Psalms 107

Let the Redeemed of the  Lord Say So

1 a  Oh give thanks to the  Lord, b  for he is good,
for his steadfast love endures forever!
2Let c  the redeemed of the  Lord say so,
whom he has d  redeemed from trouble
Or  from the hand of the foe

3and f  gathered in from the lands,
from the east and from the west,
from the north and from the south.
4 Some g  wandered in desert wastes,
finding no way h  to a city to dwell in;
5hungry and thirsty,
their soul i  fainted within them.
6Then they j  cried to the  Lord in their trouble,
and he delivered them from their distress.
7He led them by k  a straight way
till they reached l  a city to dwell in.
8 m  Let them thank the  Lord for his steadfast love,
for his wondrous works to the children of man!
9For he n  satisfies the longing soul,
o  and the hungry soul he fills with good things.
10 p  Some sat in darkness and in q  the shadow of death,
prisoners in r  affliction and in irons,
11for they s  had rebelled against the words of God,
and t  spurned the counsel of the Most High.
12So he bowed their hearts down with hard labor;
they fell down u  with none to help.
13 v  Then they cried to the  Lord in their trouble,
and he delivered them from their distress.
14He brought them out of w  darkness and the shadow of death,
and x  burst their bonds apart.
15 y  Let them thank the  Lord for his steadfast love,
for his wondrous works to the children of man!
16For he z  shatters the doors of bronze
and cuts in two the bars of iron.
17 Some were aa  fools through their sinful ways,
and because of their iniquities suffered affliction;
18 ab  they loathed any kind of food,
and they ac  drew near to ad  the gates of death.
19 ae  Then they cried to the  Lord in their trouble,
and he delivered them from their distress.
20He af  sent out his word and ag  healed them,
and ah  delivered them from their destruction.
21 ai  Let them thank the  Lord for his steadfast love,
for his wondrous works to the children of man!
22And let them aj  offer sacrifices of thanksgiving,
and ak  tell of his deeds in al  songs of joy!
23 Some am  went down to the sea in ships,
doing business on the great waters;
24they saw the deeds of the  Lord,
his wondrous works in the deep.
25For he an  commanded and ao  raised the stormy wind,
which lifted up the waves of the sea.
26They mounted up to heaven; they went down to the depths;
their courage ap  melted away in their evil plight;
27they reeled and aq  staggered like drunken men
and ar  were at their witsend.
Hebrew  and all their wisdom was swallowed up

28 at  Then they cried to the  Lord in their trouble,
and he delivered them from their distress.
29He au  made the storm be still,
and the waves of the sea were hushed.
30Then they were glad that the waters
Hebrew they
were quiet,
and he brought them to their desired haven.
31 aw  Let them thank the  Lord for his steadfast love,
for his wondrous works to the children of man!
32Let them ax  extol him in ay  the congregation of the people,
and praise him in the assembly of the elders.
33 He az  turns rivers into a desert,
springs of water into thirsty ground,
34 ba  a fruitful land into a salty waste,
because of the evil of its inhabitants.
35He bb  turns a desert into pools of water,
bc  a parched land into springs of water.
36And there he lets the hungry dwell,
and they establish bd  a city to live in;
37they sow fields and plant vineyards
and get a fruitful yield.
38 be  By his blessing they multiply greatly,
and he does not let their livestock diminish.
39 When they are diminished and brought low
through oppression, evil, and sorrow,
40 bf  he pours contempt on princes
and bg  makes them wander bh  in trackless wastes;
41but bi  he raises up the needy out of affliction
and bj  makes their families like flocks.
42 bk  The upright see it and are glad,
and bl  all wickedness shuts its mouth.
43 bm  Whoever is wise, let him attend to these things;
let them consider the steadfast love of the  Lord.
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