Psalms 107

Brenton(i) 1 (106:1) Alleluia. Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his mercy endures for ever. 2 (106:2) Let them say so who have been redeemed by the Lord, whom he has redeemed from the hand of the enemy; 3 (106:3) and gathered them out of the countries, from the east, and west, and north, and south. 4 (106:4) They wandered in the wilderness in a dry land; they found no way to a city of habitation. 5 (106:5) Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them. 6 (106:6) Then they cried to the Lord in their affliction, and he delivered them out of their distresses. 7 (106:7) And he guided them into a straight path, that they might go to a city of habitation. 8 (106:8) Let them acknowledge to the Lord his mercies, and his wonderful works to the children of men. 9 (106:9) For he satisfies the empty soul, and fills the hungry soul with good things, 10 (106:10) even them that sit in darkness and the shadow of death, fettered in poverty and iron; 11 (106:11) because they rebelled against the words of God, and provoked the counsel of the Most High. 12 (106:12) So their heart was brought low with troubles; they were weak, and there was no helper. 13 (106:13) Then they cried to the Lord in their affliction, and he saved them out of their distresses. 14 (106:14) And he brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and broke their bonds asunder. 15 (106:15) Let them acknowledge to the Lord his mercies, and his wonders to the children of men. 16 (106:16) For he broke to pieces the brazen gates, and crushed the iron bars. 17 (106:17) He helped them out of the way of their iniquity; for they were brought low because of their iniquities. 18 (106:18) Their soul abhorred all meat; and they drew near to the gates of death. 19 (106:19) Then they cried to the Lord in their affliction, and he saved them out of their distresses. 20 (106:20) He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them out of their destructions. 21 (106:21) Let them acknowledge to the Lord his mercies, and his wonderful works to the children of men. 22 (106:22) And let them offer to him the sacrifice of praise, and proclaim this works with exultation. 23 (106:23) They that go down to the sea in ships, doing business in many waters; 24 (106:24) these men have seen the works of the Lord, and his wonders in the deep. 25 (106:25) He speaks, and the stormy wind arises, and its waves are lifted up. 26 (106:26) They go up to the heavens, and go down to the depths; their soul melts because of troubles. 27 (106:27) They are troubled, they stagger as a drunkard, and all their wisdom is swallowed up. 28 (106:28) Then they cry to the Lord in their affliction, and he brings them out of their distresses. 29 (106:29) And he commands the storm, and it is calmed into a gentle breeze, and its waves are still. 30 (106:30) And they are glad, because they are quiet; and he guides them to their desire haven. 31 (106:31) Let them acknowledge to the Lord his mercies, and his wonderful works to the children of men. 32 (106:32) Let them exalt him in the congregation of the people, and praise him in the seat of the elders. 33 (106:33) He turns rivers into a desert, and streams of water into a dry land; 34 (106:34) a fruitful land into saltness, for the wickedness of them that dwell in it. 35 (106:35) He turns a wilderness into pools of water, and a dry land into streams of water. 36 (106:36) And there he causes the hungry to dwell, and they establish for themselves cities of habitation. 37 (106:37) And they sow fields, and plant vineyards, and they yield fruit of increase. 38 (106:38) And he blesses them, and they multiply exceedingly, and he diminishes not the number of their cattle. 39 (106:39) Again they become few, and are brought low, by the pressure of evils and pain. 40 (106:40) Contempt is poured upon their princes, and he causes them to wander in a desert and trackless land. 41 (106:41) But he helps the poor out of poverty, and makes him families as a flock. 42 (106:42) The upright shall see and rejoice; and all iniquity shall stop her mouth. 43 (106:43) Who is wise, and will observe these things, and understand the mercies of the Lord?