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And ruler of all his substance:
To bind his princes at his pleasure;
And teach his senators wisdom.
Israel also came into Egypt;
And Jacob sojourned in the land of Ham.
And he increased his people greatly;
And made them stronger than their enemies.
He turned their heart to hate his people,
To deal subtilly with his servants.
He sent Moses his servant;
And Aaron whom he had chosen.
They shewed his signs among them,
And wonders in the land of Ham.
He sent darkness, and made it dark;
And they rebelled not against his word.
He turned their waters into blood,
And slew their fish.
Their land brought forth frogs in abundance,
In the chambers of their kings.
He spake, and there came divers sorts of flies,
And lice in all their coasts.
He
gave

them hail for rain,
And flaming fire in their land.
He smote their vines also and their fig trees;
And brake the trees of their coasts.
He spake, and the locusts came,
And caterpillers, and that without number,

And did eat up all the herbs in their land,
And devoured the fruit of their ground.
He smote also all the firstborn in their land,
The chief of all their strength.
He brought them forth also with silver and gold:
And there was not one feeble person among their

tribes.
Egypt was glad when they departed:
For the fear of them fell upon them.
He spread a cloud for a covering;
And fire to give light in the night.
The people asked, and he brought quails,
And satisfied them with the bread of heaven.
He opened the rock, and the waters gushed out;
They ran in the dry places like a river.
For he remembered his holy promise,
And Abraham his servant.
And he brought forth his people with joy,
And his chosen with gladness:
And gave them the lands of the heathen:
And they inherited the labour of the people;
That they might observe his statutes,
And keep his laws.
Praise ye the Lord.

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Praise

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the Lord. O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: For his mercy endureth for ever. Who can utter the mighty acts of the Lord? Who can shew forth all his praise? Blessed are they that keep judgment, And he that doeth righteousness at all times. Remember me, O Lord, with the favour that thou

bearest unto thy people: O visit me with thy salvation; That I may see the good of thy chosen, That I may rejoice in the gladness of thy nation, That I may glory with thine inheritance. We have sinned with our fathers, We havecommitted iniquity, we have done wickedly. Our fathers understood not thy wonders in Egypt; They remembered not the multitude of thy mer

cies;

But provoked him at the sea, even at the Red sea. Nevertheless he saved them for his name's sake, That he might make his mighty power to be known. He rebuked the Red sea also, and it was dried up: So he led them through the depths, as through the

wilderness. And he saved them from the hand of him that hated them,

And redeemed them from the hand of the enemy.
And the waters covered their enemies:
There was not one of them left.
Then believed they his words;
They sang

his praise.
They soon forgat his works;
They waited not for his counsel:
But lusted exceedingly in the wilderness,
And tempted God in the desert.
And he

gave

them their request; But sent leanness into their soul. They envied Moses also in the camp, And Aaron the saint of the Lord. The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan, And covered the company of Abiram. And a fire was kindled in their company; The flame burned up the wicked. They made a calf in Horeb, And worshipped the molten image. Thus they changed their glory Into the similitude of an ox that eateth grass. They forgat God their saviour, Which had done great things in Egypt; Wondrous works in the land of Ham, And terrible things by the Red sea. Therefore he said that he would destroy them, Had not Moses his chosen stood before him in the breach,

To turn away his wrath, lest he should destroy them.
Yea, they despised the pleasant land,
They believed not his word:
But murmured in their tents,
And hearkened not unto the voice of the Lord.
Therefore he lifted

up

his hand against them, To overthrow them in the wilderness: To overthrow their seed also among the nations, And to scatter them in the lands. They joined themselves also unto Baal-peor, And ate the sacrifices of the dead. Thus they provoked him to anger with their inven

tions: And the plague brake in upon them. Then stood up Phinehas, and executed judgment: And so the plague was stayed. And that was counted unto him for righteousness Unto all generations for evermore. They angered him also at the waters of strife, So that it went ill with Moses for their sakes: Because they provoked his spirit, So that he spake unadvisedly with his lips. They did not destroy the nations, Concerning whom the Lord commanded them: But were mingled among the heathen, And learned their works. And they served their idols:

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