“Moses has given us in the law a clear and full idea of what we are to understand by the word goel, here rendered ‘redeemed.’ If any person was either sold for a slave, or carried away for a captive, then his kinsman, who was nearest to him in blood, had the right and equity of redemption.” (Romaine, cited in Spurgeon). Click to enable/disable _gid - Google Analytics Cookie. A thanksgiving of the people for deliverance from difficulties and dangers; their state compared to a journey through a frightful wilderness, Psalm 107:1-9; to confinement in a dreary dungeon, Psalm 107:10-16; to a dangerous malady, Psalm 107:17-22; to a tempest at sea, Psalm 107:23-32. And gathered them out of the lands - Though many Jews returned into Jerusalem from various parts of the world, under the reigns of Darius Hystaspes, Artaxerxes, and Alexander the Great; yet this prophecy has its completion only under the Gospel, when all the ends of the earth hear the salvation of God. On account of the wickedness of men, he sometimes changes a fruitful land into a desert. Thus "they exalt the Lord in the congregation, and praise him in the assembly of the elders." Creator God, Keeping Everything Alive! We will suppose, then, that the author composed it for the use of his brethren the Jews, when, in the joy of their hearts, they were assembled after their return from captivity. They ‘loathe’ their ‘food,’ as they feel that death is nearby.” (VanGemeren). Free Bible Commentary on Psalm 104 in EasyEnglish. Derek Kidner titled this psalm “God to the Rescue.” The four pictures show that everyone’s story is different, and yet everyone’s story is the same. I may add that had such an Idyl appeared in Theocritus or Virgil, or had it been found as a scene in any of the Greek tragedians, even in Aeschylus himself, it would have been praised up to the heavens, and probably been produced as their master-piece. a. Fools, because of their transgression, and because of their iniquities, were afflicted: When God gathered His people (verses 2-3), they had to come to the Promised Land from every direction. Let them exalt him also in the congregation - Their deliverance from such imminent danger, and in a way which clearly showed the Divine interposition, demands, not only gratitude of heart and the song of praise at the end of the storm, but when they come to shore that they publicly acknowledge it in the congregation of God's people. Those people will not get help! Then they cry out to the LORD in their trouble, This may also be applied to the case of the Israelttes and the Babylonians. b. They mount up to the heaven - This is a most natural and striking description of the state of a ship at sea in a storm: when the sea appears to run mountains high, and the vessel seems for a moment to stand on the sharp ridge of one most stupendous, with a valley of a frightful depth between it and a similar mountain, which appears to be flying in the midst of heaven, that it may submerge the hapless bark, when she descends into the valley of death below. “The word endureth has been properly supplied by the translators, but yet it somewhat restricts the sense, which will be better seen if we read it, ‘for his mercy for ever.’ That mercy had no beginning, and shall never know an end.” (Spurgeon). “When George Wishart arrived at Dundee, where the plague was raging [1545], he caused intimation to be made that he would preach; and for that purpose chose his station upon the head of the East-gate, the infected persons standing without, and those that were whole within. And makes their families like a flock. See particularly Virgil's description of the storm that dispersed the fleet of Aeneas, who was himself not unacquainted with the dangers of the sea: -, Tollimur in coelum curvato gurgite, et idem. Again, by his blessing on honest industry, he has changed deserts into highly fertile ground. Where there is no way - Who can consider the fate of the late emperor of the French, Napoleon, without seeing the hand of God in his downfall! None but either a man inspired by God, who, in describing, will show things as they are, or one who has been actually in these circumstances, can tell you with what propriety the psalmist speaks, or utter the thousandth part of the dangers and fearful apprehensions of those concerned in a tempest at sea, where all the winds of heaven seem collected to urge an already crazy vessel among the most tremendous rocks upon a lee shore! And rejoice - To have such ample proofs that God ruleth in the earth, and that none that trust in him shall be desolate. Psalm 107 involves Israel’s restoration from exile in Babylon. Audio Commentary: Psalm 107 Psalm 107 1 O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. As they have no liberty, so they have no rest. Their soul is melted because of trouble - This is not less expressive than it is descriptive. “The hymn of praise ascribes to the Lord the power to change things. For His [a]mercy enduresforever. 