Psalm 107:23
New International Version
Some went out on the sea in ships; they were merchants on the mighty waters.

New Living Translation
Some went off to sea in ships, plying the trade routes of the world.

English Standard Version
Some went down to the sea in ships, doing business on the great waters;

Berean Study Bible
Others went out to sea in ships, conducting trade on the mighty waters.

New American Standard Bible
Those who go down to the sea in ships, Who do business on great waters;

King James Bible
They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters;

Christian Standard Bible
Others went to sea in ships, conducting trade on the vast water.

Contemporary English Version
Some of you made a living by sailing the mighty sea,

Good News Translation
Some sailed over the ocean in ships, earning their living on the seas.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Others went to sea in ships, conducting trade on the vast waters.

International Standard Version
Those who go down to the sea in ships, who work in the great waters,

NET Bible
Some traveled on the sea in ships, and carried cargo over the vast waters.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Those who go down to the sea in ships and do work in the great waters

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Those who sail on the sea in ships, who do business on the high seas,

JPS Tanakh 1917
They that go down to the sea in ships, That do business in great waters--

New American Standard 1977
Those who go down to the sea in ships, Who do business on great waters;

Jubilee Bible 2000
Those that go down to the sea in ships that do work in many waters,

King James 2000 Bible
They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business on great waters;

American King James Version
They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters;

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

Brenton Septuagint Translation
They that go down to the sea in ships, doing business in many 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,
Study Bible
Give Thanks to the LORD, for He is Good
22Let them offer sacrifices of thanksgiving and declare His works with rejoicing. 23Others went out to sea in ships, conducting trade on the mighty waters. 24They saw the works of the LORD, and His wonders in the deep.…
Cross References
Psalm 29:3
The voice of the LORD is over the waters; the God of glory thunders; the LORD is heard over many waters.

Psalm 65:5
With awesome deeds of righteousness You answer us, O God of our salvation, the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas.

Psalm 104:26
There the ships pass, and Leviathan, which You formed to frolic there.

Psalm 107:24
They saw the works of the LORD, and His wonders in the deep.

Isaiah 42:10
Sing to the LORD a new song, His praise from the ends of the earth, you who go down to the sea, and all that is in it, you islands, and all who dwell there.

Jonah 1:3
Jonah, however, got up and fled to Tarshish, away from the presence of the LORD. He went down to Joppa and found a ship bound for Tarshish. So he paid the fare and went aboard to sail for Tarshish, away from the presence of the LORD.

Jonah 1:4
Then the LORD hurled a violent wind upon the sea, and such a violent storm arose that the ship was in danger of breaking apart.

Treasury of Scripture

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

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Psalm 48:7
Thou breakest the ships of Tarshish with an east wind.

Ezekiel 27:26
Thy rowers have brought thee into great waters: the east wind hath broken thee in the midst of the seas.

Acts 27:9
Now when much time was spent, and when sailing was now dangerous, because the fast was now already past, Paul admonished them,







Lexicon
Others went
יוֹרְדֵ֣י (yō·wr·ḏê)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 3381: To come or go down, descend

out to sea
הַ֭יָּם (hay·yām)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3220: A sea, the Mediterranean Sea, large river, an artifical basin

in ships,
בָּאֳנִיּ֑וֹת (bā·’o·nî·yō·wṯ)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 591: A ship

conducting
עֹשֵׂ֥י (‘ō·śê)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

trade
מְ֝לָאכָ֗ה (mə·lā·ḵāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4399: Deputyship, ministry, employment, work, property

on the mighty
רַבִּֽים׃ (rab·bîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7227: Much, many, great

waters.
בְּמַ֣יִם (bə·ma·yim)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4325: Water, juice, urine, semen
(23-32) Storm-tossed mariners.

(23) They that go down to the sea.--An expression so exactly opposite to the ancient equivalent for embarking that we feel we have the very Hebrew feeling. From the high lands of Judaea it was a literal descent to the shores of the Mediterranean. So Jonah went down to Joppa (Jonah 1:3). (Comp. Isaiah 42:10.)

Do business.--Probably with allusion to commercial enterprise.

Verses 23-32. - Finally, there are cases among those whose business requires them to traverse the sea, where the danger is great, and death seems imminent. Let such persons cast themselves upon God, and "cry to him in their trouble," and they too will be heard and delivered. Must it not be their duty also to give thanks? Verse 23. - They that go down to the sea in ships. That many of the Israelites engaged in maritime pursuits appears from 1 Kings 9:26-28; 1 Kings 10:22; 1 Kings 22:48; 2 Chronicles 20:36; as also from Judges 5:17; Psalm 48:7; Proverbs 23:34; Proverbs 30:19; and from many passages of the Apocrypha. Joppa was at all times an Israelite port, from which trade was carried on by the residents (2 Chronicles 2:16; Ezra 3:7; Jonah 1:3). That do business in great waters; i.e. the sea of Galilee and Lake Merom. 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.
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