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Psalm 107:23–31

23  Some qwent down to the sea in ships,

doing business on the great waters;

24  they saw the deeds of the Lord,

his wondrous works in the deep.

25  For he rcommanded and sraised the stormy wind,

which lifted up the waves of the sea.

26  They mounted up to heaven; they went down to the depths;

their courage tmelted away in their evil plight;

27  they reeled and ustaggered like drunken men

and vwere at their wits’ end.2

28  wThen they cried to the Lord in their trouble,

and he delivered them from their distress.

29  He xmade the storm be still,

and the waves of the sea were hushed.

30  Then they were glad that the waters3 were quiet,

and he brought them to their desired haven.

31  yLet them thank the Lord for his steadfast love,

for his wondrous works to the children of man!

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Psalm 107:23–31 — The New International Version (NIV)

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 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.

Psalm 107:23–31 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

23 They that go down to the sea in ships,

That do business in great waters;

24 These see the works of the Lord,

And his wonders in the deep.

25 For he commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind,

Which lifteth up the waves thereof.

26 They mount up to the heaven, they go down again to the depths:

Their soul is melted because of trouble.

27 They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man,

And are at their wits’ end.

28 Then they cry unto the Lord in their trouble,

And he bringeth them out of their distresses.

29 He maketh the storm a calm,

So that the waves thereof are still.

30 Then are they glad because they be quiet;

So he bringeth them unto their desired haven.

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

And for his wonderful works to the children of men!

Psalm 107:23–31 — New Living Translation (NLT)

23 Some went off to sea in ships,

plying the trade routes of the world.

24 They, too, observed the Lord’s power in action,

his impressive works on the deepest seas.

25 He spoke, and the winds rose,

stirring up the waves.

26 Their ships were tossed to the heavens

and plunged again to the depths;

the sailors cringed in terror.

27 They reeled and staggered like drunkards

and were at their wits’ end.

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

and he saved them from their distress.

29 He calmed the storm to a whisper

and stilled the waves.

30 What a blessing was that stillness

as he brought them safely into harbor!

31 Let them praise the Lord for his great love

and for the wonderful things he has done for them.

Psalm 107:23–31 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

23 Those who go down to the sea in ships,

Who do business on great waters,

24 They see the works of the Lord,

And His wonders in the deep.

25 For He commands and raises the stormy wind,

Which lifts up the waves of the sea.

26 They mount up to the heavens,

They go down again to the depths;

Their soul melts because of trouble.

27 They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man,

And are at their wits’ end.

28 Then they cry out to the Lord in their trouble,

And He brings them out of their distresses.

29 He calms the storm,

So that its waves are still.

30 Then they are glad because they are quiet;

So He guides them to their desired haven.

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

And for His wonderful works to the children of men!

Psalm 107:23–31 — New Century Version (NCV)

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.

Psalm 107:23–31 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

23 They that go down to the sea in ships,

That do business in great waters;

24 These see the works of Jehovah,

And his wonders in the deep.

25 For he commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind,

Which lifteth up the waves thereof.

26 They mount up to the heavens, they go down again to the depths:

Their soul melteth away because of trouble.

27 They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man,

And are at their wits’ end.

28 Then they cry unto Jehovah in their trouble,

And he bringeth them out of their distresses.

29 He maketh the storm a calm,

So that the waves thereof are still.

30 Then are they glad because they are quiet;

So he bringeth them unto their desired haven.

31 Oh that men would praise Jehovah for his lovingkindness,

And for his wonderful works to the children of men!

Psalm 107:23–31 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

23 They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters, 24 These see the works of Jehovah, and his wonders in the deep. 25 For he speaketh, and raiseth the stormy wind, which lifteth up the waves thereof: 26 They mount up to the heavens, they go down to the depths; their soul is melted because of trouble; 27 They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and they are at their wits’ end: 28 Then they cry unto Jehovah in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses; 29 He maketh the storm a calm, and the waves thereof are still: 30 And they rejoice because they are quiet; and he bringeth them unto their desired haven. 31 Let them give thanks unto Jehovah for his loving-kindness, and for his wondrous works to the children of men;

Psalm 107:23–31 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

23 Those who sail on the sea in ships,

who do business on the high seas,

24 have seen what the Lord can do,

the miracles he performed in the depths of the sea.

