1‘Give ye thanks to Jehovah, For good, for to the age [is] His kindness:’
2Let the redeemed of Jehovah say, Whom He redeemed from the hand of an adversary.
3And from the lands hath gathered them, From east and from west, From north, and from the sea.
4They wandered in a wilderness, in a desert by the way, A city of habitation they have not found.
5Hungry — yea — thirsty, Their soul in them becometh feeble,
6And they cry unto Jehovah in their adversity, From their distress He delivereth them,
7And causeth them to tread in a right way, To go unto a city of habitation.
8They confess to Jehovah His kindness, And His wonders to the sons of men.
9For He hath satisfied a longing soul, And a hungry soul hath filled [with] goodness.
10Inhabitants of dark places and death-shade, Prisoners of affliction and of iron,
11Because they changed the saying of God, And the counsel of the Most High despised.
12And He humbleth with labour their heart, They have been feeble, and there is no helper.
13And they cry unto Jehovah in their adversity, From their distresses He saveth them.
14He bringeth them out from the dark place, And death-shade, And their bands He draweth away.
15They confess to Jehovah His kindness, And His wonders to the sons of men.
16For He hath broken doors of brass, And bars of iron He hath cut.
17Fools, by means of their transgression, And by their iniquities, afflict themselves.
18All food doth their soul abominate, And they come nigh unto the gates of death,
19And cry unto Jehovah in their adversity, From their distresses He saveth them,
20He sendeth His word and healeth them, And delivereth from their destructions.
21They confess to Jehovah His kindness, And His wonders to the sons of men,
22And they sacrifice sacrifices of thanksgiving, And recount His works with singing.
23Those going down [to] the sea in ships, Doing business in many waters,
24They have seen the works of Jehovah, And His wonders in the deep.
25And He saith, and appointeth a tempest, And it lifteth up its billows,
26They go up [to] the heavens, they go down [to] the depths, Their soul in evil is melted.
27They reel to and fro, and move as a drunkard, And all their wisdom is swallowed up.
28And they cry to Jehovah in their adversity, And from their distresses He bringeth them out.
29He establisheth a whirlwind to a calm, And hushed are their billows.
30And they rejoice because they are quiet, And He leadeth them to the haven of their desire.
31They confess to Jehovah His kindness, And His wonders to the sons of men,
32And they exalt Him in the assembly of the people, And in the seat of the elders praise Him.
33He maketh rivers become a wilderness, And fountains of waters become dry land.
34A fruitful land becometh a barren place, For the wickedness of its inhabitants.
35He maketh a wilderness become a pool of water, And a dry land become fountains of waters.
36And He causeth the hungry to dwell there, And they prepare a city of habitation.
37And they sow fields, and plant vineyards, And they make fruits of increase.
38And He blesseth them, and they multiply exceedingly, And their cattle He doth not diminish.
39And they are diminished, and bow down, By restraint, evil, and sorrow.
40He is pouring contempt upon nobles, And causeth them to wander in vacancy — no way.
41And setteth on high the needy from affliction, And placeth families as a flock.
42The upright do see and rejoice, And all perversity hath shut her mouth.
43Who [is] wise, and observeth these? They understand the kind acts of Jehovah!