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1O give thanks unto Hashem, for He is tov; ki l'olam chasdo (for His mercy endureth forever). 2Let the Geulei Hashem (the redeemed of Hashem) say so, whom He hath redeemed from the yad tzar; 3And gathered them out of the lands, from the mizrach (east), and from the ma'arav (west), from the tzafon (north), and from the yam (sea). 4They wandered in the midbar in a desolate region; they found no derech to an ir moshav (inhabited city). 5Re'evim (hungry) and tzeme'im (thirsty), their nefesh fainted within them. 6Then they cried unto Hashem in their tzoros, and He delivered them out of their distresses. 7And He led them forth by the derech yesharah that they might go to an ir moshav. 8Oh that men would praise Hashem for His chesed, and for His nifla'ot (wonderful works) to the Bnei Adam! 9For He satisfieth the longing nefesh, and filleth the hungry nefesh with the tov. 10Such as sit in choshech and in tzalmavet, being bound in oni and barzel (iron); 11Because they rebelled against the words of G-d, and despised the atzat Elyon (counsel of the Most High); 12Therefore He brought down their lev with amal (toil); they stumbled, and there was no ozer (helper). 13Then they cried out unto Hashem in their tzoros, and He saved them out of their distresses. 14He brought them out of choshech and tzalmavet, and broke apart their chains. 15Oh that men would praise Hashem for His chesed, and for His nifla'ot (wonderful works) to the Bnei Adam! 16For He hath broken down the dlatot nechoshet, and cut asunder the bars of barzel (iron). 17Fools because of their derech peysha, and because of their avonot (iniquities), were afflicted. 18Their nefesh abhorreth all manner of ochel (food); and they drew near unto the sha'arei mavet (gates of death). 19Then they cried unto Hashem in their tzoros, and He saveth them out of their distresses. 20He sent His Davar, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions [See Yn 1:1, 14; Mt 4:23]. 21Oh that men would praise Hashem for His chesed, and for His nifla'ot (wonderful works) to the Bnei Adam! 22And let them sacrifice the zivkhei todah (sacrifices of thanksgiving), and recount His works with joyful singing. 23They that go down to the yam in oniyot (ships), that do business on mayim rabbim (great waters); 24These have seen the ma'asei Hashem, and His nifla'ot (wonders) in the deep. 25For He commandeth, and raiseth up a ruach sa'arah (stormy wind), which lifteth up the galim (waves) thereof. 26They [the galim] mount up to Shomayim, they went down again to the tehomot (depths); their nefesh melted in ra'ah (peril, trouble). 27They reeled and staggered like a shikkor, and were at their wit's end. 28Then they cried unto Hashem in their tzoros, and He brought them out of their distresses. 29He made the sa'arah (storm) a calm, so that the galim (waves) thereof were still [Mk 4:41]. 30Then were they glad because they were quiet; so He brought them unto their makhoz chefetz (desired haven, city, district, boundary). 31Oh that men would praise Hashem for His chesed, and for His nifla'ot (wonderful works) to the Bnei Adam! 32Let them exalt Him also in the Kehal Am, and praise Him in the moshav zekenim (council of the elders). 33He turneth neharot (rivers) into a midbar, and the springs of water into dry ground; 34An eretz p'ri (fruitful land) into salt wasteland, because of the wickedness of them that dwell therein. 35He turneth the midbar into an agam (pool, lake) of mayim, and dry ground into springs of water. 36And there He maketh the hungry to dwell, that they may found an ir moshav (an inhabited city); 37And sow the sadot, and plant kramim, and acquire p'ri tevu'ah (fruits of increase). 38He made a berakhah on them also, so that they are multiplied greatly; and He doth not permit their behemah to decrease. 39Again, they are diminished and brought low through otzer (oppression), ra'ah (calamity, peril, trouble) and yagon (sorrow, grief). 40He poureth contempt upon nedivim (nobles), and causeth them to wander in the wilderness, where there is no derech. 41Yet setteth He the evyon (needy) up above oni (affliction), and maketh him mishpekhot like a tzon (flock). 42The yesharim (upright ones) shall see it, and rejoice with simchah; and all iniquity shall shut its mouth. 43Whosoever is chacham, and will be shomer over these things, even they shall understand the chasdei Hashem (lovingkindnesses of Hashem).
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