O give thanks to the LORD, call on his name, make known his deeds among the peoples!
Sing to him, sing praises to him, tell of all his wonderful works!
Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice!
Seek the LORD and his strength, seek his presence continually!
Remember the wonderful works that he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he uttered,
O offspring of Abraham his servant, sons of Jacob, his chosen ones!
He is the LORD our God; his judgments are in all the earth.
He is mindful of his covenant for ever, of the word that he commanded, for a thousand generations,
the covenant which he made with Abraham, his sworn promise to Isaac,
which he confirmed to Jacob as a statute, to Israel as an everlasting covenant,
saying, "To you I will give the land of Canaan as your portion for an inheritance."
When they were few in number, of little account, and sojourners in it,
wandering from nation to nation, from one kingdom to another people,
he allowed no one to oppress them; he rebuked kings on their account,
saying, "Touch not my anointed ones, do my prophets no harm!"
When he summoned a famine on the land, and broke every staff of bread,
he had sent a man ahead of them, Joseph, who was sold as a slave.
His feet were hurt with fetters, his neck was put in a collar of iron;
until what he had said came to pass the word of the LORD tested him.
The king sent and released him, the ruler of the peoples set him free;
he made him lord of his house, and ruler of all his possessions,
to instruct his princes at his pleasure, and to teach his elders wisdom.