Psalm 107:8
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New International Version
Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind,

King James Bible
Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!

Darby Bible Translation
Let them give thanks unto Jehovah for his loving-kindness, and for his wondrous works to the children of men;

World English Bible
Let them praise Yahweh for his loving kindness, for his wonderful works to the children of men!

Young's Literal Translation
They confess to Jehovah His kindness, And His wonders to the sons of men.

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

O that men would praise the Lord - This is what is called the intercalary verse, or burden of each part of this responsive song: see the introduction. God should be praised because he is good. We naturally speak highly of those who are eminent. God is infinitely excellent, and should be celebrated for his perfections. But he does wonders for the children of men; and, therefore, men should praise the Lord. And he is the more to be praised, because these wonders, נפלאות niphlaoth, miracles of mercy and grace, are done for the undeserving. They are done לבני אדם libney adam, for the children of Adam, the corrupt descendants of a rebel father.

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o that men

Psalm 107:15,21,31 Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!...

Psalm 81:13-16 Oh that my people had listened to me, and Israel had walked in my ways!...

Deuteronomy 5:29 O that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with them...

Deuteronomy 32:29 O that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would consider their latter end!

Isaiah 48:18 O that you had listened to my commandments! then had your peace been as a river, and your righteousness as the waves of the sea:

praise

Psalm 34:3 O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together.

Psalm 92:1,2 IT IS A GOOD THING TO GIVE THANKS UNTO THE LORD, AND TO SING PRAISES UNTO THY NAME, O MOST HIGH...

Psalm 147:1 Praise you the LORD: for it is good to sing praises to our God; for it is pleasant; and praise is comely.

Isaiah 63:7 I will mention the loving kindnesses of the LORD, and the praises of the LORD, according to all that the LORD has bestowed on us...

his wonderful

Psalm 40:5 Many, O LORD my God, are your wonderful works which you have done, and your thoughts which are to us-ward...

Psalm 78:4 We will not hide them from their children, showing to the generation to come the praises of the LORD, and his strength...

Psalm 111:4 He has made his wonderful works to be remembered: the LORD is gracious and full of compassion.

Daniel 4:2,3 I thought it good to show the signs and wonders that the high God has worked toward me...

Daniel 6:27 He delivers and rescues, and he works signs and wonders in heaven and in earth, who has delivered Daniel from the power of the lions.

Library
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
Psalm 107:15
Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind,

Psalm 107:21
Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind.

Psalm 107:31
Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind.

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