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Tehillim 106 Orthodox Jewish Bible (OJB)

106 Praise Hashem! O give thanks unto Hashem; for He is tov; for His chesed endureth l’olam.

Who can speak of the gevurot (mighty acts) of Hashem? Who can show forth all His tehillah (praise)?

Ashrei (happy, blessed) are they who are shomrei mishpat, and he that doeth tzedakah at all times.

Remember me, Hashem, with the favor that Thou bearest unto Thy people; O visit me with Thy Yeshuah (salvation);

That I may see the good of Bechireicha (Thy chosen ones), that I may rejoice in the simchah of Thy nation, that I may glory with Thine nachalah (the people of Thy inheritance).

We have sinned with Avoteinu, we have committed iniquity, we have done wickedly.

Avoteinu had no seichal concerning Thy nifla’ot (wonders) in Mitzrayim; they remembered not the multitude of Thy mercies but provoked Him at the yam, even at the Yam Suf.

Nevertheless He saved them for the sake of Shmo, that He might make His gevu’rot (mighty power) to be known.

He rebuked the Yam Suf also, and it dried up; so He led them through the tehomot, as through the midbar.

10 And He saved them from the yad of him that hated them, and He acted to make the go’el redemption from the yad of the oyev (enemy).

11 And the mayim covered their enemies; there was not echad (one) of them left surviving.

12 Then believed they in His Devarim; they sang His tehillah.

13 Then they hurried, they forgot His ma’asim; they waited not for His etzah (counsel, advice, wisdom);

14 But lusted exceedingly in the midbar, and tempted G-d in the desert.

15 And He gave them their she’elah (request); but sent leanness into their nefesh.

16 They envied Moshe also in the machaneh, and Aharon the kadosh Hashem (Aaron the holy one of Hashem).

17 Eretz opened and swallowed up Datan and covered over the Adat Aviram (the company of Aviram).

18 And an eish was kindled in their edah (assembly); the flame burned up the resha’im.

19 They made an egel (a calf) in Chorev, and worshiped a massekhah (molden image).

20 Thus they exchanged their kavod for a tavnit shor (likeness of an ox) that eateth esev (grass).

21 They forgot G-d their Moshi’a, Who had done gedolot in Mitzrayim;

22 Nifla’ot (wondrous works) in Eretz Cham, and nora’ot (awesome things) by the Yam Suf.

23 Therefore He said that He would destroy them, had not Moshe His bechir (chosen one) stood before Him in the peretz (breach), to turn away His wrath, lest He should destroy them.

24 Then they despised the eretz chemdah (desirable land); they believed not His Devar;

25 But murmured in their ohalim, and paid heed not unto the kol (voice) of Hashem.

26 Therefore [in oath] He lifted up His yad against them, that He would overthrow them in the midbar;

27 To make their zera fall also among the Goyim, and to scatter them among the aratzot (lands).

28 They joined themselves also unto Ba’al-Pe’or, and ate the zivkhei mesim (sacrifices offered to the dead).

29 Thus they provoked Him to anger with their inventions; and the magefah (plague) broke out among them.

30 Then stood up Pinchas, and interposed; and so the magefah (plague) was halted.

31 And that was counted unto him for tzedakah l’dor vador ad olam.

32 They angered Him also at the waters of Merivah, so that it went ill with Moshe on their account;

33 Because they provoked His Ruach [Hakodesh] and he [Moshe] spoke unadvisedly with his sfatayim (lips).

34 They did not destroy the amim (peoples), as Hashem commanded them;

35 But they mingled with the Goyim, and learned their ma’asim (works, customs).

36 And they served their atzabim (idols); which were a mokesh (snare) unto them.

37 And, they sacrificed their banim and their banot unto shedim (demons),

38 And they shed dahm naki (innocent blood), even the dahm of their banim and of their banot, whom they sacrificed unto the atzabei Kena’an (idols of Canaan); and HaAretz was polluted with blood-guilt.

39 Thus they made themselves tameh with their own ma’asim, and went awhoring with their own inventions.

40 Therefore was the wrath of Hashem kindled against His people, insomuch that He abhorred His own nachalah.

41 And He gave them into the yad Goyim; and they that hated them ruled over them.

42 Their oyevim also oppressed them, and they were brought into subjection under their yad.

43 Many times did He deliver them; but they provoked Him with their etzah (counsel), and so perished in their avon (iniquity).

44 Nevertheless He regarded their affliction, when He heard their rinnah (cry of grief);

45 And He remembered for their sake His Brit, and relented according to the multitude of His chasadim (lovingkindnesses).

