Psalm 107:41
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New International Version
But he lifted the needy out of their affliction and increased their families like flocks.

King James Bible
Yet setteth he the poor on high from affliction, and maketh him families like a flock.

Darby Bible Translation
But he secureth the needy one on high from affliction, and maketh [him] families like flocks.

World English Bible
Yet he lifts the needy out of their affliction, and increases their families like a flock.

Young's Literal Translation
And setteth on high the needy from affliction, And placeth families as a flock.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Yet setteth he the poor on high - This probably refers to the case of the Israelites and their restoration from captivity. But these are incidents which frequently occur, and mark the superintendence of a benign Providence, and the hand of a just God; and are applicable to a multitude of cases.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Psalm 113:7,8 He raises up the poor out of the dust, and lifts the needy out of the dunghill...

Ruth 4:14-17 And the women said to Naomi, Blessed be the LORD, which has not left you this day without a kinsman...

1 Samuel 2:8 He raises up the poor out of the dust, and lifts up the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes...

Esther 8:15-17 And Mordecai went out from the presence of the king in royal apparel of blue and white, and with a great crown of gold...

Job 5:11 To set up on high those that be low; that those which mourn may be exalted to safety.

Job 8:7 Though your beginning was small, yet your latter end should greatly increase.

Job 11:15-19 For then shall you lift up your face without spot; yes, you shall be steadfast, and shall not fear...

Job 42:10-12 And the LORD turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before...

Jeremiah 52:31-34 And it came to pass in the seven and thirtieth year of the captivity of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month...

James 5:11 Behold, we count them happy which endure. You have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord...

from. or, after.

Psalm 78:52 But made his own people to go forth like sheep, and guided them in the wilderness like a flock.

Psalm 128:6 Yes, you shall see your children's children, and peace on Israel.

Genesis 23:5-7 And the children of Heth answered Abraham, saying to him...

Genesis 48:11 And Israel said to Joseph, I had not thought to see your face: and, see, God has showed me also your seed.

1 Samuel 2:21 And the LORD visited Hannah, so that she conceived, and bore three sons and two daughters. And the child Samuel grew before the LORD.

Job 21:11 They send forth their little ones like a flock, and their children dance.

Job 42:16 After this lived Job an hundred and forty years, and saw his sons, and his sons' sons, even four generations.

Proverbs 17:6 Children's children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers.

Isaiah 49:20-22 The children which you shall have, after you have lost the other, shall say again in your ears, The place is too strait for me...

March 12. "They Wandered in the Wilderness in a Solitary Way" (Ps. Cvii. 4).
"They wandered in the wilderness in a solitary way" (Ps. cvii. 4). All who fight the Lord's battles must be content to die to all the favorable opinions of men and all the flattery of human praise. You cannot make an exception in favor of the good opinions of the children of God. It is very easy for the insidious adversary to make this also all appeal to the flesh. It is all right when God sends us the approval of our fellow men, but we must never make it a motive in our life, but be content with
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

Thankfulness for Mercies Received, a Necessary Duty
Numberless marks does man bear in his soul, that he is fallen and estranged from God; but nothing gives a greater proof thereof, than that backwardness, which every one finds within himself, to the duty of praise and thanksgiving. When God placed the first man in paradise, his soul no doubt was so filled with a sense of the riches of the divine love, that he was continually employing that breath of life, which the Almighty had not long before breathed into him, in blessing and magnifying that all-bountiful,
George Whitefield—Selected Sermons of George Whitefield

Effects of Messiah's Appearance
The eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped: Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing. H ow beautiful and magnificent is the imagery, by which the Prophet, in this chapter, represents the effects of MESSIAH'S appearance! The scene, proposed to our view, is a barren and desolate wilderness. But when He, who in the beginning said, Let there be light, and there was light, condescends to visit this wilderness, the face of nature is
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 1

Concerning Christian Liberty
CHRISTIAN faith has appeared to many an easy thing; nay, not a few even reckon it among the social virtues, as it were; and this they do, because they have not made proof of it experimentally, and have never tasted of what efficacy it is. For it is not possible for any man to write well about it, or to understand well what is rightly written, who has not at some time tasted of its spirit, under the pressure of tribulation. While he who has tasted of it, even to a very small extent, can never write,
Martin Luther—First Principles of the Reformation

Cross References
1 Samuel 2:8
He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap; he seats them with princes and has them inherit a throne of honor. "For the foundations of the earth are the LORD's; on them he has set the world.

Job 21:11
They send forth their children as a flock; their little ones dance about.

Psalm 59:1
For the director of music. To the tune of "Do Not Destroy." Of David. A miktam. When Saul had sent men to watch David's house in order to kill him. Deliver me from my enemies, O God; be my fortress against those who are attacking me.

Psalm 78:52
But he brought his people out like a flock; he led them like sheep through the wilderness.

Psalm 113:7
He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap;

Psalm 113:8
he seats them with princes, with the princes of his people.

Psalm 113:9
He settles the childless woman in her home as a happy mother of children. Praise the LORD.

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