Psalms Chapter 107
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1 The Psalmist exhorteth the redeemed, in praising God, to obserue his manifold prouidence 4 Ouer trauailers, 10 ouer captiues, 17 ouer sicke men, 23 ouer Sea men, 33 and in diuers varieties of life.
O giue thankes vnto the Lord, for hee is good: for his mercie endureth for euer.1
Let the redeemed of the Lord say so: whome he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemie:
Gods present helpe in trouble.
And gathered them out of the lands, from the East and from the West: from the North and from the South.3
They wandred in the wildernes, in a solitary way: they found no citie to dwell in.
Hungry and thirstie: their soule fainted in them.
Then they cryed vnto the Lord in their trouble: and he deliuered them out of their distresses.
And hee led them forth by the right way: that they might goe to a citie of habitation.
Oh that men would praise the Lord, for his goodnesse: and for his wonderfull workes to the children of men.
For he satisfieth the longing soule: and filleth the hungry soule with goodnesse.
Such as sit in darknesse and in the shadowe of death: being bound in affliction and yron:
Because they rebelled against the words of God: and contemned the counsell of the most high:
Therefore hee brought downe their heart with labour: they fel downe, and there was none to helpe.
Then they cryed vnto the Lord in their trouble: and he saued them out of their distresses.
Hee brought them out of darkenesse, and the shadowe of death: and brake their bands insunder.
Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodnesse: and for his wonderfull workes to the children of men.
For he hath broken the gates of brasse: and cut the barres of yron in sunder.
Fooles, because of their transgression, and because of their iniquities, are afflicted.
Their soule abhorreth all manner of meate: and they drawe neere vnto the gates of death.18
Then they crie vnto the Lord in their trouble: he saueth them out of their distresses.
Hee sent his word, and healed them: and deliuered them from their destructions.
Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodnesse: and for his wonderfull workes, to the children of men.
Gods present helpe in trouble.
And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thankesgiuing: and declare his workes with reioycing.22
They that goe downe to the sea in shippes: that doe businesse in great waters:
These see the workes of the Lord: and his wonders in the deepe.
For he commandeth, and raiseth the stormy winde: which lifteth vp the waues thereof.25
They mount vp to the heauen: they goe downe againe to the depthes: their soule is melted because of trouble.
They reele to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man; and are at their wits end.27
Then they cry vnto the Lord in their trouble: and hee bringeth them out of their distresses.
He maketh the storme a calme: so that the waues thereof are still.
Then are they glad, because they be quiet: so he bringeth them vnto their desired hauen.
Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodnesse; and for his wonderfull workes to the children of men:
Let them exalt him also in the congregation of the people, and praise him in the assembly of the Elders.
Hee turneth riuers into a wildernesse: and the water springs into dry ground:
A fruitfull land into barrennesse; for the wickednesse of them that dwell therein.34
He turneth the wildernesse into a standing water: and dry ground into water-springs.35
And there he maketh the hungry to dwell; that they may prepare a citie for habitation,
And sowe the fields, and plant vineyards; which may yeeld fruits of increase.
He blesseth them also, so that they are multiplied greatly: and suffreth not their cattell to decrease.
Againe, they are minished and brought lowe through oppression, affliction and sorrow.
Hee powreth contempt vpon princes: and causeth them to wander in the wildernesse, where there is no way.40
Yet setteth he the poore on high from affliction: and maketh him families like a flocke.41
Gods great mercie.
The righteous shall see it, and reioyce; and all iniquitie shall stop her mouth.42
Who so is wise, and will obserue those things; euen they shall vnderstand the louing kindenesse of the Lord.
Psalms Chapter 107 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible):
1 Psa.106.1 & 118.1. & 136.1.
3 Heb. from the sea.
18 Iob.33. 20.
22 Heb. singing.
25 Heb. maketh to stand.
27 Heb. all their wisedome is swallowed vp.
34 Heb. saltnesse.
35 Isa.41. 18.
40 Iob.12. 21. , Or, voyd place.
41 1.Sam.2. 8. psal.113. 7. &8.ver. , Or, after.
42 Iob 22. 10. and 5. 16.
* Courtesy of Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania