The psalmist exhorteth the redeemed, in praising God, to observe his manifold providence,
Psalms 107:1 O give thanks to the LORD, for [he is] good; for his mercy [endureth] for ever. Psalms 107:2 Let the redeemed of the LORD say [so], whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy; 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 wandered in the wilderness in a solitary way; they found no city to dwell in. Psalms 107:5 Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them. Psalms 107:6 Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, [and] he delivered them out of their distresses. Psalms 107:7 And he led them forth by the right way, that they might go to a city of habitation. Psalms 107:8 Oh that [men] would praise the LORD [for] his goodness, and [for] his wonderful works to the children of men! Psalms 107:9 For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness.
Psalms 107:10 Such as sit in darkness and in the shades of death, [being] bound in affliction and iron; Psalms 107:11 Because they rebelled against the words of God, and contemned the counsel of the Most High: Psalms 107:12 Therefore he brought down their heart with labor; they fell down, and [there was] none to help. Psalms 107:13 Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, [and] he saved them out of their distresses. Psalms 107:14 He brought them out of darkness and the shades of death, and broke their bands asunder. Psalms 107:15 Oh that [men] would praise the LORD [for] his goodness, and [for] his wonderful works to the children of men! Psalms 107:16 For he hath broken the gates of brass, and cut the bars of iron asunder.
over sick men,
Psalms 107:17 Fools, because of their transgression, and because of their iniquities, are afflicted. Psalms 107:18 Their soul abhorreth all manner of food; and they draw near to the gates of death. Psalms 107:19 Then they cry to the LORD in their trouble, he saveth them out of their distresses. Psalms 107:20 He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered [them] from their destructions. Psalms 107:21 Oh that [men] would praise the LORD [for] his goodness, and [for] his wonderful works to the children of men! Psalms 107:22 And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his works with rejoicing.
Psalms 107:23 They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business on great waters; Psalms 107:24 These see the works of the LORD, and his wonders in the deep. Psalms 107:25 For he commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind, which lifteth up its waves. Psalms 107:26 They mount up to the heaven, they go down again to the depths: their soul is melted because of trouble. Psalms 107:27 They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wit's end. Psalms 107:28 Then they cry to the LORD in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses. Psalms 107:29 He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves [of the sea] are still. Psalms 107:30 Then are they glad because they are quiet; so he bringeth them to their desired haven. Psalms 107:31 Oh that [men] would praise the LORD [for] his goodness, and [for] his wonderful works 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 He turneth rivers into a wilderness, and the water-springs into dry ground; Psalms 107:34 A fruitful land into barrenness, for the wickedness of them that dwell in it. Psalms 107:35 He turneth the wilderness 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 city for habitation; Psalms 107:37 And sow the fields, and plant vineyards, which may yield fruits of increase. Psalms 107:38 He blesseth them also, so that they are multiplied greatly; and suffereth not their cattle to decrease. Psalms 107:39 Again, they are diminished and brought low through oppression, affliction, and sorrow. Psalms 107:40 He poureth contempt upon princes, and causeth them to wander in the wilderness, [where there is] no way. Psalms 107:41 Yet he setteth the poor on high from affliction, and maketh him families like a flock. Psalms 107:42 The righteous shall see [it], and rejoice: and all iniquity shall stop her mouth. Psalms 107:43 Whoever [is] wise, and will observe these [things], even they shall understand the loving-kindness of the LORD.