Psalm 107:1
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New International Version
Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.

New Living Translation
Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever.

English Standard Version
Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!

New American Standard Bible
Oh give thanks to the LORD, for He is good, For His lovingkindness is everlasting.

King James Bible
O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; His faithful love endures forever.

International Standard Version
Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good! His gracious love exists forever.

NET Bible
Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, and his loyal love endures!

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Give thanks to Lord Jehovah, because he is good, and his grace is for eternity.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Give thanks to the LORD because he is good, because his mercy endures forever.

Jubilee Bible 2000
O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good; for his mercy endures for ever.

King James 2000 Bible
O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endures forever.

American King James Version
O give thanks to the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endures for ever.

American Standard Version
O give thanks unto Jehovah; For he is good; For his lovingkindness endureth for ever.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Give glory to the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

Darby Bible Translation
Give ye thanks unto Jehovah; for he is good; for his loving-kindness [endureth] for ever.

English Revised Version
BOOK V O GIVE thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

Webster's Bible Translation
O give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever.

World English Bible
Give thanks to Yahweh, for he is good, for his loving kindness endures forever.

Young's Literal Translation
Give ye thanks to Jehovah, For good, for to the age is His kindness:'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

107:1-9 In these verses there is reference to the deliverance from Egypt, and perhaps that from Babylon: but the circumstances of travellers in those countries are also noted. It is scarcely possible to conceive the horrors suffered by the hapless traveller, when crossing the trackless sands, exposed to the burning rays of the sum. The words describe their case whom the Lord has redeemed from the bondage of Satan; who pass through the world as a dangerous and dreary wilderness, often ready to faint through troubles, fears, and temptations. Those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, after God, and communion with him, shall be filled with the goodness of his house, both in grace and glory.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 1. - O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good (comp. Psalm 106:1; Psalm 118:1; Psalm 136:1). For his mercy endureth forever (see the comment on Psalm 106:1).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

O give thanks unto the Lord,.... As all men should do, at all times and for all things; the psalm begins as the former does, and gives the same reasons for thanksgiving.

For he is good; and does good, and is the author of all good.

For his mercy endureth for ever; and men in every age are partakers of it.

The Treasury of David

1 O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good; for his mercy endureth forever.

2 Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy;

3 And gathered them out of the lands, from the east, and from the west, from the north, and from the south.

Psalm 107:1

"O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good." It is all we can give him, and the least we can give; therefore let us diligently render to him our thanksgiving. The Psalmist is in earnest in the exhortation, hence the use of the interjection "O" to intensify his words: let us be at all times thoroughly fervent in the praises of the Lord, both with our lips and with our lives, by thanksgiving and thanksgiving. JEHOVAH, for that is the name here used, is not to be worshipped with groans and cries, but with thanks, for he is good; and these thanks should be heartily rendered, for his is no common goodness: he is good by nature, and essence, and proven to be good in all the acts of his eternity. Compared with him there is none good, no, not one: but he is essentially, perpetually, superlatively, infinitely good. We are the perpetual partakers of his goodness, and therefore ought above all his creatures to magnify his name. Our praise should be increased by the fact that the divine goodness is not a transient thing, but in the attribute of mercy abides for ever the same, "for his mercy endureth for ever." The word endureth has been properly supplied by the translators, but yet it somewhat restricts the sense, which will be better seen if we read it, "for his mercy for ever." That mercy had no beginning, and shall never know an end. Our sin required that goodness should display itself to us in the form of mercy, and it has done so, and will do so evermore; let us not be slack in praising the goodness which thus adapts itself to our fallen nature.

Psalm 107:2

"Let the redeemed of the Lord say so." Whatever others may think or say, the redeemed have overwhelming reasons for declaring the goodness of the Lord. Theirs is a peculiar redemption, and for it they ought to render peculiar praise. The Redeemer is so glorious, the ransom price so immense, and the redemption so complete, that they are under sevenfold obligations to give thanks unto the Lord, and to exhort others to do so. Let them not only feel so but say so; let them both sing and bid their fellows sing. "Whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy." Snatched by superior power away from fierce oppressions, they are bound above all men to adore the Lord, their Liberator. Theirs is a divine redemption, "he hath redeemed" them, and no one else has done it. His own unaided arm has wrought out their deliverance. Should not emancipated slaves be grateful to the hand which set them free? What gratitude can suffice for a deliverance from the power of sin, death, and hell? In heaven itself there is no sweeter hymn than that whose burden is, "Thou hast redeemed us unto God by thy blood."

