Bible: Ps 107

Book 5
(Psalms 107-150)

Psalm 107 1 

107:1 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,

and his loyal love endures! 2 

107:2 Let those delivered by the Lord speak out, 3 

those whom he delivered 4  from the power 5  of the enemy,

107:3 and gathered from foreign lands, 6 

from east and west,

from north and south.

107:4 They wandered through the wilderness on a desert road;

they found no city in which to live.

107:5 They were hungry and thirsty;

they fainted from exhaustion. 7 

107:6 They cried out to the Lord in their distress;

he delivered them from their troubles.

107:7 He led them on a level road, 8 

that they might find a city in which to live.

107:8 Let them give thanks to the Lord for his loyal love,

and for the amazing things he has done for people! 9 

107:9 For he has satisfied those who thirst, 10 

and those who hunger he has filled with food. 11 

107:10 They sat in utter darkness, 12 

bound in painful iron chains, 13 

107:11 because they had rebelled against God’s commands, 14 

and rejected the instructions of the sovereign king. 15 

107:12 So he used suffering to humble them; 16 

they stumbled and no one helped them up.

107:13 They cried out to the Lord in their distress;

he delivered them from their troubles.

107:14 He brought them out of the utter darkness, 17 

and tore off their shackles.

107:15 Let them give thanks to the Lord for his loyal love,

and for the amazing things he has done for people! 18 

107:16 For he shattered the bronze gates,

and hacked through the iron bars. 19 

107:17 They acted like fools in their rebellious ways, 20 

and suffered because of their sins.

107:18 They lost their appetite for all food, 21 

and they drew near the gates of death.

107:19 They cried out to the Lord in their distress;

he delivered them from their troubles.

107:20 He sent them an assuring word 22  and healed them;

he rescued them from the pits where they were trapped. 23 

107:21 Let them give thanks to the Lord for his loyal love,

and for the amazing things he has done for people! 24 

107:22 Let them present thank offerings,

and loudly proclaim what he has done! 25 

107:23 26 

Some traveled on 27  the sea in ships,

and carried cargo over the vast waters. 28 

107:24 They witnessed the acts of the Lord,

his amazing feats on the deep water.

107:25 He gave the order for a windstorm, 29 

and it stirred up the waves of the sea. 30 

107:26 They 31  reached up to the sky,

then dropped into the depths.

The sailorsstrength 32  left them 33  because the danger was so great. 34 

107:27 They swayed 35  and staggered like a drunk,

and all their skill proved ineffective. 36 

107:28 They cried out to the Lord in their distress;

he delivered them from their troubles.

107:29 He calmed the storm, 37 

and the waves 38  grew silent.

107:30 The sailors 39  rejoiced because the waves 40  grew quiet,

and he led them to the harbor 41  they desired.

107:31 Let them give thanks to the Lord for his loyal love,

and for the amazing things he has done for people! 42 

107:32 Let them exalt him in the assembly of the people!

Let them praise him in the place where the leaders preside! 43 

107:33 He turned 44  streams into a desert,

springs of water into arid land,

107:34 and a fruitful land into a barren place, 45 

because of the sin of its inhabitants.

107:35 As for his people, 46  he turned 47  a desert into a pool of water,

and a dry land into springs of water.

107:36 He allowed the hungry to settle there,

and they established a city in which to live.

107:37 They cultivated 48  fields,

and planted vineyards,

which yielded a harvest of fruit. 49 

107:38 He blessed 50  them so that they became very numerous.

He would not allow their cattle to decrease in number. 51 

107:39 As for their enemies, 52  they decreased in number and were beaten down,

because of painful distress 53  and suffering.

107:40 He would pour 54  contempt upon princes,

and he made them wander in a wasteland with no road.

107:41 Yet he protected 55  the needy from oppression,

and cared for his families like a flock of sheep.

107:42 When the godly see this, they rejoice,

and every sinner 56  shuts his mouth.

107:43 Whoever is wise, let him take note of these things!

Let them consider the Lord’s acts of loyal love!

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