New American Standard Bible

Psalm 107

BOOK 5

The Lord Delivers Men from Manifold Troubles.

1Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good,
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Let the redeemed of the Lord say so,
Whom He has redeemed from the hand of the adversary
And gathered 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 [b]desert region;
They did not find a way to [c]an inhabited city.
They were hungry [d]and thirsty;
Their soul fainted within them.
Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble;
He delivered them out of their distresses.
He led them also by a [e]straight way,
To go to [f]an inhabited city.
Let them give thanks to the Lord for His lovingkindness,
And for His [g]wonders to the sons of men!
For He has satisfied the [h]thirsty soul,
And the hungry soul He has filled with what is good.

10 There were those who dwelt in darkness and in the shadow of death,
Prisoners in [i]misery and [j]chains,
11 Because they had rebelled against the words of God
And spurned the counsel of the Most High.
12 Therefore He humbled their heart with labor;
They stumbled and there was none to help.
13 Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble;
He saved them out of their distresses.
14 He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death
And broke their bands apart.
15 Let them give thanks to the Lord for His lovingkindness,
And for His [k]wonders to the sons of men!
16 For He has shattered gates of bronze
And cut bars of iron asunder.

17 Fools, because of [l]their rebellious way,
And because of their iniquities, were afflicted.
18 Their soul abhorred all kinds of food,
And they drew near to the gates of death.
19 Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble;
He saved them out of their distresses.
20 He sent His word and healed them,
And delivered them from their [m]destructions.
21 Let them give thanks to the Lord for His lovingkindness,
And for His [n]wonders to the sons of men!
22 Let them also offer sacrifices of thanksgiving,
And tell of His works with joyful singing.

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 [o]wonders in the deep.
25 For He spoke and raised up a stormy wind,
Which lifted up the waves [p]of the sea.
26 They rose up to the heavens, they went down to the depths;
Their soul melted away in their misery.
27 They reeled and staggered like a drunken man,
And [q]were at their wits’ end.
28 Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble,
And He brought them out of their distresses.
29 He caused the storm to be still,
So that the waves [r]of the sea were hushed.
30 Then they were glad because they were quiet,
So He guided them to their desired haven.
31 Let them give thanks to the Lord for His lovingkindness,
And for His [s]wonders to the sons of men!
32 Let them extol Him also in the congregation of the people,
And praise Him at the seat of the elders.

33 He [t]changes rivers into a [u]wilderness
And springs of water into a thirsty ground;
34 A fruitful land into a salt waste,
Because of the wickedness of those who dwell in it.
35 He [v]changes a [w]wilderness into a pool of water
And a dry land into springs of water;
36 And there He makes the hungry to dwell,
So that they may establish [x]an inhabited city,
37 And sow fields and plant vineyards,
And [y]gather a fruitful harvest.
38 Also He blesses them and they multiply greatly,
And He does not let their cattle decrease.

39 When they are diminished and bowed down
Through oppression, misery and sorrow,
40 He pours contempt upon [z]princes
And makes them wander in a pathless waste.
41 But He sets the needy [aa]securely on high away from affliction,
And makes his families like a flock.
42 The upright see it and are glad;
But all unrighteousness shuts its mouth.
43 Who is wise? Let him give heed to these things,
And consider the lovingkindnesses of the Lord.

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 107:3 Lit sea
  2. Psalm 107:4 Lit waste
  3. Psalm 107:4 Or a habitable city; lit a city of habitation
  4. Psalm 107:5 Lit also
  5. Psalm 107:7 Or level
  6. Psalm 107:7 Or a habitable city; lit a city of habitation
  7. Psalm 107:8 I.e. wonderful acts
  8. Psalm 107:9 Or parched
  9. Psalm 107:10 Lit affliction
  10. Psalm 107:10 Lit irons
  11. Psalm 107:15 I.e. wonderful acts
  12. Psalm 107:17 Lit the way of their transgression
  13. Psalm 107:20 Or pits
  14. Psalm 107:21 I.e. wonderful acts
  15. Psalm 107:24 I.e. wonderful acts
  16. Psalm 107:25 Lit of it
  17. Psalm 107:27 Lit all their wisdom was swallowed up
  18. Psalm 107:29 Lit of it
  19. Psalm 107:31 I.e. wonderful acts
  20. Psalm 107:33 Or turns
  21. Psalm 107:33 Or desert
  22. Psalm 107:35 Or turns
  23. Psalm 107:35 Or desert
  24. Psalm 107:36 Or a habitable city; lit a city of habitation
  25. Psalm 107:37 Lit acquire fruits of yield
  26. Psalm 107:40 Or nobles
  27. Psalm 107:41 Lit in an inaccessibly high place

Bibelen på hverdagsdansk

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.