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Jehovah’s Witnesses

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Psalm 107:1-43

107  Praise Jehovah!Thank Jehovah, because he is good,because his friendship lasts forever. 2  Let Jehovah’s rescued men say it,those whom he has rescued from the hands of a foe 3  And gathered out of many countries,from east and from west,from north and from sea. 4  Those who were wandering in the wilderness, in desert land, found no road to a city of homes, 5  Hungry, thirsty too,their souls in them fainting away, 6  But they cried out to Jehovah in their distressand he delivered them out of their hardships, 7  And set them on a straight courseto go to a city of homes, 8  Let them thank Jehovah for his friendshipand his wonderful deeds for mankind. 9  For he gives satisfaction to a hankering soul,and a hungry soul he fills with good things. 10  Those who were sitting in darkness and gloom,locked in misery and in irons, 11  Because they had disobeyed Deity’s wordand despised the Most High’s advice 12  And he had humbled their hearts with trouble,they had stumbled and there was no helper, 13  But they cried out to Jehovah in their distressand he saves them out of their hardships, 14  Brings them out of darkness and gloomand breaks their chains, 15  Let them thank Jehovah for his friendshipand his wonderful deeds for mankind. 16  For he smashes bronze doorsand chops through iron bars. 17  Those who were sick because of their criminal courseand in misery because of their guilt, 18  Their appetites abhorring any foodand they nearing the gates of death, 19  But they cried to Jehovah in their distressand he saves them out of their hardships, 20  Sends his word and cures themand brings them clear of their blights, 21  Let them thank Jehovah for his friendshipand his wonderful deeds for mankind 22  And sacrifice thank-offeringsand shout the story of his deeds. 23  Those who have gone to sea in ships,done business on a great water, 24  They have seen Jehovah’s workand his wonders on the deep. 25  He spoke the word and a wind rose,a tempest that drove its waves high; 26  They go up to the sky, down to the depths,their souls rocking with disaster, 27  They dance and stagger like a drunken manand all their skill is at a loss. 28  But they have cried out to Jehovah in their distressand he brings them out of their hardships, 29  Turns a tempest to a hush;and the waves of the sea became still, 30  And they were glad that it calmed down;and he guided them to the port they wanted to reach. 31  Let them thank Jehovah for his friendshipand his wonderful deeds for mankind 32  And exalt him where a people is assembledand praise him where elders sit. 33  He makes rivers into a wildernessand fountainheads of water into a thirsty spot, 34  A fruitful country into alkali soil,for the wickedness of those who live in it. 35  He makes a wilderness into pools of waterand an arid country into fountainheads of water 36  And settles hungry people there,and they establish a city of homes 37  And sow fields and set out vineyardsand are fruitful in produce, 38  And he blesses them, and they grow very numerous,and their cattle he does not make few. 39  And if they have become few and lowby pressure of disaster and sorrow, 40  He pours contempt on noblesand sets them wandering in pathless nothingness, 41  But he uplifts a needy man out of miseryand makes him into clans numerous as the sheep. 42  Upright men will see it and be glad,and all foul play shuts its mouth. 43  Whoever is wise, let him watch these things,and let them discern Jehovah’s deeds of friendliness.

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