Some were sick through their sinful ways, and because of their iniquities suffered affliction; they loathed any kind of food, and they drew near to the gates of death.  [restrict]Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress; he sent forth his word, and healed them, and delivered them from destruction.  Let them thank the LORD for his steadfast love, for his wonderful works to the sons of men!  And let them offer sacrifices of thanksgiving, and tell of his deeds in songs of joy.  Psalm 107.17-22, RSV [/restrict]