Ps 107:1
107:1 O give thanks unto {a} the LORD, for [he is] good: for his
      mercy [endureth] for ever.

      (a) This notable sentence was in the beginning used as the
          foot or tenor of the song, which was often repeated.

Ps 107:2
107:2 Let the {b} redeemed of the LORD say [so], whom he hath
      redeemed from the hand of the enemy;

      (b) As was true in the Jews, so there is not one of God's
          elect who does not feel his help in their necessity.

Ps 107:5
107:5 {c} Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them.

      (c) He shows that there is no affliction so grievous out
          of which God will not deliver us, and also exhorts
          them who are delivered to be mindful of so great a

Ps 107:11
107:11 Because they {d} rebelled against the words of God, and
       contemned the counsel of the most High:

       (d) Then the true way to obey God is to follow his
           express commandment: also by this all are exhorted to
           descend into themselves as none are punished but for
           their sins.

Ps 107:13
107:13 Then they {e} cried unto the LORD in their trouble, [and]
       he saved them out of their distresses.

       (e) He shows that the reason God punishes us extremely is
           because we can be brought to him by no other means.

Ps 107:16
107:16 For he hath broken the {f} gates of brass, and cut the
       bars of iron in sunder.

       (f) When there seems to man's judgment no recovery, but
           all things are brought to despair, then God chiefly
           shows his mighty power.

Ps 107:17
107:17 {g} Fools because of their transgression, and because of
       their iniquities, are afflicted.

       (g) They who have no fear of God, by his sharp rods are
           brought to call on him, and so find mercy.

Ps 107:20
107:20 {h} He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered
       [them] from their {i} destructions.

       (h) By healing them he declares his good will toward
       (i) Meaning their diseases, which had almost brought them
           to the grave and corruption.

Ps 107:22
107:22 And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of {k}
       thanksgiving, and declare his works with rejoicing.

       (k) Praise and confession of God's benefits are the true
           sacrifices of the godly.

Ps 107:23
107:23 They that go down to the {l} sea in ships, that do
       business in great waters;

       (l) He shows by the sea what care God has over man, for
           when he delivers them from the great danger of the
           sea, he delivers them as it were from a thousand

Ps 107:26
107:26 They mount up to the heaven, they go down again to the
       depths: their soul is {m} melted because of trouble.

       (m) Their fear and danger is so great.

Ps 107:27
107:27 They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and
       {n} are at their wits' end.

       (n) When their art and means fail them, they are
           compelled to confess that only God's providence
           preserves them.

Ps 107:30
107:30 Then are they glad because they be {o} quiet; so he
       bringeth them unto their desired haven.

       (o) Though before every drop seemed to fight one against
           the other, yet at his command they are as still as if
           they were frozen.

Ps 107:32
107:32 Let them exalt him also in the {p} congregation of the
       people, and praise him in the assembly of the elders.

       (p) This great benefit should not only be considered
           particularly, but magnified in all places and

Ps 107:35
107:35 He {q} turneth the wilderness into a standing water, and
       dry ground into watersprings.

       (q) For the love that he bears to his Church, he changes
           the order of nature for their convenience.

Ps 107:37
107:37 And sow the fields, and plant vineyards, which may yield
       fruits of {r} increase.

       (r) Continual increase and yearly.

Ps 107:39
107:39 {s} Again, they are minished and brought low through
       oppression, affliction, and sorrow.

       (s) As God by his providence exalts man, so he also
           humbles them by afflictions to know themselves.

Ps 107:40
107:40 He poureth {t} contempt upon princes, and causeth them to
       wander in the wilderness, [where there is] no way.

       (t) For their wickedness and tyranny he causes the people
           and subjects to contemn them.

Ps 107:42
107:42 The {u} righteous shall see [it], and rejoice: and all
       iniquity shall stop her mouth.

       (u) They whose faith is lightened by God's spirit, will
           rejoice to see God's judgments against the wicked and