Psalm 107:34
New International Version
and fruitful land into a salt waste, because of the wickedness of those who lived there.

New Living Translation
He turns the fruitful land into salty wastelands, because of the wickedness of those who live there.

English Standard Version
a fruitful land into a salty waste, because of the evil of its inhabitants.

Berean Study Bible
and fruitful land into fields of salt, because of the wickedness of its dwellers.

King James Bible
A fruitful land into barrenness, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein.

New King James Version
A fruitful land into barrenness, For the wickedness of those who dwell in it.

New American Standard Bible
And a fruitful land into a salt waste, Because of the wickedness of those who dwell in it.

NASB 1995
A fruitful land into a salt waste, Because of the wickedness of those who dwell in it.

NASB 1977
A fruitful land into a salt waste, Because of the wickedness of those who dwell in it.

Amplified Bible
A productive land into a [barren] salt waste, Because of the wickedness of those who dwell in it.

Christian Standard Bible
and fruitful land into salty wasteland, because of the wickedness of its inhabitants.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and fruitful land into salty wasteland, because of the wickedness of its inhabitants.

American Standard Version
A fruitful land into a salt desert, For the wickedness of them that dwell therein.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The land has given its fruit to a salt pit by the works of the evil ones who inhabit it.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
a fruitful land into saltness, for the wickedness of them that dwell in it.

Contemporary English Version
flowing streams into scorched land, and fruitful fields into beds of salt.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A fruitful land into barrenness, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein.

English Revised Version
A fruitful land into a salt desert, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein.

Good News Translation
He made rich soil become a salty wasteland because of the wickedness of those who lived there.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
and fertile ground into a layer of salt because of the wickedness of the people living there.

International Standard Version
and a fruitful land into a salty waste, due to the wickedness of its inhabitants.

JPS Tanakh 1917
A fruitful land into a salt waste, For the wickedness of them that dwell therein.

Literal Standard Version
A fruitful land becomes a barren place, For the wickedness of its inhabitants.

NET Bible
and a fruitful land into a barren place, because of the sin of its inhabitants.

New Heart English Bible
and a fruitful land into a salt waste, for the wickedness of those who dwell in it.

World English Bible
and a fruitful land into a salt waste, for the wickedness of those who dwell in it.

Young's Literal Translation
A fruitful land becometh a barren place, For the wickedness of its inhabitants.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Give Thanks to the LORD, for He is Good
33He turns rivers into deserts, springs of water into thirsty ground, 34and fruitful land into fields of salt, because of the wickedness of its dwellers. 35He turns a desert into pools of water and a dry land into flowing springs.…

Cross References
Genesis 13:10
And Lot looked out and saw that the whole plain of the Jordan, all the way to Zoar, was well watered like the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt. (This was before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah.)

Genesis 14:3
The latter five came as allies to the Valley of Siddim (that is, the Salt Sea).

Genesis 19:24
Then the LORD rained down sulfur and fire on Sodom and Gomorrah--from the LORD out of the heavens.

Genesis 19:25
Thus He destroyed these cities and the entire plain, including all the inhabitants of the cities and everything that grew on the ground.

Deuteronomy 29:23
All its soil will be a burning waste of sulfur and salt, unsown and unproductive, with no plant growing on it, just like the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboiim, which the LORD overthrew in His fierce anger.

Job 39:6
I made the wilderness his home and the salt flats his dwelling.

Psalm 68:6
God settles the lonely in families; He leads the prisoners out to prosperity, but the rebellious dwell in a sun-scorched land.


Treasury of Scripture

A fruitful land into barrenness, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein.

a fruitful

Genesis 13:10,13
And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered every where, before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar…

Genesis 19:25
And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.

Deuteronomy 29:23-28
And that the whole land thereof is brimstone, and salt, and burning, that it is not sown, nor beareth, nor any grass groweth therein, like the overthrow of Sodom, and Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboim, which the LORD overthrew in his anger, and in his wrath: …

barrenness.

Genesis 14:3
All these were joined together in the vale of Siddim, which is the salt sea.

Ezekiel 47:11
But the miry places thereof and the marishes thereof shall not be healed; they shall be given to salt.









(34) Barrenness.--Better, a salt marsh, as in LXX. and Vulg. (See Job 39:6.)

Verse 34. - A fruitful land into barrenness; literally, into saltness. The judgment upon Sodom and Gomorrah is probably in the writer's mind. For the wickedness of them that dwell therein. God does not capriciously withdraw his blessings from a land. If he turns a fruitful land into a barren one, we may be sure that the inhabitants have provoked him by their sins.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
fruitful
פְּ֭רִי (pə·rî)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6529: Fruit

land
אֶ֣רֶץ (’e·reṣ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 776: Earth, land

into fields of salt,
לִמְלֵחָ֑ה (lim·lê·ḥāh)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 4420: Saltiness, barrenness

because of the wickedness
מֵ֝רָעַ֗ת (mê·rā·‘aṯ)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 7451: Bad, evil

of its dwellers.
יֹ֣שְׁבֵי (yō·šə·ḇê)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct
Strong's 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry


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