Psalms 107
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107
Psalm 107
Thanksgiving for God’s Deliverance
1Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
his faithful love endures forever.#1Ch 16:34; Ps 100:5; 106:1
2Let the redeemed of the Lord proclaim
that he has redeemed them from the power of the foe#Ps 78:42; 106:10
3and has gathered them from the lands —
from the east and the west,
from the north and the south.#Is 11:12; 43:5; Ezk 20:34
4Some#107:4 Lit They, also in vv. 10,23 wandered in the desolate wilderness,
finding no way to a city where they could live.#Nm 14:33; 32:13
5They were hungry and thirsty;
their spirits failed#107:5 Lit their soul fainted within them.#Ps 77:3
6Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble;
he rescued them from their distress.#Ps 106:44
7He led them by the right path
to go to a city where they could live.#Jr 31:9
8Let them give thanks to the Lord
for his faithful love
and his wondrous works for all humanity.#Ps 75:1
9For he has satisfied the thirsty
and filled the hungry with good things.#Ps 22:26; 34:10; Lk 1:53
10Others sat in darkness and gloom#107:10 Or the shadow of death, also in v. 14  —
prisoners in cruel chains#Ps 102:20; Is 42:7; Lk 1:79  —
11because they rebelled against God’s commands
and despised the counsel of the Most High.#2Ch 36:16; Ps 78:40; 106:7
12He broke their spirits#107:12 Lit hearts with hard labor;
they stumbled, and there was no one to help.#Ex 6:9; Dt 26:6; Is 14:3
13Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble;
he saved them from their distress.#Ex 2:23-25
14He brought them out of darkness and gloom
and broke their chains apart.#Jr 2:20
15Let them give thanks to the Lord
for his faithful love
and his wondrous works for all humanity.#Ps 75:1
16For he has broken down the bronze gates
and cut through the iron bars.#Is 45:1-2
17Fools suffered affliction
because of their rebellious ways and their iniquities.#Jr 30:14-15
18They loathed all food
and came near the gates of death.#Jb 33:20
19Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble;
he saved them from their distress.#Nm 21:7-9
20He sent his word and healed them;
he rescued them from the Pit.#Jb 33:28,30; Ps 30:3
21Let them give thanks to the Lord
for his faithful love
and his wondrous works for all humanity.#Ps 75:1
22Let them offer sacrifices of thanksgiving
and announce his works with shouts of joy.#Ps 9:11; 105:43; 116:17
23Others went to sea in ships,
conducting trade on the vast water.#Is 42:10
24They saw the Lord’s works,
his wondrous works in the deep.#Is 33:21
25He spoke and raised a stormy wind
that stirred up the waves of the sea.#107:25 Lit of it#Ps 93:3-4; Ezk 26:19
26Rising up to the sky, sinking down to the depths,
their courage#107:26 Lit souls melting away in anguish,#Ps 22:14; 119:28
27they reeled and staggered like a drunkard,
and all their skill was useless.#Jb 12:25; Is 29:9
28Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble,
and he brought them out of their distress.#Jnh 1:14; Mk 4:39
29He stilled the storm to a whisper,
and the waves of the sea#107:29 Lit of them were hushed.#Ps 89:9; Mt 8:26; Lk 8:24
30They rejoiced when the waves#107:30 Lit when they grew quiet.
Then he guided them to the harbor they longed for.#Ex 15:13; Ps 78:72
31Let them give thanks to the Lord
for his faithful love
and his wondrous works for all humanity.#Ps 75:1
32Let them exalt him in the assembly of the people
and praise him in the council of the elders.#Ps 22:22,25
33He turns rivers into desert,
springs into thirsty ground,#Is 42:15; 50:2
34and fruitful land into salty wasteland,
because of the wickedness of its inhabitants.#Gn 19:24-28; Dt 29:23
35He turns a desert into a pool,
dry land into springs.#Is 35:6-7; 41:18
36He causes the hungry to settle there,
and they establish a city where they can live.#Ps 60:9; 146:7
37They sow fields and plant vineyards
that yield a fruitful harvest.#Is 65:21; Am 9:14
38He blesses them, and they multiply greatly;#Gn 12:2; Ex 1:7
he does not let their livestock decrease.#Dt 7:14
39When they are diminished and are humbled
by cruel oppression and sorrow,#Ps 44:25
40he pours contempt on nobles#Jb 12:21
and makes them wander in a trackless wasteland.#Jb 12:24
41But he lifts the needy out of their suffering#1Sm 2:8; Ps 113:7-8
and makes their families multiply like flocks.#Jb 21:11
42The upright see it and rejoice,#Jb 22:19; Ps 64:10
and all injustice shuts its mouth.#Jb 5:16
43Let whoever is wise pay attention to these things
and consider the Lord’s acts of faithful love.#Ps 64:9; Hs 14:9

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