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1 Chronicles 16:8-22 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

[a]Give thanks to the Lord, invoke his name;
    make known among the peoples his deeds.
Sing praise, play music;
    proclaim all his wondrous deeds.
10 Glory in his holy name;
    rejoice, O hearts that seek the Lord!
11 Rely on the mighty Lord;
    constantly seek his face.
12 Recall the wondrous deeds he has done,
    his signs, and his words of judgment,
13 You sons of Israel, his servants,
    offspring of Jacob, the chosen ones!
14 The Lord is our God;
    who rules the whole earth.
15 He remembers forever his covenant
    the pact imposed for a thousand generations—
16 Which was made with Abraham,
    confirmed by oath to Isaac,
17 And ratified as binding for Jacob,
    an everlasting covenant for Israel:
18 “To you will I give the land of Canaan,
    your own allotted heritage.”
19 When they were few in number,
    a handful, and strangers there,
20 Wandering from nation to nation,
    from one kingdom to another,
21 He let no one oppress them;
    for their sake he rebuked kings:
22 “Do not touch my anointed,
    to my prophets do no harm.”


  1. 16:8–36 A hymn composed of parts of several psalms: vv. 8–22 = Ps 105:1–15; vv. 23–33 = Ps 96:1–13; vv. 34–36 = Ps 106:1, 47–48. There are minor textual variants between this hymn and the psalms it is drawn from.
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

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