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Psalm 107 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 "Give thanks to the LORD because he is good, because his faithful love lasts forever!" 1 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.
2 That's what those who are redeemed by the LORD say, the ones God redeemed from the power of their enemies, 2 Let the redeemed of the LORD say this-- those he redeemed from the hand of the foe,
3 the ones God gathered from various countries, from east and west, north and south. 3 those he gathered from the lands, from east and west, from north and south.
4 Some of the redeemed had wandered into the desert, into the wasteland. They couldn't find their way to a city or town. 4 Some wandered in desert wastelands, finding no way to a city where they could settle.
5 They were hungry and thirsty; their lives were slipping away. 5 They were hungry and thirsty, and their lives ebbed away.
6 So they cried out to the LORD in their distress, and God delivered them from their desperate circumstances. 6 Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress.
7 God led them straight to human habitation. 7 He led them by a straight way to a city where they could settle.
8 Let them thank the LORD for his faithful love and his wondrous works for all people, 8 Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men,
9 because God satisfied the one who was parched with thirst, and he filled up the hungry with good things! 9 for he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.
10 Some of the redeemed had been sitting in darkness and deep gloom; they were prisoners suffering in chains 10 Some sat in darkness and the deepest gloom, prisoners suffering in iron chains,
11 because they had disobeyed God's instructions and rejected the Most High's plans. 11 for they had rebelled against the words of God and despised the counsel of the Most High.
12 So God humbled them with hard work. They stumbled, and there was no one to help them. 12 So he subjected them to bitter labor; they stumbled, and there was no one to help.
13 So they cried out to the LORD in their distress, and God saved them from their desperate circumstances. 13 Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress.
14 God brought them out from the darkness and deep gloom; he shattered their chains. 14 He brought them out of darkness and the deepest gloom and broke away their chains.
15 Let them thank the LORD for his faithful love and his wondrous works for all people, 15 Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men,
16 because God has shattered bronze doors and split iron bars in two! 16 for he breaks down gates of bronze and cuts through bars of iron.
17 Some of the redeemed were fools because of their sinful ways. They suffered because of their wickedness. 17 Some became fools through their rebellious ways and suffered affliction because of their iniquities.
18 They had absolutely no appetite for food; they had arrived at death's gates. 18 They loathed all food and drew near the gates of death.
19 So they cried out to the LORD in their distress, and God saved them from their desperate circumstances. 19 Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress.
20 God gave the order and healed them; he rescued them from their pit. 20 He sent forth his word and healed them; he rescued them from the grave.
21 Let them thank the LORD for his faithful love and his wondrous works for all people. 21 Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men.
22 Let them offer thanksgiving sacrifices and declare what God has donein songs of joy! 22 Let them sacrifice thank offerings and tell of his works with songs of joy.
23 Some of the redeemed had gone out on the ocean in ships, making their living on the high seas. 23 Others went out on the sea in ships; they were merchants on the mighty waters.
24 They saw what the LORD had made; they saw his wondrous works in the depths of the sea. 24 They saw the works of the LORD, his wonderful deeds in the deep.
25 God spoke and stirred up a storm that brought the waves up high. 25 For he spoke and stirred up a tempest that lifted high the waves.
26 The waves went as high as the sky; they crashed down to the depths. The sailors' courage melted at this terrible situation. 26 They mounted up to the heavens and went down to the depths; in their peril their courage melted away.
27 They staggered and stumbled around like they were drunk. None of their skill was of any help. 27 They reeled and staggered like drunken men; they were at their wits' end.
28 So they cried out to the LORD in their distress, and God brought them out safe from their desperate circumstances. 28 Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble, and he brought them out of their distress.
29 God quieted the storm to a whisper; the sea's waves were hushed. 29 He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed.
30 So they rejoiced because the waves had calmed down; then God led them to the harbor they were hoping for. 30 They were glad when it grew calm, and he guided them to their desired haven.
31 Let them thank the LORD for his faithful love and his wondrous works for all people. 31 Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men.
32 Let them exalt God in the congregation of the people and praise God in the assembly of the elders. 32 Let them exalt him in the assembly of the people and praise him in the council of the elders.
33 God turns rivers into desert, watery springs into thirsty ground, 33 He turned rivers into a desert, flowing springs into thirsty ground,
34 fruitful land into unproductive dirt, when its inhabitants are wicked. 34 and fruitful land into a salt waste, because of the wickedness of those who lived there.
35 But God can also turn the desert into watery pools, thirsty ground into watery springs, 35 He turned the desert into pools of water and the parched ground into flowing springs;
36 where he settles the hungry. They even build a city and live there! 36 there he brought the hungry to live, and they founded a city where they could settle.
37 They plant fields and vineyards and obtain a fruitful harvest. 37 They sowed fields and planted vineyards that yielded a fruitful harvest;
38 God blesses them, and they become many. God won't even let their cattle diminish. 38 he blessed them, and their numbers greatly increased, and he did not let their herds diminish.
39 But when they do diminish— when they're brought down by oppression, trouble, and grief— 39 Then their numbers decreased, and they were humbled by oppression, calamity and sorrow;
40 God pours contempt on their leaders, making them wander aimlessly in the wastelands. 40 he who pours contempt on nobles made them wander in a trackless waste.
41 But God raises the needy from their suffering; he makes their families as numerous as sheep! 41 But he lifted the needy out of their affliction and increased their families like flocks.
42 Those who do right see it and celebrate, but every wicked person shuts their mouth. 42 The upright see and rejoice, but all the wicked shut their mouths.
43 Whoever is wise will pay attention to these things, carefully considering the LORD's faithful love. 43 Whoever is wise, let him heed these things and consider the great love of the LORD.