107:1-8 In the Septuagint, both Psalm 106 and 107 start with “Hallelujah” or “Praise Yah.” The Masoretic Text does not include “Praise Yah” at the beginning of Psalm 107. See the general state of Egypt in the present time: once a fertile land; now an arid, sandy wilderness. Some came from the wilderness, and they wandered the desolate desert. It was not a simple deliverance; it was done so as to manifest the irresistible power of God. C. There is a recurrent pattern in this Psalm, beginning in Ps. “He delivered them into the hands of their enemies, and, as they would not be under subjection to GOD, he delivered them into slavery to wicked men…. Then the first performers beautitully compare this unexpected deliverance to that which God sometimes vouchsafes to the languishing dying man, when he recalls, as it were, the sentence of death, and restores him to his former vigor. It is a reminder of God’s faithfulness in the nation’s history and in individual’s experience as well. They wandered in the wilderness - Here begins the Finest comparison: the Israelites in captivity are compared to a traveler in a dreary, uninhabited, and barren desert, spent with hunger and thirst, as well as by the fatigues of the journey, Psalm 107:5. Psalm 107 relates human economic endeavors to the world of God’s creation. 2 Let the redeemed of the Lordsay so, Whom He has redeemed from the hand of the enemy, And praise Him in the company of the elders. Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble, We provide you with a list of stored cookies on your computer in our domain so you can check what we stored. When God makes inquisition for blood, on whose heads will he find the blood of these slaughtered millions? Psalm 107 is a *wonderful psalm. i. When, in the visitation of the winds, He takes the ruffian billows by the top, Curling their monstrous heads, and hanging them, With deafening clamours,on the slippery clouds, That with the hurly death itself awakes! Because they rebelled against the words of God: The psalmist understood that some were imprisoned because they had rebelled against God. End of Psalm 10 At such a time, what theme could be so proper for the subject of his poem, as the manifest goodness of Almighty God? b. a. Oh, give thanks to the LORD: With the word Oh, the exhortation is stated as an exclamation. Theirs is a peculiar redemption, and for it they ought to render peculiar praise. Derek Kidner titled this psalm “God to the Rescue.”. then, indeed, are they at their wit's end; or, as the inimitable original expresses it, תתבלע חכמתם וחל vechol chochmatham tithballa, "and all their skill is swallowed up," - seems to be gulped down by the frightful abyss into which the ship is about to be precipitated. iii. God save the reader from such circumstances!” (Clarke), ii. "No doubt the composition of this Psalm is admirable throughout; and the descriptive part of it adds at least its share of beauty to the whole; but what is most to be admired is its conciseness, and withal the expressiveness of the diction, which strikes the imagination with inimitable elegance. I have been at sea in the storm, and in the circumstances I describe; and, having cried to the Lord in my trouble, I am spared to describe the storm, and recount the tale of his mercy. And how many have been cast down from thrones, and reduced to nothing! From the east and from the west, You are free to opt out any time or opt in for other cookies to get a better experience. Or, in the cords of affliction, as they are called, Job 36:8, and particularly in iron fetters.” (Poole). b. i. The weary and bewildered traveler, the miserable captive in the hideous dungeon, the sick and dying man, the seaman foundering in a storm, are described in so affecting a manner, that they far exceed any thing of the kind, though never so much labored." The book of Psalms is filled with poetry that gives voice to emotions and experiences felt and lived out by the people of Israel. We fully respect if you want to refuse cookies but to avoid asking you again and again kindly allow us to store a cookie for that. “In eastern prisons men are frequently made to labour like beasts of the field. It was only the mouth that could do any thing; and that only by lies, calumnies, and blasphemies: but God closes this mouth, pours contempt upon the head and judgment upon the heart. They fell down, and there was none to help. Then they cried unto the Lord in their trouble - The language in this verse is repeated in this psalm in Psalm 107:13, Psalm 107:19, Psalm 107:28 - as if this were the main subject of the psalm, that when the people of God in different circumstances, or under various forms of trouble, call upon God, he hears them and delivers them. The people of Israel are … i. O that men, etc. The righteous shall see it - The wicked are as inconsiderate