BOOK V (Psalms 107–150) Psalm 107 Thanksgiving for God’s Deliverance 107 1Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His faithful love endures forever. 2Let the redeemed of the Lord proclaim that He has redeemed them from the hand of the foe 3and has gathered them from the lands— from the east and the west, from the north and the south. 4Some[I] wandered in the desolate wilderness, finding no way to a city where they could live. 5They were hungry and thirsty; their spirits failed[J] within them. 6Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble; He rescued them from their distress. 7He led them by the right path to go to a city where they could live. 8Let them give thanks to the Lord for His faithful love and His wonderful works for all humanity. 9For He has satisfied the thirsty and filled the hungry with good things. 10Others[K] sat in darkness and gloom[L]— prisoners in cruel chains— 11because they rebelled against God’s commands and despised the counsel of the Most High. 12He broke their spirits[M] with hard labor; they stumbled, and there was no one to help. 13Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble; He saved them from their distress. 14He brought them out of darkness and gloom[N] and broke their chains apart. 15Let them give thanks to the Lord for His faithful love and His wonderful works for all humanity. 16For He has broken down the bronze gates and cut through the iron bars. 17Fools suffered affliction because of their rebellious ways and their sins. 18They loathed all food and came near the gates of death. 19Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble; He saved them from their distress. 20He sent His word and healed them; He rescued them from the Pit. 21Let them give thanks to the Lord for His faithful love and His wonderful works for all humanity. 22Let them offer sacrifices of thanksgiving and announce His works with shouts of joy. 23Others[O] went to sea in ships, conducting trade on the vast waters. 24They saw the Lord’s works, His wonderful works in the deep. 25He spoke and raised a tempest that stirred up the waves of the sea.[P] 26Rising up to the sky, sinking down to the depths, their courage[Q] melting away in anguish, 27they reeled and staggered like drunken men, and all their skill was useless. 28Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, and He brought them out of their distress. 29He stilled the storm to a murmur, and the waves of the sea[R] were hushed. 30They rejoiced when the waves[S] grew quiet. Then He guided them to the harbor they longed for. 31Let them give thanks to the Lord for His faithful love and His wonderful works for all humanity. 32Let them exalt Him in the assembly of the people and praise Him in the council of the elders. 33He turns rivers into desert, springs of water into thirsty ground, 34and fruitful land into salty wasteland, because of the wickedness of its inhabitants. 35He turns a desert into a pool of water, dry land into springs of water. 36He causes the hungry to settle there, and they establish a city where they can live. 37They sow fields and plant vineyards that yield a fruitful harvest. 38He blesses them, and they multiply greatly; He does not let their livestock decrease. 39When they are diminished and are humbled by cruel oppression and sorrow, 40He pours contempt on nobles and makes them wander in a trackless wasteland. 41But He lifts the needy out of their suffering and makes their families multiply like flocks. 42The upright see it and rejoice, and all injustice shuts its mouth. 43Let whoever is wise pay attention to these things and consider[T] the Lord’s acts of faithful love.
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