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Psalm 107Names of God Bible (NOG)

BOOK FIVE

(Psalms 107–150)

Psalm 107

Give thanks to Yahweh because he is good,
    because his mercy endures forever.

Let the people Yahweh defended repeat these words.
    They are the people he defended from the power of their enemies
        and gathered from other countries,
            from the east and from the west,
            from the north and from the south.
They wandered around the desert on a deserted road
    without finding an inhabited city.
They were hungry and thirsty.
    They began to lose hope.
In their distress they cried out to Yahweh.
    He rescued them from their troubles.
He led them on a road that went straight to an inhabited city.

Let them give thanks to Yahweh because of his mercy.
    He performed his miracles for Adam’s descendants.
He gave plenty to drink to those who were thirsty.
    He filled those who were hungry with good food.
10 Those who lived in the dark, in death’s shadow
    were prisoners in misery.
        They were held in iron chains
11 because they had rebelled against El’s words
    and had despised the advice given by Elyon.
12 So he humbled them with hard work.
    They fell down, but no one was there to help them.
13 In their distress they cried out to Yahweh.
    He saved them from their troubles.
14 He brought them out of the dark, out of death’s shadow.
    He broke apart their chains.

15 Let them give thanks to Yahweh because of his mercy.
    He performed his miracles for Adam’s descendants.
16 He shattered bronze gates
    and cut iron bars in two.
17 Fools suffered because of their disobedience
    and because of their crimes.
18 All food was disgusting to them,
    and they came near death’s gates.
19 In their distress they cried out to Yahweh.
    He saved them from their troubles.
20 He sent his message and healed them.
    He rescued them from the grave.

21 Let them give thanks to Yahweh because of his mercy.
    He performed his miracles for Adam’s descendants.
22 Let them bring songs of thanksgiving as their sacrifice.
    Let them tell in joyful songs what he has done.
23 Those who sail on the sea in ships,
    who do business on the high seas,
24 have seen what Yahweh can do,
    the miracles he performed in the depths of the sea.
25 He spoke, and a storm began to blow,
    and it made the waves rise high.
26 The sailors aboard ship rose toward the sky.
    They plunged into the depths.
        Their courage melted in the face of disaster.
27 They reeled and staggered like drunks,
    and all their skills as sailors became useless.
28 In their distress they cried out to Yahweh.
    He led them from their troubles.
29 He made the storm calm down,
    and the waves became still.
30 The sailors were glad that the storm was quiet.
    He guided them to the harbor they had longed for.

31 Let them give thanks to Yahweh because of his mercy.
    He performed his miracles for Adam’s descendants.
32 Let them glorify him when the people are gathered for worship.
    Let them praise him in the company of respected leaders.
33 He changes rivers into a desert,
    springs into thirsty ground,
34 and fertile ground into a layer of salt
    because of the wickedness of the people living there.
35 He changes deserts into lakes
    and dry ground into springs.
36 There he settles those who are hungry,
    and they build cities to live in.
37 They plant in fields and vineyards
    that produce crops.
38 He blesses them, and their numbers multiply,
    and he does not allow a shortage of cattle.

39 They became few in number and were humiliated
    because of oppression, disaster, and sorrow.
40 He poured contempt on their influential people
    and made them stumble around in a pathless desert.
41 But now he lifts needy people high above suffering
    and makes their families like flocks.
42 Decent people will see this and rejoice,
    but all the wicked people will shut their mouths.

43 Let those who think they are wise
    pay attention to these things
        so that they may understand Yahweh’s blessings.

Names of God Bible (NOG)

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