Psalms 107

Bishops(i) 1 Confesse you [it] vnto God: for he is gratious, and his mercy endureth for euer 2 Let such as God did redeme speake: whom he hath redeemed from the hande of the enemie 3 And whom he gathered out of the landes: from the east and from the west, from the north and from the south 4 (107:4a) They went astray out of the way in solitarines [and] in wildernes, and found no citie to dwell in 5 (107:4b) they were hungry and thirstie, their soule fainted in them 6 (107:5) And they cry vnto god in their trouble: who deliuereth them from their distresse 7 (107:6) And he leadeth them foorth by the right way: that they might go to the citie inhabited 8 (107:7) O that men would confesse vnto God his louyng kindnesse: and his marueylous actes [done] to the chyldren of men 9 (107:8) For he satisfieth the greedie soule: and filleth the hungry soule with goodnes 10 (107:9) Suche as sit in darknesse and in the shadowe of death: beyng fast bounde in miserie and iron 11 (107:10) Because they went from the wordes of the Lorde: and lightly regarded the counsayle of the most highest 12 (107:11) Therfore he humbled their heart thorowe heauines: they fall downe, and there is none to helpe them 13 (107:12) And they cry vnto god in their trouble: who deliuereth the out of their distresse 14 (107:13) For he bringeth them out of darknesse and out of the shadowe of death: and breaketh their bondes in sunder 15 (107:14) O that men would confesse vnto God: his louing kindnes and his marueylous actes [done] to the chyldren of men 16 (107:15) For he breaketh the gates of brasse: & smyteth the barres of iron in sunder 17 (107:16) Foolish men are plagued for their mischeuous wayes: & for their wickednes 18 (107:17) Their soule abhorreth all maner of meate: and they be euen harde at deathes doore 19 (107:18) And they crye vnto God in their trouble: who deliuereth them out of their distresse 20 (107:19) he sendeth his worde & healeth them: and he maketh them to scape safe from their corruptnes 21 (107:20) O that men would confesse vnto God: his louing kindnes and his marueylous actes [done] to the chyldren of men 22 (107:21) And that they would offer [vnto him] sacrifices of thankes geuing: and set foorth in wordes his workes with a ioyfull noyse 23 (107:22a) Such as go downe to the sea in ships and folowe their busines in great waters 24 (107:22b) they see the workes of God, and his wonders in the deepe 25 (107:23) For he commaundeth and causeth a stormie winde to arise: and he lifteth vp on high his waues 26 (107:24) [Then] they ascende vp to heauen, and come downe agayne to the deepe: so that their soule melteth away through trouble 27 (107:25) They reele to and fro, and they do stacker like a drunken man: and their wysdome fayleth them 28 (107:26) And they cry vnto god in their trouble: who deliuereth the out of their distresse 29 (107:27) For he maketh the storme to ceasse: so that the waues therof are still 30 (107:28) Then be they glad because they are at rest: and he bringeth them to the hauen where they woulde be 31 (107:29) O that men would confesse vnto god: his louyng kyndnes and meruaylous actes [done] to the chyldren of men 32 (107:30) And that they would exalt him in the congregation of the people: and prayse him in the consistorie of the aged 33 (107:31) He turneth fluddes into a wildernes: and waterspringes into a drye grounde 34 (107:32) He [maketh] a fruitfull grounde barren: for the wickednes of them that dwell therein 35 (107:33) [Contrary] he reduceth a wyldernes into a standing water: and a drye ground into water springes 36 (107:34) And he setteth there the hungry: and they buylde them a citie to dwell in 37 (107:35) And they sowe their lande and plant vineyardes: and they yelde [vnto them] aboundant store of fruites 38 (107:36) He blesseth them, so that they multiplie exceedingly: and he suffereth not their cattle to decrease 39 (107:37) But [when they do fall from God,] they are diminished & brought low: through oppression, calamitie, & griefe of minde 40 (107:38) He bringeth princes into contempt: & he maketh them to wander in a wildernesse where there is no way at all 41 (107:39) Yet he exalteth the poore out of miserie: and geueth him housholdes equall to flockes of cattell 42 (107:40) The righteous will marke [this] and reioyce: and the mouth of all wickednesse shalbe stopped 43 (107:41) Whosoeuer is wyse, he wyll both obserue these thinges: and also well consider the louing kindnesse of God