Psalm 107:20
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English Standard Version
He sent out his word and healed them, and delivered them from their destruction.

King James Bible
He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.

American Standard Version
He sendeth his word, and healeth them, And delivereth them from their destructions.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He sent his word, and healed them: and delivered them from their destructions.

English Revised Version
He sendeth his word, and healeth them, and delivereth them from their destructions.

Webster's Bible Translation
He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Others suffered imprisonment and bonds; but through Him who had decreed this as punishment for them, they also again reached the light of freedom. Just as in the first strophe, here, too, as far as יודוּ in Psalm 107:15, is all a compound subject; and in view of this the poet begins with participles. "Darkness and the shadow of death" (vid., Psalm 23:4) is an Isaianic expression, Isaiah 9:1 (where ישׁבי is construed with ב), Psalm 42:7 (where ישׁבי is construed as here, cf. Genesis 4:20; Zechariah 2:11), just as "bound in torture and iron" takes its rise from Job 36:8. The old expositors call it a hendiadys for "torturing iron" (after Psalm 105:18); but it is more correct to take the one as the general term and the other as the particular: bound in all sorts of affliction from which they could not break away, and more particularly in iron bonds (בּרזל, like the Arabic firzil, an iron fetter, vid., on Psalm 105:18). In Psalm 107:11, which calls to mind Isaiah 5:19, and with respect to Psalm 107:12, Isaiah 3:8, the double play upon the sound of the words is unmistakeable. By עצה is meant the plan in accordance with which God governs, more particularly His final purpose, which lies at the basis of His leadings of Israel. Not only had they nullified this purpose of mercy by defiant resistance (המרה) against God's commandments (אמרי, Arabic awâmir, âmireh) on their part, but they had even blasphemed it; נאץ, Deuteronomy 32:19, and frequently, or נאץ (prop. to pierce, then to treat roughly), is an old Mosaic designation of blasphemy, Deuteronomy 31:20; Numbers 14:11, Numbers 14:23; Numbers 16:30. Therefore God thoroughly humbled them by afflictive labour, and caused them to stumble (כּשׁל). But when they were driven to it, and prayed importunately to Him, He helped them out of their straits. The refrain varies according to recognised custom. Twice the expression is ויצעקו, twice ויזעקו; once יצילם, then twice יושׁיעם, and last of all יוציאם, which follows here in Psalm 107:14 as an alliteration. The summary condensation of the deliverance experienced (Psalm 107:16) is moulded after Isaiah 45:2. The Exile, too, may be regarded as such like a large jail (vid., e.g., Isaiah 42:7, Isaiah 42:22); but the descriptions of the poet are not pictures, but examples.

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he sent

Psalm 147:15,19 He sends forth his commandment on earth: his word runs very swiftly...

2 Kings 20:4,5 And it came to pass, before Isaiah was gone out into the middle court, that the word of the LORD came to him, saying...

Matthew 8:8 The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that you should come under my roof: but speak the word only...

healed

Psalm 30:2,3 O LORD my God, I cried to you, and you have healed me...

Psalm 103:3,4 Who forgives all your iniquities; who heals all your diseases...

Psalm 147:3 He heals the broken in heart, and binds up their wounds.

Numbers 21:8,9 And the LORD said to Moses, Make you a fiery serpent, and set it on a pole: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten...

Job 33:23-26 If there be a messenger with him, an interpreter, one among a thousand, to show to man his uprightness...

delivered

Psalm 49:15 But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave: for he shall receive me. Selah.

Psalm 56:13 For you have delivered my soul from death: will not you deliver my feet from falling...

Job 33:28-30 He will deliver his soul from going into the pit, and his life shall see the light...

Cross References
Matthew 8:8
But the centurion replied, "Lord, I am not worthy to have you come under my roof, but only say the word, and my servant will be healed.

2 Kings 20:5
"Turn back, and say to Hezekiah the leader of my people, Thus says the LORD, the God of David your father: I have heard your prayer; I have seen your tears. Behold, I will heal you. On the third day you shall go up to the house of the LORD,

Job 33:28
He has redeemed my soul from going down into the pit, and my life shall look upon the light.'

Job 33:30
to bring back his soul from the pit, that he may be lighted with the light of life.

Psalm 30:2
O LORD my God, I cried to you for help, and you have healed me.

Psalm 30:3
O LORD, you have brought up my soul from Sheol; you restored me to life from among those who go down to the pit.

Psalm 49:15
But God will ransom my soul from the power of Sheol, for he will receive me. Selah

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