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Psalm 107 ASV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 O give thanks unto Jehovah; For he is good; For his lovingkindness [endureth] for ever. 1 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.
2 Let the redeemed of Jehovah say [so], Whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the adversary, 2 Let the redeemed of the LORD say this-- those he redeemed from the hand of the foe,
3 And gathered out of the lands, From the east and from the west, From the north and from the south. 3 those he gathered from the lands, from east and west, from north and south.
4 They wandered in the wilderness in a desert way; They found no city of habitation. 4 Some wandered in desert wastelands, finding no way to a city where they could settle.
5 Hungry and thirsty, Their soul fainted in them. 5 They were hungry and thirsty, and their lives ebbed away.
6 Then they cried unto Jehovah in their trouble, And he delivered them out of their distresses, 6 Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress.
7 He led them also by a straight way, That they might go to a city of habitation. 7 He led them by a straight way to a city where they could settle.
8 Oh that men would praise Jehovah for his lovingkindness, And for his wonderful works to the children of men! 8 Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men,
9 For he satisfieth the longing soul, And the hungry soul he filleth with good. 9 for he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.
10 Such as sat in darkness and in the shadow of death, Being bound in affliction and iron, 10 Some sat in darkness and the deepest gloom, prisoners suffering in iron chains,
11 Because they rebelled against the words of God, And contemned the counsel of the Most High: 11 for they had rebelled against the words of God and despised the counsel of the Most High.
12 Therefore he brought down their heart with labor; They fell down, and there was none to help. 12 So he subjected them to bitter labor; they stumbled, and there was no one to help.
13 Then they cried unto Jehovah in their trouble, And he saved them out of their distresses. 13 Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress.
14 He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, And brake their bonds in sunder. 14 He brought them out of darkness and the deepest gloom and broke away their chains.
15 Oh that men would praise Jehovah for his lovingkindness, And for his wonderful works to the children of men! 15 Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men,
16 For he hath broken the gates of brass, And cut the bars of iron in sunder. 16 for he breaks down gates of bronze and cuts through bars of iron.
17 Fools because of their transgression, And because of their iniquities, are afflicted. 17 Some became fools through their rebellious ways and suffered affliction because of their iniquities.
18 Their soul abhorreth all manner of food; And they draw near unto the gates of death. 18 They loathed all food and drew near the gates of death.
19 Then they cry unto Jehovah in their trouble, And he saveth them out of their distresses. 19 Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress.
20 He sendeth his word, and healeth them, And delivereth [them] from their destructions. 20 He sent forth his word and healed them; he rescued them from the grave.
21 Oh that men would praise Jehovah for his lovingkindness, And for his wonderful works to the children of men! 21 Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men.
22 And let them offer the sacrifices of thanksgiving, And declare his works with singing. 22 Let them sacrifice thank offerings and tell of his works with songs of joy.
23 They that go down to the sea in ships, That do business in great waters; 23 Others went out on the sea in ships; they were merchants on the mighty waters.
24 These see the works of Jehovah, And his wonders in the deep. 24 They saw the works of the LORD, his wonderful deeds in the deep.
25 For he commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind, Which lifteth up the waves thereof. 25 For he spoke and stirred up a tempest that lifted high the waves.
26 They mount up to the heavens, they go down again to the depths: Their soul melteth away because of trouble. 26 They mounted up to the heavens and went down to the depths; in their peril their courage melted away.
27 They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, And are at their wits' end. 27 They reeled and staggered like drunken men; they were at their wits' end.
28 Then they cry unto Jehovah in their trouble, And he bringeth them out of their distresses. 28 Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble, and he brought them out of their distress.
29 He maketh the storm a calm, So that the waves thereof are still. 29 He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed.
30 Then are they glad because they are quiet; So he bringeth them unto their desired haven. 30 They were glad when it grew calm, and he guided them to their desired haven.
31 Oh that men would praise Jehovah for his lovingkindness, And for his wonderful works to the children of men! 31 Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men.
32 Let them exalt him also in the assembly of the people, And praise him in the seat of the elders. 32 Let them exalt him in the assembly of the people and praise him in the council of the elders.
33 He turneth rivers into a wilderness, And watersprings into a thirsty ground; 33 He turned rivers into a desert, flowing springs into thirsty ground,
34 A fruitful land into a salt desert, For the wickedness of them that dwell therein. 34 and fruitful land into a salt waste, because of the wickedness of those who lived there.
35 He turneth a wilderness into a pool of water, And a dry land into watersprings. 35 He turned the desert into pools of water and the parched ground into flowing springs;
36 And there he maketh the hungry to dwell, That they may prepare a city of habitation, 36 there he brought the hungry to live, and they founded a city where they could settle.
37 And sow fields, and plant vineyards, And get them fruits of increase. 37 They sowed fields and planted vineyards that yielded a fruitful harvest;
38 He blesseth them also, so that they are multiplied greatly; And he suffereth not their cattle to decrease. 38 he blessed them, and their numbers greatly increased, and he did not let their herds diminish.
39 Again, they are diminished and bowed down Through oppression, trouble, and sorrow. 39 Then their numbers decreased, and they were humbled by oppression, calamity and sorrow;
40 He poureth contempt upon princes, And causeth them to wander in the waste, where there is no way. 40 he who pours contempt on nobles made them wander in a trackless waste.
41 Yet setteth he the needy on high from affliction, And maketh [him] families like a flock. 41 But he lifted the needy out of their affliction and increased their families like flocks.
42 The upright shall see it, and be glad; And all iniquity shall stop her mouth. 42 The upright see and rejoice, but all the wicked shut their mouths.
43 Whoso is wise will give heed to these things; And they will consider the lovingkindnesses of Jehovah. 43 Whoever is wise, let him heed these things and consider the great love of the LORD.