Psalm 107:26
New International Version
They mounted up to the heavens and went down to the depths; in their peril their courage melted away.

New Living Translation
Their ships were tossed to the heavens and plunged again to the depths; the sailors cringed in terror.

English Standard Version
They mounted up to heaven; they went down to the depths; their courage melted away in their evil plight;

Berean Study Bible
They mounted up to the heavens, then sunk to the depths; their courage melted in their anguish.

King James Bible
They mount up to the heaven, they go down again to the depths: their soul is melted because of trouble.

New King James Version
They mount up to the heavens, They go down again to the depths; Their soul melts because of trouble.

New American Standard Bible
They rose up to the heavens, they went down to the depths; Their soul melted away in their misery.

NASB 1995
They rose up to the heavens, they went down to the depths; Their soul melted away in their misery.

NASB 1977
They rose up to the heavens, they went down to the depths; Their soul melted away in their misery.

Amplified Bible
They went up toward the heavens [on the crest of the wave], they went down again to the depths [of the watery trough]; Their courage melted away in their misery.

Christian Standard Bible
Rising up to the sky, sinking down to the depths, their courage melting away in anguish,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Rising up to the sky, sinking down to the depths, their courage melting away in anguish,

American Standard Version
They mount up to the heavens, they go down again to the depths: Their soul melteth away because of trouble.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
They went up to the sky and went down to the abyss and their soul staggered within them.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
They go up to the heavens, and go down to the depths; their soul melts because of troubles.

Contemporary English Version
You were tossed to the sky and to the ocean depths, until things looked so bad that you lost your courage.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They mount up to the heavens, and they go down to the depths: their soul pined away with evils.

English Revised Version
They mount up to the heaven, they go down again to the depths: their soul melteth away because of trouble.

Good News Translation
The ships were lifted high in the air and plunged down into the depths. In such danger the sailors lost their courage;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The sailors aboard ship rose toward the sky. They plunged into the depths. Their courage melted in [the face of] disaster.

International Standard Version
The people ascended skyward and descended to the depths, their courage melting away in their peril.

JPS Tanakh 1917
They mounted up to the heaven, they went down to the deeps; Their soul melted away because of trouble;

Literal Standard Version
They go up [to] the heavens, they go down [to] the depths, Their soul is melted in evil.

NET Bible
They reached up to the sky, then dropped into the depths. The sailors' strength left them because the danger was so great.

New Heart English Bible
They mount up to the sky; they go down again to the depths. Their soul melts away because of trouble.

World English Bible
They mount up to the sky; they go down again to the depths. Their soul melts away because of trouble.

Young's Literal Translation
They go up to the heavens, they go down to the depths, Their soul in evil is melted.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Give Thanks to the LORD, for He is Good
25For He spoke and raised a tempest that lifted the waves of the sea. 26They mounted up to the heavens, then sunk to the depths; their courage melted in their anguish. 27They reeled and staggered like drunkards, and all their skill was useless.…

Cross References
Genesis 11:4
"Come," they said, "let us build for ourselves a city with a tower that reaches to the heavens, that we may make a name for ourselves and not be scattered over the face of all the earth."

Psalm 22:14
I am poured out like water, and all my bones are disjointed. My heart is like wax; it melts away within me.

Psalm 88:3
For my soul is full of troubles, and my life draws near to Sheol.

Psalm 119:28
My soul melts with sorrow; strengthen me according to Your word.


Treasury of Scripture

They mount up to the heaven, they go down again to the depths: their soul is melted because of trouble.

their soul

Psalm 22:14
I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels.

Psalm 119:28
My soul melteth for heaviness: strengthen thou me according unto thy word.

2 Samuel 17:10
And he also that is valiant, whose heart is as the heart of a lion, shall utterly melt: for all Israel knoweth that thy father is a mighty man, and they which be with him are valiant men.









(26) They mount up.--

"Tollimur in c?lum curvato gurgite, et idem

Subducta ad Manes imos desedimus unda."

VIRGIL: 'n. iii. 564.

Their soul is melted.--The recollection of seasickness is the best comment on this and the next verse.

Verse 26. - They mount up to the heaven, they go down again to the depths. Tossed on the foaming billows, now carried up until they seem almost to touch the sky (see Genesis 11:4), anon sinking into the trough of the sea, and as it were swallowed up in its depths. Their soul is melted because of trouble; or, "their soul melteth away in the trouble" (Cheyne).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
They mounted up
יַעֲל֣וּ (ya·‘ă·lū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 5927: To ascend, in, actively

to the heavens,
שָׁ֭מַיִם (ma·yim)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 8064: Heaven, sky

they sunk
יֵרְד֣וּ (yê·rə·ḏū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 3381: To come or go down, descend

to the depths;
תְהוֹמ֑וֹת (ṯə·hō·w·mō·wṯ)
Noun - common plural
Strong's 8415: An abyss, the deep

their courage
נַ֝פְשָׁ֗ם (nap̄·šām)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion

melted
תִתְמוֹגָֽג׃ (ṯiṯ·mō·w·ḡāḡ)
Verb - Hitpael - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 4127: To melt

in their anguish.
בְּרָעָ֥ה (bə·rā·‘āh)
Preposition-b | Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's 7451: Bad, evil


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