25 He spoke, and a storm began to blow,

and it made the waves rise high.

26 The sailors aboard ship rose toward the sky.

They plunged into the depths.

Their courage melted in the face of disaster.

27 They reeled and staggered like drunks,

and all their skills as sailors became useless.

28 In their distress they cried out to the Lord.

He led them from their troubles.

29 He made the storm calm down,

and the waves became still.

30 The sailors were glad that the storm was quiet.

He guided them to the harbor they had longed for.

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

He performed his miracles for Adam’s descendants.

Psalm 107:23–31 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

23 Others went to sea in ships,

conducting trade on the vast waters.

24 They saw the Lord’s works,

His wonderful works in the deep.

25 He spoke and raised a tempest

that stirred up the waves of the sea.

26 Rising up to the sky, sinking down to the depths,

their courage melting away in anguish,

27 they reeled and staggered like drunken men,

and all their skill was useless.

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 murmur,

and the waves of the sea were hushed.

30 They rejoiced when the waves grew quiet.

Then He guided them to the harbor they longed for.

31 Let them give thanks to the Lord

for His faithful love

and His wonderful works for all humanity.

Psalm 107:23–31 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

23 Some went down to the sea in ships,

doing business on the mighty waters;

24 they saw the deeds of the Lord,

his wondrous works in the deep.

25 For he commanded and raised the stormy wind,

which lifted up the waves of the sea.

26 They mounted up to heaven, they went down to the depths;

their courage melted away in their calamity;

27 they reeled and staggered like drunkards,

and were at their wits’ end.

28 Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble,

and he brought them out from their distress;

29 he made the storm be still,

and the waves of the sea were hushed.

30 Then they were glad because they had quiet,

and he brought them to their desired haven.

31 Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love,

for his wonderful works to humankind.

Psalm 107:23–31 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

23 Those who went down to the sea in ships,

doing business on the high seas;

24 they saw the works of Yahweh,

and his wonderful deeds in the deep.

25 For he spoke and raised up a stormy wind,

and it whipped up its waves.

26 They rose to the heavens; they plunged to the depths.

Their soul melted in their calamity.

27 They reeled and staggered like a drunkard,

and they were at their wits’ end.

28 Then they cried out to Yahweh in their trouble,

and he brought them out of their distresses.

29 He made the storm be still

and their waves became calm.

30 Then they were glad because they grew silent,

so he guided them to their desired harbor.

31 Let them give thanks to Yahweh for his loyal love

and his wonderful deeds for the children of humankind,

Psalm 107:23–31 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

23 Others sailed out on the ocean in ships.

They traded goods on the mighty waters.

24 They saw the works of the Lord.

They saw the miracles he did on the ocean.

25 He spoke and stirred up a storm.

It lifted the waves high.

26 They rose up to the heavens. Then they went down deep into the ocean.

In that kind of danger the people’s boldness melted away.

27 They were unsteady like those who get drunk.

They didn’t know what to do.

28 Then they cried out to the Lord because of their problems.

And he brought them out of their troubles.

29 He made the storm as quiet as a whisper.

The waves of the ocean calmed down.

30 The people were glad when the ocean became calm.

Then he guided them to the harbor they were looking for.

31 Let them give thanks to the Lord for his faithful love.

Let them give thanks for the miracles he does for his people.

Psalm 107:23–31 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

23 Those who go down to the sea in ships,

Who do business on great waters;

24 They have seen the works of the Lord,

And His wonders in the deep.

25 For He spoke and raised up a stormy wind,

Which lifted up the waves of the sea.

26 They rose up to the heavens, they went down to the depths;

Their soul melted away in their misery.

27 They reeled and staggered like a drunken man,

And were at their wits’ end.

28 Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble,

And He brought them out of their distresses.

29 He caused the storm to be still,

So that the waves of the sea were hushed.

30 Then they were glad because they were quiet,

So He guided them to their desired haven.

31 Let them give thanks to the Lord for His lovingkindness,

And for His wonders to the sons of men!