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Salme 107

Herrens trofasthed mod sit folk

1Tak Herren, for han er god.
    Hans trofasthed varer til evig tid.
Det er, hvad Herrens folk bør sige,
    dem, han befriede fra fjendens magt
og bragte tilbage fra fjerne lande,
    fra øst og vest og syd og nord.

De måtte vandre længe gennem øde egne,
    de ledte efter et sted at bo.
De var udmattede af sult og tørst
    og nær ved at give op.
Men i deres nød råbte de til Herren,
    og han reddede dem ud af problemerne.
Han førte dem ad den rigtige vej
    til en by, hvor de kunne bosætte sig.
De bør takke Herren for hans trofasthed,
    for de undere, han gør for menneskene.
Han slukkede de udmattedes tørst,
    og han mættede de sultne med gode gaver.

10 De sad i et trøstesløst mørke
    og led under deres fangenskab,
11 fordi de havde gjort oprør mod Gud,
    ringeagtet den Højestes bud.
12 Han nedbrød deres stolthed gennem lidelser,
    når de segnede, hjalp ingen dem op.
13 Men i deres nød råbte de til Herren,
    og han reddede dem ud af problemerne.
14 Han førte dem ud af mørket
    og rev deres lænker i stykker.
15 De bør takke Herren for hans trofasthed,
    for de undere, han gør for menneskene.
16 Han sprængte porte af bronze
    og huggede gennem slåer af jern.

17 De blev mishandlet og betragtet som tåber
    på grund af deres synd og oprør mod Gud.
18 De mistede appetitten og fik kvalme af maden,
    de var døden nær af sult.
19 Men i deres nød råbte de til Herren,
    og han reddede dem ud af problemerne.
20 Han sagde blot et ord, og de blev reddet,
    han rev dem ud af dødens gab.
21 De bør takke Herren for hans trofasthed,
    for de undere han gør for menneskene.
22 Lad dem bringe ham ofre i taknemmelighed,
    synge med glæde om hans vældige gerninger.

23 Nogle stod til søs med deres skibe,
    drev handel på det store hav.
24 Også de fik Herrens gerninger at se,
    de undere han udførte på havet.
25 Han befalede stormvejret at bryde løs,
    bølgerne rejste sig som bjerge.
26 De steg mod himlen, sank atter ned i dybet.
    Sømændene var ved at give op over for orkanen.
27 De ravede rundt som fulde folk,
    de kunne intet stille op.
28 Men i deres nød råbte de til Herren,
    og han reddede dem ud af problemerne.
29 Stormen blev stille som en hvisken,
    havets bølger faldt hurtigt til ro.
30 Da fyldtes de af fred, åndede lettet op,
    og han førte dem til deres rejses mål.
31 De bør takke Herren for hans trofasthed,
    for de undere, han gør for menneskene,
32 ophøje ham offentligt i folkets forsamling
    og for landets ledende råd.

33 Han forvandlede floder til ødemark,
    gjorde kildevand til ørkensand.
34 Frugtbart land blev til saltsletter
    på grund af beboernes ondskab.
35 Men derefter gjorde han ørkenen til oase
    og ødemarken til frugtbart land,
36 så hans sultende folk kunne slå sig ned
    og bygge byer, hvor de kunne bo,
37 tilså deres marker, plante vingårde
    og bringe en bugnende høst i hus.
38 Han velsignede dem, de blev mange,
    og der var ingen mangel på kvæg.

39 Det oprørske folk blev ydmyget gennem sorg og ulykker,
    mange døde, så de blev færre og færre.

40 Gud måtte straffe de stolte, religiøse ledere,
    lade dem flakke om i øde egne.
41 Men de, der søgte hjælp hos Herren,
    blev reddet ud af deres ulykke.
Han tog sig af dem,
    så de trivedes og havde fremgang.
42 De retskafne glæder sig over at se det,
    men de onde holder skamfuldt deres mund.
43 De vise vil lægge mærke til det
    og anerkende Herrens trofasthed.

King James Version

Psalm 107

1O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy;

And gathered them out of the lands, from the east, and from the west, from the north, and from the south.

They wandered in the wilderness in a solitary way; they found no city to dwell in.

Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them.

Then they cried unto the Lord in their trouble, and he delivered them out of their distresses.

And he led them forth by the right way, that they might go to a city of habitation.

Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!

For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness.

10 Such as sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, being bound in affliction and iron;

11 Because they rebelled against the words of God, and contemned the counsel of the most High:

12 Therefore he brought down their heart with labour; they fell down, and there was none to help.

13 Then they cried unto the Lord in their trouble, and he saved them out of their distresses.

14 He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and brake their bands in sunder.

15 Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!

16 For he hath broken the gates of brass, and cut the bars of iron in sunder.

17 Fools because of their transgression, and because of their iniquities, are afflicted.

18 Their soul abhorreth all manner of meat; and they draw near unto the gates of death.

19 Then they cry unto the Lord in their trouble, and he saveth them out of their distresses.

20 He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.

21 Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!

22 And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his works with rejoicing.

23 They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters;

24 These see the works of the Lord, and his wonders in the deep.

25 For he commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind, which lifteth up the waves thereof.

26 They mount up to the heaven, they go down again to the depths: their soul is melted because of trouble.

27 They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wit's end.

28 Then they cry unto the Lord in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses.

29 He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still.

30 Then are they glad because they be quiet; so he bringeth them unto their desired haven.

31 Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!

32 Let them exalt him also in the congregation of the people, and praise him in the assembly of the elders.

33 He turneth rivers into a wilderness, and the watersprings into dry ground;

34 A fruitful land into barrenness, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein.

35 He turneth the wilderness into a standing water, and dry ground into watersprings.

36 And there he maketh the hungry to dwell, that they may prepare a city for habitation;

37 And sow the fields, and plant vineyards, which may yield fruits of increase.

38 He blesseth them also, so that they are multiplied greatly; and suffereth not their cattle to decrease.

39 Again, they are minished and brought low through oppression, affliction, and sorrow.

40 He poureth contempt upon princes, and causeth them to wander in the wilderness, where there is no way.

41 Yet setteth he the poor on high from affliction, and maketh him families like a flock.

42 The righteous shall see it, and rejoice: and all iniquity shall stop her mouth.

43 Whoso is wise, and will observe these things, even they shall understand the lovingkindness of the Lord.