107
Book 5
(Psalms 107-150)
1Praise the Lord, because he is good!
His faithful love will last forever!
2Everyone the Lord has saved should repeat that word of thanks.
Praise him, all who have been rescued from the enemy.
3He gathered his people together from many different countries.
He brought them from east and west, north and south.#107:3 south Or “the Sea.” This might refer to all the coastal areas around the Mediterranean Sea.
4Some of them wandered in the dry desert.
They were looking for a place to live,
but they could not find a city.
5They were hungry and thirsty
and growing weak.
6Then they called to the Lord for help,
and he saved them from their troubles.
7He led them straight to the city where they would live.
8Thank the Lord for his faithful love
and for the amazing things he does for people.
9He satisfies those who are thirsty.
He fills those who are hungry with good things.
10Some of God’s people were prisoners,
locked behind bars in dark prisons.
11That was because they had fought against what God said.
They refused to listen to the advice of God Most High.
12God made life hard for those people
because of what they did.
They stumbled and fell,
and there was no one to help them.
13They were in trouble, so they called to the Lord for help,
and he saved them from their troubles.
14He took them out of their dark prisons.
He broke the ropes that held them.
15Thank the Lord for his faithful love
and for the amazing things he does for people.
16He breaks down their bronze gates.
He shatters their iron bars.
17Some people became fools and turned against God,
and they suffered for the evil they did.
18They became so sick that they refused to eat,
so they almost died.
19They were in trouble, so they called to the Lord for help,
and he saved them from their troubles.
20He gave the command and healed them,
so they were saved from the grave.
21Thank the Lord for his faithful love
and for the amazing things he does for people.
22Offer sacrifices of thanks to him.
Sing with joy about all that he has done.
23Some sailed the sea in ships.
Their work carried them across the water.
24They saw what the Lord can do.
They saw the amazing things he did at sea.
25He gave the command, and a strong wind began to blow.
The waves became higher and higher.
26The waves lifted them high into the sky
and dropped them into the deep sea.
The storm was so dangerous that the men lost their courage.
27They were stumbling and falling like someone who is drunk.
Their skill as sailors was useless.
28They were in trouble, so they called to the Lord for help,
and he saved them from their troubles.
29He stopped the storm
and calmed the waves.
30The sailors were happy that the sea became calm,
and he led them safely to where they wanted to go.
31Thank the Lord for his faithful love
and for the amazing things he does for people.
32Praise God in the great assembly.
Praise him when the older leaders meet together.
33He changed rivers into a desert.
He stopped springs from flowing.
34He made the fertile land become salty,
because the people living there did such evil things.
35He changed the desert into a land with pools of water.
He caused springs to flow from dry ground.
36He led the hungry to that good land,
and they built a city to live in.
37They planted seeds in their fields and grapes in their vineyards,
and they had a good harvest.
38God blessed them with many children
and plenty of animals.
39But because of disaster and troubles,
their families became small and weak.
40God shames even great leaders
and makes them wander through empty deserts.
41But he rescues the poor from their misery.
He makes their families large like flocks of sheep.
42Good people see this and are happy.
But the wicked see it and don’t know what to say.
43Whoever is wise will remember these things
and begin to understand the Lord’S faithful love.
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