PSALMS - Chapter 107

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