Oh 1givethanks to the LORD, for 2 He is good, For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Let 3the redeemed of the LORDsay so, Whom He has 4redeemed from the hand of the adversary3
And 5gathered from the lands, From the east and from the west, From the north and from the asouth.
They 6wandered in the wilderness in a bdesertregion ; They did not find a way to can inhabited7city.
They were hungrydand thirsty ; Their 8soulfainted within them.
Then they 9cried out to the LORD in their trouble ; He delivered them out of their distresses.
He led them also by a e10straightway, To go to f11an inhabitedcity.
812Let them givethanks to the LORD for His lovingkindness, And for His gwonders to the sons of men !
For He has 13satisfied the hthirstysoul, And the 14hungrysoul He has filled with what is good.
There were those who 15dwelt in darkness and in the shadow of death, 16Prisoners in imisery and jchains,
11Because they had 17rebelled against the words of God And 18spurned the 19counsel of the MostHigh.
Therefore He humbled their heart with labor ; They stumbled and there was 20none to help.
Then they 21cried out to the LORD in their trouble ; He saved them out of their distresses.
He 22brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death And 23broke their bandsapart.
1524Let them givethanks to the LORD for His lovingkindness, And for His kwonders to the sons of men !
For He has 25shatteredgates of bronze And cutbars of ironasunder.
17Fools, because of ltheir rebelliousway, And 26because of their iniquities, were afflicted.
Their 27soulabhorredall kinds of food, And they 28drewnear to the 29gates of death.
Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble ; He saved them out of their distresses.
He 30sent His word and 31healed them, And 32delivered them from their mdestructions.
2133Let them givethanks to the LORD for His lovingkindness, And for His nwonders to the sons of men !
Let them also offer34sacrifices of thanksgiving, And 35tell of His works with joyfulsinging.
Those who 36godown to the sea in ships, Who dobusiness on greatwaters ;
They have seen the works of the LORD, And His owonders in the deep.
For He 37spoke and raised up a 38stormywind, Which 39lifted up the wavespof the sea.
They rose up to the heavens, they wentdown to the depths ; Their soul40melted away in their misery.
They reeled and 41staggered like a drunkenman, And qwere at their wits'end.
Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, And He brought them out of their distresses.
He 42caused the storm to be still, So that the wavesrof the sea were hushed.
Then they were gladbecause they were quiet, So He guided them to their desiredhaven.
3143Let them givethanks to the LORD for His lovingkindness, And for His s44wonders to the sons of men !
Let them 45extol Him also 46in the congregation of the people, And 47praise Him at the seat of the elders.
He t48changesrivers into a uwilderness And springs of water into a thirstyground ;
A 49fruitfulland into a 50saltwaste, Because of the wickedness of those who dwell in it.
He v51changes a wwilderness into a pool of water And a dryland into springs of water ;
And there He makes the hungry to dwell, So that they may establishx52an inhabitedcity,
And sowfields and 53plantvineyards, And ygather a fruitfulharvest.
Also He blesses them and they 54multiplygreatly, And He 55does not let their cattledecrease.
When they are 56diminished and 57boweddownThroughoppression, misery and sorrow,
He 58pourscontempt upon zprinces And 59makes them wander60in a pathlesswaste.
But He 61sets the needyaasecurely on high away from affliction, And 62makes his families like a flock.
The 63uprightsee it and are glad ; But all64unrighteousnessshuts its mouth.
43Who is 65wise ? Let him giveheed to thesethings, And consider the 66lovingkindnesses of the LORD.