107:1 Give thanks to Yahweh, for he is good, for his loving kindness endures forever.
107:2 Let the redeemed by Yahweh say so, whom he has redeemed from the hand of the adversary,
107:3 And gathered out of the lands, from the east and from the west, from the north and from the south.
107:4 They wandered in the wilderness in a desert way. They found no city to live in.
107:5 Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them.
107:6 Then they cried to Yahweh in their trouble, and he delivered them out of their distresses,
107:7 he led them also by a straight way, that they might go to a city to live in.
107:8 Let them praise Yahweh for his loving kindness, for his wonderful works to the children of men!
107:9 For he satisfies the longing soul. He fills the hungry soul with good.
107:10 Some sat in darkness and in the shadow of death, being bound in affliction and iron,
107:11 because they rebelled against the words of God, and condemned the counsel of the Most High.
107:12 Therefore he brought down their heart with labor. They fell down, and there was none to help.
107:13 Then they cried to Yahweh in their trouble, and he saved them out of their distresses.
107:14 He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and broke their bonds in sunder.
107:15 Let them praise Yahweh for his loving kindness, for his wonderful works to the children of men!
107:16 For he has broken the gates of brass, and cut through bars of iron.
107:17 Fools are afflicted because of their disobedience, and because of their iniquities.
107:18 Their soul abhors all kinds of food. They draw near to the gates of death.
107:19 Then they cry to Yahweh in their trouble, he saves them out of their distresses.
107:20 He sends his word, and heals them, and delivers them from their graves.
107:21 Let them praise Yahweh for his loving kindness, for his wonderful works to the children of men!
107:22 Let them offer the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his works with singing.
107:23 Those who go down to the sea in ships, who do business in great waters;
107:24 These see Yahweh's works, and his wonders in the deep.
107:25 For he commands, and raises the stormy wind, which lifts up its waves.
107:26 They mount up to the sky; they go down again to the depths. Their soul melts away because of trouble.
107:27 They reel back and forth, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wits' end.
107:28 Then they cry to Yahweh in their trouble, and he brings them out of their distress.
107:29 He makes the storm a calm, so that its waves are still.
107:30 Then they are glad because it is calm, so he brings them to their desired haven.
107:31 Let them praise Yahweh for his loving kindness, for his wonderful works for the children of men!
107:32 Let them exalt him also in the assembly of the people, and praise him in the seat of the elders.
107:33 He turns rivers into a desert, water springs into a thirsty ground,
107:34 and a fruitful land into a salt waste, for the wickedness of those who dwell in it.
107:35 He turns a desert into a pool of water, and a dry land into water springs.
107:36 There he makes the hungry live, that they may prepare a city to live in,
107:37 sow fields, plant vineyards, and reap the fruits of increase.
107:38 He blesses them also, so that they are multiplied greatly. He doesn't allow their livestock to decrease.
107:39 Again, they are diminished and bowed down through oppression, trouble, and sorrow.
107:40 He pours contempt on princes, and causes them to wander in a trackless waste.
107:41 Yet he lifts the needy out of their affliction, and increases their families like a flock.
107:42 The upright will see it, and be glad. All the wicked will shut their mouths.
107:43 Whoever is wise will pay attention to these things. They will consider the loving kindnesses of Yahweh.
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