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Jehovah’s Witnesses

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Psalms 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 distress and he delivered them out of their hardships, 7  And set them on a straight course to go to a city of homes, 8  Let them thank Jehovah for his friendship and 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 word and 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 distress and he saves them out of their hardships, 14  Brings them out of darkness and gloom and breaks their chains, 15  Let them thank Jehovah for his friendship and his wonderful deeds for mankind. 16  For he smashes bronze doors and chops through iron bars. 17*  Those who were sick because of their criminal course and in misery because of their guilt, 18  Their appetites abhorring any food and they nearing the gates of death, 19  But they cried to Jehovah in their distress and he saves them out of their hardships, 20  Sends his word and cures them and brings them clear of their blights, 21  Let them thank Jehovah for his friendship and his wonderful deeds for mankind 22  And sacrifice thank-offerings and 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 work and 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 man and all their skill is at a loss. 28  But they have cried out to Jehovah in their distress and 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 friendship and his wonderful deeds for mankind 32  And exalt him where a people is assembled and praise him where elders sit. 33  He makes rivers into a wilderness and 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 water and 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 vineyards and 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 low by pressure of disaster and sorrow, 40  He pours contempt on nobles and sets them wandering in pathless nothingness, 41*  But he uplifts a needy man out of misery and 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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