1 Alleluia. Confess to the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy is eternal.
2 Confess to the God of gods, for his mercy is eternal.
3 Confess to the Lord of lords, for his mercy is eternal.
4 He alone performs great miracles, for his mercy is eternal.
5 He made the heavens with understanding, for his mercy is eternal.
6 He established the earth above the waters, for his mercy is eternal.
7 He made the great lights, for his mercy is eternal:
8 the sun to rule the day, for his mercy is eternal:
9 the moon and the stars to rule the night, for his mercy is eternal.
10 He struck Egypt along with their first-born, for his mercy is eternal.
11 He led Israel away from their midst, for his mercy is eternal:
12 with a powerful hand and an outstretched arm, for his mercy is eternal.
13 He divided the Red Sea into separate parts, for his mercy is eternal.
14 And he led out Israel through the middle of it, for his mercy is eternal.
15 And he shook off Pharaoh and his army in the Red Sea, for his mercy is eternal.
16 He led his people through the desert, for his mercy is eternal.
17 He has struck great kings, for his mercy is eternal.
18 And he has slaughtered strong kings, for his mercy is eternal:
19 Sihon, king of the Amorites, for his mercy is eternal:
20 and Og, king of Bashan, for his mercy is eternal.
21 And he granted their land as an inheritance, for his mercy is eternal:
22 as an inheritance for his servant Israel, for his mercy is eternal.
23 For he was mindful of us in our humiliation, for his mercy is eternal.
24 And he redeemed us from our enemies, for his mercy is eternal.
1 And Joshua gathered together all the tribes of Israel at Shechem, and he called those greater by birth, and the leaders and judges and teachers. And they stood in the sight of the Lord.
2 And he spoke to the people in this way: "Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel: 'Your fathers lived, in the beginning, across the river: Terah, the father of Abraham, and Nahor. And they served strange gods.
3 Then I brought your father Abraham from the parts of Mesopotamia, and I led him into the land of Canaan. And I multiplied his offspring,
4 and I gave to him Isaac. And to him, I gave again Jacob and Esau. And I gave mount Seir to Esau as a possession. Yet truly, Jacob and his sons descended into Egypt.
5 And I sent Moses and Aaron, and I struck Egypt with many signs and portents.
6 And I led you and your fathers away from Egypt, and you arrived at the sea. And the Egyptians pursued your fathers with chariots and horsemen, as far as the Red Sea.
7 Then the sons of Israel cried out to the Lord. And he stationed a darkness between you and the Egyptians, and he led the sea over them, and he covered them. Your eyes saw all that I did in Egypt, and you lived in the wilderness for a long time.
8 And I led you into the land of the Amorite, who was living beyond the Jordan. And when they fought against you, I delivered them into your hands, and you possessed their land, and you put them to death.
9 Then Balak, the son of Zippor, the king of Moab, rose up and fought against Israel. And he sent and called for Balaam, the son of Beor, so that he might curse you.
10 And I was not willing to listen to him, but on the contrary, I blessed you through him, and I freed you from his hand.
11 And you crossed over the Jordan, and you arrived at Jericho. And the men of that city fought against you: the Amorite, and the Perizzite, and the Canaanite, and the Hittite, and the Girgashite, and the Hivite, and the Jebusite. And I delivered them into your hands.
12 And I sent wasps before you. And I drove them from their places, the two kings of the Amorites, but not by your sword, and not by your bow.
13 And I gave you a land, in which you did not labor, and cities, which you did not build, so that you might live in them, and vineyards and olive groves, which you did not plant.'
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