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Psalm 107:10–16

10  tSome sat in darkness and in uthe shadow of death,

prisoners in vaffliction and in irons,

11  for they whad rebelled against the words of God,

and xspurned the counsel of the Most High.

12  So he bowed their hearts down with hard labor;

they fell down, ywith none to help.

13  zThen they cried to the Lord in their trouble,

and he delivered them from their distress.

14  He brought them out of adarkness and the shadow of death,

and bburst their bonds apart.

15  cLet them thank the Lord for his steadfast love,

for his wondrous works to the children of man!

16  For he dshatters the doors of bronze

and cuts in two the bars of iron.

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Psalm 107:10–16 — The New International Version (NIV)

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.

Psalm 107:10–16 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

10 Such as sit in darkness and in the shadow of death,

Being bound in affliction and iron;

11 Because they rebelled against the words of God,

And contemned the counsel of the most High:

12 Therefore he brought down their heart with labour;

They fell down, and there was none to help.

13 Then they cried unto the Lord in their trouble,

And he saved them out of their distresses.

14 He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death,

And brake their bands in sunder.

15 Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness,

And for his wonderful works to the children of men!

16 For he hath broken the gates of brass,

And cut the bars of iron in sunder.

Psalm 107:10–16 — New Living Translation (NLT)

10 Some sat in darkness and deepest gloom,

imprisoned in iron chains of misery.

11 They rebelled against the words of God,

scorning the counsel of the Most High.

12 That is why he broke them with hard labor;

they fell, and no one was there to help them.

13 Lord, help!” they cried in their trouble,

and he saved them from their distress.

14 He led them from the darkness and deepest gloom;

he snapped their chains.

15 Let them praise the Lord for his great love

and for the wonderful things he has done for them.

16 For he broke down their prison gates of bronze;

he cut apart their bars of iron.

Psalm 107:10–16 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

10 Those who sat in darkness and in the shadow of death,

Bound in affliction and irons—

11 Because they rebelled against the words of God,

And despised the counsel of the Most High,

12 Therefore He brought down their heart with labor;

They fell down, and there was none to help.

13 Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble,

And He saved them out of their distresses.

14 He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death,

And broke their chains in pieces.

15 Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness,

And for His wonderful works to the children of men!

16 For He has broken the gates of bronze,

And cut the bars of iron in two.

Psalm 107:10–16 — New Century Version (NCV)

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.

Psalm 107:10–16 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

10 Such as sat in darkness and in the shadow of death,

Being bound in affliction and iron,

11 Because they rebelled against the words of God,

And contemned the counsel of the Most High:

12 Therefore he brought down their heart with labor;

They fell down, and there was none to help.

13 Then they cried unto Jehovah in their trouble,

And he saved them out of their distresses.

14 He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death,

And brake their bonds in sunder.

15 Oh that men would praise Jehovah for his lovingkindness,

And for his wonderful works to the children of men!

16 For he hath broken the gates of brass,

And cut the bars of iron in sunder.

Psalm 107:10–16 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

10 Such as inhabit darkness and the shadow of death, bound in affliction and iron, 11 Because they had rebelled against the words of •God, and had despised the counsel of the Most High; ... 12 And he bowed down their heart with labour; they stumbled, and there was none to help: 13 Then they cried unto Jehovah in their trouble, and he saved them out of their distresses; 14 He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and broke their bands in sunder. 15 Let them give thanks unto Jehovah for his loving-kindness, and for his wondrous works to the children of men; 16 For he hath broken the gates of bronze, and cut asunder the bars of iron.

Psalm 107:10–16 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

10 Those who lived in the dark, in death’s shadow 

were prisoners in misery. 

They were held in iron chains 

11 because they had rebelled against God’s words 

and had despised the advice given by the Most High. 

12 So he humbled them with hard work. 

They fell down, but no one was there to help them. 

13 In their distress they cried out to the Lord

He saved them from their troubles. 

14 He brought them out of the dark, out of death’s shadow. 

He broke apart their chains. 

15 Let them give thanks to the Lord because of his mercy. 

He performed his miracles for Adam’s descendants. 

16 He shattered bronze gates 

and cut iron bars in two. 

Psalm 107:10–16 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

10 Others sat in darkness and gloom —

prisoners in cruel chains —

11 because they rebelled against God’s commands

and despised the counsel of the Most High.

12 He broke their spirits with hard labor;

they stumbled, and there was no one to help.

13 Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble;

He saved them from their distress.

14 He brought them out of darkness and gloom

and broke their chains apart.

15 Let them give thanks to the Lord

for His faithful love

and His wonderful works for all humanity.

16 For He has broken down the bronze gates

and cut through the iron bars.

Psalm 107:10–16 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

10 Some sat in darkness and in gloom,

prisoners in misery and in irons,

11 for they had rebelled against the words of God,

and spurned the counsel of the Most High.

12 Their hearts were bowed down with hard labor;

they fell down, with 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 and gloom,

and broke their bonds asunder.

15 Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love,

for his wonderful works to humankind.

16 For he shatters the doors of bronze,

and cuts in two the bars of iron.

Psalm 107:10–16 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

10 Those who sat in darkness and gloom,

prisoners of misery and iron—

11 because they rebelled against the words of God

and spurned the counsel of the Most High,

12 he therefore humbled their heart with trouble.

They stumbled and there was no helper.

13 Then they called to Yahweh for help in their trouble;

he saved them from their distresses.

14 He brought them out of darkness and gloom,

and tore off their bonds.

15 Let them give thanks to Yahweh for his loyal love

and his wonderful deeds for the children of humankind,

16 for he shatters the doors of bronze,

and cuts through the bars of iron.

Psalm 107:10–16 — New International Reader’s Version, 1998 ed. (NIrV) (NIrV)

10 Others lived in the deepest darkness.

They suffered as prisoners in iron chains.

11 That’s because they hadn’t obeyed the words of God.

They had refused to follow the advice 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 miracles he does for his people.

16 He breaks down gates that are made of bronze.

He cuts through bars that are made of iron.

Psalm 107:10–16 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

10 There were those who dwelt in darkness and in the shadow of death,

Prisoners in misery and 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 wonders to the sons of men!

16 For He has shattered gates of bronze

And cut bars of iron asunder.