107 Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, For His lovingkindness is everlasting. 2 Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, Whom He has redeemed from the hand of the adversary 3 And gathered from the lands, From the east and from the west, From the north and from the [a]south.
4 They wandered in the wilderness in a [b]desert region; They did not find a way to [c]an inhabited city. 5 They were hungry [d]and thirsty; Their soul fainted within them. 6 Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble; He delivered them out of their distresses. 7 He led them also by a [e]straight way, To go to [f]an inhabited city. 8 Let them give thanks to the Lord for His lovingkindness, And for His [g]wonders to the sons of men! 9 For He has satisfied the [h]thirsty soul, And the hungry soul He has filled with what is good.
10 There were those who dwelt in darkness and in the shadow of death, Prisoners in [i]misery and [j]chains, 11 Because they had rebelled against the words of God And spurned the counsel of the Most High. 12 Therefore He humbled their heart with labor; They stumbled and there was none to help. 13 Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble; He saved them out of their distresses. 14 He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death And broke their bands apart. 15 Let them give thanks to the Lord for His lovingkindness, And for His [k]wonders to the sons of men! 16 For He has shattered gates of bronze And cut bars of iron asunder.
17 Fools, because of [l]their rebellious way, And because of their iniquities, were afflicted. 18 Their soul abhorred all kinds of food, And they drew near to the gates of death. 19 Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble; He saved them out of their distresses. 20 He sent His word and healed them, And delivered them from their [m]destructions. 21 Let them give thanks to the Lord for His lovingkindness, And for His [n]wonders to the sons of men! 22 Let them also offer sacrifices of thanksgiving, And tell of His works with joyful singing.
23 Those who go down to the sea in ships, Who do business on great waters; 24 They have seen the works of the Lord, And His [o]wonders in the deep. 25 For He spoke and raised up a stormy wind, Which lifted up the waves [p]of the sea. 26 They rose up to the heavens, they went down to the depths; Their soul melted away in their misery. 27 They reeled and staggered like a drunken man, And [q]were at their wits’ end. 28 Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, And He brought them out of their distresses. 29 He caused the storm to be still, So that the waves [r]of the sea were hushed. 30 Then they were glad because they were quiet, So He guided them to their desired haven. 31 Let them give thanks to the Lord for His lovingkindness, And for His [s]wonders to the sons of men! 32 Let them extol Him also in the congregation of the people, And praise Him at the seat of the elders.
33 He [t]changes rivers into a [u]wilderness And springs of water into a thirsty ground; 34 A fruitful land into a salt waste, Because of the wickedness of those who dwell in it. 35 He [v]changes a [w]wilderness into a pool of water And a dry land into springs of water; 36 And there He makes the hungry to dwell, So that they may establish [x]an inhabited city, 37 And sow fields and plant vineyards, And [y]gather a fruitful harvest. 38 Also He blesses them and they multiply greatly, And He does not let their cattle decrease.
39 When they are diminished and bowed down Through oppression, misery and sorrow, 40 He pours contempt upon [z]princes And makes them wander in a pathless waste. 41 But He sets the needy [aa]securely on high away from affliction, And makes his families like a flock. 42 The upright see it and are glad; But all unrighteousness shuts its mouth. 43 Who is wise? Let him give heed to these things, And consider the lovingkindnesses of the Lord.
111 [a]Praise [b]the Lord! I will give thanks to the Lord with all my heart, In the company of the upright and in the assembly. 2 Great are the works of the Lord; They are[c]studied by all who delight in them. 3 [d]Splendid and majestic is His work, And His righteousness endures forever. 4 He has made His [e]wonders [f]to be remembered; The Lord is gracious and compassionate. 5 He has given [g]food to those who [h]fear Him; He will remember His covenant forever. 6 He has made known to His people the power of His works, In giving them the heritage of the nations.
7 The works of His hands are [i]truth and justice; All His precepts are [j]sure. 8 They are upheld forever and ever; They are performed in [k]truth and uprightness. 9 He has sent redemption to His people; He has [l]ordained His covenant forever; Holy and [m]awesome is His name. 10 The [n]fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; A good understanding have all those who [o]do His commandments; His praise endures forever.
112 [a]Praise [b]the Lord! How blessed is the man who [c]fears the Lord, Who greatly delights in His commandments. 2 His [d]descendants will be mighty [e]on earth; The generation of the upright will be blessed. 3 Wealth and riches are in his house, And his righteousness endures forever. 4 Light arises in the darkness for the upright; He isgracious and compassionate and righteous. 5 It is well with the man who is gracious and lends; He will [f]maintain his cause in judgment. 6 For he will never be shaken; The righteous will be [g]remembered forever.
7 He will not fear evil tidings; His heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord. 8 His heart is upheld, he will not fear, Until he looks with satisfaction on his adversaries. 9 [h]He has given freely to the poor, His righteousness endures forever; His horn will be exalted in honor.
10 The wicked will see it and be [i]vexed, He will gnash his teeth and melt away; The desire of the wicked will perish.
113 [a]Praise [b]the Lord! Praise, O servants of the Lord, Praise the name of the Lord. 2 Blessed be the name of the Lord From this time forth and forever. 3 From the rising of the sun to its setting The name of the Lord is to be praised. 4 The Lord is high above all nations; His glory is above the heavens.
5 Who is like the Lord our God, Who is enthroned on high, 6 Who [c]humbles Himself to behold The things that are in heaven and in the earth? 7 He raises the poor from the dust And lifts the needy from the ash heap, 8 To make themsit with [d]princes, With the [e]princes of His people. 9 He makes the barren woman abide in the house As a joyful mother of children. [f]Praise [g]the Lord!
114 When Israel went forth from Egypt, The house of Jacob from a people of strange language, 2 Judah became His sanctuary, Israel, His dominion.
3 The sea looked and fled; The Jordan turned back. 4 The mountains skipped like rams, The hills, like lambs. 5 What ails you, O sea, that you flee? O Jordan, that you turn back? 6 O mountains, that you skip like rams? O hills, like lambs?
7 Tremble, O earth, before the Lord, Before the God of Jacob, 8 Who turned the rock into a pool of water, The flint into a fountain of water.
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