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Psalm 107

Give thanks to the Lord,f for he is good;g

his love endures forever.

Let the redeemedh of the Lord tell their story—

those he redeemed from the hand of the foe,

those he gatheredi from the lands,

from east and west, from north and south.a

Some wandered in desertj wastelands,

finding no way to a cityk where they could settle.

They were hungryl and thirsty,m

and their lives ebbed away.

Then they cried outn to the Lord in their trouble,

and he delivered them from their distress.

He led them by a straight wayo

to a cityp where they could settle.

Let them give thanksq to the Lord for his unfailing lover

and his wonderful deedss for mankind,

for he satisfiest the thirsty

and fills the hungry with good things.u

10 Some sat in darkness,v in utter darkness,

prisoners sufferingw in iron chains,x

11 because they rebelledy against God’s commands

and despisedz the plansa of the Most High.

12 So he subjected them to bitter labor;

they stumbled, and there was no one to help.b

13 Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble,

and he saved themc from their distress.

14 He brought them out of darkness,d the utter darkness,e

and broke away their chains.f

15 Let them give thanksg to the Lord for his unfailing loveh

and his wonderful deedsi for mankind,

16 for he breaks down gates of bronze

and cuts through bars of iron.

17 Some became foolsj through their rebellious waysk

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.

20 He sent out his wordq and healed them;r

he rescueds them from the grave.t

21 Let them give thanksu to the Lord for his unfailing lovev

and his wonderful deedsw for mankind.

22 Let them sacrifice thank offeringsx

and tell of his worksy with songs of joy.z

23 Some went out on the seaa in ships;b

they were merchants on the mighty waters.

24 They saw the works of the Lord,c

his wonderful deeds in the deep.

25 For he spoked and stirred up a tempeste

that lifted high the waves.f

26 They mounted up to the heavens and went down to the depths;

in their perilg their courage meltedh away.

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;

the wavesm of the seab were hushed.n

30 They were glad when it grew calm,

and he guided themo to their desired haven.

31 Let them give thanksp to the Lord for his unfailing loveq

and his wonderful deedsr for mankind.

32 Let them exalts him in the assemblyt of the people

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

36 there he brought the hungry to live,

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

39 Then their numbers decreased,c and they were humbledd

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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