Psalm 107:33-43 NIV

33 He turned rivers into a desert,1 flowing springs2 into thirsty ground,

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34 and fruitful land into a salt waste,3 because of the wickedness of those who lived there.

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35 He turned the desert into pools of water4 and the parched ground into flowing springs;5

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36 there he brought the hungry to live, and they founded a city where they could settle.
37 They sowed fields and planted vineyards6 that yielded a fruitful harvest;

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38 he blessed them, and their numbers greatly increased,7 and he did not let their herds diminish.8

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39 Then their numbers decreased,9 and they were humbled10 by oppression, calamity and sorrow;

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40 he who pours contempt on nobles11 made them wander in a trackless waste.12

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41 But he lifted the needy13 out of their affliction and increased their families like flocks.14

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42 The upright see and rejoice,15 but all the wicked shut their mouths.16

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43 Whoever is wise,17 let him heed these things and consider the great love18 of the LORD.

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