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

New International Reader's Version

Psalm 107

BOOK V

Psalms 107–150

Psalm 107

Give thanks to the Lord, because he is good.
    His faithful love continues forever.
Let those who have been set free by the Lord tell their story.
    He set them free from the power of the enemy.
He brought them back from other lands.
    He brought them back from east and west, from north and south.

Some of them wandered in deserts that were dry and empty.
    They couldn’t find a city where they could make their homes.
They were hungry and thirsty.
    Their lives were slipping away.
Then they cried out to the Lord because of their problems.
    And he saved them from their troubles.
He led them straight
    to a city where they could make their homes.
Let them give thanks to the Lord for his faithful love.
    Let them give thanks for the wonderful things he does for people.
He gives those who are thirsty all the water they want.
    He gives those who are hungry all the good food they can eat.

10 Others lived in the deepest darkness.
    They suffered as prisoners in iron chains.
11 That’s because they hadn’t obeyed the commands of God.
    They had refused to follow the plans of the Most High God.
12 So he made them do work that was hard and bitter.
    They tripped and fell, and there was no one to help them.
13 Then they cried out to the Lord because of their problems.
    And he saved them from their troubles.
14 He brought them out of the deepest darkness.
    He broke their chains off.
15 Let them give thanks to the Lord for his faithful love.
    Let them give thanks for the wonderful things he does for people.
16 He breaks down gates that are made of bronze.
    He cuts through bars that are made of iron.

17 Others were foolish. They suffered because of their sins.
    They suffered because they wouldn’t obey the Lord.
18 They refused to eat anything.
    They came close to passing through the gates of death.
19 Then they cried out to the Lord because of their problems.
    And he saved them from their troubles.
20 He gave his command and healed them.
    He saved them from the grave.
21 Let them give thanks to the Lord for his faithful love.
    Let them give thanks for the wonderful things he does for people.
22 Let them sacrifice thank offerings.
    Let them talk about what he has done as they sing with joy.

23 Some people sailed out on the ocean in ships.
    They traded goods on the mighty waters.
24 They saw the works of the Lord.
    They saw the wonderful deeds he did on the ocean.
25 He spoke and stirred up a storm.
    It lifted the waves high.
26 They rose up to the heavens. Then they went down deep into the ocean.
    In that kind of danger the people’s boldness melted away.
27 They were unsteady like people who have become drunk.
    They didn’t know what to do.
28 Then they cried out to the Lord because of their problems.
    And he brought them out of their troubles.
29 He made the storm as quiet as a whisper.
    The waves of the ocean calmed down.
30 The people were glad when the ocean became calm.
    Then he guided them to the harbor they were looking for.
31 Let them give thanks to the Lord for his faithful love.
    Let them give thanks for the wonderful things he does for people.
32 Let them honor him among his people who gather for worship.
    Let them praise him in the meeting of the elders.

33 He turned rivers into a desert.
    He turned flowing springs into thirsty ground.
34 He turned land that produced crops into a salty land where nothing could grow.
    He did it because the people who lived there were evil.
35 He turned the desert into pools of water.
    He turned the dry and cracked ground into flowing springs.
36 He brought hungry people there to live.
    They built a city where they could make their homes.
37 They planted fields and vineyards
    that produced large crops.
38 He blessed the people, and they greatly increased their numbers.
    He kept their herds from getting smaller.

39 Then the number of God’s people got smaller.
    They were made humble by trouble, suffering and sorrow.
40 The God who looks down on proud nobles
    made them wander in a desert where no one lives.
41 But he lifted needy people out of their suffering.
    He made their families increase like flocks of sheep.
42 Honest people see it and are filled with joy.
    But no one who is evil has anything to say.

43 Let those who are wise pay attention to these things.
    Let them think about the loving deeds of the Lord.