The Bible, Douay-Rheims, Book 21: Psalms by Anonymous


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105:19. They made also a calf in Horeb: and they adored the graven

105:20. And they changed their glory into the likeness of a calf that
eateth grass.

105:21. They forgot God, who saved them, who had done great things in

105:22. Wondrous works in the land of Cham: terrible things in the Red

105:23. And 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.

105:24. And they set at nought the desirable land. They believed not his

105:25. And they murmured in their tents: they hearkened not to the
voice of the Lord.

105:26. And he lifted up his hand over them: to overthrow them in the

105:27. And to cast down their seed among the nations, and to scatter
them in the countries.

105:28. They also were initiated to Beelphegor: and ate the sacrifices
of the dead.

Initiated... That is, they dedicated, or consecrated themselves to the
idol of the Moabites and Madianites, called Beelphegor, or Baal-Peor.
Num. 25.3.-Ibid. The dead... Viz., idols without life.

105:29. And they provoked him with their inventions: and destruction was
multiplied among them.

105:30. Then Phinees stood up, and pacified him: and the slaughter

105:31. And it was reputed to him unto justice, to generation and
generation for evermore.

105:32. They provoked him also at the waters of contradiction: and Moses
was afflicted for their sakes:

105:33. Because they exasperated his spirit. And he distinguished with
his lips.

He distinguished with his lips... Moses, by occasion of the people's
rebellion and incredulity, was guilty of distinguishing with his lips;
when, instead of speaking to the rock, as God had commanded, he said to
the people, with a certain hesitation in his faith, Hear ye, rebellious
and incredulous: Can we from this rock bring out water for you? Num.

105:34. They did not destroy the nations of which the Lord spoke unto

105:35. And they were mingled among the heathens, and learned their

105:36. And served their idols, and it became a stumblingblock to them.

105:37. And they sacrificed their sons, and their daughters to devils.

105:38. And they shed innocent blood: the blood of their sons and of
their daughters which they sacrificed to the idols of Chanaan. And the
land was polluted with blood,

105:39. And was defiled with their works: and they went aside after
their own inventions.

105:40. And the Lord was exceedingly angry with his people: and he
abhorred his inheritance.

105:41. And he delivered them into the hands of the nations: and they
that hated them had dominion over them.

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