Psalm 107:26
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New International Version
They mounted up to the heavens and went down to the depths; in their peril their courage melted away.

New Living Translation
Their ships were tossed to the heavens and plunged again to the depths; the sailors cringed in terror.

English Standard Version
They mounted up to heaven; they went down to the depths; their courage melted away in their evil plight;

New American Standard Bible
They rose up to the heavens, they went down to the depths; Their soul melted away in their misery.

King James Bible
They mount up to the heaven, they go down again to the depths: their soul is melted because of trouble.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Rising up to the sky, sinking down to the depths, their courage melting away in anguish,

International Standard Version
The people ascended skyward and descended to the depths, their courage melting away in their peril.

NET Bible
They reached up to the sky, then dropped into the depths. The sailors' strength left them because the danger was so great.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
They went up to the sky and went down to the abyss and their soul staggered within them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The sailors aboard ship rose toward the sky. They plunged into the depths. Their courage melted in [the face of] disaster.

JPS Tanakh 1917
They mounted up to the heaven, they went down to the deeps; Their soul melted away because of trouble;

New American Standard 1977
They rose up to the heavens, they went down to the depths;
            Their soul melted away in their misery.

Jubilee Bible 2000
They mount up to the heavens; they go down again to the depths; their soul is melted because of trouble.

King James 2000 Bible
They mount up to the heaven, they go down again to the depths: their soul is melted because of trouble.

American King James Version
They mount up to the heaven, they go down again to the depths: their soul is melted because of trouble.

American Standard Version
They mount up to the heavens, they go down again to the depths: Their soul melteth away because of trouble.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They mount up to the heavens, and they go down to the depths: their soul pined away with evils.

Darby Bible Translation
They mount up to the heavens, they go down to the depths; their soul is melted because of trouble;

English Revised Version
They mount up to the heaven, they go down again to the depths: their soul melteth away because of trouble.

Webster's Bible Translation
They mount up to the heaven, they go down again to the depths: their soul is melted because of trouble.

World English Bible
They mount up to the sky; they go down again to the depths. Their soul melts away because of trouble.

Young's Literal Translation
They go up to the heavens, they go down to the depths, Their soul in evil is melted.
Study Bible
His Loving Kindness Endures Forever
25For He spoke and raised up a stormy wind, Which lifted up the waves of the sea. 26They rose up to the heavens, they went down to the depths; Their soul melted away in their misery. 27They reeled and staggered like a drunken man, And were at their wits' end.…
Word Study

They mount up
`alah  (aw-law')
to ascend, intransitively (be high) or actively (mount); used in a great variety of senses, primary and secondary, literal and figurative (as follow)

to the heaven
shamayim  (shaw-mah'-yim)
air, astrologer, heaven(-s).

they go down
yarad  (yaw-rad')
to descend; causatively, to bring down (in all the above applications)

again to the depths
thowm  (teh-home')
an abyss (as a surging mass of water), especially the deep (the main sea or the subterranean water-supply) -- deep (place), depth.

their soul
nephesh  (neh'-fesh)
a breathing creature, i.e. animal of (abstractly) vitality; used very widely in a literal, accommodated or figurative sense (bodily or mental)

is melted
muwg  (moog)
to melt, i.e. literally (to soften, flow down, disappear), or figuratively (to fear, faint) -- consume, dissolve, (be) faint(-hearted), melt (away), make soft.

because of trouble
ra`  (rah)
bad or (as noun) evil (natural or moral)one), worse(-st), wretchedness, wrong. (Incl. feminine raaah; as adjective or noun.).

Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
107:23-32 Let those who go to sea, consider and adore the Lord. Mariners have their business upon the tempestuous ocean, and there witness deliverances of which others cannot form an idea. How seasonable it is at such a time to pray! This may remind us of the terrors and distress of conscience many experience, and of those deep scenes of trouble which many pass through, in their Christian course. Yet, in answer to their cries, the Lord turns their storm into a calm, and causes their trials to end in gladness.
Cross References
Genesis 11:4
They said, "Come, let us build for ourselves a city, and a tower whose top will reach into heaven, and let us make for ourselves a name, otherwise we will be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth."

Psalm 22:14
I am poured out like water, And all my bones are out of joint; My heart is like wax; It is melted within me.

Psalm 88:3
For my soul has had enough troubles, And my life has drawn near to Sheol.

Psalm 119:28
My soul weeps because of grief; Strengthen me according to Your word.
Treasury of Scripture

They mount up to the heaven, they go down again to the depths: their soul is melted because of trouble.

their soul

Psalm 22:14 I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my …

Psalm 119:28 My soul melts for heaviness: strengthen you me according to your word.

2 Samuel 17:10 And he also that is valiant, whose heart is as the heart of a lion, …

Isaiah 13:7 Therefore shall all hands be faint, and every man's heart shall melt:

Nahum 2:10 She is empty, and void, and waste: and the heart melts, and the knees …

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