1: Give thanks to Yahweh, for he is good, for his loving kindness endures forever.
2: Let the redeemed by 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 south.
4: They wandered in the wilderness in a desert way. They found no city to live in.
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 to live in.
8: Let them praise Yahweh for his loving kindness, for his wonderful works to the children of men!
9: For he satisfies the longing soul. He fills the hungry soul with good.
10: Some 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 condemned 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: Let them praise Yahweh for his loving kindness, for his wonderful works to the children of men!
16: For he has broken the gates of brass, and cut through bars of iron.
17: Fools are afflicted because of their disobedience, and because of their iniquities.
18: Their soul abhors all kinds of food. They draw near to the gates of death.
19: Then they cry to Yahweh in their trouble, he saves them out of their distresses.
20: He sends his word, and heals them, and delivers them from their graves.
21: Let them praise Yahweh for his loving kindness, for his wonderful works to the children of men!
22: Let them offer the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his works with singing.
23: Those who go down to the sea in ships, who do business in great waters;
24: These see Yahweh's works, 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 sky; they go down again to the depths. Their soul melts away because of trouble.
27: They reel back and forth, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wits' end.
28: Then they cry to Yahweh in their trouble, and he brings them out of their distress.
29: He makes the storm a calm, so that its waves are still.
30: Then they are glad because it is calm, so he brings them to their desired haven.
31: Let them praise Yahweh for his loving kindness, for his wonderful works for the children of men!
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 desert, water springs into a thirsty ground,
34: and a fruitful land into a salt waste, for the wickedness of those who dwell in it.
35: He turns a desert into a pool of water, and a dry land into water springs.
36: There he makes the hungry live, that they may prepare a city to live in,
37: sow fields, plant vineyards, and reap the fruits of increase.
38: He blesses them also, so that they are multiplied greatly. He doesn't allow their livestock 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 a trackless waste.
41: Yet he lifts the needy out of their affliction, and increases their families like a flock.
42: The upright will see it, and be glad. All the wicked will shut their mouths.
43: Whoever is wise will pay attention to these things. They will consider the loving kindnesses of Yahweh. Psalm 108 A Song. A Psalm by David.