1 The Praise of a Canticle, of David himself. Come, let us exult in the Lord. Let us shout joyfully to God, our Savior.
2 Let us anticipate his presence with confession, and let us sing joyfully to him with psalms.
3 For the Lord is a great God and a great King over all gods.
4 For in his hand are all the limits of the earth, and the heights of the mountains are his.
5 For the sea is his, and he made it, and his hands formed the dry land.
6 Come, let us adore and fall prostrate, and let us weep before the Lord who made us.
7 For he is the Lord our God, and we are the people of his pasture and the sheep of his hand.
8 If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts:
9 as in the provocation, according to the day of temptation in the wilderness, where your fathers tempted me; they tested me, though they had seen my works.
3 And so the people were thirsty in that place, due to the scarcity of water, and they murmured against Moses, saying: "Why did you cause us to go out of Egypt, so as to kill us and our children, as well as our cattle, with thirst?"
4 Then Moses cried out to the Lord, saying: "What shall I do with this people? A little while more and they will stone me."
5 And the Lord said to Moses: "Go before the people, and take with you some of the elders of Israel. And take in your hand the staff, with which you struck the river, and advance.
6 Lo, I will stand in that place before you, on the rock of Horeb. And you shall strike the rock, and water will go forth from it, so that the people may drink." Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel.
7 And he called the name of that place 'Temptation,' because of the arguing of the sons of Israel, and because they tempted the Lord, saying: "Is the Lord with us, or not?"