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Psalms 107

Psalms 107:1  
Give thanks to Yahweh, for he is good, for his loving kindness endures forever.

Psalms 107:2  
Let the redeemed by Yahweh say so, whom he has redeemed from the hand of the adversary,

Psalms 107:3  
and gathered out of the lands, from the east and from the west, from the north and from the south.

Psalms 107:4  
They wandered in the wilderness in a desert way. They found no city to live in.

Psalms 107:5  
Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them.

Psalms 107:6  
Then they cried to Yahweh in their trouble, and he delivered them out of their distresses.

Psalms 107:7  
He led them also by a straight way, that they might go to a city to live in.

Psalms 107:8  
Let them praise Yahweh for his loving kindness, for his wonderful deeds to the children of men!

Psalms 107:9  
For he satisfies the longing soul. He fills the hungry soul with good.

Psalms 107:10  
Some sat in darkness and in the shadow of death, being bound in affliction and iron,

Psalms 107:11  
because they rebelled against the words of God, and condemned the counsel of the Most High.

Psalms 107:12  
Therefore he brought down their heart with labor. They fell down, and there was no one to help.

Psalms 107:13  
Then they cried to Yahweh in their trouble, and he saved them out of their distresses.

Psalms 107:14  
He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and broke away their chains.

Psalms 107:15  
Let them praise Yahweh for his loving kindness, for his wonderful deeds to the children of men!

Psalms 107:16  
For he has broken the gates of bronze, and cut through bars of iron.

Psalms 107:17  
Fools are afflicted because of their disobedience, and because of their iniquities.

Psalms 107:18  
Their soul abhors all kinds of food. They draw near to the gates of death.

Psalms 107:19  
Then they cry to Yahweh in their trouble, and he saves them out of their distresses.

Psalms 107:20  
He sends his word, and heals them, and delivers them from their graves.

Psalms 107:21  
Let them praise Yahweh for his loving kindness, for his wonderful deeds to the children of men!

Psalms 107:22  
Let them offer the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his deeds with singing.

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

Psalms 107:24  
these see Yahweh’s deeds, and his wonders in the deep.

Psalms 107:25  
For he commands, and raises the stormy wind, which lifts up its waves.

Psalms 107:26  
They mount up to the sky; they go down again to the depths. Their soul melts away because of trouble.

Psalms 107:27  
They reel back and forth, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wits’ end.

Psalms 107:28  
Then they cry to Yahweh in their trouble, and he brings them out of their distress.

Psalms 107:29  
He makes the storm a calm, so that its waves are still.

Psalms 107:30  
Then they are glad because it is calm, so he brings them to their desired haven.

Psalms 107:31  
Let them praise Yahweh for his loving kindness, for his wonderful deeds for the children of men!

Psalms 107:32  
Let them exalt him also in the assembly of the people, and praise him in the seat of the elders.

Psalms 107:33  
He turns rivers into a desert, water springs into a thirsty ground,

Psalms 107:34  
and a fruitful land into a salt waste, for the wickedness of those who dwell in it.

Psalms 107:35  
He turns a desert into a pool of water, and a dry land into water springs.

Psalms 107:36  
There he makes the hungry live, that they may prepare a city to live in,

Psalms 107:37  
sow fields, plant vineyards, and reap the fruits of increase.

Psalms 107:38  
He blesses them also, so that they are multiplied greatly. He doesn’t allow their livestock to decrease.

Psalms 107:39  
Again, they are diminished and bowed down through oppression, trouble, and sorrow.

Psalms 107:40  
He pours contempt on princes, and causes them to wander in a trackless waste.

Psalms 107:41  
Yet he lifts the needy out of their affliction, and increases their families like a flock.

Psalms 107:42  
The upright will see it, and be glad. All the wicked will shut their mouths.

Psalms 107:43  
Whoever is wise will pay attention to these things. They will consider the loving kindnesses of Yahweh.


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