Psalms 107 to 109 : American Standard Version
1O give thanks unto Jehovah; For he is good; For his lovingkindness endureth for ever. 2Let the redeemed of Jehovah say so, Whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the adversary, 3And gathered out of the lands, From the east and from the west, From the north and from the south.
4They wandered in the wilderness in a desert way; They found no city of habitation. 5Hungry and thirsty, Their soul fainted in them. 6Then they cried unto Jehovah in their trouble, And he delivered them out of their distresses, 7He led them also by a straight way, That they might go to a city of habitation. 8Oh that men would praise Jehovah for his lovingkindness, And for his wonderful works to the children of men! 9For he satisfieth the longing soul, And the hungry soul he filleth with good. 10Such as sat in darkness and in the shadow of death, Being bound in affliction and iron, 11Because they rebelled against the words of God, And contemned the counsel of the Most High: 12Therefore he brought down their heart with labor; They fell down, and there was none to help. 13Then they cried unto Jehovah in their trouble, And he saved them out of their distresses. 14He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, And brake their bonds in sunder. 15Oh that men would praise Jehovah for his lovingkindness, And for his wonderful works to the children of men! 16For he hath broken the gates of brass, And cut the bars of iron in sunder.
17Fools because of their transgression, And because of their iniquities, are afflicted. 18Their soul abhorreth all manner of food; And they draw near unto the gates of death. 19Then they cry unto Jehovah in their trouble, And he saveth them out of their distresses. 20He sendeth his word, and healeth them, And delivereth them from their destructions. 21Oh that men would praise Jehovah for his lovingkindness, And for his wonderful works to the children of men! 22And let them offer the sacrifices of thanksgiving, And declare his works with singing.
23They that go down to the sea in ships, That do business in great waters; 24These see the works of Jehovah, And his wonders in the deep. 25For he commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind, Which lifteth up the waves thereof. 26They mount up to the heavens, they go down again to the depths: Their soul melteth away because of trouble. 27They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, And are at their wits' end. 28Then they cry unto Jehovah in their trouble, And he bringeth them out of their distresses. 29He maketh the storm a calm, So that the waves thereof are still. 30Then are they glad because they are quiet; So he bringeth them unto their desired haven. 31Oh that men would praise Jehovah for his lovingkindness, And for his wonderful works to the children of men! 32Let them exalt him also in the assembly of the people, And praise him in the seat of the elders.
33He turneth rivers into a wilderness, And watersprings into a thirsty ground; 34A fruitful land into a salt desert, For the wickedness of them that dwell therein. 35He turneth a wilderness into a pool of water, And a dry land into watersprings. 36And there he maketh the hungry to dwell, That they may prepare a city of habitation, 37And sow fields, and plant vineyards, And get them fruits of increase. 38He blesseth them also, so that they are multiplied greatly; And he suffereth not their cattle to decrease. 39Again, they are diminished and bowed down Through oppression, trouble, and sorrow. 40He poureth contempt upon princes, And causeth them to wander in the waste, where there is no way. 41Yet setteth he the needy on high from affliction, And maketh him families like a flock. 42The upright shall see it, and be glad; And all iniquity shall stop her mouth.
43Whoso is wise will give heed to these things; And they will consider the lovingkindnesses of Jehovah. Psalm 108 A Song, A Psalm of David.
1My heart is fixed, O God; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises, even with my glory.
2Awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake right early. 3I will give thanks unto thee, O Jehovah, among the peoples; And I will sing praises unto thee among the nations. 4For thy lovingkindness is great above the heavens; And thy truth reacheth unto the skies. 5Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens, And thy glory above all the earth. 6That thy beloved may be delivered, Save with thy right hand, and answer us. 7God hath spoken in his holiness: I will exult; I will divide Shechem, and mete out the valley of Succoth. 8Gilead is mine; Manasseh is mine; Ephraim also is the defence of my head; Judah is my sceptre. 9Moab is my washpot; Upon Edom will I cast my shoe; Over Philistia will I shout. 10Who will bring me into the fortified city? Who hath led me unto Edom? 11Hast not thou cast us off, O God? And thou goest not forth, O God, with our hosts. 12Give us help against the adversary; For vain is the help of man. 13Through God we shall do valiantly: For he it is that will tread down our adversaries.
Psalm 109 For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.
1Hold not thy peace, O God of my praise; 2For the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of deceit have they opened against me: They have spoken unto me with a lying tongue. 3They have compassed me about also with words of hatred, And fought against me without a cause. 4For my love they are my adversaries: But I give myself unto prayer. 5And they have rewarded me evil for good, And hatred for my love. 6Set thou a wicked man over him; And let an adversary stand at his right hand. 7When he is judged, let him come forth guilty; And let his prayer be turned into sin. 8Let his days be few; And let another take his office. 9Let his children be fatherless, And his wife a widow. 10Let his children be vagabonds, and beg; And let them seek their bread out of their desolate places. 11Let the extortioner catch all that he hath; And let strangers make spoil of his labor. 12Let there be none to extend kindness unto him; Neither let there be any to have pity on his fatherless children. 13Let his posterity be cut off; In the generation following let their name be blotted out. 14Let the iniquity of his fathers be remembered with Jehovah; And let not the sin of his mother be blotted out. 15Let them be before Jehovah continually, That he may cut off the memory of them from the earth; 16Because he remembered not to show kindness, But persecuted the poor and needy man, And the broken in heart, to slay them. 17Yea, he loved cursing, and it came unto him; And he delighted not in blessing, and it was far from him. 18He clothed himself also with cursing as with his garment, And it came into his inward parts like water, And like oil into his bones. 19Let it be unto him as the raiment wherewith he covereth himself, And for the girdle wherewith he is girded continually. 20This is the reward of mine adversaries from Jehovah, And of them that speak evil against my soul. 21But deal thou with me, O Jehovah the Lord, for thy name's sake: Because thy lovingkindness is good, deliver thou me; 22For I am poor and needy, And my heart is wounded within me. 23I am gone like the shadow when it declineth: I am tossed up and down as the locust. 24My knees are weak through fasting; And my flesh faileth of fatness. 25I am become also a reproach unto them: When they see me, they shake their head. 26Help me, O Jehovah my God; Oh save me according to thy lovingkindness: 27That they may know that this is thy hand; That thou, Jehovah, hast done it. 28Let them curse, but bless thou: When they arise, they shall be put to shame, But thy servant shall rejoice. 29Let mine adversaries be clothed with dishonor, And let them cover themselves with their own shame as with a robe. 30I will give great thanks unto Jehovah with my mouth; Yea, I will praise him among the multitude. 31For he will stand at the right hand of the needy, To save him from them that judge his soul.