as they are obstinate and headstrong. i. How terrible art thou, O Lord, in thy judgments! He will hide them in his heart, that he sin not against Jehovah. i. Whoso is wise - That is, He that is wise, he that fears God, and regards the operation of his hand will observe - lay up and keep, these things. It is used more than 30 times and is an appreciative declaration of God’s people, praising the great lovingkindness –covenant love – of God. And for His wonderful works to the children of men! Psalms 105-107 deal with portions of Israel’s history. b. It is worth citing at length. He turns a wilderness into pools of water: God’s power to transform can also be used to transform from bad to good. He also blesses them, and they multiply greatly; The issue h… e. He satisfies the longing soul: The psalm spoke of those hungry and thirsty in the wilderness, but there is also a longing in the soul of man. “His deliverance is full of surprises, as he supplies all the needs of his people. What a fine picture is this of the first peopling and planting of America, and of the multiplication and extension of that people; of the Divine blessing on their industry, and the general and astonishing prosperity of their country! b. They also see the great storms that raise the waves of the sea as high as the heavens, and plunge down again to the depths. See the Psalm 107:8; and Psalm 107:9, the Psalm 107:15; and Psalm 107:16, the Psalm 107:21; and Psalm 107:22, the Psalm 107:31; and Psalm 107:32, and the Psalm 107:42; and Psalm 107:43, which may be reckoned under the same denomination. From the south: “Hebrew, from the sea.” (Poole). And, as for the wickedness of their inhabitants, many lands are cursed and rendered barren; so, when a people acknowledge him in all their ways, he blesses their toil, gives them rain and fruitful seasons, and fills their hearts with joy and gladness. But these are incidents which frequently occur, and mark the superintendence of a benign Providence, and the hand of a just God; and are applicable to a multitude of cases. Bible Commentary / Produced by TOW Project Psalm 107 relates human economic endeavors to the world of God’s creation. We shoot down headlong to the gates of hell. “The Lord breaks the strongest gates and bars when the time comes to set free his prisoners: and spiritually the Lord Jesus has broken the most powerful of spiritual bonds and made us free indeed. Yet setteth he the poor on high - This probably refers to the case of the Israelites and their restoration from captivity. God had forsaken them because they had forsaken him.” (Clarke). You can also change some of your preferences. See the original, where sense and sound emphatically meet: -. Those who sat in darkness and in the shadow of death, His text was Psalm 107:20, ‘He sent his word, and healed them,’ etc., wherein he treated of the profit and comfort of God’s word, the punishment that comes by contempt of it, the readiness of God’s mercy to such as truly turn to him, and the happiness of those whom God takes from this misery, etc. Due to security reasons we are not able to show or modify cookies from other domains. e. Oh, that men would give thanks to the LORD for His goodness: Once again the psalmist encourages all men to give thanks to God for His deliverance. BOOK V Psalms 107–150 - Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. That they may establish a city for a dwelling place, Commentary on Psalm 107:17-22 (Read Psalm 107:17-22) If we knew no sin, we should know no sickness. i. The hungry dwell there; and jointly agree, for convenience and defense, to build them a city for habitation. When the ship is buffeted between conflicting waves, which threaten either to tear her asunder or crush her together; when she reels to and fro, and staggers like a drunken man, not being able to hold any certain course; when sails and masts are an incumbrance, and the helm of no use; when all hope of safety is taken away; and when the experienced captain, the skillful pilot, and the hardy sailors, cry out, with a voice more terrible than the cry of fire at midnight, We are All lost! See Psalm 107:8. He straightens the way; leads them into the city; and provides for their shelter, food, and drink.” (VanGemeren). And despised the counsel of the Most High, Then they cry - The effect produced by affliction as before. The four pictures show that everyone’s story is different, and yet everyone’s story is the same. Yet He sets the poor on high: In the same way that God can turn a wilderness into pools of water, He can also lift up the poor, setting them up far from affliction and making their families like a flock. This was pure grace and mercy from God; these prisoners were under God’s own discipline. Most human maladies are the fruits of sin; misery and sin are married together in bonds that can never be broken. He sends us the word in the shape of the Holy