1 Confess ye to Jehovah, for he is good, his mercy is forever.
1 O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.
1 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good! His gracious love exists forever.
2 They being redeemed of Jehovah shall say, Which he redeemed them from the hand of the enemy.
2 Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy;
2 Let those who have been redeemed by the LORD declare it those whom he redeemed from the power of the enemy,
3 And he gathered them from the lands, from the sunrisings and from the west, from the north and from the sea.
3 And gathered them out of the lands, from the east, and from the west, from the north, and from the south.
3 those whom he gathered from other lands from the east, west, north, and south.
4 They will wander in the desert in a waste; the way of a city of dwelling they found not
4 They wandered in the wilderness in a solitary way; they found no city to dwell in.
4 They wandered in desolate wilderness; they found no road to a city where they could live.
6 And they will cry to Jehovah in straits to them, and he will deliver them from their distresses.
6 Then they cried unto the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them out of their distresses.
6 Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress.
7 And he will cause them to tread in a straight way, to go to a city of dwelling.
7 And he led them forth by the right way, that they might go to a city of habitation.
7 He led them in a straight way to find a city where they could live.
8 They shall confess to Jehovah his mercy, and his wonders to the sons of man.
8 Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!
8 Let them give thanks to the LORD for his gracious love and his awesome deeds for mankind.
9 For he satisfied the thirsty soul, and the hungering soul he filled with good.
9 For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness.
9 He has satisfied the one who thirsts, filling the hungry with what is good.
10 They sitting in darkness and in the shadow of death, being bound with affliction and iron.
10 Such as sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, being bound in affliction and iron;
10 Some sat in deepest darkness, shackled with cruel iron,
11 For they embittered the sayings of God, and they despised the counsel of the Most High:
11 Because they rebelled against the words of God, and contemned the counsel of the most High:
11 because they had rebelled against the command of God, despising the advice of the Most High.
12 And he will humble their heart with labor; they were weak, and none helping.
12 Therefore he brought down their heart with labour; they fell down, and there was none to help.
12 He humbled them through suffering, as they stumbled without a helper.
13 And they will cry to God in straits to them; he will save them from their distresses.
13 Then they cried unto the LORD in their trouble, and he saved them out of their distresses.
13 Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble; he delivered them from their distress.
14 He will bring them forth from darkness and the shadow of death, and he will burst their bands.
14 He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and brake their bands in sunder.
14 And he brought them out from darkness and the shadow of death, shattering their chains.
15 They shall confess to Jehovah his mercy, and his wonders to the sons of man.
15 Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!
15 Let them give thanks to the LORD for his gracious love, and for his awesome deeds to mankind.
16 For he broke the brazen doors, and cut off the bars of iron.
16 For he hath broken the gates of brass, and cut the bars of iron in sunder.
16 For he shattered bronze gates and cut through iron bars.
17 Being turned away from the way of their transgression, they will be humbled from their iniquities.
17 Fools because of their transgression, and because of their iniquities, are afflicted.
17 Because of their rebellious ways, fools suffered for their iniquities.
18 Their soul will abhor all food, and they will draw near to the gates of death.
18 Their soul abhorreth all manner of meat; and they draw near unto the gates of death.
18 They loathed all food, and even reached the gates of death.
19 And they will cry to Jehovah in straits to them; he will save them from their distresses.
19 Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble;He saved them out of their distresses.
19 Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he saveth them out of their distresses.
19 Yet when they cried out to the LORD in their trouble, he delivered them from certain destruction.
20 He will send his word and heal them, and he will deliver them from their destructions.
20 He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.
20 He issued his command and healed them; he delivered them from their destruction.
21 They shall confess to Jehovah his mercy, and his wonders to the sons of man.
21 Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!
21 Let them give thanks to the LORD for his gracious love, and for his awesome deeds for mankind.
22 And they shall sacrifice sacrifices of praise, and they shall recount his works with rejoicing.
22 And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his works with rejoicing.
22 Let them offer sacrifices of thanksgiving and talk about his works with shouts of joy.
23 They shall go down to the sea in ships, doing work in many waters.
23 They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters;
23 Those who go down to the sea in ships, who work in the great waters,
24 They saw the works of Jehovah, and his wonders in the deep.
24 These see the works of the LORD, and his wonders in the deep.
24 witnessed the works of the LORD his awesome deeds in the ocean's depth.
