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Psalm 107 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 O give praise to the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy is unchanging for ever. 1 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.
2 Let those whose cause the Lord has taken up say so, his people whom he has taken out of the hands of their haters; 2 Let the redeemed of the LORD say this-- those he redeemed from the hand of the foe,
3 Making them come together out of all 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 were wandering in the waste places; they saw no way to a resting-place. 4 Some wandered in desert wastelands, finding no way to a city where they could settle.
5 Their souls became feeble for need of food and drink. 5 They were hungry and thirsty, and their lives ebbed away.
6 Then they sent up their cry to the Lord in their sorrow, and he gave them salvation out of all their troubles; 6 Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress.
7 Guiding them in the right way, so that they might come into the town of their resting-place. 7 He led them by a straight way to a city where they could settle.
8 Let men give praise to the Lord for his mercy, and for the wonders which he does for the children of men! 8 Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men,
9 He gives its desire to the unresting soul, so that it is full of good things. 9 for he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.
10 Those who were in the dark, in the black night, in chains of sorrow and iron; 10 Some sat in darkness and the deepest gloom, prisoners suffering in iron chains,
11 Because they went against the words of God, and gave no thought to the laws of the Most High: 11 for they had rebelled against the words of God and despised the counsel of the Most High.
12 So that he made their hearts weighted down with grief; they were falling, and had no helper. 12 So he subjected them to bitter labor; they stumbled, and there was no one to help.
13 Then they sent up their cry to the Lord in their sorrow, and he gave them salvation out of all their troubles. 13 Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress.
14 He took them out of the dark and the black night, and all their chains were broken. 14 He brought them out of darkness and the deepest gloom and broke away their chains.
15 Let men give praise to the Lord for his mercy, and for the wonders which he does for the children of men! 15 Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men,
16 The doors of brass are broken by his arm, and the bands of iron are cut in two. 16 for he breaks down gates of bronze and cuts through bars of iron.
17 Foolish men, because of their sins, and because of their wrongdoing, are troubled; 17 Some became fools through their rebellious ways and suffered affliction because of their iniquities.
18 They are disgusted by all food, and they come near to the doors of death. 18 They loathed all food and drew near the gates of death.
19 Then they send up their cry to the Lord in their sorrow, and he gives them salvation out of all their troubles. 19 Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress.
20 He sent his word and made them well, and kept them safe from the underworld. 20 He sent forth his word and healed them; he rescued them from the grave.
21 Let men give praise to the Lord for his mercy, and for the wonders which he does for the children of men! 21 Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men.
22 Let them make offerings of praise, giving news of his works with cries of joy. 22 Let them sacrifice thank offerings and tell of his works with songs of joy.
23 Those who go down to the sea in ships, who do business in the great waters; 23 Others went out on the sea in ships; they were merchants on the mighty waters.
24 They see the works of the Lord, and his wonders in the deep. 24 They saw the works of the LORD, his wonderful deeds in the deep.
25 For at his word comes up the storm-wind, lifting high the waves. 25 For he spoke and stirred up a tempest that lifted high the waves.
26 The sailors go up to heaven, and down into the deep; their souls are wasted because of their trouble. 26 They mounted up to the heavens and went down to the depths; in their peril their courage melted away.
27 They are turned here and there, rolling like a man who is full of wine; and all their wisdom comes to nothing. 27 They reeled and staggered like drunken men; they were at their wits' end.
28 Then they send up their cry to the Lord in their sorrow, and he gives them salvation out of all their troubles. 28 Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble, and he brought them out of their distress.
29 He makes the storm into a calm, so that the waves are at peace. 29 He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed.
30 Then they are glad, because the sea is quiet, and he takes them to the harbour of their desire. 30 They were glad when it grew calm, and he guided them to their desired haven.
31 Let men give praise to the Lord for his mercy, and for the wonders which he does for 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 give glory to him in the meeting of the people, and praise among the chiefs. 32 Let them exalt him in the assembly of the people and praise him in the council of the elders.
33 He makes rivers into waste places, and springs of water into a dry land; 33 He turned rivers into a desert, flowing springs into thirsty ground,
34 He makes a fertile country into a salt waste, because of the sins of those who are living there. 34 and fruitful land into a salt waste, because of the wickedness of those who lived there.
35 He makes a waste land into a place of water, and a dry land into water-springs. 35 He turned the desert into pools of water and the parched ground into flowing springs;
36 And there he gives the poor a resting-place, so that they may make themselves a town; 36 there he brought the hungry to live, and they founded a city where they could settle.
37 And put seed in the fields and make vine-gardens, to give them fruit. 37 They sowed fields and planted vineyards that yielded a fruitful harvest;
38 He gives them his blessing so that they are increased greatly, and their cattle do not become less. 38 he blessed them, and their numbers greatly increased, and he did not let their herds diminish.
39 And when they are made low, and crushed by trouble and sorrow, 39 Then their numbers decreased, and they were humbled by oppression, calamity and sorrow;
40 He puts an end to the pride of kings, and sends them wandering in the waste lands where there is no way. 40 he who pours contempt on nobles made them wander in a trackless waste.
41 But he puts the poor man on high from his troubles, and gives him families like a flock. 41 But he lifted the needy out of their affliction and increased their families like flocks.
42 The upright see it and are glad: the mouth of the sinner is stopped. 42 The upright see and rejoice, but all the wicked shut their mouths.
43 Let the wise give thought to these things, and see the mercies of the Lord. 43 Whoever is wise, let him heed these things and consider the great love of the LORD.