The LORD Delivers Men from Manifold Troubles.
1 Oh give R3453 thanks to the LORD, for He R3454 is good,
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
2 Let the R3455 redeemed of the LORD say so,
Whom He has redeemed R3456 from the hand of the adversary
3 And gathered R3457 from the lands,
From the east and from the west,
From the north and from the south. F1197
4 They wandered R3458 in the wilderness in a desert F1198 region;
They did not find a way to an F1199 inhabited city. R3459
5 They were hungry and F1200 thirsty;
Their soul R3460 fainted within them.
6 Then they cried R3461 out to the LORD in their trouble;
He delivered them out of their distresses.
7 He led them also by a straight R3462 F1201 way,
To go to an R3463 F1202 inhabited city.
8 Let R3464 them give thanks to the LORD for His lovingkindness,
And for His wonders F1203 to the sons of men!
9 For He has satisfied R3465 the thirsty F1204 soul,
And the hungry R3466 soul He has filled with what is good.
10 There were those who dwelt R3467 in darkness and in the shadow of death,
Prisoners R3468 in misery F1205 and chains, F1206
11 Because they had rebelled R3469 against the words of God
And spurned R3470 the counsel R3471 of the Most High.
12 Therefore He humbled their heart with labor;
They stumbled and there was none R3472 to help.
13 Then they cried R3473 out to the LORD in their trouble;
He saved them out of their distresses.
14 He brought R3474 them out of darkness and the shadow of death
And broke R3475 their bands apart.
15 Let R3476 them give thanks to the LORD for His lovingkindness,
And for His wonders F1207 to the sons of men!
16 For He has shattered R3477 gates of bronze
And cut bars of iron asunder.
17 Fools, because of their F1208 rebellious way,
And because R3478 of their iniquities, were afflicted.
18 Their soul R3479 abhorred all kinds of food,
And they drew R3480 near to the gates R3481 of death.
19 Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble;
He saved them out of their distresses.
20 He sent R3482 His word and healed R3483 them,
And delivered R3484 them from their destructions. F1209
21 Let R3485 them give thanks to the LORD for His lovingkindness,
And for His wonders F1210 to the sons of men!
22 Let them also offer sacrifices R3486 of thanksgiving,
And tell R3487 of His works with joyful singing.
23 Those who go R3488 down to the sea in ships,
Who do business on great waters;
24 They have seen the works of the LORD,
And His wonders F1211 in the deep.
25 For He spoke R3489 and raised up a stormy R3490 wind,
Which lifted R3491 up the waves of F1212 the sea.
26 They rose up to the heavens, they went down to the depths;
Their soul melted R3492 away in their misery.
27 They reeled and staggered R3493 like a drunken man,
And were F1213 at their wits' end.
28 Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble,
And He brought them out of their distresses.
29 He caused R3494 the storm to be still,
So that the waves of F1214 the sea were hushed.
30 Then they were glad because they were quiet,
So He guided them to their desired haven.
31 Let R3495 them give thanks to the LORD for His lovingkindness,
And for His wonders R3496 F1215 to the sons of men!
32 Let them extol R3497 Him also in R3498 the congregation of the people,
And praise R3499 Him at the seat of the elders.
33 He changes R3500 F1216 rivers into a wilderness F1217
And springs of water into a thirsty ground;
34 A fruitful R3501 land into a salt R3502 waste,
Because of the wickedness of those who dwell in it.
35 He changes R3503 F1218 a wilderness F1219 into a pool of water
And a dry land into springs of water;
36 And there He makes the hungry to dwell,
So that they may establish an R3504 F1220 inhabited city,
37 And sow fields and plant R3505 vineyards,
And gather F1221 a fruitful harvest.
38 Also He blesses them and they multiply R3506 greatly,
And He does R3507 not let their cattle decrease.
39 When they are diminished R3508 and bowed R3509 down
Through oppression, misery and sorrow,
40 He pours R3510 contempt upon princes F1222
And makes R3511 them wander in R3512 a pathless waste.
41 But He sets R3513 the needy securely F1223 on high away from affliction,
And makes R3514 his families like a flock.
42 The upright R3515 see it and are glad;
But all unrighteousness R3516 shuts its mouth.
43 Who is wise? R3517 Let him give heed to these things,
And consider the lovingkindnesses R3518 of the LORD.
F1197: Or broad of dimensions (lit hands)
F1198: Or a sea monster
F1199: Lit its appointed time
F1200: Or breath
F1201: Or breath
F1202: Lit The one who
F1203: Or Let me sing
F1204: Lit in my lifetime
F1205: Lit while I still am
F1206: Or Hallelujah!