Psalm 107:3

"And gathered them out of the lands, from the east, and from the west, from the north, and from the south." Gathering follows upon redeeming. The captives of old were restored to their own land from every quarter of the earth, and even from beyond the sea; for the word translated south is really the sea. No matter what divides, the Lord will gather his own into one body, and first on earth by "one Lord, one faith, and one baptism," and then in heaven by one common bliss they shall be known to be the one people of the One God. What a glorious Shepherd must he be who thus collects the blood-bought flock from the remotest regions, guides them through countless perils, and at last makes them to lie down in the green pastures of Paradise. Some have wandered one way and some another, they have all left Immanuel's land and strayed as far as they could, and great are the grace and power by which they are all collected into one flock by the Lord Jesus. With one heart and voice let the redeemed praise the Lord who gathers them into one.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

PSALM 107

Ps 107:1-43. Although the general theme of this Psalm may have been suggested by God's special favor to the Israelites in their restoration from captivity, it must be regarded as an instructive celebration of God's praise for His merciful providence to all men in their various emergencies. Of these several are given—captivity and bondage, wanderings by land and sea, and famine; some as evidences of God's displeasure, and all the deliverances as evidence of His goodness and mercy to them who humbly seek Him.

1, 2. This call for thankful praise is the burden or chorus (compare Ps 107:8, 15, &c.).

Psalm 107:1 Additional Commentaries
Context
His Loving Kindness Endures Forever
1Oh give thanks to the LORD, for He is good, For His lovingkindness is everlasting. 2Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, Whom He has redeemed from the hand of the adversary…
Cross References
1 Chronicles 16:34
Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.

2 Chronicles 5:13
The trumpeters and musicians joined in unison to give praise and thanks to the LORD. Accompanied by trumpets, cymbals and other instruments, the singers raised their voices in praise to the LORD and sang: "He is good; his love endures forever." Then the temple of the LORD was filled with the cloud,

2 Chronicles 7:3
When all the Israelites saw the fire coming down and the glory of the LORD above the temple, they knelt on the pavement with their faces to the ground, and they worshiped and gave thanks to the LORD, saying, "He is good; his love endures forever."

Ezra 3:11
With praise and thanksgiving they sang to the LORD: "He is good; his love toward Israel endures forever." And all the people gave a great shout of praise to the LORD, because the foundation of the house of the LORD was laid.

Psalm 100:5
For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.

Psalm 106:1
Praise the LORD. Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.

Psalm 107:43
Let the one who is wise heed these things and ponder the loving deeds of the LORD.

Psalm 118:1
Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.

Psalm 119:68
You are good, and what you do is good; teach me your decrees.

Psalm 136:1
Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good. His love endures forever.

Jeremiah 33:11
the sounds of joy and gladness, the voices of bride and bridegroom, and the voices of those who bring thank offerings to the house of the LORD, saying, "Give thanks to the LORD Almighty, for the LORD is good; his love endures forever." For I will restore the fortunes of the land as they were before,' says the LORD.
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Psalm 106:1 Praise you the LORD. O give thanks to the LORD; for he is good: for …

Psalm 118:1 O give thanks to the LORD; for he is good: because his mercy endures for ever.

Psalm 136:1 O give thanks to the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endures for ever.

1 Chronicles 16:34,41 O give thanks to the LORD; for he is good; for his mercy endures for ever…

2 Chronicles 5:13 It came even to pass, as the trumpeters and singers were as one, …

2 Chronicles 7:3,6 And when all the children of Israel saw how the fire came down, and …

2 Chronicles 20:21 And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed singers to …

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Psalm 119:68 You are good, and do good; teach me your statutes.

Matthew 19:17 And he said to him, Why call you me good? there is none good but …

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Psalm 103:17 But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting on them …

Luke 1:50 And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation.

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