The psalmist exhorteth the redeemed, in praising God, to observe his manifold providence,
Psalms 107:1 O giue thankes vnto the LORD, for hee [is] good: for his mercie [endureth] for euer. Psalms 107:2 Let the redeemed of the LORD say [so]: whome he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemie: Psalms 107:3 And gathered them out of the lands, from the East and from the West: from the North and from the South.
Psalms 107:4 They wandred in the wildernes, in a solitary way: they found no citie to dwell in. Psalms 107:5 Hungry and thirstie: their soule fainted in them. Psalms 107:6 Then they cryed vnto the LORD in their trouble: [and] he deliuered them out of their distresses. Psalms 107:7 And hee led them forth by the right way: that they might goe to a citie of habitation. Psalms 107:8 Oh that [men] would praise the LORD, for his goodnesse: and for his wonderfull workes to the children of men. Psalms 107:9 For he satisfieth the longing soule: and filleth the hungry soule with goodnesse.
Psalms 107:10 Such as sit in darknesse and in the shadowe of death: being bound in affliction and yron: Psalms 107:11 Because they rebelled against the words of God: and contemned the counsell of the most high: Psalms 107:12 Therefore hee brought downe their heart with labour: they fel downe, and [there was] none to helpe. Psalms 107:13 Then they cryed vnto the LORD in their trouble: [and] he saued them out of their distresses. Psalms 107:14 Hee brought them out of darkenesse, and the shadowe of death: and brake their bands insunder. Psalms 107:15 Oh that [men] would praise the LORD for his goodnesse: and for his wonderfull workes to the children of men. Psalms 107:16 For he hath broken the gates of brasse: and cut the barres of yron in sunder.
over sick men,
Psalms 107:17 Fooles, because of their transgression, and because of their iniquities, are afflicted. Psalms 107:18 Their soule abhorreth all manner of meate: and they drawe neere vnto the gates of death. Psalms 107:19 Then they crie vnto the LORD in their trouble: he saueth them out of their distresses. Psalms 107:20 Hee sent his word, and healed them: and deliuered them from their destructions. Psalms 107:21 Oh that [men] would praise the LORD for his goodnesse: and for his wonderfull workes, to the children of men. Psalms 107:22 And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thankesgiuing: and declare his workes with reioycing.
Psalms 107:23 They that goe downe to the sea in shippes: that doe businesse in great waters: Psalms 107:24 These see the workes of the LORD: and his wonders in the deepe. Psalms 107:25 For he commandeth, and raiseth the stormy winde: which lifteth vp the waues thereof. Psalms 107:26 They mount vp to the heauen: they goe downe againe to the depthes: their soule is melted because of trouble. Psalms 107:27 They reele to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man; and are at their wits end. Psalms 107:28 Then they cry vnto the LORD in their trouble: and hee bringeth them out of their distresses. Psalms 107:29 He maketh the storme a calme: so that the waues thereof are still. Psalms 107:30 Then are they glad, because they be quiet: so he bringeth them vnto their desired hauen. Psalms 107:31 Oh that [men] would praise the LORD for his goodnesse; and for his wonderfull workes to the children of men: Psalms 107:32 Let them exalt him also in the congregation of the people, and praise him in the assembly of the Elders.
and in divers varieties of life.
Psalms 107:33 Hee turneth riuers into a wildernesse: and the water springs into dry ground: Psalms 107:34 A fruitfull land into barrennesse; for the wickednesse of them that dwell therein. Psalms 107:35 He turneth the wildernesse into a standing water: and dry ground into water-springs. Psalms 107:36 And there he maketh the hungry to dwell; that they may prepare a citie for habitation, Psalms 107:37 And sowe the fields, and plant vineyards; which may yeeld fruits of increase. Psalms 107:38 He blesseth them also, so that they are multiplied greatly: and suffreth not their cattell to decrease. Psalms 107:39 Againe, they are minished and brought lowe through oppression, affliction and sorrow. Psalms 107:40 Hee powreth contempt vpon princes: and causeth them to wander in the wildernesse, [where there is] no way. Psalms 107:41 Yet setteth he the poore on high from affliction: and maketh him families like a flocke. Psalms 107:42 The righteous shall see it, and reioyce; and all iniquitie shall stop her mouth. Psalms 107:43 Who so [is] wise, and will obserue those things; euen they shall vnderstand the louing kindenesse of the LORD.