1Give thanks to יהוה! For He is good, For His kindness is everlasting.
2Let the redeemed of יהוה say so, Whom He has redeemed from the hand of the adversary,
3And gathered out of the lands, From east and from west, From north and from south.
4They wandered in a wilderness, in a desert way; They found no city to dwell in.
5Hungry and thirsty, Their being in them grew faint.
6Then they cried out to יהוה in their distress, He delivered them out of their troubles.
7And He guided them by the right way, To go to a city to settle.
8Let them give thanks to יהוה for His kindness, And His wonders to the children of men!
9For He has satisfied a longing being, And has filled the hungry being with goodness.
10Some sat in darkness and in the shadow of death, Bound in affliction and irons,
11Because they rebelled against the words of Ěl, And despised the counsel of the Most High.
12And He humbled their heart by toil; They stumbled, and there was no one to help.
13And they cried out to יהוה in their distress, And He saved them out of their troubles.
14He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, And He broke their chains in pieces.
15Let them give thanks to יהוה for His kindness, And His wonders to the children of men!
16For He has broken the gates of bronze, And He cut the bars of iron in two.
17Fools, because of their transgression, And because of their crookednesses, were afflicted.
18Their being loathed all food, And they drew near to the gates of death,
19And cried out to יהוה in their distress, He saved them out of their troubles.
20He sent His word and healed them, And delivered them from their destructions.
21Let them give thanks to יהוה for His kindness, And His wonders to the children of men!
22And let them bring slaughterings of thanksgiving, And relate His works with rejoicing.
23Those who go down to the sea in ships, Doing work in many waters,
24They see the works of יהוה, And His wonders in the deep.
25For He commands and raises the stormy wind, Which lifts up the waves of the sea.
26They go up to the heavens, They go down to the depths; Their being is melted because of evil.
27They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunkard, And all their wisdom is swallowed up.
28Then they cry out to יהוה in their distress, And He brings them out of their troubles.
29He caused the storm to be still, So that its waves were silent.
30And they rejoice because they are hushed; And He leads them to the haven of their delight.
31Let them give thanks to יהוה for His kindness, And His wonders to the children of men!
32And let them exalt Him in the assembly of the people, And praise Him in the seat of the elders.
33He makes rivers become a wilderness, And the fountains of water become a dry ground;
34A land of fruit becomes a salty desert, For the evil of those who dwell in it.
35He makes a wilderness become a pool of water, And dry land become fountains of waters.
36And He causes the hungry to dwell there, And they build a city to settle in,
37And they sow fields and plant vineyards, And they make fruits of increase.
38And He blesses them, And they increase greatly; And He lets not their cattle diminish.
39But when they are diminished and brought low Through oppression, evil and sorrow,
40He pours scorn on nobles, And causes them to wander in a pathless waste;
41But He raises the poor up from affliction, And makes their clans like a flock.
42The straight ones see, and rejoice, And all unrighteousness shuts its mouth.
43Who is wise? Then let him observe these matters! Let them understand the kindnesses of יהוה.