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BOOK V

1Praise Yahweh, for he is good, for his covenant faithfulness endures forever.
  2Let the redeemed by Yahweh say so, whom he has redeemed from the hand of the foe
  3and gathered them out of the lands, from the east and from the west, from the north and from the sea.
  4They wandered in the wilderness on a desert road. They did not find a way to a city to inhabit.
  5Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted within them.
  6Then they cried out to Yahweh in their trouble; he delivered them out of their distresses.
  7He led them also by a straight road, that they might walk to a city to inhabit.
  8Let them praise Yahweh for his covenant faithfulness and for his wonderful deeds to the children of men!
  9For he satisfies the thirsty soul, and he fills the hungry soul with what is good.
  10Those who dwell in darkness and in the shadow of death are prisoners in affliction and iron chains
  11because they rebelled against the words of God and spurned the counsel of the Most High.
  12Therefore he humbled their heart with labor; they stumbled and there was no one to help.
  13Then they cried out to Yahweh in their trouble and he delivered them out of their distresses.
  14He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death and he tore apart their fetters.
  15Let them praise Yahweh for his covenant faithfulness and for his wonderful deeds to the children of men!
  16For he has shattered gates of bronze and he has cut iron bars.
  17The foolish are afflicted because of their road of transgression and because of their iniquities.
  18Their soul abhors all kinds of food, and they have arrived at the gates of death.
  19Then they cry out to Yahweh in their trouble; he delivers them out of their distresses.
  20He sends his word, and heals them, and delivers them from their pits.
  21Let them praise Yahweh for his covenant faithfulness and for his wonderful deeds to the children of men!
  22Let them offer the sacrifices of thanksgiving and declare his works with a cry of jubilation.
  23Those who go down to the sea in ships, who do business in great waters,
  24these have seen the works of Yahweh and his wonders in the deep.
  25For he commands and raises the stormy wind, and it lifts up its waves.
  26They rise up to the heavens; they go down to the deeps. Their soul melts away in misery.
  27They stagger and totter like a drunken man, and all of their wisdom is confused.
  28Then they cry out to Yahweh in their trouble, and he brings them out of their distresses.
  29He makes the tempest a calm so that its waves are silent.
  30Then they rejoice because they are quiet, so he guided them to their desired harbor.
  31Let them praise Yahweh for his covenant faithfulness and for his wonderful deeds to the children of men!
  32Let them exalt him also in the assembly of the people and let them praise him at the seat of the elders.
  33He turns rivers into a wilderness and springs of water into a thirsty ground;
  34a fruitful land into a salty waste because of the wickedness of those who dwell in it.
  35He turns a wilderness into a pool of water, and a dry land into springs of water.
  36And there he makes the hungry to dwell, that they may establish a city to inhabit,
  37and sow fields and plant vineyards and reap a fruitful harvest.
  38He also blesses them so that they multiply greatly and their cattle will not decrease.
  39And when the people are diminished and bowed down through oppression, misery, and sorrow,
  40he pours out contempt upon nobles, and causes them to wander in a roadless waste.
  41Yet he lifts the needy securely from their affliction and he makes the families like flocks.
  42The upright will see it and will rejoice; but all wickedness shuts its mouth.
  43Who is wise? Let him keep watch over these things and let him discern Yahweh’s covenant faithfulness!
 


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