1: Give ye thanks unto Jehovah; for he is good; for his loving-kindness [endureth] for ever. 2: Let the redeemed of Jehovah say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the oppressor, 3: And gathered out of the countries, from the east and from the west, from the north and from the sea. 4: They wandered in the wilderness in a desert way, they found no city of habitation; 5: Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them: 6: Then they cried unto Jehovah in their trouble, [and] he delivered them out of their distresses, 7: And he led them forth by a right way, that they might go to a city of habitation. 8: Let them give thanks unto Jehovah for his loving-kindness, and for his wondrous works to the children of men; 9: For he hath satisfied the longing soul and filled the hungry soul with good. 10: Such as inhabit darkness and the shadow of death, bound in affliction and iron, 11: Because they had rebelled against the words of God, and had despised the counsel of the Most High; ... 12: And he bowed down their heart with labour; they stumbled, and there was none to help: 13: Then they cried unto Jehovah in their trouble, [and] he saved them out of their distresses; 14: He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and broke their bands in sunder. 15: Let them give thanks unto Jehovah for his loving-kindness, and for his wondrous works to the children of men; 16: For he hath broken the gates of bronze, and cut asunder the bars of iron. 17: Fools, because of their way of transgression, and because of their iniquities, are afflicted; 18: Their soul abhorreth all manner of food, and they draw near unto the gates of death: 19: Then they cry unto Jehovah in their trouble, [and] he saveth them out of their distresses; 20: He sendeth his word, and healeth them, and delivereth them from their destructions. 21: Let them give thanks unto Jehovah for his loving-kindness, and for his wondrous works to the children of men, 22: And let them offer the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his works in joyful song. 23: They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters, 24: These see the works of Jehovah, and his wonders in the deep. 25: For he speaketh, and raiseth the stormy wind, which lifteth up the waves thereof: 26: They mount up to the heavens, they go down to the depths; their soul is melted because of trouble; 27: They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and they are at their wits' end: 28: Then they cry unto Jehovah in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses; 29: He maketh the storm a calm, and the waves thereof are still: 30: And they rejoice because they are quiet; and he bringeth them unto their desired haven. 31: Let them give thanks unto Jehovah for his loving-kindness, and for his wondrous works to the children of men; 32: Let them exalt him also in the congregation of the people, and praise him in the session of the elders. 33: He maketh rivers into a wilderness, and water-springs into dry ground; 34: A fruitful land into a plain of salt, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein. 35: He maketh the wilderness into a pool of water, and the dry land into water-springs; 36: And there he maketh the hungry to dwell, and they establish a city of habitation; 37: And sow fields, and plant vineyards, which yield fruits of increase; 38: And he blesseth them, so that they are multiplied greatly; and he suffereth not their cattle to decrease. 39: And they are diminished and brought low, through oppression, adversity, and sorrow: 40: He poureth contempt upon nobles, and causeth them to wander in a pathless waste; 41: But he secureth the needy one on high from affliction, and maketh [him] families like flocks. 42: The upright shall see it, and rejoice; and all unrighteousness shall stop its mouth. 43: Whoso is wise, let him observe these things, and let them understand the loving-kindnesses of Jehovah.