his love endures forever.
2 Let the redeemedh of the Lord tell their story—
those he redeemed from the hand of the foe,
3 those he gatheredi from the lands,
from east and west, from north and south.a
4 Some wandered in desertj wastelands,
finding no way to a cityk where they could settle.
and their lives ebbed away.
6 Then they cried outn to the Lord in their trouble,
and he delivered them from their distress.
7 He led them by a straight wayo
to a cityp where they could settle.
and his wonderful deedss for mankind,
9 for he satisfiest the thirsty
and fills the hungry with good things.u
10 Some sat in darkness,v in utter darkness,
11 because they rebelledy against God’s commands
they stumbled, and there was no one to help.b
and he saved themc from their distress.
and broke away their chains.f
and his wonderful deedsi for mankind,
and cuts through bars of iron.
and suffered afflictionl because of their iniquities.
18 They loathed all foodm
and drew near the gates of death.n
19 Then they criedo to the Lord in their trouble,
and he saved themp from their distress.
and his wonderful deedsw for mankind.
22 Let them sacrifice thank offeringsx
they were merchants on the mighty waters.
24 They saw the works of the Lord,c
his wonderful deeds in the deep.
that lifted high the waves.f
27 They reeledi and staggered like drunkards;
they were at their wits’ end.
28 Then they criedj out to the Lord in their trouble,
and he brought them out of their distress.k
29 He stilled the storml to a whisper;
and he guided themo to their desired haven.
and his wonderful deedsr for mankind.
and praise him in the council of the elders.
33 He turned rivers into a desert,u
flowing springsv into thirsty ground,
34 and fruitful land into a salt waste,w
because of the wickedness of those who lived there.
35 He turned the desert into pools of waterx
and the parched ground into flowing springs;y
and they founded a city where they could settle.
37 They sowed fields and planted vineyardsz
that yielded a fruitful harvest;
38 he blessed them, and their numbers greatly increased,a
and he did not let their herds diminish.b
by oppression, calamity and sorrow;
40 he who pours contempt on noblese
made them wander in a trackless waste.f
41 But he lifted the needyg out of their affliction
and increased their families like flocks.h
42 The upright see and rejoice,i
but all the wicked shut their mouths.j
43 Let the one who is wisek heed these things
and ponder the loving deedsl of the Lord.
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