O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.2
Let the redeemed of the LORDsay so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy;3
And gathered them out of the lands, from the east, and from the west, from the north, and from the south.a4
They wandered in the wilderness in a solitaryway; they found no city to dwell in.
5Hungry and thirsty, their soulfainted in them.
Then they cried unto the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them out of their distresses.7
And he led them forth by the rightway, that they might go to a city of habitation.8
Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!9
For he satisfieth the longingsoul, and filleth the hungrysoul with goodness.10
Such as sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, being bound in affliction and iron;11
Because they rebelled against the words of God, and contemned the counsel of the most High:12
Therefore he brought down their heart with labour; they fell down , and there was none to help .
Then they cried unto the LORD in their trouble, and he saved them out of their distresses.14
He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and brake their bands in sunder .
Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!16
For he hath broken the gates of brass, and cut the bars of iron in sunder .
17Foolsbecause of their transgression, and because of their iniquities, are afflicted .
Their soulabhorreth all manner of meat; and they draw near unto the gates of death.19
Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he saveth them out of their distresses.20
He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.21
Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!22
And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his works with rejoicing.b23
They that go down to the sea in ships, that dobusiness in greatwaters;24
These see the works of the LORD, and his wonders in the deep.25
For he commandeth , and raisethc the stormywind, which lifteth up the waves thereof.
They mount up to the heaven, they go down again to the depths: their soul is melted because of trouble.27
They reel to and fro , and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wits'end .
Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses.29
He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still .
Then are they glad because they be quiet ; so he bringeth them unto their desiredhaven.31
Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!32
Let them exalt him also in the congregation of the people, and praise him in the assembly of the elders.33
He turnethrivers into a wilderness, and the waterspringsinto dry ground;34
A fruitfulland into barrenness,d for the wickedness of them that dwell therein.
He turneth the wilderness into a standingwater, and dryground into watersprings .
And there he maketh the hungry to dwell , that they may prepare a city for habitation;37
And sow the fields, and plantvineyards, which may yieldfruits of increase.38
He blesseth them also, so that they are multipliedgreatly; and suffereth not their cattle to decrease .
Again, they are minished and brought low through oppression,affliction, and sorrow.40
He pourethcontempt upon princes, and causeth them to wander in the wilderness,e where there is no way.41
Yet setteth he the poor on high from affliction, and maketh him families like a flock.42
The righteous shall see it, and rejoice : and all iniquity shall stop her mouth.43
Whoso is wise, and will observe these things, even they shall understand the lovingkindness of the LORD.