Psalm 107:23
23Those who go down to the sea in ships,
         Who do business on great waters;

24They have seen the works of the LORD,
         And His wonders in the deep.

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.

28Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble,
         And He brought them out of their distresses.

29He caused the storm to be still,
         So that the waves of the sea were hushed.

30Then they were glad because they were quiet,
         So He guided them to their desired haven.

31Let them give thanks to the LORD for His lovingkindness,
         And for His wonders to the sons of men!

32Let them extol Him also in the congregation of the people,
         And praise Him at the seat of the elders.

33He changes rivers into a wilderness
         And springs of water into a thirsty ground;

34A fruitful land into a salt waste,
         Because of the wickedness of those who dwell in it.

35He changes a wilderness into a pool of water
         And a dry land into springs of water;

36And there He makes the hungry to dwell,
         So that they may establish an inhabited city,

37And sow fields and plant vineyards,
         And gather a fruitful harvest.

38Also He blesses them and they multiply greatly,
         And He does not let their cattle decrease.

39When they are diminished and bowed down
         Through oppression, misery and sorrow,

40He pours contempt upon princes
         And makes them wander in a pathless waste.

41But He sets the needy securely on high away from affliction,
         And makes his families like a flock.

42The upright see it and are glad;
         But all unrighteousness shuts its mouth.

43Who is wise? Let him give heed to these things,
         And consider the lovingkindnesses of the LORD.

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Parallel Verses
American Standard Version
They that go down to the sea in ships, That do business in great waters;

Douay-Rheims Bible
They that go down to the sea in ships, doing business in the great waters:

Darby Bible Translation
They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters,

English Revised Version
They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters;

Webster's Bible Translation
They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business on great waters;

World English Bible
Those who go down to the sea in ships, who do business in great waters;

Young's Literal Translation
Those going down to the sea in ships, Doing business in many waters,
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Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

Prayer and Science
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Charles Kingsley—Discipline and Other Sermons

God's Great Deliverance of his People. --Ps. Cvii.
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James Montgomery—Sacred Poems and Hymns

Thankfulness for Mercies Received, a Necessary Duty
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George Whitefield—Selected Sermons of George Whitefield

He Accuses Abaelard for Preferring his Own Opinions and Even Fancies to the Unanimous Consent of the Fathers, Especially Where He Declares that Christ did Not
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Saint Bernard of Clairvaux—Some Letters of Saint Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux

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They shall be filled. Matthew 5:6 I proceed now to the second part of the text. A promise annexed. They shall be filled'. A Christian fighting with sin is not like one that beats the air' (1 Corinthians 9:26), and his hungering after righteousness is not like one that sucks in only air, Blessed are they that hunger, for they shall be filled.' Those that hunger after righteousness shall be filled. God never bids us seek him in vain' (Isaiah 45:19). Here is an honeycomb dropping into the mouths of
Thomas Watson—The Beatitudes: An Exposition of Matthew 5:1-12

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Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

"But if the Spirit of Him that Raised up Jesus from the Dead Dwell in You, He that Raised up Christ from the Dead, Shall Also
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The Providence of God
Q-11: WHAT ARE GOD'S WORKS OF PROVIDENCE? A: God's works of providence are the acts of his most holy, wise, and powerful government of his creatures, and of their actions. Of the work of God's providence Christ says, My Father worketh hitherto and I work.' John 5:17. God has rested from the works of creation, he does not create any new species of things. He rested from all his works;' Gen 2:2; and therefore it must needs be meant of his works of providence: My Father worketh and I work.' His kingdom
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Martin Luther—First Principles of the Reformation

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