|Overview - Psalms 107|
|1||The psalmist exhorts the redeemed, in praising God, to observe his manifold providence,|
|17||over sick men;|
|33||and in divers varieties of life.|
Psalms 107:1 (King James Version)
O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.
- M. 3468. B.C. 536. (Title.)
- The author of this Psalm is unknown; but it was evidently written to commemorate the return of the Jews from the Babylonian captivity; and it may easily be perceived that it must have been sung in alternate parts, having a double burden, or two intercalary verses often recurring
- Bp. Lowth considers it as written "after the method of the ancient pastorals, where, be the subject of their verse what it will, each swain endeavours to excel the other; and one may perceive their thoughts and expressions gradually to rise upon each other." "No doubt," he adds, "the composition of this Psalm is admirable throughout; and the descriptive part of it adds at least its share of beauty to the whole; but what is most to be admired is its conciseness, and withal the expressiveness of the diction, which strikes the imagination with illimitable elegance. The weary and bewildered traveller--the miserable captive in the dungeon--the sick and dying man--the seaman foundering in a storm--are described in so affecting a manner, that they far exceed any thing of the kind, though never so much laboured."
- 106:1 118:1 136:1-26 1 Chronicles 16:34 1 Chronicles 16:41 ; 2 Chronicles 5:13 ; 2 Chronicles 7:3 2 Chronicles 7:6 20:21
- 119:68 Matthew 19:17
- for his mercy
- 103:17 Luke 1:50