Young's Literal Translation

Psalms 107

The psalmist exhorteth the redeemed, in praising God, to observe his manifold providence,

Psalms 107:1 'Give ye thanks to Jehovah, For good, for to the age [is] His kindness:' Psalms 107:2 Let the redeemed of Jehovah say, Whom He redeemed from the hand of an adversary. Psalms 107:3 And from the lands hath gathered them, From east and from west, From north, and from the sea.

over travelers,

Psalms 107:4 They wandered in a wilderness, in a desert by the way, A city of habitation they have not found. Psalms 107:5 Hungry—yea—thirsty, Their soul in them becometh feeble, Psalms 107:6 And they cry unto Jehovah in their adversity, From their distress He delivereth them, Psalms 107:7 And causeth them to tread in a right way, To go unto a city of habitation. Psalms 107:8 They confess to Jehovah His kindness, And His wonders to the sons of men. Psalms 107:9 For He hath satisfied a longing soul, And a hungry soul hath filled [with] goodness.

over captives,

Psalms 107:10 Inhabitants of dark places and death-shade, Prisoners of affliction and of iron, Psalms 107:11 Because they changed the saying of God, And the counsel of the Most High despised. Psalms 107:12 And He humbleth with labour their heart, They have been feeble, and there is no helper. Psalms 107:13 And they cry unto Jehovah in their adversity, From their distresses He saveth them. Psalms 107:14 He bringeth them out from the dark place, And death-shade, And their bands He draweth away. Psalms 107:15 They confess to Jehovah His kindness, And His wonders to the sons of men. Psalms 107:16 For He hath broken doors of brass, And bars of iron He hath cut.

over sick men,

Psalms 107:17 Fools, by means of their transgression, And by their iniquities, afflict themselves. Psalms 107:18 All food doth their soul abominate, And they come nigh unto the gates of death, Psalms 107:19 And cry unto Jehovah in their adversity, From their distresses He saveth them, Psalms 107:20 He sendeth His word and healeth them, And delivereth from their destructions. Psalms 107:21 They confess to Jehovah His kindness, And His wonders to the sons of men, Psalms 107:22 And they sacrifice sacrifices of thanksgiving, And recount His works with singing.

over seamen,

Psalms 107:23 Those going down [to] the sea in ships, Doing business in many waters, Psalms 107:24 They have seen the works of Jehovah, And His wonders in the deep. Psalms 107:25 And He saith, and appointeth a tempest, And it lifteth up its billows, Psalms 107:26 They go up [to] the heavens, they go down [to] the depths, Their soul in evil is melted. Psalms 107:27 They reel to and fro, and move as a drunkard, And all their wisdom is swallowed up. Psalms 107:28 And they cry to Jehovah in their adversity, And from their distresses He bringeth them out. Psalms 107:29 He establisheth a whirlwind to a calm, And hushed are their billows. Psalms 107:30 And they rejoice because they are quiet, And He leadeth them to the haven of their desire. Psalms 107:31 They confess to Jehovah His kindness, And His wonders to the sons of men, Psalms 107:32 And they exalt Him in the assembly of the people, And in the seat of the elders praise Him.

and in divers varieties of life.

Psalms 107:33 He maketh rivers become a wilderness, And fountains of waters become dry land. Psalms 107:34 A fruitful land becometh a barren place, For the wickedness of its inhabitants. Psalms 107:35 He maketh a wilderness become a pool of water, And a dry land become fountains of waters. Psalms 107:36 And He causeth the hungry to dwell there, And they prepare a city of habitation. Psalms 107:37 And they sow fields, and plant vineyards, And they make fruits of increase. Psalms 107:38 And He blesseth them, and they multiply exceedingly, And their cattle He doth not diminish. Psalms 107:39 And they are diminished, and bow down, By restraint, evil, and sorrow. Psalms 107:40 He is pouring contempt upon nobles, And causeth them to wander in vacancy—no way. Psalms 107:41 And setteth on high the needy from affliction, And placeth families as a flock. Psalms 107:42 The upright do see and rejoice, And all perversity hath shut her mouth. Psalms 107:43 Who [is] wise, and observeth these? They understand the kind acts of Jehovah!

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