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Book Five

Let the Redeemed of the Lord Say So

1071gOh give thanks to the Lord, hfor he is good,

  for his steadfast love endures forever!

See Ps. 100:5

See Ps. 105:1

2Let ithe redeemed of the Lord say so,

  whom he has jredeemed from trouble1

Isa. 62:12; 63:4

Ps. 106:10

Or from the hand of the foe

3and kgathered in from the lands,

  from the east and from the west,

  from the north and from the south.

Ps. 106:47; Deut. 30:3; Isa. 11:12; 43:5; 56:8; Jer. 29:14; 31:8, 10; Ezek. 20:34, 41; 39:27

4Some lwandered in desert wastes,

  finding no way mto a city to dwell in;

36

40; [Deut. 32:10]

5hungry and thirsty,

  their soul nfainted within them.

Ps. 77:3

6Then they ocried to the Lord in their trouble,

  and he delivered them from their distress.

13, 19, 28; Ps. 106:44

7He led them by pa straight way

  till they reached ma city to dwell in.

[See 4 above]

Ezra 8:21

8qLet them thank the Lord for his steadfast love,

  for his wondrous works to the children of man!

15, 21, 31

9For he rsatisfies the longing soul,

  sand the hungry soul he fills with good things.

Luke 1:53

[Ps. 34:10; 146:7]

10tSome sat in darkness and in uthe shadow of death,

  prisoners in vaffliction and in irons,

[Job 36:8]

14; Job 10:21

Luke 1:79; [Isa. 42:7; 49:9; Mic. 7:8]

11for they whad rebelled against the words of God,

  and xspurned the counsel of the Most High.

Prov. 1:30; 5:12; 15:5; [Deut. 31:20; Luke 7:30]

Ps. 106:7, 33, 43; See Ps. 78:40

12So he bowed their hearts down with hard labor;

  they fell down, ywith none to help.

See Ps. 22:11

13zThen they cried to the Lord in their trouble,

  and he delivered them from their distress.

6, 19, 28

14He brought them out of adarkness and the shadow of death,

  and bburst their bonds apart.

[Ps. 2:3]

See 10

15cLet them thank the Lord for his steadfast love,

  for his wondrous works to the children of man!

8, 21, 31

16For he dshatters the doors of bronze

  and cuts in two the bars of iron.

Isa. 45:2

17Some were efools through their sinful ways,

  and because of their iniquities suffered affliction;

Prov. 1:7; 14:9

18fthey loathed any kind of food,

  and they gdrew near to hthe gates of death.

See Job 38:17

Ps. 88:3; Job 33:22

Job 33:20

19iThen they cried to the Lord in their trouble,

  and he delivered them from their distress.

6, 13, 28

20He jsent out his word and khealed them,

  and ldelivered them from their destruction.

Ps. 103:4

Ps. 30:2; 2 Kgs. 20:5; Job 33:29

Ps. 147:15, 18; [Matt. 8:8]

21mLet them thank the Lord for his steadfast love,

  for his wondrous works to the children of man!

8, 15, 31

22And let them noffer sacrifices of thanksgiving,

  and otell of his deeds in psongs of joy!

Ps. 105:43

Ps. 9:11; See Ps. 118:17

See Ps. 50:14

23Some qwent down to the sea in ships,

  doing business on the great waters;

Isa. 42:10

24they saw the deeds of the Lord,

  his wondrous works in the deep.

25For he rcommanded and sraised the stormy wind,

  which lifted up the waves of the sea.

Ps. 148:8; Jonah 1:4

Ps. 105:31, 34

26They mounted up to heaven; they went down to the depths;

  their courage tmelted away in their evil plight;

Ps. 119:28; See Ps. 22:14

27they reeled and ustaggered like drunken men

  and vwere at their wits' end.2

Isa. 19:3

Isa. 24:20; 29:9; See Job 12:25

Hebrew and all their wisdom was swallowed up

28wThen they cried to the Lord in their trouble,

  and he delivered them from their distress.

6, 13, 19

29He xmade the storm be still,

  and the waves of the sea were hushed.

See Ps. 65:7

30Then they were glad that the waters3 were quiet,

  and he brought them to their desired haven.

Hebrew they

31yLet them thank the Lord for his steadfast love,

  for his wondrous works to the children of man!

8, 15, 21

32Let them zextol him in athe congregation of the people,

  and praise him in the assembly of the elders.

Ps. 22:22, 25

See Ps. 99:5

33He bturns rivers into a desert,

  springs of water into thirsty ground,

Isa. 50:2; [Isa. 42:15]

34ca fruitful land into a salty waste,

  because of the evil of its inhabitants.

[Gen. 13:10; 14:3; Deut. 29:23]; See Gen. 19:24-28

35He dturns a desert into pools of water,

  ea parched land into springs of water.

Job 38:26

Ps. 114:8; Isa. 41:18; [Isa. 35:6; 43:19]

36And there he lets the hungry dwell,

  and they establish fa city to live in;

4, 7

37they sow fields and plant vineyards

  and get a fruitful yield.

38gBy his blessing they multiply greatly,

  and he does not let their livestock diminish.

Gen. 12:2; 17:20; Ex. 1:7

39When they are diminished and brought low

  through oppression, evil, and sorrow,

40hhe pours contempt on princes

  and imakes them wander jin trackless wastes;

[Deut. 32:10]

Job 12:24

Job 12:21

41but khe raises up the needy out of affliction

  and lmakes their families like flocks.

Job 21:11

Ps. 113:7; 1 Sam. 2:8

42mThe upright see it and are glad,

  and nall wickedness shuts its mouth.

See Ps. 63:11

See Job 22:19

43oWhoever is wise, let him attend to these things;

  let them consider the steadfast love of the Lord.

[Ps. 64:9; Jer. 9:12; Hos. 14:9]