Psalm 107:31-41 NIV

31 Let them give thanks1 to the LORD for his unfailing love2 and his wonderful deeds3 for men.

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32 Let them exalt4 him in the assembly5 of the people and praise him in the council of the elders.

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33 He turned rivers into a desert,6 flowing springs7 into thirsty ground,

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34 and fruitful land into a salt waste,8 because of the wickedness of those who lived there.

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35 He turned the desert into pools of water9 and the parched ground into flowing springs;10

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36 there he brought the hungry to live, and they founded a city where they could settle.
37 They sowed fields and planted vineyards11 that yielded a fruitful harvest;

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38 he blessed them, and their numbers greatly increased,12 and he did not let their herds diminish.13

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39 Then their numbers decreased,14 and they were humbled15 by oppression, calamity and sorrow;

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40 he who pours contempt on nobles16 made them wander in a trackless waste.17

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41 But he lifted the needy18 out of their affliction and increased their families like flocks.19

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