107:1 O give praise to the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy is unchanging for ever.
107:2 Let those whose cause the Lord has taken up say so, his people whom he has taken out of the hands of their haters;
107:3 Making them come together out of all the lands, from the east and from the west, from the north and from the south.
107:4 They were wandering in the waste places; they saw no way to a resting-place.
107:5 Their souls became feeble for need of food and drink.
107:6 Then they sent up their cry to the Lord in their sorrow, and he gave them salvation out of all their troubles;
107:7 Guiding them in the right way, so that they might come into the town of their resting-place.
107:8 Let men give praise to the Lord for his mercy, and for the wonders which he does for the children of men!
107:9 He gives its desire to the unresting soul, so that it is full of good things.
107:10 Those who were in the dark, in the black night, in chains of sorrow and iron;
107:11 Because they went against the words of God, and gave no thought to the laws of the Most High:
107:12 So that he made their hearts weighted down with grief; they were falling, and had no helper.
107:13 Then they sent up their cry to the Lord in their sorrow, and he gave them salvation out of all their troubles.
107:14 He took them out of the dark and the black night, and all their chains were broken.
107:15 Let men give praise to the Lord for his mercy, and for the wonders which he does for the children of men!
107:16 The doors of brass are broken by his arm, and the bands of iron are cut in two.
107:17 Foolish men, because of their sins, and because of their wrongdoing, are troubled;
107:18 They are disgusted by all food, and they come near to the doors of death.
107:19 Then they send up their cry to the Lord in their sorrow, and he gives them salvation out of all their troubles.
107:20 He sent his word and made them well, and kept them safe from the underworld.
107:21 Let men give praise to the Lord for his mercy, and for the wonders which he does for the children of men!
107:22 Let them make offerings of praise, giving news of his works with cries of joy.
107:23 Those who go down to the sea in ships, who do business in the great waters;
107:24 They see the works of the Lord, and his wonders in the deep.
107:25 For at his word comes up the storm-wind, lifting high the waves.
107:26 The sailors go up to heaven, and down into the deep; their souls are wasted because of their trouble.
107:27 They are turned here and there, rolling like a man who is full of wine; and all their wisdom comes to nothing.
107:28 Then they send up their cry to the Lord in their sorrow, and he gives them salvation out of all their troubles.
107:29 He makes the storm into a calm, so that the waves are at peace.
107:30 Then they are glad, because the sea is quiet, and he takes them to the harbour of their desire.
107:31 Let men give praise to the Lord for his mercy, and for the wonders which he does for the children of men!
107:32 Let them give glory to him in the meeting of the people, and praise among the chiefs.
107:33 He makes rivers into waste places, and springs of water into a dry land;
107:34 He makes a fertile country into a salt waste, because of the sins of those who are living there.
107:35 He makes a waste land into a place of water, and a dry land into water-springs.
107:36 And there he gives the poor a resting-place, so that they may make themselves a town;
107:37 And put seed in the fields and make vine-gardens, to give them fruit.
107:38 He gives them his blessing so that they are increased greatly, and their cattle do not become less.
107:39 And when they are made low, and crushed by trouble and sorrow,
107:40 He puts an end to the pride of kings, and sends them wandering in the waste lands where there is no way.
107:41 But he puts the poor man on high from his troubles, and gives him families like a flock.
107:42 The upright see it and are glad: the mouth of the sinner is stopped.
107:43 Let the wise give thought to these things, and see the mercies of the Lord.