F1207: Hebrew Y\AH/
F1208: Or Meditate on
F1209: I.e. wonderful acts
F1210: Or Boast
F1211: I.e. wonderful acts
F1212: Lit of His mouth
F1213: Lit measuring line
F1214: Lit His soul came into
F1215: Or refined
F1216: Lit bind
F1217: Lit at his
F1218: Lit set the words of His signs
F1219: Or made their rain hail
F1220: Or curtain
F1221: Or One
F1222: Or food
F1223: Or boulder
R3453: 1 Chronicles 16:34; Psalms 106:1; 118:1; 136:1; Jeremiah 33:11
R3454: 2 Chronicles 5:13; 7:3; Ezra 3:11; Psalms 100:5
R3455: Isaiah 35:9,10; 62:12; 63:4
R3456: Psalms 78:42; 106:10
R3457: Deuteronomy 30:3; Nehemiah 1:9; Psalms 106:47; Isaiah 11:12; 43:5; 56:8; Ezekiel 11:17; 20:34
R3458: Numbers 14:33; 32:13; Deuteronomy 2:7; 32:10; Joshua 5:6; 14:10
R3459: Psalms 107:7,36
R3460: Psalms 77:3
R3461: Psalms 50:15; 107:13,19,28
R3462: Ezra 8:21; Psalms 5:8; Jeremiah 31:9
R3463: Psalms 107:4,36
R3464: Psalms 107:15,21,31
R3465: Psalms 22:26; 34:10; 63:5; 103:5
R3466: Psalms 146:7; Matthew 5:6; Luke 1:53
R3467: Psalms 143:3; Isaiah 42:7; Micah 7:8; Luke 1:79
R3468: Job 1:36:8; Psalms 102:20
R3469: Psalms 78:40; 106:7; Lamentations 3:42
R3470: Numbers 15:31; 2 Chronicles 36:16; Proverbs 1:25; Isaiah 5:24
R3471: Psalms 73:24
R3472: Psalms 22:11; 72:12
R3473: Psalms 107:6
R3474: Psalms 86:13; 107:10
R3475: Psalms 116:16; Jeremiah 2:20; 30:8; Nahum 1:13; Luke 13:16; Acts 12:7
R3476: Psalms 107:8,21,31
R3477: Isaiah 45:1,2
R3478: Isaiah 65:6,7; Jeremiah 30:14,15; Lamentations 3:39; Ezekiel 24:23
R3479: Job 1:33:20; Psalms 102:4
R3480: Job 1:33:22; Psalms 88:3
R3481: Job 1:38:17; Psalms 9:13
R3482: Psalms 147:15,18; Matthew 8:8
R3483: 2 Kings 20:5; Psalms 30:2; 103:3; 147:3
R3484: Job 1:33:28,30; Psalms 30:3; 49:15; 56:13; 103:4
R3485: Psalms 107:8,15,31
R3486: Leviticus 7:12; Psalms 50:14; 116:17
R3487: Psalms 9:11; 73:28; 118:17
R3488: Isaiah 42:10; Jonah 1:3
R3489: Psalms 105:31,34
R3490: Psalms 148:8; Jonah 1:4
R3491: Psalms 93:3,4
R3492: Psalms 22:14; 119:28
R3493: Job 1:12:25; Isaiah 24:20
R3494: Psalms 65:7; 89:9; Matthew 8:26; Luke 8:24
R3495: Psalms 107:8,15,21
R3496: Psalms 78:4; 111:4
R3497: Psalms 34:3; 99:5; Isaiah 25:1
R3498: Psalms 22:22,25
R3499: Psalms 35:18
R3500: 1 Kings 17:1,7; Psalms 74:15; Isaiah 42:15; 50:2
R3501: Genesis 13:10; 14:3; 19:24,25; Deuteronomy 29:23
R3502: Job 1:39:6; Jeremiah 17:6
R3503: Psalms 105:41; 114:8; Isaiah 35:6,7; 41:18
R3504: Psalms 107:4,7
R3505: 2 Kings 19:29; Isaiah 65:21; Amos 9:14
R3506: Genesis 12:2; 17:20; Exodus 1:7; Deuteronomy 1:10
R3507: Deuteronomy 7:14
R3508: 2 Kings 10:32; Ezekiel 5:11; 29:15
R3509: Psalms 38:6; 44:25; 57:6
R3510: Job 1:12:21
R3511: Job 1:12:24
R3512: Deuteronomy 32:10
R3513: 1 Samuel 2:8; Psalms 59:1; 113:7,8
R3514: Job 1:21:11; Psalms 78:52; 113:9
R3515: Job 1:22:19; Psalms 52:6
R3516: Job 1:5:16; Psalms 63:11; Romans 3:19
R3517: Psalms 64:9; Jeremiah 9:12; Hosea 14:9
R3518: Psalms 107:1