New International Version - UK

Psalm 107

Book V

Psalms 107 – 150

Psalm 107

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
    his love endures for ever.

Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story –
    those he redeemed from the hand of the foe,
those he gathered from the lands,
    from east and west, from north and south.[a]

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

10 Some sat in darkness, in utter darkness,
    prisoners suffering in iron chains,
11 because they rebelled against God’s commands
    and despised the plans of the Most High.
12 So he subjected them to bitter labour;
    they stumbled, and there was no one to help.
13 Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble,
    and he saved them from their distress.
14 He brought them out of darkness, the utter darkness,
    and broke away their chains.
15 Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love
    and his wonderful deeds for mankind,
16 for he breaks down gates of bronze
    and cuts through bars of iron.

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

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

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

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

43 Let the one who is wise heed these things
    and ponder the loving deeds of the Lord.

  1. Psalm 107:3 Hebrew north and the sea
  2. Psalm 107:29 Dead Sea Scrolls; Masoretic Text / their waves

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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.