1 Praise the Lord, because he is good: for his

mercy endureth forever.

2 Let them, which have been redeemed of

the Lord, show how he hath delivered them

from the hand of the oppressor,

3 And gathered them out of the lands, from

the East and from the West, from the North and from

the South.

4 When they wandered in the desert and wilderness

out of the way, and found no city to dwell in,

5 Both hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in

them.

6 Then they cried unto the Lord in their trouble,

and he delivered them from their distress,

7 And led them forth by the right way, that they

might go to a city of habitation.

8 Let them therefore confess before the Lord his

loving kindness, and his wonderful works before the

sons of men.

9 For he satisfied the thirsty soul, and filled the

hungry soul with goodness.

10 They that dwell in darkness and in the shadow

of death, being bound in misery and iron,

11 Because they rebelled against the words of the

Lord, and despised the counsel of the most High,

12 When he humbled their heart with heaviness,

then they fell down, and there was no helper.

13 Then they cried unto the Lord in their trouble,

and he delivered them from their distress.

14 He brought them out of darkness, and out of the

shadow of death, and brake their bands asunder.

15 Let them therefore confess before the Lord his

loving-kindness, and his wonderful works before

the sons of men.

16 For he hath broken the gates of brass, and

burst the bars of iron asunder,

17 Fools by reason of their transgression, and

because of their iniquities are afflicted.

18 Their soul abhorreth all meat, and they are

brought to death’s door.

19 Then they cry unto the Lord in their trouble,

and he delivereth them from their distress.

20 He sendeth his word and healeth them, and

delivereth them from their graves.

21 Let them therefore confess before the Lord his

loving kindness, and his wonderful works before the

sons of men,

22 And let them offer sacrifices of praise, and

declare his works with rejoicing.

23 They that go down to the sea in ships, and

occupy by the great waters,

24 They see the works of the Lord, and his wonders

in the deep.

25 For he commandeth and raiseth the stormy

wind, and it lifteth up the waves thereof.

26 They mount up to the heaven, and descend to

the deep, so that their soul melteth for trouble.

27 They are tossed to and fro, and stagger like a

drunken man, and all their cunning is gone.

28 Then they cry unto the Lord in their trouble,

and he bringeth them out of their distress.

29 He turneth the storm to calm, so that the waves

thereof are still.

30 When they are quieted, they are glad, and he

bringeth them unto the haven, where they would be.

31 Let them therefore confess before the Lord his

loving kindness, and his wonderful works before the

sons of men.

32 And let them exalt him in the congregation of the

people, and praise him in the assembly of the Elders.

33 He turneth the floods to a wilderness, and the

springs of waters into dryness,

34 And a fruitful land into barrenness, for the

wickedness of them that dwell therein.

35 Again he turneth the wilderness into pools of

water, and the dry land into water springs.

36 And there he placeth the hungry, and they build

a city to dwell in,

37 And sow the fields, and plant vineyards, which

bring forth fruitful increase.

38 For he blesseth them, and they multiply exceedingly,

and he diminisheth not their cattle.

39 Again men are diminished, and brought low

by oppression, evil and sorrow.

40 He poureth contempt upon princes, and causeth

them to err in desert places out of the way.

41 Yet he raiseth up the poor out of misery, and

maketh him families like a flock of sheep.

42 The righteous shall see it, and rejoice, and all

iniquity shall stop her mouth.

43 Who is wise that he may observe these things?

for they shall understand the loving kindness of the

Lord.

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