Psalm 107:36
New International Version
there he brought the hungry to live, and they founded a city where they could settle.

New Living Translation
He brings the hungry to settle there and to build their cities.

English Standard Version
And there he lets the hungry dwell, and they establish a city to live in;

Berean Study Bible
He causes the hungry to settle there, that they may establish a city to dwell.

New American Standard Bible
And there He makes the hungry to dwell, So that they may establish an inhabited city,

King James Bible
And there he maketh the hungry to dwell, that they may prepare a city for habitation;

Christian Standard Bible
He causes the hungry to settle there, and they establish a city where they can live.

Contemporary English Version
If you are hungry, you can settle there and build a town.

Good News Translation
He let hungry people settle there, and they built a city to live in.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He causes the hungry to settle there, and they establish a city where they can live.

International Standard Version
There he settled the hungry, where they built a city to live in.

NET Bible
He allowed the hungry to settle there, and they established a city in which to live.

New Heart English Bible
There he makes the hungry live, that they may prepare a city to live in,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He makes the hungry to dwell there and they have built cities and have dwelt in them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
There he settles those who are hungry, and they build cities to live in.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And there He maketh the hungry to dwell, And they establish a city of habitation;

New American Standard 1977
And there He makes the hungry to dwell, So that they may establish an inhabited city,

Jubilee Bible 2000
And there he makes the hungry to dwell, that they may prepare a city for habitation

King James 2000 Bible
And there he makes the hungry to dwell, that they may prepare a city for habitation;

American King James Version
And there he makes the hungry to dwell, that they may prepare a city for habitation;

American Standard Version
And there he maketh the hungry to dwell, That they may prepare a city of habitation,

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And there he causes the hungry to dwell, and they establish for themselves cities of habitation.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And hath placed there the hungry; and they made a city for their habitation.

Darby Bible Translation
And there he maketh the hungry to dwell, and they establish a city of habitation;

English Revised Version
And there he maketh the hungry to dwell, that they may prepare a city of habitation;

Webster's Bible Translation
And there he maketh the hungry to dwell, that they may prepare a city for habitation;

World English Bible
There he makes the hungry live, that they may prepare a city to live in,

Young's Literal Translation
And He causeth the hungry to dwell there, And they prepare a city of habitation.
Study Bible
Give Thanks to the LORD, for He is Good
35He turns a desert into pools of water, and a dry land into flowing springs. 36He causes the hungry to settle there, that they may establish a city to dwell. 37They sow fields and plant vineyards that yield a fruitful harvest.…
Cross References
Psalm 107:4
Some wandered in desert wastelands, finding no path to a city to dwell in.

Psalm 107:7
He led them on a straight path to reach a city where they could live.

Treasury of Scripture

And there he makes the hungry to dwell, that they may prepare a city for habitation;

there he

Psalm 146:7
Which executeth judgment for the oppressed: which giveth food to the hungry. The LORD looseth the prisoners:

Luke 1:52
He hath put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree.

a city

Psalm 107:7
And he led them forth by the right way, that they might go to a city of habitation.

Acts 17:26
And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;







Lexicon
He causes the hungry
רְעֵבִ֑ים (rə·‘ê·ḇîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7457: Hungry

to settle
וַיּ֣וֹשֶׁב (way·yō·wō·šeḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry

there,
שָׁ֣ם (šām)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 8033: There, then, thither

that they may establish
וַ֝יְכוֹנְנ֗וּ (way·ḵō·wn·nū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3559: To be erect

a city
עִ֣יר (‘îr)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 5892: Excitement

to dwell.
מוֹשָֽׁב׃ (mō·wō·šāḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4186: A seat, assembly, dwelling place, dwelling, dwellers
Verse 36. - And there he maketh the hungry to dwell. God gives the laud, which he has thus blessed, to some previously famishing people; as he did Canaan to Israel after they had had but scant fare in the wilderness. That they may prepare a city for habitation; literally, and they prepare. It is naturally their first thought to prepare themselves a settled dwelling-place (comp. Genesis 4:17; Genesis 11:4; Genesis 25:16, etc.). 107:33-43 What surprising changes are often made in the affairs of men! Let the present desolate state of Judea, and of other countries, explain this. If we look abroad in the world, we see many greatly increase, whose beginning was small. We see many who have thus suddenly risen, as suddenly brought to nothing. Worldly wealth is uncertain; often those who are filled with it, ere they are aware, lose it again. God has many ways of making men poor. The righteous shall rejoice. It shall fully convince all those who deny the Divine Providence. When sinners see how justly God takes away the gifts they have abused, they will not have a word to say. It is of great use to us to be fully assured of God's goodness, and duly affected with it. It is our wisdom to mind our duty, and to refer our comfort to him. A truly wise person will treasure in his heart this delightful psalm. From it, he will fully understand the weakness and wretchedness of man, and the power and loving-kindness of God, not for our merit, but for his mercy's sake.
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