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Psalms 107:4-9


107:4 They wandered through the wilderness on a desert road;

they found no city in which to live.

107:5 They were hungry and thirsty;

they fainted from exhaustion. 1 

107:6 They cried out to the Lord in their distress;

he delivered them from their troubles.

107:7 He led them on a level road, 2 

that they might find a city in which to live.

107:8 Let them give thanks to the Lord for his loyal love,

and for the amazing things he has done for people! 3 

107:9 For he has satisfied those who thirst, 4 

and those who hunger he has filled with food. 5 

1 tn Heb “and their soul in them fainted.”

2 sn A level road. See Jer 31:9.

3 tn Heb “and [for] his amazing deeds for the sons of man.”

4 tn Heb “[the] longing throat.” The noun נֶפֶשׁ (nefesh), which frequently refers to one’s very being or soul, here probably refers to one’s parched “throat” (note the parallelism with נֶפֱשׁ רְעֵבָה, nefesh rÿevah, “hungry throat”).

5 tn Heb “and [the] hungry throat he has filled [with] good.”

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