The Rebelliousness of Israel

1061 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!

The LORD Delivers from Trouble

1071 Give ye thanks unto Jehovah; for he is good; for his loving-kindness [endureth] for ever. 2 Let the redeemed of Jehovah say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the oppressor, 3 And gathered out of the countries, from the east and from the west, from the north and from the sea. 4 They wandered in the wilderness in a desert way, they found no city of habitation; 5 Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them: 6 Then they cried unto Jehovah in their trouble, [and] he delivered them out of their distresses, 7 And he led them forth by a right way, that they might go to a city of habitation. 8 Let them give thanks unto Jehovah for his loving-kindness, and for his wondrous works to the children of men; 9 For he hath satisfied the longing soul and filled the hungry soul with good.

10 Such as inhabit darkness and the shadow of death, bound in affliction and iron, 11 Because they had rebelled against the words of God, and had despised the counsel of the Most High; ... 12 And he bowed down their heart with labour; they stumbled, and there was none to help: 13 Then they cried unto Jehovah in their trouble, [and] he saved them out of their distresses; 14 He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and broke their bands in sunder. 15 Let them give thanks unto Jehovah for his loving-kindness, and for his wondrous works to the children of men; 16 For he hath broken the gates of bronze, and cut asunder the bars of iron.

17 Fools, because of their way of transgression, and because of their iniquities, are afflicted; 18 Their soul abhorreth all manner of food, and they draw near unto the gates of death: 19 Then they cry unto Jehovah in their trouble, [and] he saveth them out of their distresses; 20 He sendeth his word, and healeth them, and delivereth them from their destructions. 21 Let them give thanks unto Jehovah for his loving-kindness, and for his wondrous works to the children of men, 22 And let them offer the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his works in joyful song.

23 They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters, 24 These see the works of Jehovah, and his wonders in the deep. 25 For he speaketh, and raiseth the stormy wind, which lifteth up the waves thereof: 26 They mount up to the heavens, they go down to the depths; their soul is melted because of trouble; 27 They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and they are at their wits' end: 28 Then they cry unto Jehovah in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses; 29 He maketh the storm a calm, and the waves thereof are still: 30 And they rejoice because they are quiet; and he bringeth them unto their desired haven. 31 Let them give thanks unto Jehovah for his loving-kindness, and for his wondrous works to the children of men; 32 Let them exalt him also in the congregation of the people, and praise him in the session of the elders.

33 He maketh rivers into a wilderness, and water-springs into dry ground; 34 A fruitful land into a plain of salt, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein. 35 He maketh the wilderness into a pool of water, and the dry land into water-springs; 36 And there he maketh the hungry to dwell, and they establish a city of habitation; 37 And sow fields, and plant vineyards, which yield fruits of increase; 38 And he blesseth them, so that they are multiplied greatly; and he suffereth not their cattle to decrease. 39 And they are diminished and brought low, through oppression, adversity, and sorrow: 40 He poureth contempt upon nobles, and causeth them to wander in a pathless waste; 41 But he secureth the needy one on high from affliction, and maketh [him] families like flocks. 42 The upright shall see it, and rejoice; and all unrighteousness shall stop its mouth. 43 Whoso is wise, let him observe these things, and let them understand the loving-kindnesses of Jehovah.