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Day 21 Evening Prayer

Psalm 106

Confitemini Domino

  1. O GIVE thanks unto the Lord, for he is gracious: and his mercy endureth for ever.
  2. Who can express the noble acts of the Lord: or shew forth all his praise?
  3. Blessed are they that alway keep judgement: and do righteousness.
  4. Remember me, O Lord, according to the favour that thou bearest unto thy people: O visit me with thy salvation;
  5. That I may see the felicity of thy chosen: and rejoice in the gladness of thy people, and give thanks with thine inheritance.
  6. We have sinned with our fathers: we have done amiss, and dealt wickedly.
  7. Our fathers regarded not thy wonders in Egypt, neither kept they thy great goodness in remembrance: but were disobedient at the sea, even at the Red sea.
  8. Nevertheless, he helped them for his Name's sake: that he might make his power to be known.
  9. He rebuked the Red sea also, and it was dried up: so he led them through the deep, as through a wilderness.
  10. And he saved them from the adversaries' hand: and delivered them from the hand of the enemy.
  11. As for those that troubled them, the waters overwhelmed them: there was not one of them left.
  12. Then believed they his words: and sang praise unto him.
  13. But within a while they forgat his works: and would not abide his counsel.
  14. But lust came upon them in the wilderness: and they tempted God in the desert.
  15. And he gave them their desire: and sent leanness withal into their soul.
  16. They angered Moses also in the tents: and Aaron the saint of the Lord.
  17. So the earth opened, and swallowed up Dathan: and covered the congregation of Abiram.
  18. And the fire was kindled in their company: the flame burnt up the ungodly.
  19. They made a calf in Horeb: and worshipped the molten image.
  20. Thus they turned their glory: into the similitude of a calf that eateth hay.
  21. And they forgat God their Saviour: who had done so great things in Egypt;
  22. Wondrous works in the land of Ham: and fearful things by the Red sea.
  23. So he said, he would have destroyed them, had not Moses his chosen stood before him in the gap: to turn away his wrathful indignation, lest he should destroy them.
  24. Yea, they thought scorn of that pleasant land: and gave no credence unto his word;
  25. But murmured in their tents: and hearkened not unto the voice of the lord.
  26. Then lift he up his hand against them: to overthrow them in the wilderness;
  27. To cast out their seed among the nations: and to scatter them in the lands.
  28. They joined themselves unto Baal-peor: and ate the offerings of the dead.
  29. Thus they provoked him to anger with their own inventions: and the plague was great among them.
  30. Then stood up Phinees and prayed: and so the plague ceased.
  31. And that was counted unto him for righteousness: among all posterities for evermore.
  32. They angered him also at the waters of strife: so that he punished Moses for their sakes;
  33. Because they provoked his spirit: so that he spake unadvisedly with his lips.
  34. Neither destroyed they the heathen: as the Lord commanded them;
  35. But were mingled among the heathen: and learned their works.
  36. Insomuch that they worshipped their idols, which turned to their own decay: yea, they offered their sons and their daughters unto devils;
  37. And shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their daughters: whom they had offered unto the idols of Canaan; and the land was defiled with blood.
  38. Thus were they stained with their own works: and went a whoring with their own inventions.
  39. Therefore was the wrath of the Lord kindled against his people: insomuch that he abhorred his own inheritance.
  40. And he gave them over into the hands of the heathen: and they that hated them were lords over them.
  41. Their enemies oppressed them: and had them in subjection.
  42. Many a time did he deliver them: but they rebelled against him with their own inventions, and were brought down in their wickedness.
  43. Nevertheless, when he saw their adversity: he heard their complaint.
  44. He thought upon his covenant, and pitied them according unto the multitude of his mercies: yea, he made all those that led them away captive to pity them.
  45. Deliver us, O Lord our God, and gather us from among the heathen: that we may give thanks unto thy holy Name, and make our boast of thy praise.
  46. Blessed be the Lord God of Israel from everlasting and world without end: and let all the people say, Amen.