1 BOOK V. O give thanks to Yahweh; For he is good; For his loving-kindness [endures] forever.
2 Let the redeemed of Yahweh say [so] Whom he has redeemed from the hand of the adversary,
3 And gathered out of the lands, From the east and from the west, From the north and from the west.
4 They wandered in the wilderness in a desert way; They found no city of habitation.
5 Hungry and thirsty, Their soul fainted in them.
6 Then they cried to Yahweh in their trouble, And he delivered them out of their distresses,
7 He led them also by a straight way, That they might go to a city of habitation.
8 Oh that men would praise Yahweh for his loving-kindness, And for his wonderful works to the sons of man!
9 For he satisfies the longing soul, And the hungry soul he fills with good.
10 Such as sat in darkness and in the shadow of death, Being bound in affliction and iron,
11 Because they rebelled against the words of God, And despised the counsel of the Most High:
12 Therefore he brought down their heart with labor; They fell down, and there was none to help.
13 Then they cried to Yahweh in their trouble, And he saved them out of their distresses.
14 He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, And broke their bonds in sunder.
15 Oh that men would praise Yahweh for his loving-kindness, And for his wonderful works to the sons of man!
16 For he has broken the gates of bronze, And cut the bars of iron in sunder.
17 Fools because of their transgression, And because of their iniquities, are afflicted.
18 Their soul is disgusted by all manner of food; And they draw near to the gates of death.
19 Then they cry to Yahweh in their trouble, And he saves them out of their distresses.
20 He sends his word, and heals them, And delivers [them] from their destructions.
21 Oh that men would praise Yahweh for his loving-kindness, And for his wonderful works to the sons of man!
22 And let them offer the sacrifices of thanksgiving, And declare his works with singing.
23 Those who go down to the sea in ships, That do business in great waters;
24 These see the works of Yahweh, And his wonders in the deep.
25 For he commands, and raises the stormy wind, Which lifts up its waves.
26 They mount up to the heavens, they go down again to the depths: Their soul melts away because of trouble.
27 They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunk man, And are at their wits' end.
28 Then they cry to Yahweh in their trouble, And he brings them out of their distresses.
29 He makes the storm be calm, So that its waves are still.
30 Then they are glad because they are quiet; So he brings them to their desired haven.
31 Oh that men would praise Yahweh for his loving-kindness, And for his wonderful works to the sons of man!
32 Let them exalt him also in the assembly of the people, And praise him in the seat of the elders.
33 He turns rivers into a wilderness, And watersprings into a thirsty ground;
34 A fruitful land into a salt desert, For the wickedness of those who dwell in it.
35 He turns a wilderness into a pool of water, And a dry land into watersprings.
36 And there he makes the hungry to dwell, That they may prepare a city of habitation,
37 And sow fields, and plant vineyards, And get fruits of increase.
38 He blesses them also, so that they are multiplied greatly; And he does not allow their cattle to decrease.
39 Again, they are diminished and bowed down Through oppression, trouble, and sorrow.
40 He pours contempt on princes, And causes them to wander in the waste, where there is no way.
41 Yet he sets the needy on high from affliction, And makes [him] families like a flock.
42 The upright will see it, and be glad; And all iniquity will stop her mouth.
43 Whoever is wise will give heed to these things; And they will consider the loving-kindnesses of Yahweh.