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Jehovah’s Witnesses

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NEW WORLD TRANSLATION OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES (1984 EDITION) See 2013 revision

Psalms 107:1-43

(Psalms 107 – 150) 107  O give thanks to Jehovah, YOU people, for he is good;+ For his loving-kindness* is to time indefinite.+   Let the reclaimed ones of Jehovah say so,+ Whom he has reclaimed from the hand of the adversary,+   And whom he has collected together even from the lands,+ From the sunrise and from the sunset,+ From the north and from the south.*+   They wandered about in the wilderness,+ in the desert;+ They did not find any way to a city of habitation.+   They were hungry, also thirsty;+ Their very soul within them began to faint away.+   And they kept crying out to Jehovah in their distress;+ Out of the stresses upon them he proceeded to deliver them,+   And to have them walk in the right way,+ So as to come to a city of habitation.+   O let people give thanks to Jehovah for his loving-kindness+ And for his wonderful works to the sons of men.*+   For he has satisfied the dried-out soul;+ And the hungry soul he has filled with good things.+ 10  There were those dwelling in darkness and deep shadow,+ Prisoners in affliction and irons.+ 11  For they had behaved rebelliously+ against the sayings of God;*+ And the counsel of the Most High they had disrespected.+ 12  So with trouble he proceeded to subdue their heart;+ They stumbled, and there was no one helping.+ 13  And they began calling to Jehovah for help in their distress;+ Out of the stresses upon them he as usual saved them.+ 14  He went bringing them out from darkness and deep shadow,+ And tearing even their bands apart.+ 15  O let people give thanks to Jehovah for his loving-kindness+ And for his wonderful works to the sons of men.+ 16  For he has broken the doors of copper,+ And he has cut down even the bars of iron.+ 17  Those who were foolish, due to the way of their transgression+ And due to their errors, finally caused themselves affliction.+ 18  Their soul got to detest even every sort of food,+ And they were arriving at the gates of death.+ 19  And they began calling to Jehovah for help in their distress;+ Out of the stresses upon them he as usual saved them.+ 20  He proceeded to send his word and heal them+ And to provide [them] escape out of their pits.*+ 21  O let people give thanks to Jehovah for his loving-kindness+ And for his wonderful works to the sons of men.*+ 22  And let them offer* the sacrifices of thanksgiving+ And declare his works with a joyful cry.+ 23  Those going down to the sea in the ships,+ Doing business on vast* waters,+ 24  They are the ones that have seen the works of Jehovah+ And his wonderful works in the depths;+ 25  How he says [the word] and causes a tempestuous wind* to arise,+ So that it lifts up its waves.+ 26  They go up to the heavens, They go down to the bottoms.* Because of the calamity their very soul finds itself melting.+ 27  They reel and move unsteadily like a drunken man,+ And even all their wisdom proves confused.+ 28  And they begin crying out to Jehovah in their distress,+ And out of the stresses upon them he brings them forth.+ 29  He causes the windstorm to stand at a calm,+ So that the waves of the sea* keep quiet.+ 30  And they rejoice because these become still, And he leads them to the haven of their delight.+ 31  O let people give thanks to Jehovah for his loving-kindness+ And for his wonderful works to the sons of men.*+ 32  And let them extol him in the congregation* of the people;+ And in the seat of the elderly men let them praise him.+ 33  He converts rivers into a wilderness,+ And the outflows of water into thirsty ground,+ 34  Fruitful land into salt country,+ Owing to the badness of those dwelling in it. 35  He converts a wilderness into a reedy pool of water,+ And the land of a waterless region into outflows of water.+ 36  And there he causes the hungry ones to dwell,+ So that they firmly establish a city of habitation.+ 37  And they sow fields and plant vineyards,+ That they may yield fruitful crops.+ 38  And he blesses them so that they become very many;+ And he does not let their cattle become few.+ 39  Again they become few and crouch down+ Owing to restraint, calamity and grief.+ 40  He is pouring out contempt upon nobles,+ So that he makes them wander about in a featureless place, where there is no way.+ 41  But he protects* the poor one from affliction+ And converts him into families just like a flock.+ 42  The upright ones see and rejoice;+ But as for all unrighteousness, it has to shut its mouth.+ 43  Who is wise? He will both observe these things+ And show himself attentive toward Jehovah’s acts of loving-kindness.+

Footnotes

Or, “loyal love.”
Lit., “the sea,” that is, the Red Sea to the south.
Or, “earthling man.” Heb., ʼa·dham′.
“The sayings of God.” Heb., ʼim·reh-ʼEl′.
Possibly, “the pit for their lives.”
See vs 8 ftn.
Lit., “sacrifice.”
Or, “many.”
“Wind.” Heb., ru′ach. Compare Ge 1:2 ftn, “Force.”
“Bottoms.” Heb., thehoh·mohth′; LXXVg, “abysses.”
“The waves of the sea,” Sy; MT, “their waves”; LXXVg, “its waves.”
See vs 8 ftn.
“In the congregation of.” Heb., biq·hal′; Gr., ek·kle·si′ai; Lat., ec·cle′si·a.
Or, “puts on high,” that is, out of reach.