1 Alleluia. Confess to the Lord, and invoke his name. Announce his works among the nations.
2 Sing to him, and sing psalms to him. Describe all his wonders.
3 Be praised in his holy name. Let the heart of those who seek the Lord rejoice.
4 Seek the Lord, and be confirmed. Seek his face always.
5 Remember his miracles, which he has done, his portents and the judgments of his mouth:
6 you offspring of Abraham his servant, you sons of Jacob his elect.
7 He is the Lord our God. His judgments are throughout the entire earth.
8 He has remembered his covenant for all ages: the word that he entrusted to a thousand generations,
9 which he assigned to Abraham, and his oath to Isaac.
10 And he stationed the same for Jacob with a precept, and for Israel with an eternal testament,
11 saying: To you, I will give the land of Canaan, the allotment of your inheritance.
12 Though they may have been but a small number, very few and foreigners there,
13 and though they passed from nation to nation, and from one kingdom to another people,
14 he allowed no man to harm them, and he reproved kings on their behalf.
15 Do not be willing to touch my Christ, and do not be willing to malign my prophets.
16 And he called a famine upon the land, and he crushed every foundation of the bread.
17 He sent a man before them: Joseph, who had been sold as a slave.
18 They humbled his feet in shackles; the iron pierced his soul,
19 until his word arrived. The eloquence of the Lord inflamed him.
20 The king sent and released him; he was the ruler of the people, and he dismissed him.
21 He established him as master of his house and ruler of all his possessions,
22 so that he might instruct his princes as himself, and teach his elders prudence.
23 And Israel entered into Egypt, and Jacob became a sojourner in the land of Ham.
24 And he helped his people greatly, and he strengthened them over their enemies.
25 He turned their heart to hate his people, and to deal deceitfully with his servants.
26 He sent Moses, his servant, and Aaron, the one whom he chose.
27 He placed with them signs of his word, and portents in the land of Ham.
28 He sent darkness and made it conceal, and he did not afflict them with his speech.
29 He turned their waters into blood, and he slaughtered their fish.
30 Their land brought forth frogs, even in the inner chambers of their kings.
31 He spoke, and there came forth common flies and gnats, in every region.
32 He gave them a shower of hail and a burning fire, in the same land.
33 And he struck their vineyards and their fig trees, and he crushed the trees of their region.
34 He spoke, and the locust came forth, and the caterpillar, of which there was no number.
35 And it devoured all the grass in their land, and it consumed all the fruit of their land.
1 In the beginning, God created heaven and earth.
2 But the earth was empty and unoccupied, and darknesses were over the face of the abyss; and so the Spirit of God was brought over the waters.
3 And God said, "Let there be light." And light became.
4 And God saw the light, that it was good; and so he divided the light from the darknesses.
5 And he called the light, 'Day,' and the darknesses, 'Night.' And it became evening and morning, one day.
6 God also said, "Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide waters from waters."
7 And God made a firmament, and he divided the waters that were under the firmament, from those that were above the firmament. And so it became.
8 And God called the firmament 'Heaven.' And it became evening and morning, the second day.
9 Truly God said: "Let the waters that are under heaven be gathered together into one place; and let the dry land appear." And so it became.
10 And God called the dry land, 'Earth,' and he called the gathering of the waters, 'Seas.' And God saw that it was good.
11 And he said, "Let the land spring forth green plants, both those producing seed, and fruit-bearing trees, producing fruit according to their kind, whose seed is within itself, over all the earth." And so it became.
12 And the land brought forth green plants, both those producing seed, according to their kind, and trees producing fruit, with each having its own way of sowing, according to its species. And God saw that it was good.
13 And it became evening and the morning, the third day.
14 Then God said: "Let there be lights in the firmament of heaven. And let them divide day from night, and let them become signs, both of the seasons, and of the days and years.
15 Let them shine in the firmament of heaven and illuminate the earth." And so it became.
16 And God made two great lights: a greater light, to rule over the day, and a lesser light, to rule over the night, along with the stars.
17 And he set them in the firmament of heaven, to give light over all the earth,
18 and to rule over the day as well as the night, and to divide light from darkness. And God saw that it was good.
19 And it became evening and morning, the fourth day.