1Oh give thanks to the LORD, 2for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!
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Let 3the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he has 4redeemed from trouble
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and 5gathered in from the lands, from the east and from the west, from the north and from the south.
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Some 6wandered in desert wastes, finding no way 7to a city to dwell in;
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hungry and thirsty, their soul 8fainted within them.
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Then they 9cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress.
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He led them by 10a straight way till they reached 11a city to dwell in.
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12Let them thank the LORD for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of man!
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ver. 15, 21, 31
For he 13satisfies the longing soul, 14and the hungry soul he fills with good things.
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15Some sat in darkness and in 16the shadow of death, prisoners in 17affliction and in irons,
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for they 18had rebelled against the words of God, and 19spurned the counsel of the Most High.
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So he bowed their hearts down with hard labor; they fell down, 20with none to help.
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21Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress.
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He brought them out of 22darkness and the shadow of death, and 23burst their bonds apart.
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24Let them thank the LORD for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of man!
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For he 25shatters the doors of bronze and cuts in two the bars of iron.
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Some were 26fools through their sinful ways, and because of their iniquities suffered affliction;
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27they loathed any kind of food, and they 28drew near to 29the gates of death.
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30Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress.
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He 31sent out his word and 32healed them, and 33delivered them from their destruction.
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34Let them thank the LORD for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of man!
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And let them 35offer sacrifices of thanksgiving, and 36tell of his deeds in 37songs of joy!
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Some 38went down to the sea in ships, doing business on the great waters;
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they saw the deeds of the LORD, his wondrous works in the deep.
For he 39commanded and 40raised the stormy wind, which lifted up the waves of the sea.
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They mounted up to heaven; they went down to the depths; their courage 41melted away in their evil plight;
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they reeled and 42staggered like drunken men and 43were at their wits' end.
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44Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress.
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He 45made the storm be still, and the waves of the sea were hushed.
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Then they were glad that the waters were quiet, and he brought them to their desired haven.
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46Let them thank the LORD for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of man!
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Let them 47extol him in 48the congregation of the people, and praise him in the assembly of the elders.
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He 49turns rivers into a desert, springs of water into thirsty ground,
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50a fruitful land into a salty waste, because of the evil of its inhabitants.
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He 51turns a desert into pools of water, 52a parched land into springs of water.
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And there he lets the hungry dwell, and they establish 53a city to live in;
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they sow fields and plant vineyards and get a fruitful yield.
54By his blessing they multiply greatly, and he does not let their livestock diminish.
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When they are diminished and brought low through oppression, evil, and sorrow,
55he pours contempt on princes and 56makes them wander 57in trackless wastes;
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but 58he raises up the needy out of affliction and 59makes their families like flocks.
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60The upright see it and are glad, and 61all wickedness shuts its mouth.
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62Whoever is wise, let him attend to these things; let them consider the steadfast love of the LORD.
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