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Psalms 107

Psalms 107:1  
O give praise to the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy is unchanging for ever.

Psalms 107:2  
Let those whose cause the Lord has taken up say so, his people whom he has taken out of the hands of their haters;

Psalms 107:3  
Making them come together out of all the lands, from the east and from the west, from the north and from the south.

Psalms 107:4  
They were wandering in the waste places; they saw no way to a resting-place.

Psalms 107:5  
Their souls became feeble for need of food and drink.

Psalms 107:6  
Then they sent up their cry to the Lord in their sorrow, and he gave them salvation out of all their troubles;

Psalms 107:7  
Guiding them in the right way, so that they might come into the town of their resting-place.

Psalms 107:8  
Let men give praise to the Lord for his mercy, and for the wonders which he does for the children of men!

Psalms 107:9  
He gives its desire to the unresting soul, so that it is full of good things.

Psalms 107:10  
Those who were in the dark, in the black night, in chains of sorrow and iron;

Psalms 107:11  
Because they went against the words of God, and gave no thought to the laws of the Most High:

Psalms 107:12  
So that he made their hearts weighted down with grief; they were falling, and had no helper.

Psalms 107:13  
Then they sent up their cry to the Lord in their sorrow, and he gave them salvation out of all their troubles.

Psalms 107:14  
He took them out of the dark and the black night, and all their chains were broken.

Psalms 107:15  
Let men give praise to the Lord for his mercy, and for the wonders which he does for the children of men!

Psalms 107:16  
The doors of brass are broken by his arm, and the bands of iron are cut in two.

Psalms 107:17  
Foolish men, because of their sins, and because of their wrongdoing, are troubled;

Psalms 107:18  
They are disgusted by all food, and they come near to the doors of death.

Psalms 107:19  
Then they send up their cry to the Lord in their sorrow, and he gives them salvation out of all their troubles.

Psalms 107:20  
He sent his word and made them well, and kept them safe from the underworld.

Psalms 107:21  
Let men give praise to the Lord for his mercy, and for the wonders which he does for the children of men!

Psalms 107:22  
Let them make offerings of praise, giving news of his works with cries of joy.

Psalms 107:23  
Those who go down to the sea in ships, who do business in the great waters;

Psalms 107:24  
They see the works of the Lord, and his wonders in the deep.

Psalms 107:25  
For at his word comes up the storm-wind, lifting high the waves.

Psalms 107:26  
The sailors go up to heaven, and down into the deep; their souls are wasted because of their trouble.

Psalms 107:27  
They are turned here and there, rolling like a man who is full of wine; and all their wisdom comes to nothing.

Psalms 107:28  
Then they send up their cry to the Lord in their sorrow, and he gives them salvation out of all their troubles.

Psalms 107:29  
He makes the storm into a calm, so that the waves are at peace.

Psalms 107:30  
Then they are glad, because the sea is quiet, and he takes them to the harbour of their desire.

Psalms 107:31  
Let men give praise to the Lord for his mercy, and for the wonders which he does for the children of men!

Psalms 107:32  
Let them give glory to him in the meeting of the people, and praise among the chiefs.

Psalms 107:33  
He makes rivers into waste places, and springs of water into a dry land;

Psalms 107:34  
He makes a fertile country into a salt waste, because of the sins of those who are living there.

Psalms 107:35  
He makes a waste land into a place of water, and a dry land into water-springs.

Psalms 107:36  
And there he gives the poor a resting-place, so that they may make themselves a town;

Psalms 107:37  
And put seed in the fields and make vine-gardens, to give them fruit.

Psalms 107:38  
He gives them his blessing so that they are increased greatly, and their cattle do not become less.

Psalms 107:39  
And when they are made low, and crushed by trouble and sorrow,

Psalms 107:40  
He puts an end to the pride of kings, and sends them wandering in the waste lands where there is no way.

Psalms 107:41  
But he puts the poor man on high from his troubles, and gives him families like a flock.

Psalms 107:42  
The upright see it and are glad: the mouth of the sinner is stopped.

Psalms 107:43  
Let the wise give thought to these things, and see the mercies of the Lord.


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