Psalms 107:2

2 Let the redeemed of the LORD tell their story— those he redeemed from the hand of the foe,

Images for Psalms 107:2

Psalms 107:2 in Other Translations

KJV
2 Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy;
ESV
2 Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he has redeemed from trouble
NLT
2 Has the LORD redeemed you? Then speak out! Tell others he has redeemed you from your enemies.
MSG
2 All of you set free by God, tell the world! Tell how he freed you from oppression,
CSB
2 Let the redeemed of the Lord proclaim that He has redeemed them from the hand of the foe

Psalms 107:2 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 107:2

Let the redeemed of the Lord say so
That the Lord is good, and his mercy everlasting; since their redemption is a proof of his goodness, and an instance of his mercy; this is not to be understood of the Israelites redeemed from Egyptian bondage, or from the Babylonish captivity, though they had abundant reason to say as above; but rather of all such who are delivered from any sort of slavery, bondage, and confinement; whether from the power of a disease, or from a prison, or from wicked and unreasonable men; and from captivity in an enemy's country, where they have been used very severely; and as the providence of God is concerned in all such deliverances, thanks should be given him: it seems best to understand it of those who are spiritually redeemed by Christ, this phrase being frequently used of such, ( Isaiah 35:10 ) ( 51:11 ) ( 52:12 ) , who may be said to be so, since Christ is the author of their redemption; they are redeemed, not by themselves, nor by any creature, but by the Lord; who being their God, and near kinsman, had a right to redeem them, and, being God, was able to do it, and who has effected it by his precious blood; so that he has a right unto them and a property in them, which this phrase also suggests; and for all which they have great reason to praise the Lord and his goodness, and sing the new song of redeeming love. Whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy from all their sins which war against their souls; from Satan their implacable adversary, who is stronger than they; from the law, which curses and threatens them with damnation and death; from death itself, the last enemy, and indeed from the hand of all their enemies, be they who they may.

Psalms 107:2 In-Context

1 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.
2 Let the redeemed of the LORD tell their story— those he redeemed from the hand of the foe,
3 those he gathered from the lands, from east and west, from north and south.
4 Some wandered in desert wastelands, finding no way to a city where they could settle.
5 They were hungry and thirsty, and their lives ebbed away.

Cross References 1

  • 1. S Psalms 106:10; S Isaiah 35:9
Scripture quoted by permission.  Quotations designated (NIV) are from THE HOLY BIBLE: NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®.  NIV®.  Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica.  All rights reserved worldwide.