Psalm 107

1 O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good:
    for his loving mercy is for ever.
2 Let the Lord's redeemed say so:
    whom he has redeemed from the hand of the enemy,
3 And gathered in from every land, from the east and from the west:
    from the north and from the south.
4 Some went astray in the wilderness and in the desert:
    and found no path to an inhabited city;
5 They were hungry and thirsty:
    and their heart fainted within them.
6 Then they cried to the Lord in their distress:
    and he took them out of their trouble.
7 He led them by the right path:
    till they came to an inhabited city.
8 Let them thank the Lord for his goodness:
    and for the wonders that he does for the children of Adam;
9 For he satisfies the thirsty:
    and fills the hungry with good things.
10 Some sat in darkness and in deadly shadow:
    bound fast in affliction and iron,
11 Because they had rebelled against the words of God:
    and scorned the purposes of the Most High.
12 So he bowed down their hearts with affliction:
    they tripped headlong, with none to help them.
13 Then they cried to the Lord in their distress:
    and he took them out of their trouble.
14 He brought them out from darkness and deadly shadow:
    and broke their chains in two.
15 Let them thank the Lord for his goodness:
    and for the wonders that he does for the children of Adam;
16 For he shatters the doors of bronze:
    and cleaves the bars of iron.
17 Fools were far gone in transgression:
    and because of their sins were afflicted.
18 They sickened at any food:
    and had come to the gates of death.
19 Then they cried to the Lord in their distress:
    and he took them out of their trouble.
20 He sent his word and healed them:
    and saved their life from the Pit.
21 Let them thank the Lord for his goodness:
    and for the wonders that he does for the children of Adam;
22 Let them offer sacrifices of thanksgiving:
    and tell what he has done with shouts of joy.
23 Those who go down to the sea in ships:
    and follow their trade on great waters,
24 They have seen the works of God:
    and his wonders in the deep.
25 For he spoke, and raised the storm-wind:
    and it lifted high the waves of the sea.
26 They go up to the sky, and down again to the depths:
    their courage melts away in the face of disaster.
27 They reel and stagger like drunkards:
    and are at their wits' end.
28 Then they cried to the Lord in their distress:
    and he took them out of their trouble.
29 He calmed the storm to a silence:
    and the waves of the sea were stilled.
30 Then they were glad because they were quiet:
    and he brought them to the haven they longed for.
31 Let them thank the Lord for his goodness:
    and for the wonders that he does for the children of Adam;
32 Let them exalt him in the assembly of the people:
    and praise him in the council of elders.
33 He turns the rivers into desert:
    and springs of water into thirsty ground.
34 He makes of a fruitful land a salty waste:
    because its inhabitants are evil.
35 He turns the wilderness into a pool of water:
    and parched ground into flowing springs.
36 And there he settles the hungry:
    and they build a city to live in.
37 They sow fields and plant vineyards:
    which give them fruitful harvest.
38 He blesses them, and they multiply greatly:
    he does not let their cattle diminish.
39 But he pours contempt upon princes:
    and makes them stray in the pathless desert;
40 They are weakened and brought low:
    through stress of adversity and sorrow.
41 But he lifts the poor out of misery:
    and increases their families like flocks of sheep.
42 The upright shall see it and rejoice:
    and all wickedness shall shut its mouth.
43 Whoever is wise, let them observe these things:
    and consider the loving-kindness of the Lord.