Psalm 107:4
New International Version
Some wandered in desert wastelands, finding no way to a city where they could settle.

New Living Translation
Some wandered in the wilderness, lost and homeless.

English Standard Version
Some wandered in desert wastes, finding no way to a city to dwell in;

Berean Study Bible
Some wandered in desert wastelands, finding no path to a city to dwell in.

New American Standard Bible
They wandered in the wilderness in a desert region; They did not find a way to an inhabited city.

King James Bible
They wandered in the wilderness in a solitary way; they found no city to dwell in.

Christian Standard Bible
Some wandered in the desolate wilderness, finding no way to a city where they could live.

Contemporary English Version
Some of you were lost in the scorching desert, far from a town.

Good News Translation
Some wandered in the trackless desert and could not find their way to a city to live in.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Some wandered in the desolate wilderness, finding no way to a city where they could live.

International Standard Version
They wandered in desolate wilderness; they found no road to a city where they could live.

NET Bible
They wandered through the wilderness on a desert road; they found no city in which to live.

New Heart English Bible
They wandered in the wilderness in a desert way. They found no city to live in.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they were lost in the wilderness of the deserts and they did not find the road of an inhabited city.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They wandered around the desert on a deserted road without finding an inhabited city.

JPS Tanakh 1917
They wandered in the wilderness in a desert way; They found no city of habitation.

New American Standard 1977
They wandered in the wilderness in a desert region; They did not find a way to an inhabited city.

Jubilee Bible 2000
They wandered lost in the wilderness, alone and out of the way; they found no city to dwell in.

King James 2000 Bible
They wandered in the wilderness in a solitary way; they found no city to dwell in.

American King James Version
They wandered in the wilderness in a solitary way; they found no city to dwell in.

American Standard Version
They wandered in the wilderness in a desert way; They found no city of habitation.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
They wandered in the wilderness in a dry land; they found no way to a city of habitation.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They wandered in a wilderness, in a place without water: they found not the way of a city for their habitation.

Darby Bible Translation
They wandered in the wilderness in a desert way, they found no city of habitation;

English Revised Version
They wandered in the wilderness in a desert way; they found no city of habitation.

Webster's Bible Translation
They wandered in the wilderness in a solitary way; they found no city to dwell in.

World English Bible
They wandered in the wilderness in a desert way. They found no city to live in.

Young's Literal Translation
They wandered in a wilderness, in a desert by the way, A city of habitation they have not found.
Study Bible
Give Thanks to the LORD, for He is Good
3and gathered from the lands, from east and west, from north and south. 4Some wandered in desert wastelands, finding no path to a city to dwell in. 5They were hungry and thirsty; their soul fainted within them.…
Cross References
Numbers 14:33
Your children will be shepherds in the wilderness for forty years, and they will suffer for your unfaithfulness until the last of your bodies lie scattered in the wilderness.

Numbers 32:13
The LORD's anger burned against Israel, and He made them wander in the wilderness forty years, until the whole generation who had done evil in His sight was gone.

Deuteronomy 2:7
Indeed, the LORD your God has blessed you in all the work of your hands. He has watched over your journey through this vast wilderness. The LORD your God has been with you these forty years, and you have lacked nothing.

Deuteronomy 32:10
He found him in a desolate land, in a barren, howling wilderness; He surrounded him, He instructed him, He guarded him as the apple of His eye.

Joshua 5:6
For the Israelites had wandered in the wilderness forty years, until all the nation's men of war who had come out of Egypt had died, since they did not obey the LORD. So the LORD vowed never to let them see the land He had sworn to their fathers to give us, a land flowing with milk and honey.

Joshua 14:10
Now behold, as the LORD promised, He has kept me alive these forty-five years since He spoke this word to Moses, while Israel wandered in the wilderness. So here I am today, eighty-five years old,

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.

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

Psalm 107:36
He causes the hungry to settle there, that they may establish a city to dwell.

Treasury of Scripture

They wandered in the wilderness in a solitary way; they found no city to dwell in.

wandered

Psalm 107:40
He poureth contempt upon princes, and causeth them to wander in the wilderness, where there is no way.

Genesis 21:14-16
And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and took bread, and a bottle of water, and gave it unto Hagar, putting it on her shoulder, and the child, and sent her away: and she departed, and wandered in the wilderness of Beersheba…

Numbers 14:33
And your children shall wander in the wilderness forty years, and bear your whoredoms, until your carcases be wasted in the wilderness.

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Lexicon
Some wandered
תָּע֣וּ (tā·‘ū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 8582: To vacillate, reel, stray

in desert
בַ֭מִּדְבָּר (ḇam·miḏ·bār)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4057: A pasture, a desert, speech

wastelands,
בִּישִׁימ֣וֹן (bî·šî·mō·wn)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3452: Waste, wilderness

finding
מָצָֽאוּ׃ (mā·ṣā·’ū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 4672: To come forth to, appear, exist, to attain, find, acquire, to occur, meet, be present

no
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

path
דָּ֑רֶךְ (dā·reḵ)
Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action

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

to dwell in.
מ֝וֹשָׁ֗ב (mō·wō·šāḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4186: A seat, assembly, dwelling place, dwelling, dwellers
(4-9) The wanderers.

(4) They.--It seems more natural to understand the subject of the verb wandered from the preceding clauses, than to supply a general subject, they; but this is by no means a certain interpretation. It depends on the view we take of the poem. (See Introduction.)

A solitary way.--Better, in a desert track. (Comp. Acts 8:26.) There is a grammatical difficulty, but this does not affect the general intention of the verse. Whether it represents an historical fact, or merely draws an imaginary picture, the reference to the dangers of Eastern travel is equally clear and distinct.

City to dwell in.--Literally, city of habitation, as rendered in Psalm 107:7.

"Boundless and bare

The lone and level sands stretch far away."--SHELLEY.

Verses 4-9. - The form is historical, but the intention is to describe a recurrent event. Men from time to time wander - lose their way - either literally, or in the wilderness of life, grow faint and weary, and are ready to perish. But if they cry to God, God gives them aid, succors them, saves them. Then let them praise and thank him. Verse 4. - They wandered in the wilderness in a solitary way; they found no city to dwell in. It is, perhaps, best to divide this verse as was done by the LXX., who attached דרך, "way," to the latter clause. So Cheyne, who translates, "They wandered in the wilderness, yea, in the desert; they found no road to a city of habitation." So also Rosenmüller. 107:1-9 In these verses there is reference to the deliverance from Egypt, and perhaps that from Babylon: but the circumstances of travellers in those countries are also noted. It is scarcely possible to conceive the horrors suffered by the hapless traveller, when crossing the trackless sands, exposed to the burning rays of the sum. The words describe their case whom the Lord has redeemed from the bondage of Satan; who pass through the world as a dangerous and dreary wilderness, often ready to faint through troubles, fears, and temptations. Those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, after God, and communion with him, shall be filled with the goodness of his house, both in grace and glory.
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