Give thanks to Yahweh, for he is good,
for his covenant faithfulness is everlasting.
or fully declare all his praise?
who practice righteousness at all times.
that I may rejoice in the gladness of your nation,
that I may celebrate with your inheritance.
We have committed iniquity. We are guilty.
your wonderful acts.
They did not remember the greatness of your covenant faithfulness,
but were rebellious at the sea, at the Sea of Reeds.
so that he might make his strength known.
so he led them through the deeps as through a wilderness.
yes, he redeemed them from the hand of the enemy.
There was not a single one left.
They sang his praise.
They did not wait for his counsel,
and tried God in the desert.
but sent a consuming disease into their souls.
and Aaron, the holy one of Yahweh.
and it engulfed Abiram’s group.
a flame set ablaze the wicked.
and they bowed down to a cast metal image.
the one who had done great things in Egypt,
and awesome things by the Sea Reeds.
had not Moses, his chosen one,
stood in the gap before him to turn away his rage
from destroying the people.
They did not believe his word,
and did not listen to Yahweh’s voice.
to bring them to ruin in the wilderness,
and scattered them in the lands.
And a plague broke out among them.
so the plague was restrained.
from generation to generation, forever.
so that it went badly for Moses because of them;
he spoke rashly with his lips.
as Yahweh commanded them,
and learned their works,
which became a snare to them.
whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan.
So the land was polluted with blood.
and acted like a prostitute in their deeds.
Yes, he abhorred his inheritance.
And those who hated them ruled over them.
They were brought into subjection under their hand.
but they rebelled in their counsel,
so they sank down in their iniquity.
when he heard their cry.
and he repented according to the greatness of his covenant faithfulness.
in the presence of their captors.
gather us from among the nations,
that we may praise your holy name
and boast in your praise!
from everlasting even to everlasting!
Yes, let all the people say, “Amen.”