1: Give thanks to Yahweh, For he is good, For his lovingkindness endures forever. 2: Let the redeemed by Yahweh say so, Whom he has redeemed from the hand of the adversary, 3: Gathered out of the lands, From the east and from the west, From the north and from the south. 4: They wandered in the wilderness in a desert way. They found no city to live in. 5: Hungry and thirsty, Their soul fainted in them. 6: Then they cried to Yahweh in their trouble, And he delivered them out of their distresses, 7: He led them also by a straight way, That they might go to a city to live in. 8: Let them praise Yahweh for his lovingkindness, For his wonderful works to the children of men! 9: For he satisfies the longing soul. He fills the hungry soul with good. 10: Some sat in darkness and in the shadow of death, Being bound in affliction and iron, 11: Because they rebelled against the words of God, And condemned the counsel of the Most High. 12: Therefore he brought down their heart with labor. They fell down, and there was none to help. 13: Then they cried to Yahweh 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 bonds in sunder. 15: Let them praise Yahweh for his lovingkindness, For his wonderful works to the children of men! 16: For he has broken the gates of brass, And cut through bars of iron. 17: Fools are afflicted because of their disobedience, And because of their iniquities. 18: Their soul abhors all kinds of food. They draw near to the gates of death. 19: Then they cry to Yahweh in their trouble, He saves them out of their distresses. 20: He sends his word, and heals them, And delivers them from their graves. 21: Let them praise Yahweh for his lovingkindness, For his wonderful works to the children of men! 22: Let them offer the sacrifices of thanksgiving, And declare his works with singing. 23: Those who go down to the sea in ships, Who do business in great waters; 24: These see Yahweh's works, And his wonders in the deep. 25: For he commands, and raises the stormy wind, Which lifts up its waves. 26: They mount up to the sky; they go down again to the depths. Their soul melts away because of trouble. 27: They reel back and forth, and stagger like a drunken man, And are at their wits' end. 28: Then they cry to Yahweh in their trouble, He brings them out of their distress. 29: He makes the storm a calm, So that its waves are still. 30: Then are they glad because it is calm, So he brings them to their desired haven. 31: Let them praise Yahweh for his lovingkindness, For his wonderful works to the children of men! 32: Let them exalt him also in the assembly of the people, And praise him in the seat of the elders. 33: He turns rivers into a desert, Water springs into a thirsty ground, 34: And a fruitful land into a salt waste, For the wickedness of those who dwell in it. 35: He turns a desert into a pool of water, And a dry land into water springs. 36: There he makes the hungry to live, That they may prepare a city to live in, 37: Sow fields, plant vineyards, And reap the fruits of increase. 38: He blesses them also, so that they are multiplied greatly. He doesn't allow their cattle to decrease. 39: Again, they are diminished and bowed down Through oppression, trouble, and sorrow. 40: He pours contempt on princes, And causes them to wander in a trackless waste. 41: Yet he lifts the needy out of their affliction, And increases their families like a flock. 42: The upright will see it, and be glad. All the wicked will shut their mouths. 43: Whoever is wise will pay attention to these things. They will consider the lovingkindnesses of Yahweh.