Psalm 107 NKJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever. 1 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.
2 Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, Whom He has redeemed from the hand of the enemy, 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 desolate way; They found no city to dwell in. 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 out to the Lord 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 And He led them forth by the right way, That they might go to a city for a dwelling place. 7 He led them by a straight way to a city where they could settle.
8 Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness, 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 satisfies the longing soul, And fills the hungry soul with goodness. 9 for he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.
10 Those who sat in darkness and in the shadow of death, Bound in affliction and irons-- 10 Some sat in darkness and the deepest gloom, prisoners suffering in iron chains,
11 Because they rebelled against the words of God, And despised 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 out to the Lord 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 broke their chains in pieces. 14 He brought them out of darkness and the deepest gloom and broke away their chains.
15 Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness, 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 has broken the gates of bronze, And cut the bars of iron in two. 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, were afflicted. 17 Some became fools through their rebellious ways and suffered affliction because of their iniquities.
18 Their soul abhorred all manner of food, And they drew near to the gates of death. 18 They loathed all food and drew near the gates of death.
19 Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, And He saved them out of their distresses. 19 Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress.
20 He sent His word and healed them, And delivered them from their destructions. 20 He sent forth his word and healed them; he rescued them from the grave.
21 Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness, 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 Let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, And declare His works with rejoicing. 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 on 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 He commands and raises the stormy wind, Which lifts up the waves of the sea. 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 melts 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 out to the Lord in their trouble, And He brings 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 calms the storm, So that its waves are still. 29 He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed.
30 Then they are glad because they are quiet; So He guides them to their desired haven. 30 They were glad when it grew calm, and he guided them to their desired haven.
31 Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness, 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 company 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 turns rivers into a wilderness, And the watersprings into dry ground; 33 He turned rivers into a desert, flowing springs into thirsty ground,
34 A fruitful land into barrenness, For the wickedness of those who dwell in it. 34 and fruitful land into a salt waste, because of the wickedness of those who lived there.
35 He turns a wilderness into pools of water, And dry land into watersprings. 35 He turned the desert into pools of water and the parched ground into flowing springs;
36 There He makes the hungry dwell, That they may establish a city for a dwelling place, 36 there he brought the hungry to live, and they founded a city where they could settle.
37 And sow fields and plant vineyards, That they may yield a fruitful harvest. 37 They sowed fields and planted vineyards that yielded a fruitful harvest;
38 He also blesses them, and they multiply greatly; And He does not let their cattle decrease. 38 he blessed them, and their numbers greatly increased, and he did not let their herds diminish.
39 When they are diminished and brought low Through oppression, affliction and sorrow, 39 Then their numbers decreased, and they were humbled by oppression, calamity and sorrow;
40 He pours contempt on princes, And causes them to wander in the wilderness where there is no way; 40 he who pours contempt on nobles made them wander in a trackless waste.
41 Yet He sets the poor on high, far from affliction, And makes their families like a flock. 41 But he lifted the needy out of their affliction and increased their families like flocks.
42 The righteous see it and rejoice, And all iniquity stops its mouth. 42 The upright see and rejoice, but all the wicked shut their mouths.
43 Whoever is wise will observe these things, And they will understand the lovingkindness of the Lord. 43 Whoever is wise, let him heed these things and consider the great love of the LORD.