Psa 107:1 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good;
his love endures forever.
Psa 107:2 Let the redeemed of the LORD say this—
those he redeemed from the hand of the foe,
Psa 107:3 those he gathered from the lands,
from east and west, from north and south.

Psa 107:4 Some wandered in desert wastelands,
finding no way to a city where they could settle.
Psa 107:5 They were hungry and thirsty,
and their lives ebbed away.
Psa 107:6 Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble,
and he delivered them from their distress.
Psa 107:7 He led them by a straight way
to a city where they could settle.
Psa 107:8 Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love
and his wonderful deeds for men,
Psa 107:9 for he satisfies the thirsty
and fills the hungry with good things.

Psa 107:10 Some sat in darkness and the deepest gloom,
prisoners suffering in iron chains,
Psa 107:11 for they had rebelled against the words of God
and despised the counsel of the Most High.
Psa 107:12 So he subjected them to bitter labor;
they stumbled, and there was no one to help.
Psa 107:13 Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble,
and he saved them from their distress.
Psa 107:14 He brought them out of darkness and the deepest gloom
and broke away their chains.
Psa 107:15 Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love
and his wonderful deeds for men,
Psa 107:16 for he breaks down gates of bronze
and cuts through bars of iron.

Psa 107:17 Some became fools through their rebellious ways
and suffered affliction because of their iniquities.
Psa 107:18 They loathed all food
and drew near the gates of death.
Psa 107:19 Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble,
and he saved them from their distress.
Psa 107:20 He sent forth his word and healed them;
he rescued them from the grave.
Psa 107:21 Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love
and his wonderful deeds for men.
Psa 107:22 Let them sacrifice thank offerings
and tell of his works with songs of joy.

Psa 107:23 Others went out on the sea in ships;
they were merchants on the mighty waters.
Psa 107:24 They saw the works of the LORD,
his wonderful deeds in the deep.
Psa 107:25 For he spoke and stirred up a tempest
that lifted high the waves.
Psa 107:26 They mounted up to the heavens and went down to the depths;
in their peril their courage melted away.
Psa 107:27 They reeled and staggered like drunken men;
they were at their wits’ end.
Psa 107:28 Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble,
and he brought them out of their distress.
Psa 107:29 He stilled the storm to a whisper;
the waves of the sea were hushed.
Psa 107:30 They were glad when it grew calm,
and he guided them to their desired haven.
Psa 107:31 Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love
and his wonderful deeds for men.
Psa 107:32 Let them exalt him in the assembly of the people
and praise him in the council of the elders.

Psa 107:33 He turned rivers into a desert,
flowing springs into thirsty ground,
Psa 107:34 and fruitful land into a salt waste,
because of the wickedness of those who lived there.
Psa 107:35 He turned the desert into pools of water
and the parched ground into flowing springs;
Psa 107:36 there he brought the hungry to live,
and they founded a city where they could settle.
Psa 107:37 They sowed fields and planted vineyards
that yielded a fruitful harvest;
Psa 107:38 he blessed them, and their numbers greatly increased,
and he did not let their herds diminish.

Psa 107:39 Then their numbers decreased, and they were humbled
by oppression, calamity and sorrow;
Psa 107:40 he who pours contempt on nobles
made them wander in a trackless waste.
Psa 107:41 But he lifted the needy out of their affliction
and increased their families like flocks.
Psa 107:42 The upright see and rejoice,
but all the wicked shut their mouths.

Psa 107:43 Whoever is wise, let him heed these things
and consider the great love of the LORD.