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Psalm 107

Book Five

The Lord Rescues People from Many Troubles.

1O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good;
For His compassion and lovingkindness endure forever!

Let the redeemed of the Lord say so,
Whom He has redeemed from the hand of the adversary,

And gathered them from the lands,
From the east and from the west,
From the north and from the [a]south.


They wandered in the wilderness in a [solitary] desert region;
And did not find a way to an inhabited city.

Hungry and thirsty,
They fainted.

Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble,
And He rescued them from their distresses.

He led them by the straight way,
To an inhabited city [where they could establish their homes].

Let them give thanks to the Lord for His lovingkindness,
And for His wonderful acts to the children of men!

For He satisfies the parched throat,
And fills the hungry appetite with what is good.

10 
Some dwelt in darkness and in the deep (deathly) darkness,
Prisoners [bound] in misery and chains,
11 
Because they had rebelled against the precepts of God
And spurned the counsel of the Most High.
12 
Therefore He humbled their heart with hard labor;
They stumbled and there was no one to help.
13 
Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble,
And He saved them from their distresses.
14 
He brought them out of darkness and the deep (deathly) darkness
And broke their bonds apart.
15 
Let them give thanks to the Lord for His lovingkindness,
And for His wonderful acts to the children of men!
16 
For He has shattered the gates of bronze
And cut the bars of iron apart.

17 
Fools, because of their rebellious way,
And because of their sins, were afflicted.
18 
They detested all kinds of food,
And they drew near to the gates of death.
19 
Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble,
And He saved them from their distresses.
20 
He sent His word and healed them,
And rescued them from their destruction.
21 
Let them give thanks to the Lord for His lovingkindness,
And for His wonderful acts to the children of men!
22 
And let them offer the sacrifices of thanksgiving,
And speak of His deeds with shouts of joy!

23 
Those who go down to the sea in ships,
Who do business on great waters;
24 
They have seen the works of the Lord,
And His wonders in the deep.
25 
For He spoke and raised up a stormy wind,
Which lifted up the waves of the sea.
26 
They went up toward the heavens [on the crest of the wave], they went down again to the depths [of the watery trough];
Their courage melted away in their misery.
27 
They staggered and trembled like a drunken man,
And were at their wits’ end [all their wisdom was useless].
28 
Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble,
And He brought them out of their distresses.
29 
He hushed the storm to a gentle whisper,
So that the waves of the sea were still.
30 
Then they were glad because of the calm,
And He guided them to their desired haven (harbor).
31 
Let them give thanks to the Lord for His lovingkindness,
And for His wonderful acts to the children of men!
32 
Let them exalt Him also in the congregation of the people,
And praise Him at the seat of the elders.

33 
He turns rivers into a wilderness,
And springs of water into a thirsty ground;
34 
A productive land into a [barren] salt waste,
Because of the wickedness of those who dwell in it.
35 
He turns a wilderness into a pool of water
And a dry land into springs of water;
36 
And there He has the hungry dwell,
So that they may establish an inhabited city,
37 
And sow fields and plant vineyards,
And produce an abundant harvest.
38 
Also He blesses them so that they multiply greatly,
And He does not let [the number of] their cattle decrease.

39 
When they are diminished and bowed down (humbled)
Through oppression, misery, and sorrow,
40 
He pours contempt on princes
And makes them wander in a pathless wasteland.
41 
Yet He sets the needy securely on high, away from affliction,
And makes their families like a flock.
42 
The upright see it and rejoice;
But all unrighteousness shuts its mouth.
43 
Who is wise? Let him observe and heed these things;
And [thoughtfully] consider the lovingkindness of the Lord.

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 107:3 Lit sea.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

詩篇 107

卷五:詩篇107—150

稱謝上帝的美善

1你們要稱謝耶和華,
因為祂是美善的;
祂的慈愛永遠長存。
2-3 耶和華救贖的人,
就是祂從敵人手中救贖出來、
從東西南北招聚的人,
都要稱謝祂。
他們在曠野中飄泊,居無定所,
又饑又渴,陷入絕境。
他們在危難中呼求耶和華,
祂就拯救他們脫離困境,
帶領他們走直路,
到可居住的城邑。
他們當稱謝耶和華的慈愛,
稱謝祂為世人所行的奇事。
因為祂滿足乾渴的人,
以美食餵飽饑餓的人。
10 有些人坐在黑暗裡,
在死亡的陰影下,
被鐵鏈捆綁,
痛苦不堪。
11 因為他們違背上帝的話,
藐視至高者的旨意,
12 所以上帝用苦役使他們順服,
他們跌倒也無人扶助。
13 於是,他們在患難中呼求耶和華,
耶和華就拯救他們脫離困境。
14 祂帶領他們脫離黑暗和死亡的陰影,
斷開他們的鎖鏈。
15 他們當稱謝耶和華的慈愛,
稱謝祂為世人所行的奇事。
16 因為祂打碎了銅門,
砍斷了鐵閂。
17 有些人愚頑,
因自己的悖逆和罪惡而受苦,
18 食慾全消,幾近死亡。
19 於是,他們在患難中呼求耶和華,
耶和華便拯救他們脫離困境。
20 祂一發令,就醫治了他們,
救他們脫離死亡。
21 他們當稱謝耶和華的慈愛,
稱謝祂為世人所行的奇事。
22 他們當向祂獻上感恩祭,
歡然歌頌祂的作為。
23 有些人乘船在汪洋大海上經商,
24 他們看見了耶和華的作為,
看見了祂在深海所行的奇事。
25 祂一聲令下,
狂風大作,巨浪滔天。
26 他們的船隻忽而被拋向半空,
忽而落入深淵,
他們嚇得面無人色,
27 東倒西歪,如同醉漢,
束手無策。
28 於是,他們在患難中呼求耶和華,
耶和華便拯救他們脫離困境。
29 祂使狂風止息,海浪平靜。
30 他們因風平浪靜而歡喜,
祂帶領他們到所嚮往的港灣。
31 他們當稱謝耶和華的慈愛,
稱謝祂為世人所行的奇事。
32 他們當在眾人面前尊崇祂,
在眾首領面前讚美祂。
33 祂使江河變成荒漠,
水泉變成乾地,
34 叫沃土變成荒涼的鹽鹼地,
因為那裡的居民邪惡。
35 祂叫荒漠水塘遍佈,
使旱地甘泉湧流。
36 祂使饑餓的人住在那裡,
建造可安居的城邑,
37 耕種田地,栽植葡萄園,
收成豐碩。
38 祂賜福給他們,
使他們人丁興旺,
牲口有增無減。
39 後來他們在壓迫、患難和痛苦的煎熬下人口減少,
地位卑下。
40 祂使貴族蒙羞受辱,
漂流在荒蕪之地。
41 但祂搭救貧苦的人脫離苦難,
使他們家族興旺,多如羊群。
42 正直人看見就歡喜,
邪惡人都啞口無言。
43 有智慧的人都當留心這些事,
思想耶和華的慈愛。