He made the storm calm down, and the waves became still.
30The sailors were glad that the storm was quiet. He guided them to the harbor they had longed for.
31Let them give thanks to the LORD because of his mercy. He performed his miracles for Adam's descendants.
32Let them glorify him when the people are gathered for worship. Let them praise him in the company of respected leaders.
33He changes rivers into a desert, springs into thirsty ground,
34and fertile ground into a layer of salt because of the wickedness of the people living there.
35He changes deserts into lakes and dry ground into springs.
36There he settles those who are hungry, and they build cities to live in.
37They plant in fields and vineyards that produce crops.
38He blesses them, and their numbers multiply, and he does not allow a shortage of cattle.
39They became few in number and were humiliated because of oppression, disaster, and sorrow.
40He poured contempt on their influential people and made them stumble around in a pathless desert.
41But now he lifts needy people high above suffering and makes their families like flocks.
42Decent people will see this and rejoice, but all the wicked people will shut their mouths.
43Let those who [think] they are wise pay attention to these things so that they may understand the LORD's blessings.