The Psalmist continues his praise, this time because the Lord’s chastening purified Israel. What He has done and continues to do for and to Israel He will do to and for all who love and trust Him.
Oh, bless our God, you peoples! And make the voice of His praise to be heard,
Who keeps our soul among the living, and does not allow our feet to be moved.
For You, O God, have tested us; You have refined us as silver is refined.
You brought us into the net; You laid affliction on our backs.
You have caused men to ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water; but You brought us out to rich fulfillment.
PRAISE GOD FOR HIS FAITHFULNESS TO HIS PROMISE TO CHASTEN AND PURIFY ISRAEL.