A A A A A
Bible Book List

Psalm 107 New Century Version (NCV)

God Saves from Many Dangers

107 Thank the Lord because he is good.
    His love continues forever.
That is what those whom the Lord has saved should say.
    He has saved them from the enemy
and has gathered them from other lands,
    from east and west, north and south.

Some people had wandered in the desert lands.
    They found no city in which to live.
They were hungry and thirsty,
    and they were discouraged.
In their misery they cried out to the Lord,
    and he saved them from their troubles.
He led them on a straight road
    to a city where they could live.
Let them give thanks to the Lord for his love
    and for the miracles he does for people.
He satisfies the thirsty
    and fills up the hungry.

10 Some sat in gloom and darkness;
    they were prisoners suffering in chains.
11 They had turned against the words of God
    and had refused the advice of God Most High.
12 So he broke their pride by hard work.
    They stumbled, and no one helped.
13 In their misery they cried out to the Lord,
    and he saved them from their troubles.
14 He brought them out of their gloom and darkness
    and broke their chains.
15 Let them give thanks to the Lord for his love
    and for the miracles he does for people.
16 He breaks down bronze gates
    and cuts apart iron bars.

17 Some fools turned against God
    and suffered for the evil they did.
18 They refused to eat anything,
    so they almost died.
19 In their misery they cried out to the Lord,
    and he saved them from their troubles.
20 God gave the command and healed them,
    so they were saved from dying.
21 Let them give thanks to the Lord for his love
    and for the miracles he does for people.
22 Let them offer sacrifices to thank him.
    With joy they should tell what he has done.

23 Others went out to sea in ships
    and did business on the great oceans.
24 They saw what the Lord could do,
    the miracles he did in the deep oceans.
25 He spoke, and a storm came up,
    which blew up high waves.
26 The ships were tossed as high as the sky and fell low to the depths.
    The storm was so bad that they lost their courage.
27 They stumbled and fell like people who were drunk.
    They did not know what to do.
28 In their misery they cried out to the Lord,
    and he saved them from their troubles.
29 He stilled the storm
    and calmed the waves.
30 They were happy that it was quiet,
    and God guided them to the port they wanted.
31 Let them give thanks to the Lord for his love
    and for the miracles he does for people.
32 Let them praise his greatness in the meeting of the people;
    let them praise him in the meeting of the elders.

33 He changed rivers into a desert
    and springs of water into dry ground.
34 He made fertile land salty,
    because the people there did evil.
35 He changed the desert into pools of water
    and dry ground into springs of water.
36 He had the hungry settle there
    so they could build a city in which to live.
37 They planted seeds in the fields and vineyards,
    and they had a good harvest.
38 God blessed them, and they grew in number.
    Their cattle did not become fewer.

39 Because of disaster, troubles, and sadness,
    their families grew smaller and weaker.
40 He showed he was displeased with their leaders
    and made them wander in a pathless desert.
41 But he lifted the poor out of their suffering
    and made their families grow like flocks of sheep.
42 Good people see this and are happy,
    but the wicked say nothing.

43 Whoever is wise will remember these things
    and will think about the love of the Lord.

New Century Version (NCV)

The Holy Bible, New Century Version®. Copyright © 2005 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.

Psalm 107 New International Version (NIV)

BOOK V

Psalms 107–150

Psalm 107

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

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 labor;
    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.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 107:3 Hebrew north and the sea
  2. Psalm 107:29 Dead Sea Scrolls; Masoretic Text / their waves
New International Version (NIV)

Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

Viewing of
Cross references
Footnotes