Give thanks to the LORD,1 for he is good;2 his love endures forever.
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Let the redeemed3 of the LORD say this-- those he redeemed from the hand of the foe,
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those he gathered4 from the lands, from east and west, from north and south.
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Some wandered in desert5 wastelands, finding no way to a city6 where they could settle.
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They were hungry7 and thirsty,8 and their lives ebbed away.
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Then they cried out9 to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress.
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He led them by a straight way10 to a city11 where they could settle.
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Let them give thanks12 to the LORD for his unfailing love13 and his wonderful deeds14 for men,
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for he satisfies15 the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.16
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Some sat in darkness17 and the deepest gloom, prisoners suffering18 in iron chains,19
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for they had rebelled20 against the words of God and despised21 the counsel22 of the Most High.
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So he subjected them to bitter labor; they stumbled, and there was no one to help.23
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Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he saved them24 from their distress.
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He brought them out of darkness25 and the deepest gloom26 and broke away their chains.27
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Let them give thanks28 to the LORD for his unfailing love29 and his wonderful deeds30 for men,
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for he breaks down gates of bronze and cuts through bars of iron.
Some became fools31 through their rebellious ways32 and suffered affliction33 because of their iniquities.
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They loathed all food34 and drew near the gates of death.35
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Then they cried36 to the LORD in their trouble, and he saved them37 from their distress.
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He sent forth his word38 and healed them;39 he rescued40 them from the grave.41
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Let them give thanks42 to the LORD for his unfailing love43 and his wonderful deeds44 for men.
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Let them sacrifice thank offerings45 and tell of his works46 with songs of joy.47
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Others went out on the sea48 in ships;49 they were merchants on the mighty waters.
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They saw the works of the LORD,50 his wonderful deeds in the deep.
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For he spoke51 and stirred up a tempest52 that lifted high the waves.53
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They mounted up to the heavens and went down to the depths; in their peril54 their courage melted55 away.
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They reeled56 and staggered like drunken men; they were at their wits' end.
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Then they cried57 out to the LORD in their trouble, and he brought them out of their distress.58
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He stilled the storm59 to a whisper; the waves60 of the sea were hushed.61
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They were glad when it grew calm, and he guided them62 to their desired haven.
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Let them give thanks63 to the LORD for his unfailing love64 and his wonderful deeds65 for men.
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Let them exalt66 him in the assembly67 of the people and praise him in the council of the elders.
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He turned rivers into a desert,68 flowing springs69 into thirsty ground,
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and fruitful land into a salt waste,70 because of the wickedness of those who lived there.
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He turned the desert into pools of water71 and the parched ground into flowing springs;72
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there he brought the hungry to live, and they founded a city where they could settle.
They sowed fields and planted vineyards73 that yielded a fruitful harvest;
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he blessed them, and their numbers greatly increased,74 and he did not let their herds diminish.75
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Then their numbers decreased,76 and they were humbled77 by oppression, calamity and sorrow;
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he who pours contempt on nobles78 made them wander in a trackless waste.79
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But he lifted the needy80 out of their affliction and increased their families like flocks.81
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The upright see and rejoice,82 but all the wicked shut their mouths.83
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Whoever is wise,84 let him heed these things and consider the great love85 of the LORD.
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