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Psalm 105:1-15 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

Psalm 105[a]

God’s Fidelity to the Promise


Give thanks to the Lord, invoke his name;
    make known among the peoples his deeds!
Sing praise to him, play music;
    proclaim all his wondrous deeds!
Glory in his holy name;
    let hearts that seek the Lord rejoice!
Seek out the Lord and his might;
    constantly seek his face.
Recall the wondrous deeds he has done,
    his wonders and words of judgment,
You descendants of Abraham his servant,
    offspring of Jacob the chosen one!


He the Lord, is our God
    whose judgments reach through all the earth.
He remembers forever his covenant,
    the word he commanded for a thousand generations,
Which he made with Abraham,
    and swore to Isaac,
10 And ratified in a statute for Jacob,
    an everlasting covenant for Israel:
11 “To you I give the land of Canaan,
    your own allotted inheritance.”


12 When they were few in number,
    a handful, and strangers there,
13 Wandering from nation to nation,
    from one kingdom to another people,
14 He let no one oppress them;
    for their sake he rebuked kings:[b]
15 [c]“Do not touch my anointed ones,
    to my prophets do no harm.”


  1. Psalm 105 A hymn to God who promised the land of Canaan to the holy people, cf. Ps 78; 106; 136. Israel is invited to praise and seek the presence of God (Ps 105:1–6), who is faithful to the promise of land to the ancestors (Ps 105:7–11). In every phase of the national story—the ancestors in the land of Canaan (Ps 105:12–15), Joseph in Egypt (Ps 105:16–22), Israel in Egypt (Ps 105:23–38), Israel in the desert on the way to Canaan (Ps 105:39–45)—God remained faithful, reiterating the promise of the land to successive servants.
  2. 105:14 Kings: Pharaoh and Abimelech of Gerar, cf. Gn 12:17; 20:6–7.
  3. 105:15 My anointed ones…my prophets: the patriarchs Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, who were “anointed” in the sense of being consecrated and recipients of God’s revelation.
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