word. 29 He turned their waters into blood, and caused their fish to die. 30 Their land swarmed with frogs,—in the chambers of their kings. 31 He spoke, and there came dog-flies, [and] gnats in all their borders. 32 He gave them hail for rain, [and] flaming fire in their land; 33 And he smote their vines and their fig-trees, and broke the trees of their borders. 34 He spoke, and the locust came, and the cankerworm, even without number; 35 And they devoured every herb in their land, and ate up the fruit of their ground. 36 And he smote every firstborn in their land, the firstfruits of all their vigour. 37 And he brought them forth with silver and gold; and there was not one feeble among their tribes. 38 Egypt rejoiced at their departure; for the fear of them had fallen upon them. 39 He spread a cloud for a covering, and fire to give light in the night. 40 They asked, and he brought quails, and satisfied them with the bread of heaven. 41 He opened the rock, and waters gushed forth; they ran in the dry places [like] a river. 42 For he remembered his holy word, [and] Abraham his servant; 43 And he brought forth his people with gladness, his chosen with rejoicing; 44 And he gave them the lands of the nations, and they took possession of the labour of the peoples: 45 That they might keep his statutes, and observe his laws. Hallelujah!
The Rebelliousness of Israel
106 1 Hallelujah! Give ye thanks unto Jehovah; for he is good; for his loving-kindness [endureth] for ever. 2 Who can utter the mighty acts of Jehovah? [who] can shew forth all his praise? 3 Blessed are they that keep justice, [and] he that doeth righteousness at all times. 4 Remember me, O Jehovah, with [thy] favour toward thy people; visit me with thy salvation: 5 That I may see the prosperity of thy chosen ones, that I may rejoice in the joy of thy nation, that I may glory with thine inheritance.
6 We have sinned with our fathers, we have committed iniquity, we have done wickedly. 7 Our fathers in Egypt considered not thy wondrous works; they remembered not the multitude of thy loving-kindnesses; but they rebelled at the sea, at the Red Sea. 8 Yet he saved them for his name's sake, that he might make known his might. 9 And he rebuked the Red Sea, and it dried up; and he led them through the deeps as through a 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 oppressors: there was not one of them left. 12 Then believed they his words; they sang his praise.
13 They soon forgot his works; they waited not for his counsel: 14 And they lusted exceedingly in the wilderness, and tempted God in the desert. 15 Then he gave them their request, but sent leanness into their soul. 16 And they envied Moses in the camp, [and] Aaron, the saint of Jehovah. 17 The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan, and covered the company of Abiram; 18 And fire was kindled in their company; a flame burned up the wicked. 19 They made a calf in Horeb, and did homage to a molten image; 20 And they changed their glory into the similitude of an ox that eateth grass. 21 They forgot God their Saviour, who had done great things in Egypt, 22 Wondrous works in the land of Ham, terrible things by the Red Sea. 23 And he said that he would destroy them, had not Moses, his chosen, stood before him in the breach, to turn away his fury, lest he should destroy [them]. 24 And they despised the pleasant land; they believed not his word, 25 But murmured in their tents: they hearkened not unto the voice of Jehovah. 26 And he lifted up his hand to them, that he would make them fall in the wilderness; 27 And that he would make their seed fall among the nations, and disperse them through the countries. 28 And they joined themselves unto Baal-Peor, and ate the sacrifices of the dead; 29 And they provoked [him] to anger with their doings; and a plague broke out among them. 30 Then stood up Phinehas and executed judgment, and the plague was stayed; 31 And that was reckoned unto him for righteousness, from generation to generation, for evermore. 32 And they moved him to wrath at the waters of Meribah, and it went ill with Moses on their account; 33 For they provoked his spirit, so that he spoke unadvisedly with his lips.
34 They did not destroy the peoples, as Jehovah commanded them; 35 But they mingled with the nations, and learned their works; 36 And they served their idols; and they were a snare unto them: 37 And they sacrificed their sons and their daughters unto demons, 38 And shed innocent blood, the blood of their sons and of their daughters, whom they sacrificed unto the idols of Canaan; and the land was polluted with blood. 39 And they were defiled with their works, and went a-whoring in their doings. 40 Then was the anger of Jehovah kindled against his people, and he abhorred his inheritance; 41 And he gave them into the hand of the nations; and they that hated them ruled over them: 42 And their enemies oppressed them, and they were brought into subjection under their hand. 43 Often did he deliver them; but as for them they provoked [him] by their counsel, and they were brought low by their iniquity. 44 But 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 loving-kindnesses; 46 And he caused them to find compassion of all those that had carried them captives. 47 Save us, Jehovah our God, and gather us from among the nations, to give thanks unto thy holy name, [and] to triumph in thy praise. 48 Blessed be Jehovah the God of Israel, from eternity and to eternity! And let all the people say, Amen! Hallelujah!
Laborers Together with God
3 1 And I, brethren, have not been able to speak to you as to spiritual, but as to fleshly; as to babes in Christ. 2 I have given you milk to drink, not meat, for ye have not yet been able, nor indeed are ye yet able; 3 for ye are yet carnal. For whereas [there are] among you emulation and strife, are ye not carnal, and walk according to man? 4 For when one says, I am of Paul, and another, I of Apollos, are ye not men?
5 Who then is Apollos, and who Paul? Ministering servants, through whom ye have believed, and as the Lord has given to each. 6 I have planted; Apollos watered; but God has given the increase. 7 So that neither the planter is anything, nor the waterer; but God the giver of the increase. 8 But the planter and the waterer are one; but each shall receive his own reward according to his own labour. 9 For we are God's fellow-workmen; ye are God's husbandry, God's building. 10 According to the grace of God which has been given to me, as a wise architect, I have laid the foundation, but another builds upon it. But let each see how he builds upon it.
11 For other foundation can no man lay besides that which [is] laid, which is Jesus Christ. 12 Now if any one build upon [this] foundation, gold, silver, precious stones, wood, grass, straw, 13 the work of each shall be made manifest; for the day shall declare [it], because it is revealed in fire; and the fire shall try the work of each what it is. 14 If the work of any one which he has built upon [the foundation] shall abide, he shall receive a reward. 15 If the work of any one shall be consumed, he shall suffer loss, but he shall be saved, but so as through [the] fire.
16 Do ye not know that ye are [the] temple of God, and [that] the Spirit of God dwells in you? 17 If any one corrupt the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, and such are ye.
18 Let no one deceive himself: if any one thinks himself to be wise among you in this world, let him become foolish, that he may be wise. 19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God; for it is written, He who takes the wise in their craftiness. 20 And again, [The] Lord knows the reasonings of the wise that they are vain.
21 So that let no one boast in men; for all things are yours. 22 Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or [the] world, or life, or death, or things present, or things coming, all are yours; 23 and ye [are] Christ's, and Christ [is] God's.