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That they might go to a city of habitation.
8Let them give thanks unto the Lord for His mercy,
And for His wonderful works to the children of men!
9For He hath satisfied the longing soul,
And the hungry soul He hath filled with good.
 
10Such as sat in darkness and in the shadow of death,
Being bound in affliction and iron—
11Because they rebelled against the words of God,
And contemned the counsel of the Most High.
12Therefore He humbled their heart with travail,
They stumbled, and there was none to help—
13They cried unto the Lord in their trouble,
And He saved them out of their distresses.
14He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death,
And broke their bands in sunder. 15Let them give thanks unto the Lord for His mercy,
And for His wonderful works to the children of men!
16For He hath broken the gates of brass,
And cut the bars of iron in sunder.
 
17Crazed because of the way of their transgression,
And afflicted because of their iniquities—
18Their soul abhorred all manner of food,
And they drew near unto the gates of death—
19They cried unto the Lord in their trouble,
And He saved them out of their distresses;
20He sent His word, and healed them,
And delivered them from their graves.
21Let them give thanks unto the Lord for His mercy,
And for His wonderful works to the children of men!
22And let them offer the sacrifices of thanksgiving,
And declare His works with singing.
 
23They that go down to the sea in ships,
That do business in great waters—
24These saw the works of the Lord,
And His wonders in the deep;
25For He commanded, and raised the stormy wind,
Which lifted up the waves thereof;
26They mounted up to the heaven, they went down to the deeps;
Their soul melted away because of trouble;
27They reeled to and fro, and staggered like a drunken man,
And all their wisdom was swallowed up—
28They cried unto the Lord in their trouble,
And He brought them out of their distresses.
29He made the storm a calm,
So that the waves thereof were still.
30Then were they glad because they were quiet,
And He led them unto their desired haven.
31Let them give thanks unto the Lord for His mercy,
And for His wonderful works to the children of men!
32Let them exalt Him also in the assembly of the people,
And praise Him in the seat of the elders.

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