Let them exalt Him also in the assembly of the people, and praise Him in the seat of the elders.
He turneth rivers into a wilderness, and watersprings into a thirsty ground;
A fruitful land into a salt waste, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein.
He turneth a wilderness into a pool of water, and a dry land into watersprings.
And there He maketh the hungry to dwell, and they establish a city of habitation;
And sow fields, and plant vineyards, which yield fruits of increase.
He blesseth them also, so that they are multiplied greatly, and suffereth not their cattle to decrease.
Again, they are minished and dwindle away through oppression of evil and sorrow.
He poureth contempt upon princes, and causeth them to wander in the waste, where there is no way.
Yet setteth He the needy on high from affliction, and maketh his families like a flock.
The upright see it, and are glad; and all iniquity stoppeth her mouth.
Whoso is wise, let him observe these things, and let them consider the mercies of HaShem.