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(Psalms 107 – 150) 107 O give thanks to Jehovah, YOU people, for he is good;+ For his loving-kindness* is to time indefinite.+ 2 Let the reclaimed ones of Jehovah say so,+ Whom he has reclaimed from the hand of the adversary,+ 3 And whom he has collected together even from the lands,+ From the sunrise and from the sunset,+ From the north and from the south.*+ 4 They wandered about in the wilderness,+ in the desert;+ They did not find any way to a city of habitation.+ 5 They were hungry, also thirsty;+ Their very soul within them began to faint away.+ 6 And they kept crying out to Jehovah in their distress;+ Out of the stresses upon them he proceeded to deliver them,+ 7 And to have them walk in the right way,+ So as to come to a city of habitation.+ 8 O let people give thanks to Jehovah for his loving-kindness+ And for his wonderful works to the sons of men.*+ 9 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.+
^ Or, “loyal love.”
^ Lit., “the sea,” that is, the Red Sea to the south.
^ Or, “earthling man.” Heb., ʼa·dhamʹ.
^ “The sayings of God.” Heb., ʼim·reh-ʼElʹ.
^ Possibly, “the pit for their lives.”
^ See vs 8 ftn.
^ Lit., “sacrifice.”
^ Or, “many.”
^ “Bottoms.” Heb., thehoh·mohthʹ; LXXVg, “abysses.”
^ “The waves of the sea,” Sy; MT, “their waves”; LXXVg, “its waves.”
^ See vs 8 ftn.
^ “In the congregation of.” Heb., biq·halʹ; Gr., ek·kle·siʹai; Lat., ec·cleʹsi·a.
^ Or, “puts on high,” that is, out of reach.