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FIFTH BOOK
PSALM 107
1Give ye thanks unto Jehovah; for he is good; for his loving-kindness endureth for ever. 2Let the redeemed of Jehovah say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the oppressor, 3And gathered out of the countries, from the east and from the west, from the north and from the sea. 4They wandered in the wilderness in a desert way, they found no city of habitation; 5Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them: 6Then they cried unto Jehovah in their trouble, and he delivered them out of their distresses, 7And he led them forth by a right way, that they might go to a city of habitation. 8Let them give thanks unto Jehovah for his loving-kindness, and for his wondrous works to the children of men; 9For he hath satisfied the longing soul and filled the hungry soul with good.
10Such as inhabit darkness and the shadow of death, bound in affliction and iron, 11Because they had rebelled against the words of ·God#GodHebrew: El and had despised the counsel of the Most High; ... 12And he bowed down their heart with labour; they stumbled, and there was none to help: 13Then they cried unto Jehovah 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 bands in sunder. 15Let them give thanks unto Jehovah for his loving-kindness, and for his wondrous works to the children of men; 16For he hath broken the gates of bronze, and cut asunder the bars of iron.
17Fools, because of their way of transgression, and because of their iniquities, are afflicted; 18Their soul abhorreth all manner of food, and they draw near unto the gates of death: 19Then they cry unto Jehovah in their trouble, and he saveth them out of their distresses; 20He sendeth his word, and healeth them, and delivereth them from their destructions. 21Let them give thanks unto Jehovah for his loving-kindness, and for his wondrous works to the children of men, 22And let them offer the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his works in joyful song.
23They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters, 24These see the works of Jehovah, and his wonders in the deep. 25For he speaketh, and raiseth the stormy wind, which lifteth up the waves thereof: 26They mount up to the heavens, they go down to the depths; their soul is melted because of trouble; 27They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and they are at their wits' end: 28Then they cry unto Jehovah in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses; 29He maketh the storm a calm, and the waves thereof are still: 30And they rejoice because they are quiet; and he bringeth them unto their desired haven. 31Let them give thanks unto Jehovah for his loving-kindness, and for his wondrous works to the children of men; 32Let them exalt him also in the congregation of the people, and praise him in the session of the elders.
33He maketh rivers into a wilderness, and water-springs into dry ground; 34A fruitful land into a plain of salt, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein. 35He maketh the wilderness into a pool of water, and the dry land into water-springs; 36And there he maketh the hungry to dwell, and they establish a city of habitation; 37And sow fields, and plant vineyards, which yield fruits of increase; 38And he blesseth them, so that they are multiplied greatly; and he suffereth not their cattle to decrease. 39And they are diminished and brought low, through oppression, adversity, and sorrow: 40He poureth contempt upon nobles, and causeth them to wander in a pathless waste; 41But he secureth the needy one on high from affliction, and maketh him families like flocks. 42The upright shall see it, and rejoice; and all unrighteousness shall stop its mouth. 43Whoso is wise, let him observe these things, and let them understand the loving-kindnesses of Jehovah.
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