Scriptures; he sends us the word in the preaching of his servants; but what we want most of all is to have that word sent home by the power of the Holy Spirit.” (Spurgeon). This time God’s people are encouraged to exalt Him also in the assembly of the people, praising Him among the people of God. And for His wonderful works to the children of men! *Refugees Psalm 107:1-9, 43 is no exception. “Restoration and Its Blessings: A Theological Analysis of Psalm 51 and 32,” Grace Theological Journal 5.2 (1984) 247-269 . Dry land can be turned into watersprings, into places of fruitfulness and civilization. And He delivered them out of their distresses. And let them sacrifice - For their healing they should bring a sacrifice; and they should offer the life of the innocent animal unto God, as he has spared their lives; and let them thus confess that God has spared then when they deserved to die; and let them declare also "his works with rejoicing;" for who will not rejoice when he is delivered from death? But he does wonders for the children of men; and, therefore, men should praise the Lord. Psalm 107 1 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. They see the works of the LORD, and His wonders in the deep: On the seas, the returning captives see the greatness of God. i. Their soul melts because of trouble. Click to enable/disable essential site cookies. On both sides they are in general gone to give an account of themselves to God. They drew near to the gates of death: The psalmist described those who were very sick and near death. And delivered them from their destructions. The former, when they turned to God, became righteous; the latter were a personification of all iniquity. And they drew near to the gates of death. Although the general theme of this Psalm may have been suggested by God's special favor to the Israelites in … c. And gathered out of the lands: This would be a fitting statement in the mouth of Daniel, Ezra, or Nehemiah, who had occasion to thank God for gathering a remnant of God’s people from their lands of captivity. This Psalm has no title, either in the Hebrew, or any of the Versions; the word "Hallelujah," which is prefixed to some of the latter, is no title, but was most probably borrowed from the conclusion of the preceding Psalm. They that go down to the sea in ships - This is the Fourth comparison. a. Thou art fearful in praises, doing wonders. Oh, that men would give thanks to the LORD for His goodness, c. Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble: This phrase is again repeated (before in verses 6 and 13). This Psalm seems to have been sung in parts: the Psalm 107:8, Psalm 107:15, Psalm 107:21, and Psalm 107:31, with the Psalm 107:6, Psalm 107:13, Psalm 107:19, and Psalm 107:28, forming what may be called the burden of the song. I would farther observe, that if the Psalm be supposed to be made with a view to the alternate response of one side of the choir to the other, then it may be considered as if it were written exactly after the method of the ancient pastorals, where, be the subject of their verse what it will, each swain endeavors to excel the other; and one may perceive their thoughts and expressions gradually to arise upon each other; and hence a manifest beauty may be discovered in this Divine pastoral. Fools, because of their transgression, The Apostle Paul later referred to himself as the prisoner of the Lord (Ephesians 4:1). When they are diminished and brought low His wonders in the deep - Awfully terrible in a tempest. It tells us that God will give help to people that ask him for help. d. They cried out to the LORD in their trouble: In their chains and hardship, God’s imprisoned people begged Him for help, and He answered. “Things which appear contradictory are seen as evidences of consistency. And what an account! 6:17). Wisdom tells us to take notice. we are all Lost! Finding the new version too difficult to understand? This is one of many scriptural quotations and allusions found in Mary’s song recorded in Luke 1:46-55, showing that she was a woman who knew and loved God’s word. Unlike the second and third scenarios, no fault is attributed to the group; their predicament is not said to be the result of any sin. Ps 107 10-26-14 This morning we draw our message from Psalm 107. “We cannot help reflecting, that there is a ship in which we are all embarked; there is a troubled sea on which we all sail; there are storms by which we are all frequently overtaken; and there is a haven which we all desire to behold and enter.” (Horne). These see the works of the Lord - Splendid, Divinely impressive, and glorious in fine weather. Psalm 107:23-30, the fourth scenario of deliverance, describes a group who gets caught in a storm while on a business trip at sea. Because the people disobeyed … May they never again know what is spoken in the following verse: Again, they are minished - Sometimes by war, or pestilence, or famine. These people were also prisoners of the Lord, but in a very different sense. And they will understand the lovingkindness of the LORD: We understand the hesed (lovingkindness, loyal love, covenant love) of God by the statements and promises of His word. In affliction and irons: “With afflicting or grievous irons. Trapp observed that if we “…will not be pacified when the Lord saith unto us, ‘Be still’; every drop of water in the sea will be a witness of our monstrous rebellion and disobedience.”