He turned rivers into a desert,1 flowing springs2 into thirsty ground,
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and fruitful land into a salt waste,3 because of the wickedness of those who lived there.
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He turned the desert into pools of water4 and the parched ground into flowing springs;5
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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 vineyards6 that yielded a fruitful harvest;
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he blessed them, and their numbers greatly increased,7 and he did not let their herds diminish.8
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Then their numbers decreased,9 and they were humbled10 by oppression, calamity and sorrow;
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he who pours contempt on nobles11 made them wander in a trackless waste.12
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But he lifted the needy13 out of their affliction and increased their families like flocks.14
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The upright see and rejoice,15 but all the wicked shut their mouths.16
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Whoever is wise,17 let him heed these things and consider the great love18 of the LORD.
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