46 He made them also to be pitied with rachamim by all those that carried them away as captives.

47 Hoshieini (save us), Hashem Eloheinu, and gather us from among the Goyim, to give thanks unto Thy Shem Kadosh, and to glory in Thy tehillah (praise).

48 Baruch Hashem Elohei Yisroel min haOlam v’ad haOlam; and let kol HaAm say, Omein. Praise Hashem!

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Psalm 106 New International Version (NIV)

Psalm 106

Praise the Lord.[a]

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
    his love endures forever.

Who can proclaim the mighty acts of the Lord
    or fully declare his praise?
Blessed are those who act justly,
    who always do what is right.

Remember me, Lord, when you show favor to your people,
    come to my aid when you save them,
that I may enjoy the prosperity of your chosen ones,
    that I may share in the joy of your nation
    and join your inheritance in giving praise.

We have sinned, even as our ancestors did;
    we have done wrong and acted wickedly.
When our ancestors were in Egypt,
    they gave no thought to your miracles;
they did not remember your many kindnesses,
    and they rebelled by the sea, the Red Sea.[b]
Yet he saved them for his name’s sake,
    to make his mighty power known.
He rebuked the Red Sea, and it dried up;
    he led them through the depths as through a desert.
10 He saved them from the hand of the foe;
    from the hand of the enemy he redeemed them.
11 The waters covered their adversaries;
    not one of them survived.
12 Then they believed his promises
    and sang his praise.

13 But they soon forgot what he had done
    and did not wait for his plan to unfold.
14 In the desert they gave in to their craving;
    in the wilderness they put God to the test.
15 So he gave them what they asked for,
    but sent a wasting disease among them.

16 In the camp they grew envious of Moses
    and of Aaron, who was consecrated to the Lord.
17 The earth opened up and swallowed Dathan;
    it buried the company of Abiram.
18 Fire blazed among their followers;
    a flame consumed the wicked.
19 At Horeb they made a calf
    and worshiped an idol cast from metal.
20 They exchanged their glorious God
    for an image of a bull, which eats grass.
21 They forgot the God who saved them,
    who had done great things in Egypt,
22 miracles in the land of Ham
    and awesome deeds by the Red Sea.
23 So he said he would destroy them—
    had not Moses, his chosen one,
stood in the breach before him
    to keep his wrath from destroying them.

24 Then they despised the pleasant land;
    they did not believe his promise.
25 They grumbled in their tents
    and did not obey the Lord.
26 So he swore to them with uplifted hand
    that he would make them fall in the wilderness,
27 make their descendants fall among the nations
    and scatter them throughout the lands.

28 They yoked themselves to the Baal of Peor
    and ate sacrifices offered to lifeless gods;
29 they aroused the Lord’s anger by their wicked deeds,
    and a plague broke out among them.
30 But Phinehas stood up and intervened,
    and the plague was checked.
31 This was credited to him as righteousness
    for endless generations to come.
32 By the waters of Meribah they angered the Lord,
    and trouble came to Moses because of them;
33 for they rebelled against the Spirit of God,
    and rash words came from Moses’ lips.[c]

34 They did not destroy the peoples
    as the Lord had commanded them,
35 but they mingled with the nations
    and adopted their customs.
36 They worshiped their idols,
    which became a snare to them.
37 They sacrificed their sons
    and their daughters to false gods.
38 They shed innocent blood,
    the blood of their sons and daughters,
whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan,
    and the land was desecrated by their blood.
39 They defiled themselves by what they did;
    by their deeds they prostituted themselves.

40 Therefore the Lord was angry with his people
    and abhorred his inheritance.
41 He gave them into the hands of the nations,
    and their foes ruled over them.
42 Their enemies oppressed them
    and subjected them to their power.
43 Many times he delivered them,
    but they were bent on rebellion
    and they wasted away in their sin.
44 Yet he took note of their distress
    when he heard their cry;
45 for their sake he remembered his covenant
    and out of his great love he relented.
46 He caused all who held them captive
    to show them mercy.

47 Save us, Lord our God,
    and gather us from the nations,
that we may give thanks to your holy name
    and glory in your praise.

48 Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel,
    from everlasting to everlasting.

Let all the people say, “Amen!”

Praise the Lord.


  1. Psalm 106:1 Hebrew Hallelu Yah; also in verse 48
  2. Psalm 106:7 Or the Sea of Reeds; also in verses 9 and 22
  3. Psalm 106:33 Or against his spirit, / and rash words came from his lips
New International Version (NIV)

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