Psalm 107 GNT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 "Give thanks to the Lord, because he is good; his love is eternal!" 1 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.
2 Repeat these words in praise to the Lord, all you whom he has saved. He has rescued you from your enemies 2 Let the redeemed of the LORD say this-- those he redeemed from the hand of the foe,
3 and has brought you back from foreign countries, 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 wandered in the trackless desert and could not find their way to a city to live in. 4 Some wandered in desert wastelands, finding no way to a city where they could settle.
5 They were hungry and thirsty and had given up all hope. 5 They were hungry and thirsty, and their lives ebbed away.
6 Then in their trouble they called to the Lord, and he saved them from their distress. 6 Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress.
7 He led them by a straight road to a city where they could live. 7 He led them by a straight way to a city where they could settle.
8 They must thank the Lord for his constant love, for the wonderful things he did for them. 8 Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men,
9 He satisfies those who are thirsty and fills the hungry with good things. 9 for he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.
10 Some were living in gloom and darkness, prisoners suffering in chains, 10 Some sat in darkness and the deepest gloom, prisoners suffering in iron chains,
11 because they had rebelled against the commands of Almighty God and had rejected his instructions. 11 for they had rebelled against the words of God and despised the counsel of the Most High.
12 They were worn out from hard work; they would fall down, and no one would help. 12 So he subjected them to bitter labor; they stumbled, and there was no one to help.
13 Then in their trouble they called to the Lord, and he saved them from their distress. 13 Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress.
14 He brought them out of their gloom and darkness and broke their chains in pieces. 14 He brought them out of darkness and the deepest gloom and broke away their chains.
15 They must thank the Lord for his constant love, for the wonderful things he did for them. 15 Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men,
16 He breaks down doors of bronze and smashes iron bars. 16 for he breaks down gates of bronze and cuts through bars of iron.
17 Some were fools, suffering because of their sins and because of their evil; 17 Some became fools through their rebellious ways and suffered affliction because of their iniquities.
18 they couldn't stand the sight of food and were close to death. 18 They loathed all food and drew near the gates of death.
19 Then in their trouble they called to the Lord, and he saved them from their distress. 19 Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress.
20 He healed them with his command and saved them from the grave. 20 He sent forth his word and healed them; he rescued them from the grave.
21 They must thank the Lord for his constant love, for the wonderful things he did for them. 21 Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men.
22 They must thank him with sacrifices, and with songs of joy must tell all that he has done. 22 Let them sacrifice thank offerings and tell of his works with songs of joy.
23 Some sailed over the ocean in ships, earning their living on the seas. 23 Others went out on the sea in ships; they were merchants on the mighty waters.
24 They saw what the Lord can do, his wonderful acts on the seas. 24 They saw the works of the LORD, his wonderful deeds in the deep.
25 He commanded, and a mighty wind began to blow and stirred up the waves. 25 For he spoke and stirred up a tempest that lifted high the waves.
26 The ships were lifted high in the air and plunged down into the depths. In such danger the sailors lost their courage; 26 They mounted up to the heavens and went down to the depths; in their peril their courage melted away.
27 they stumbled and staggered like drunks - all their skill was useless. 27 They reeled and staggered like drunken men; they were at their wits' end.
28 Then in their trouble they called to the Lord, and he saved them from their distress. 28 Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble, and he brought them out of their distress.
29 He calmed the raging storm, and the waves became quiet. 29 He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed.
30 They were glad because of the calm, and he brought them safe to the port they wanted. 30 They were glad when it grew calm, and he guided them to their desired haven.
31 They must thank the Lord for his constant love, for the wonderful things he did for them. 31 Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men.
32 They must proclaim his greatness in the assembly of the people and praise him before the council of the leaders. 32 Let them exalt him in the assembly of the people and praise him in the council of the elders.
33 The Lord made rivers dry up completely and stopped springs from flowing. 33 He turned rivers into a desert, flowing springs into thirsty ground,
34 He made rich soil become a salty wasteland because of the wickedness of those who lived there. 34 and fruitful land into a salt waste, because of the wickedness of those who lived there.
35 He changed deserts into pools of water and dry land into flowing springs. 35 He turned the desert into pools of water and the parched ground into flowing springs;
36 He let hungry people settle there, and they built a city to live in. 36 there he brought the hungry to live, and they founded a city where they could settle.
37 They sowed the fields and planted grapevines and reaped an abundant harvest. 37 They sowed fields and planted vineyards that yielded a fruitful harvest;
38 He blessed his people, and they had many children; he kept their herds of cattle from decreasing. 38 he blessed them, and their numbers greatly increased, and he did not let their herds diminish.
39 When God's people were defeated and humiliated by cruel oppression and suffering, 39 Then their numbers decreased, and they were humbled by oppression, calamity and sorrow;
40 he showed contempt for their oppressors and made them wander in trackless deserts. 40 he who pours contempt on nobles made them wander in a trackless waste.
41 But he rescued the needy from their misery and made their families increase like flocks. 41 But he lifted the needy out of their affliction and increased their families like flocks.
42 The righteous see this and are glad, but all the wicked are put to silence. 42 The upright see and rejoice, but all the wicked shut their mouths.
43 May those who are wise think about these things; may they consider the Lord's constant love. 43 Whoever is wise, let him heed these things and consider the great love of the LORD.