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Psalm 107 Evangelical Heritage Version (EHV)

Book V
Psalms 107–150

Psalm 107

He Redeemed Them From Trouble

Invocation to Give Thanks

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,
for his mercy endures forever.
Let the redeemed of the Lord say this,
those he redeemed from the hand of the foe,
those he gathered from the lands,
from the east and from the west,
from the north and from the south.[a]

First Crisis: The Wilderness

They wandered in the wilderness, in the wasteland.
They did not find the way to a city where they could live.
They were hungry and also thirsty,
so their lives were draining away.

Refrain

Then they cried out to the Lord in their distress.
He delivered them from their troubles.
He led them by a straight way to come to a city where they could live.

Let them give thanks to the Lord
for his mercy and his wonderful deeds for all people,[b]
because he satisfies the desire of the thirsty,
and he fills the desire of the hungry with good things.

Second Crisis: Imprisonment

10 They were sitting in darkness and the shadow of death,
prisoners, bound in misery and chains,
11 because they had rebelled against the words of God,
and they despised the plan of the Most High.
12 So he broke their hearts with hard labor.
They stumbled, and there was no helper.

Refrain

13 Then they cried out to the Lord in their distress.
He saved them from their troubles.
14 He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death,
and he tore off their chains.

15 Let them give thanks to the Lord
for his mercy and his wonderful deeds for all people,
16 because he shatters bronze doors,
and he cuts through iron bars.

Third Crisis: Rebellion

17 They became fools through their rebellious way,
and they brought affliction on themselves by their guilt.
18 They lost their appetite for food,
    so they approached the gates of death.

Refrain

19 Then they cried out to the Lord in their distress.
He saved them from their troubles.
20 He sent his word and healed them.
He rescued them from the pits that trapped them.
21 Let them give thanks to the Lord
for his mercy and his wonderful deeds for all people,
22 so let them sacrifice thank offerings
and tell about his works with a joyful shout.

Fourth Crisis: On the Sea

23 They went down to the sea in ships.
They conducted trade on many waters.
24 They saw the deeds of the Lord
and his wonders on the deep.
25 For he spoke and stirred up a violent storm,
    which produced large waves.
26 They were raised up to the sky.
They sank down into the depths.
In their danger their courage melted.
27 They reeled and staggered like a drunk.
All their skill disappeared.

Refrain

28 Then they cried out to the Lord in their distress.
He brought them out of their troubles.
29 He calmed the storm. Its waves were hushed.
30 They were glad when it grew quiet,
and he guided them to the port they desired.
31 Let them give thanks to the Lord
for his mercy and his wonderful deeds for all people.
32 Let them exalt him in the assembly of the people
and praise him in the session of the elders.

Curses and Blessings

33 He turned rivers into a wilderness
and flowing springs into thirsty ground.
34 He turned fruitful land into a salt waste,
because of the wickedness of those who lived in it.
35 He turned the wilderness into pools of water
and the desert into flowing springs.
36 Then he let the hungry live there,
and they founded a city where they could live.
37 Then they sowed fields, and they planted vineyards,
    which produced abundant fruit.
38 Then he blessed them, so they increased greatly in number.
He did not let their herds of cattle decrease.

39 But then their numbers decreased,
and they were humbled by oppression, disaster, and sorrow.
40 He who pours contempt on nobles made them wander in confusion
    where there was no road.
41 But he lifted up the needy out of affliction
and made their families like a flock.
42 The upright see and rejoice,
but all wickedness shuts its mouth.

Application: Be Wise

43 Whoever is wise, let him keep these things.
Let them take to heart the mercies of the Lord.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 107:3 The translation follows the Targum. The main Hebrew reading is from the sea.
  2. Psalm 107:8 Or all the children of Adam
Evangelical Heritage Version (EHV)

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