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Psalm 107 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Give thanks to the Lord, because he is good. His faithful love continues forever. 1 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.
2 That's what those who have been set free by the LORD should say. He set them free from the power of the enemy. 2 Let the redeemed of the LORD say this-- those he redeemed from the hand of the foe,
3 He brought them back from other lands. He brought them back from east and west, from north and south. 3 those he gathered from the lands, from east and west, from north and south.
4 Some of them wandered in deserts that were dry and empty. They couldn't find their way to a city where they could settle down. 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 Then they cried out to the LORD because of their problems. And he saved them from their troubles. 6 Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress.
7 He led them straight to a city where they could settle down. 7 He led them by a straight way to a city where they could settle.
8 Let them give thanks to the LORD for his faithful love. Let them give thanks for the miracles he does for his people. 8 Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men,
9 He gives those who are thirsty all of the water they want. He gives those who are hungry all of the good food they can eat. 9 for he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.
10 Others lived in the deepest darkness. They suffered as prisoners in iron chains. 10 Some sat in darkness and the deepest gloom, prisoners suffering in iron chains,
11 That's because they hadn't obeyed the words of God. They had refused to follow the advice of the Most High God. 11 for they had rebelled against the words of God and despised the counsel of the Most High.
12 So he made them do work that was hard and bitter. They tripped and fell, 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 Then they cried out to the LORD because of their problems. And he saved them from their troubles. 13 Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress.
14 He brought them out of the deepest darkness. He broke their chains off. 14 He brought them out of darkness and the deepest gloom and broke away their chains.
15 Let them give thanks to the LORD for his faithful love. Let them give thanks for the miracles he does for his people. 15 Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men,
16 He breaks down gates that are made of bronze. He cuts through bars that are made of iron. 16 for he breaks down gates of bronze and cuts through bars of iron.
17 Others were foolish. They suffered because of their sins. They suffered because they wouldn't obey the Lord. 17 Some became fools through their rebellious ways and suffered affliction because of their iniquities.
18 They refused to eat anything. They came close to passing through the gates of death. 18 They loathed all food and drew near the gates of death.
19 Then they cried out to the LORD because of their problems. And he saved them from their troubles. 19 Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress.
20 He gave his command and healed them. He saved them from the grave. 20 He sent forth his word and healed them; he rescued them from the grave.
21 Let them give thanks to the LORD for his faithful love. Let them give thanks for the miracles he does for his people. 21 Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men.
22 Let them sacrifice thank offerings. Let them talk about what he has done as they sing with joy. 22 Let them sacrifice thank offerings and tell of his works with songs of joy.
23 Others sailed out on the ocean in ships. They traded goods on the mighty waters. 23 Others went out on the sea in ships; they were merchants on the mighty waters.
24 They saw the works of the Lord. They saw the miracles he did on the ocean. 24 They saw the works of the LORD, his wonderful deeds in the deep.
25 He spoke and stirred up a storm. It lifted the waves high. 25 For he spoke and stirred up a tempest that lifted high the waves.
26 They rose up to the heavens. Then they went down deep into the ocean. In that kind of danger the people's boldness melted away. 26 They mounted up to the heavens and went down to the depths; in their peril their courage melted away.
27 They were unsteady like those who get drunk. They didn't know what to do. 27 They reeled and staggered like drunken men; they were at their wits' end.
28 Then they cried out to the LORD because of their problems. And he brought them out of their troubles. 28 Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble, and he brought them out of their distress.
29 He made the storm as quiet as a whisper. The waves of the ocean calmed down. 29 He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed.
30 The people were glad when the ocean became calm. Then he guided them to the harbor they were looking for. 30 They were glad when it grew calm, and he guided them to their desired haven.
31 Let them give thanks to the LORD for his faithful love. Let them give thanks for the miracles he does for his people. 31 Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men.
32 Let them honor him among his people who gather for worship. Let them praise him in the meeting 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 turned rivers into a desert. He turned flowing springs into thirsty ground. 33 He turned rivers into a desert, flowing springs into thirsty ground,
34 He turned land that produced crops into a salty land where nothing could grow. He did it because the people who lived there were evil. 34 and fruitful land into a salt waste, because of the wickedness of those who lived there.
35 He turned the desert into pools of water. He turned the dry and cracked ground into flowing springs. 35 He turned the desert into pools of water and the parched ground into flowing springs;
36 He brought hungry people there to live. They built a city where they could settle down. 36 there he brought the hungry to live, and they founded a city where they could settle.
37 They planted fields and vineyards that produced large crops. 37 They sowed fields and planted vineyards that yielded a fruitful harvest;
38 He blessed the people, and they greatly increased their numbers. He kept their herds from getting smaller. 38 he blessed them, and their numbers greatly increased, and he did not let their herds diminish.
39 Then the number of God's people got smaller. They were brought low by trouble, suffering and sorrow. 39 Then their numbers decreased, and they were humbled by oppression, calamity and sorrow;
40 The One who looks down on proud nobles made them wander in a desert where no one lives. 40 he who pours contempt on nobles made them wander in a trackless waste.
41 But he lifted needy people out of their suffering. He made their families increase like flocks of sheep. 41 But he lifted the needy out of their affliction and increased their families like flocks.
42 Honest people see it and are filled with joy. But no one who is evil has anything to say. 42 The upright see and rejoice, but all the wicked shut their mouths.
43 Let those who are wise pay attention to these things. Let them think about the LORD's great love. 43 Whoever is wise, let him heed these things and consider the great love of the LORD.