. Those who go down to the sea in ships, d. Oh, that men would give thanks: God’s goodness to those returning through the wilderness should give everyone reason to thank Him, for His wonderful works to the children of men. e. Oh, that men would give thanks to the LORD for His goodness: The refrain is repeated (previously in verse 8). Hungry and thirsty, For His mercy endures forever. Note that blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience on our websites and the services we are able to offer. From the north and from the south. By which sermon he so raised up the hearts of those that heard him, that they regarded not death, but judged them more happy that should then depart, rather than such as should remain behind, considering that they knew not whether they should have such a comforter with them.” (Samuel Clarke, cited in Spurgeon), ii. The following cookies are also needed - You can choose if you want to allow them: You can read about our cookies and privacy settings in detail on our Privacy Policy Page. Oh, that men would give thanks to the LORD for His goodness, גליהםנ ויחשונ לדממהנ סארהנ יקםנ galleyhem vaiyecheshu lidemamah searah yakem He shall cause the whirlwind to stand dumb, and he shall hush their billows. “I have been at sea in the storm, and in the circumstances I describe; and, having cried to the Lord in my trouble, I am spared to describe the storm, and recount the tale of his mercy. That they might go to a city for a dwelling place. God is infinitely excellent, and should be celebrated for his perfections. It is beloved of mariners due to its reference to ships and the sea (v. 23). c. They fell down, and there was none to help: Their imprisonment was difficult, with forced labor and hardship. God save the reader from such circumstances! Adam Clarke CommentaryPsalms 107. In them the author has comprised the marvellous acts of the Lord towards his people; the transgressions of this people against God; the captivities and miseries they endured in consequence; and finally God's merciful kindness to them in their restoration from captivity, and re-establishment in their own land. c. He also blesses them, and they multiply greatly: The psalmist relied upon God not only for the gathering of God’s people from the captivity, but for His blessing and good transformation of the land when they returned to it. - The intercalary verse, or burden, as before. 1832. Then, indeed, can the hand of God alone "bring them out of their distresses." Meyer). Changes will take effect once you reload the page. Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! Yet when they cried out to Him, He mercifully answered. O, alas! 107 Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, For His mercy is everlasting. Therefore He brought down their heart with labor; Brass and iron are [quickly consumed] before the flame of Jesus’ love. Psalm 10 Commentary Verse 8 Then Psalm 10:8. How can a man contemplate the painful riddle of the world, and keep his sanity, without that faith? The Story of Psalm 104 Many Bible students think that David wrote Psalm 104. These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our website and to use some of its features. BOOK FIVE: Psalms 107—150Thanksgiving to the Lord for His Great Works of DeliveranceOh, # Chr. It had to be God’s blessing continually. Let the redeemed of the LORD say so: Specifically, the psalmist invited the people of God – those redeemed by His enduring mercy – to declare that they are redeemed. Let the redeemed of the Lord say so - For they have had the fullest proof of this goodness, in being saved by the continuing stream of his mercy. - This is the intercalary verse, or burden, of the second part, as it was of the first. Stagger like a drunken man: “The violent motion of the vessel prevents their keeping their legs, and their fears drive them out of all power to use their brains, and therefore they look like intoxicated men.” (Spurgeon), iii. And they will understand the lovingkindness of the LORD. The Psalmist reminds the people of Israel of God’s faithfulness and love. Psalm 107:41 Parallel Verses [ See commentary ]Psalm 107:41, NIV: "But he lifted the needy out of their affliction and increased their families like flocks. What a wonderful discourse on Divine Providence, and fills the hungry dwell ;... 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