107:1 O give thanks unto Jehovah; For he is good; For his lovingkindness `endureth' for ever.
107:2 Let the redeemed of Jehovah say `so', Whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the adversary,
107:3 And gathered out of the lands, From the east and from the west, From the north and from the south.
107:4 They wandered in the wilderness in a desert way; They found no city of habitation.
107:5 Hungry and thirsty, Their soul fainted in them.
107:6 Then they cried unto Jehovah in their trouble, And he delivered them out of their distresses,
107:7 He led them also by a straight way, That they might go to a city of habitation.
107:8 Oh that men would praise Jehovah for his lovingkindness, And for his wonderful works to the children of men!
107:9 For he satisfieth the longing soul, And the hungry soul he filleth with good.
107:10 Such as sat in darkness and in the shadow of death, Being bound in affliction and iron,
107:11 Because they rebelled against the words of God, And contemned the counsel of the Most High:
107:12 Therefore he brought down their heart with labor; They fell down, and there was none to help.
107:13 Then they cried unto Jehovah in their trouble, And he saved them out of their distresses.
107:14 He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, And brake their bonds in sunder.
107:15 Oh that men would praise Jehovah for his lovingkindness, And for his wonderful works to the children of men!
107:16 For he hath broken the gates of brass, And cut the bars of iron in sunder.
107:17 Fools because of their transgression, And because of their iniquities, are afflicted.
107:18 Their soul abhorreth all manner of food; And they draw near unto the gates of death.
107:19 Then they cry unto Jehovah in their trouble, And he saveth them out of their distresses.
107:20 He sendeth his word, and healeth them, And delivereth `them' from their destructions.
107:21 Oh that men would praise Jehovah for his lovingkindness, And for his wonderful works to the children of men!
107:22 And let them offer the sacrifices of thanksgiving, And declare his works with singing.
107:23 They that go down to the sea in ships, That do business in great waters;
107:24 These see the works of Jehovah, And his wonders in the deep.
107:25 For he commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind, Which lifteth up the waves thereof.
107:26 They mount up to the heavens, they go down again to the depths: Their soul melteth away because of trouble.
107:27 They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, And are at their wits' end.
107:28 Then they cry unto Jehovah in their trouble, And he bringeth them out of their distresses.
107:29 He maketh the storm a calm, So that the waves thereof are still.
107:30 Then are they glad because they are quiet; So he bringeth them unto their desired haven.
107:31 Oh that men would praise Jehovah for his lovingkindness, And for his wonderful works to the children of men!
107:32 Let them exalt him also in the assembly of the people, And praise him in the seat of the elders.
107:33 He turneth rivers into a wilderness, And watersprings into a thirsty ground;
107:34 A fruitful land into a salt desert, For the wickedness of them that dwell therein.
107:35 He turneth a wilderness into a pool of water, And a dry land into watersprings.
107:36 And there he maketh the hungry to dwell, That they may prepare a city of habitation,
107:37 And sow fields, and plant vineyards, And get them fruits of increase.
107:38 He blesseth them also, so that they are multiplied greatly; And he suffereth not their cattle to decrease.
107:39 Again, they are diminished and bowed down Through oppression, trouble, and sorrow.
107:40 He poureth contempt upon princes, And causeth them to wander in the waste, where there is no way.
107:41 Yet setteth he the needy on high from affliction, And maketh `him' families like a flock.
107:42 The upright shall see it, and be glad; And all iniquity shall stop her mouth.
107:43 Whoso is wise will give heed to these things; And they will consider the lovingkindnesses of Jehovah. Psalm 108 A Song, A Psalm of David.