Psalms

Psalm 107 ©

1The Psalmist exhorteth God's redeemed to praise his goodness, 4particularly in his providence over travellers, 10captives, 17sick men, 23seamen, 33and in the prosperity and affliction of whole countries.

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aO GIVE thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

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Let the bredeemed of the LORD say so, cwhom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy;

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And dgathered them out of the lands, from the east, and from the west, from the north, and from the 1south.

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They ewandered in the wilderness in a solitary way; they found no city to dwell in.

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fHungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them.

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Then gthey cried unto the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them out of their distresses.

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And he hled them forth by the right way, that they might go to a city of habitation.

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Oh ithat men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!

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For jhe satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness.

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Such kas sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, being bound in affliction and iron;

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Because lthey rebelled against the words of God, and *contemned the mcounsel of the most High:

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nTherefore he brought down their heart with labour; they fell down, oand there was none to help.

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Then pthey cried unto the LORD in their trouble, and he saved them out of their distresses.

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He qbrought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and rbrake their bands in *sunder.

r Ps. 2.3.
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Oh sthat men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!

s v.8,21,31.
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For the hath broken the gates of brass, and cut the bars of iron in *sunder.

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uFools vbecause of their transgression, and because of their iniquities, are afflicted.

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Their wsoul abhorreth all *manner of *meat; and they draw near unto xthe gates of death.

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Then ythey cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he saveth them out of their distresses.

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He zsent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.

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Oh athat men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!

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And blet them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his works with 2rejoicing.

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They cthat go down to the sea in ships, that do business in dgreat waters;

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These see ethe works of the LORD, and his wonders in the deep.

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For fhe commandeth, and 3raiseth the stormy wind, which lifteth up the waves thereof.

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They gmount up to the heaven, they go down again to the depths: htheir soul is melted because of trouble.

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They reel to and fro, and istagger like a drunken man, and 4are at their wits' end.

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Then jthey cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses.

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He kmaketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still.

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Then are they glad because they be quiet; so he bringeth them unto their desired haven.

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Oh lthat men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!

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mLet them exalt him also in the congregation of the people, and praise him in the assembly of the elders.

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He nturneth rivers into a wilderness, and the watersprings into dry ground;

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A ofruitful land into 5barrenness, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein.

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He pturneth the wilderness into a standing water, and dry ground into watersprings.

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And qthere he maketh the hungry to dwell, that they may prepare a city for habitation;

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And rsow the fields, and plant vineyards, which may yield fruits of increase.

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He sblesseth them also, so that they are multiplied greatly; and suffereth not their cattle to decrease.

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Again, tthey are minished and brought low through oppression, affliction, and sorrow.

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He upoureth contempt upon princes, and causeth them to wander in the 6wilderness, where there is no way.

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vYet setteth he the poor on high 7from affliction, and maketh him families like a flock.

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The wrighteous shall see it, and rejoice: and all xiniquity shall stop her mouth.

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yWhoso is wise, and will observe these things, even they shall understand the lovingkindness of the LORD.