1 O give thanks unto the LORD; call upon his name:For as much as the Israelites were exempted from the common condemnation of the world, and were elected to be God's people, the prophet wills them to show themselves mindful by thanksgiving.make known his deeds among the people.
2 Sing vnto him, sing prayse vnto him, and talke of all his wonderous workes.
3 Reioyce in his holy Name: let the heart of them that seeke the Lord, reioyce.
4 Seek the LORD, and hisBy the strength and face he means the ark where God declared his power and his presence.strength: seek his face evermore.
5 Remember hisWhich he has wrought in the deliverance of his people.marvellous works that he hath done; his wonders, and theBecause his power was declared living by this, as if he would have declared it by mouth.judgments of his mouth;
6 Ye seede of Abraham his seruant, ye children of Iaakob, which are his elect.
7 He is the Lorde our God: his iudgements are through all the earth.
8 He hath alway remembred his couenant & promes, that he made to a thousand generations,
9 Which [covenant] heThe promise God made to Abraham to be his God, and the God of his seed after him, he renewed and repeated again to his seed after him.made with Abraham, and his oath unto Isaac;
10 And since hath confirmed it to Iaakob for a lawe, and to Israel for an euerlasting couenant,
11 Saying,He shows that they would not enjoy the land of Canaan by any other means, but by reason of his covenant made with their fathers.Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance:
12 Albeit they were fewe in nomber, yea, very fewe, and strangers in the land,
13 And walked about from nation to nation, from one kingdome to another people,
14 He suffered no man to do them wrong: yea, he reprovedThat is, the king of Egypt and the king of Gerar, (Gen_12:17, Gen_20:3)kings for their sakes;
15 [Saying], Touch not mineThose whom I have sanctified to be my people.anointed, and do myMeaning, the old fathers, to whom God showed himself plainly, and who set forth his word.prophets no harm.
16 Moreover he called for a famine upon the land: he brake the wholeEither by sending scarcity or the strength and nourishment of it.staff of bread.
17 But he sent a man before them: Ioseph was solde for a slaue.
18 They helde his feete in the stockes, and he was laide in yrons,
19 UntilSo long he suffered adversity as God had appointed, and till he had sufficiently tried his patience.the time that his word came: the word of the LORD tried him.
20 The King sent and loosed him: euen the Ruler of the people deliuered him.
21 He made him lord of his house, and ruler of all his substance,
22 To bind hisThat the very princes of the countries would be at Joseph's commandment, and learn wisdom from him.princes at his pleasure; and teach his senators wisdom.
23 Then Israel came to Egypt, and Iaakob was a stranger in the land of Ham.
24 And he increased his people exceedingly, and made them stronger then their oppressours.
25 So it is in God, either to move the hearts of the wicked to love or to hate God's children.He turned their heart to hate his people, to deal subtilly with his servants.
26 Then sent he Moses his seruant, and Aaron whom he had chosen.
27 They shewed among them the message of his signes, and wonders in the land of Ham.
28 He sent darkness, and made it dark; and theyMeaning, Moses and Aaron.rebelled not against his word.
29 He turned their waters into blood, and slewe their fish.
30 Their land brought foorth frogs, euen in their Kings chambers.
31 HeSo that this vermin did not come by chance, but as God had appointed, and his prophet Moses spoke.spake, and there came divers sorts of flies, [and] lice in all their coasts.
32 He gave themIt was strange to see rain in Egypt, much more it was fearful to see hail.hail for rain, [and] flaming fire in their land.
33 He smote their vines also and their figge trees, and brake downe the trees in their coastes.
34 He shows that all creatures are armed against man when God is his enemy as at his commandment the grasshoppers destroyed the land.He spake, and the locusts came, and caterpillers, and that without number,
35 And did eate vp all the grasse in their land, and deuoured the fruite of their ground.
36 He smote also all the first borne in their land, euen the beginning of all their strength.
37 He brought them forth also with silver and gold: and [there was]When their enemies felt God's plagues his children by his providence were exempted.not one feeble [person] among their tribes.
38 Egypt wasFor God's plagues caused them to prefer to depart with the Israelites rather than with their lives.glad when they departed: for the fear of them fell upon them.
39 He spred a cloude to be a couering, and fire to giue light in the night.
40 [The people]Not for necessity but for satisfying of their lust.asked, and he brought quails, and satisfied them with the bread of heaven.
41 He opened the rocke, and the waters flowed out, and ranne in the drye places like a riuer.
42 For he remembered his holyWhich he confirms to the posterity in whom after a sort the dead live and enjoy the promises.promise, [and] Abraham his servant.
43 And he brought forth his people withWhen the Egyptians lamented and were destroyed.joy, [and] his chosen with gladness:
44 And gaue them the lands of the heathen, and they tooke the labours of the people in possession,
45 That they mightThis is the reason why God preserves his Church, because they should worship and call on him in this world.observe his statutes, and keep his laws. Praise ye the LORD.