Blessed is God that liveth for ever, and his kingdom,
He leadeth down to Hades below the earth,
And he bringeth up from the great destruction;
And there is nothing that shall escape his hand.
For he hath scattered you among them,
And extol ye him before all the living.
Because he is our Lord, and he our God, and he our Father,
Yea, he is God to all the ages:
And will show mercy unto you all.
Whithersoever ye shall be scattered,
Then he will turn unto you, and will no longer hide his face from you.
And now see what he hath wrought with you,
And give him thanks with your whole mouth,
And bless the Lord of righteousness,
And exalt the everlasting King.
〈 I, in the land of my captivity, give him thanks,
And show his strength and majesty unto nations of sinners.
Turn, ye sinners, and do righteousness before him.
Who can tell if he will accept you and have mercy on you?
7 I exalt my God, and my soul [ ] shall rejoice in the King of heaven;
And let them give him thanks in Jerusalem.
And will again have mercy on the sons of the righteous.
10 Give thanks to the Lord with goodness, and bless the everlasting King, 〉
That thy tabernacle may be builded in thee again with joy,
And that he may make glad in thee all that are captives,
And love in thee all that are miserable and all the generations of eternity.
And the inhabitants of the utmost ends of the earth unto thy holy name;
With their gifts also in their hands unto the King of heaven,
Generations of generations shall utter rejoicing in thee,
And thy name that is elect unto the generations of eternity.
Cursed shall be all they that demolish thee,
And throw down thy walls;
And all they that overthrow thy towers,
And set on fire thy habitations;
But blessed shall be all they that fear thee for ever.
For they all shall be gathered together,
And bless the everlasting Lord.
And blessed shall they be
That shall rejoice for thy peace:
And blessed shall be all the men
That shall sorrow for thee
For all thy chastisements:
Because they shall rejoice in thee
And shall see all thy joy for ever.
Happy shall I be if the remnant of my seed come to see thy glory
And give thanks unto the King of heaven.
And the gates of Jerusalem shall be builded with sapphire and emerald,
And all thy walls with precious stone.
The towers of Jerusalem shall be builded with gold,
And their battlements with pure gold.
With carbuncle and stones of Ophir.
And all her houses shall say, Hallelujah.
Final benediction, v. 18b.
Blessed is the God of Israel.
And the blessed shall bless the name
That is holy for ever and ever.
Conclusion of the History, 14:1–15.
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