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Psalms 107:13-19

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107:13 They cried out to the Lord in their distress;

he delivered them from their troubles.

107:14 He brought them out of the utter darkness, 1 

and tore off their shackles.

107:15 Let them give thanks to the Lord for his loyal love,

and for the amazing things he has done for people! 2 

107:16 For he shattered the bronze gates,

and hacked through the iron bars. 3 

107:17 They acted like fools in their rebellious ways, 4 

and suffered because of their sins.

107:18 They lost their appetite for all food, 5 

and they drew near the gates of death.

107:19 They cried out to the Lord in their distress;

he delivered them from their troubles.

1 tn Heb “darkness and deep darkness.” See the note on the word “darkness” in v. 10.

2 tn Heb “and [for] his amazing deeds for the sons of man.” See v. 8.

3 sn The language of v. 16 recalls Isa 45:2.

4 tn Heb “fools [they were] because of the way of their rebellion.”

5 tn Heb “all food their appetite loathed.”



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