1O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good; for his mercy endures for ever.2Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom he has redeemed from the hand of the enemy3and gathered them out of the lands, from the east and from the west, from the north and from the south.4They wandered lost in the wilderness, alone and out of the way; they found no city to dwell in.5Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them.6Then they cried unto the Lord in their trouble, and he delivered them out of their distresses.7And he led them forth by the right way, that they might go to a city of habitation.8Oh that men would praise the Lord for his mercy and for his wonderful works unto the sons of Adam!9For he satisfies the soul that is destitute and fills the hungry soul with goodness.
10Such as sat in darkness and in the shadow of death, being bound in affliction and in irons,11because they rebelled against the words of God and condemned the counsel of the most High:12Therefore he brought down their heart with labour; they fell down, and there was no one to help.13Then they cried unto the Lord in their trouble, and he saved them out of their distresses.14He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death and broke their bonds asunder.15Oh that men would praise the Lord for his mercy and for his wonderful works unto the sons of Adam!16For he has broken the gates of brass and cut the bars of iron asunder.
17The fools, because of the way of their rebellion, and because of their iniquities, were afflicted.18Their soul abhorred all manner of food, and they drew near unto the gates of death.19Then they cried unto the Lord in their trouble, and he saved them out of their distresses.20He sent his word and healed them and delivered them from their graves.21Oh that men would praise the Lord for his mercy and for his wonderful works unto the sons of Adam!22And let them offer the sacrifices of praise and publish his works with singing.
23Those that go down to the sea in ships that do work in many waters,24these have seen the works of the Lord and his wonders in the deep.25For he commands and raises the stormy wind, which lifts up its waves.26They mount up to the heavens; they go down again to the depths; their soul is melted because of trouble.27They reel to and fro and stagger like a drunken man, and all of their knowledge is of no avail.28Then they cry unto the Lord in their trouble, and he delivers them out of their afflictions.29He makes the storm a calm, so that its waves are still.30Then they are glad because they are at rest; so he brings them into the haven of his will.31Oh that men would praise the Lord for his mercy and for his wonderful works unto the sons of Adam!32Let them exalt him also in the congregation of the people and praise him in the assembly of the elders.
33He turned rivers into a wilderness and the watersprings into dry ground;34the fruitful land into salt flats, because of the wickedness of those that dwell therein.35He turns the wilderness into reservoirs of water and dry ground into watersprings.36And there he makes the hungry to dwell, that they may prepare a city for habitation37and sow the fields and plant vineyards, which may yield fruits of increase.38He blesses them also, so that they are multiplied greatly and suffers not their cattle to decrease.39Again, they are diminished and brought low through oppression, affliction, and sorrow.40He pours contempt upon princes and causes them to wander in the wilderness, where there is no way.41Yet he sets the poor on high from affliction and makes his families like a flock.42The righteous shall see it and rejoice, and all iniquity shall stop her mouth.43Who is wise and will observe these things and shall understand the mercies of the Lord?