25 And he will say, and he will cause the spirit of storm to stand up, and its waves will rise up.
25 For he commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind, which lifteth up the waves thereof.
25 He spoke and stirred up a windstorm that made its waves surge.
26 They will go up to the heavens, they will go down to the depths: their soul will be melted with evil.
26 They mount up to the heaven, they go down again to the depths: their soul is melted because of trouble.
26 The people ascended skyward and descended to the depths, their courage melting away in their peril.
27 They will reel and stagger as he intoxicated, and all their wisdom will be swallowed down.
27 They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wits' end.
27 They reeled and staggered like a drunkard, as all their wisdom became useless.
28 And they will cry to Jehovah in straits to them, and he will bring them forth from their distresses.
28 Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble,And He brought them out of their distresses.
28 Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses.
28 Yet when they cried out to the LORD in their trouble, the LORD brought them out of their distress.
29 He will set the storm for a calm, and their waves will be still
29 He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still.
29 He calmed the storm and its waves quieted down.
30 And they will be glad that they will subside, and he will guide them to the harbor of their desire.
30 Then they were glad because they were quiet,So He guided them to their desired haven.
30 Then are they glad because they be quiet; so he bringeth them unto their desired haven.
30 So they rejoiced that the waves became quiet, and he led them to their desired haven.
31 They shall confess to Jehovah his mercy, and his wonders to the sons of man.
31 Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!
31 Let them give thanks to the LORD for his gracious love and for his awesome deeds on behalf of mankind.
32 And they shall exalt him in the convocation of the people, and they shall praise him in the seat of the old men.
32 Let them exalt him also in the congregation of the people, and praise him in the assembly of the elders.
32 Let them exalt him in the assembly of the people and praise him in the counsel of the elders.
33 He will set rivers to a desert, and the findings of waters to thirst;
33 He turneth rivers into a wilderness, and the watersprings into dry ground;
33 He turns rivers into a desert, springs of water into dry ground,
34 A land of fruit to saltness, for the evil of those dwelling in it
34 A fruitful land into barrenness, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein.
34 and a fruitful land into a salty waste, due to the wickedness of its inhabitants.
35 He will set a desert for pools of water, and a land of dryness for findings of water.
35 He turneth the wilderness into a standing water, and dry ground into watersprings.
35 He turns a desert into a pool of water, dry land into springs of water.
36 And there will he cause the hungering to dwell, and they shall prepare a city of dwelling;
36 And there he maketh the hungry to dwell, that they may prepare a city for habitation;
36 There he settled the hungry, where they built a city to live in.
37 And they shall sow fields and plant vineyards, and they will make fruits of produce.
37 And sow the fields, and plant vineyards, which may yield fruits of increase.
37 They sowed fields and planted vineyards that yielded a productive harvest.
38 And he will bless them, and they shall multiply greatly, and he will not diminish their cattle.
38 He blesseth them also, so that they are multiplied greatly; and suffereth not their cattle to decrease.
38 Then he blessed them, and they became numerous; he multiplied their cattle.
39 And they will be diminished and brought low from oppression, evil and grief
39 Again, they are minished and brought low through oppression, affliction, and sorrow.
39 But they became few in number, and humiliated by continued oppression, agony, and sorrow.
40 He poured out contempt upon the nobles, and he will cause them to wander in a waste of not a way.
40 He poureth contempt upon princes, and causeth them to wander in the wilderness, where there is no way.
40 Having poured contempt on their nobles, causing them to err aimlessly in the way.
41 He will set up the needy on high from affliction, and he will set families as a flock.
41 Yet setteth he the poor on high from affliction, and maketh him families like a flock.
41 Yet he lifted the needy from affliction and made them families like a flock.
42 The upright shall see and be glad, and all iniquity shall shut her mouth.
42 The righteous shall see it, and rejoice: and all iniquity shall stop her mouth.
42 The upright see it and rejoice, but the mouth of an evil person is shut.
43 Who the wise and will watch these, and they shall understand the mercies of Jehovah.
43 Whoso is wise, and will observe these things, even they shall understand the lovingkindness of the LORD.
43 Let whoever is wise observe these things, that they may comprehend the gracious love of the LORD. A song. A Davidic psalm.
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