1: O give praise to the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy is unchanging for ever. 2: Let those whose cause the Lord has taken up say so, his people whom he has taken out of the hands of their haters; 3: Making them come together out of all the lands, from the east and from the west, from the north and from the south. 4: They were wandering in the waste places; they saw no way to a resting-place. 5: Their souls became feeble for need of food and drink. 6: Then they sent up their cry to the Lord in their sorrow, and he gave them salvation out of all their troubles; 7: Guiding them in the right way, so that they might come into the town of their resting-place. 8: Let men give praise to the Lord for his mercy, and for the wonders which he does for the children of men! 9: He gives its desire to the unresting soul, so that it is full of good things. 10: Those who were in the dark, in the black night, in chains of sorrow and iron; 11: Because they went against the words of God, and gave no thought to the laws of the Most High: 12: So that he made their hearts weighted down with grief; they were falling, and had no helper. 13: Then they sent up their cry to the Lord in their sorrow, and he gave them salvation out of all their troubles. 14: He took them out of the dark and the black night, and all their chains were broken. 15: Let men give praise to the Lord for his mercy, and for the wonders which he does for the children of men! 16: The doors of brass are broken by his arm, and the bands of iron are cut in two. 17: Foolish men, because of their sins, and because of their wrongdoing, are troubled; 18: They are disgusted by all food, and they come near to the doors of death. 19: Then they send up their cry to the Lord in their sorrow, and he gives them salvation out of all their troubles. 20: He sent his word and made them well, and kept them safe from the underworld. 21: Let men give praise to the Lord for his mercy, and for the wonders which he does for the children of men! 22: Let them make offerings of praise, giving news of his works with cries of joy. 23: Those who go down to the sea in ships, who do business in the great waters; 24: They see the works of the Lord, and his wonders in the deep. 25: For at his word comes up the storm-wind, lifting high the waves. 26: The sailors go up to heaven, and down into the deep; their souls are wasted because of their trouble. 27: They are turned here and there, rolling like a man who is full of wine; and all their wisdom comes to nothing. 28: Then they send up their cry to the Lord in their sorrow, and he gives them salvation out of all their troubles. 29: He makes the storm into a calm, so that the waves are at peace. 30: Then they are glad, because the sea is quiet, and he takes them to the harbour of their desire. 31: Let men give praise to the Lord for his mercy, and for the wonders which he does for the children of men! 32: Let them give glory to him in the meeting of the people, and praise among the chiefs. 33: He makes rivers into waste places, and springs of water into a dry land; 34: He makes a fertile country into a salt waste, because of the sins of those who are living there. 35: He makes a waste land into a place of water, and a dry land into water-springs. 36: And there he gives the poor a resting-place, so that they may make themselves a town; 37: And put seed in the fields and make vine-gardens, to give them fruit. 38: He gives them his blessing so that they are increased greatly, and their cattle do not become less. 39: And when they are made low, and crushed by trouble and sorrow, 40: He puts an end to the pride of kings, and sends them wandering in the waste lands where there is no way. 41: But he puts the poor man on high from his troubles, and gives him families like a flock. 42: The upright see it and are glad: the mouth of the sinner is stopped. 43: Let the wise give thought to these things, and see the mercies of the Lord.