Who was the psalmist referring to in these verses? (Psalm 107:23–32)

Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!


Psalms 107:31

ESV - 31 Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of man!

Clarify Share Report Asked November 04 2019 My picture Jack Gutknecht

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
In my opinion, in the passage cited in the question, the psalmist was using God's care of those who make their living in boats (such as merchants or fishermen) -- including preserving them by His calming of the fierce storms that He Himself may cause to occur at sea -- as a specific example of the psalmist's overall theme of the reasons for which God deserves praise and thanksgiving from humans.

November 04 2019 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

My picture Jack Gutknecht ABC/DTS graduate, guitar music ministry Baptist church
These are "the redeemed of the Lord", that is these are the redeemed by the Lord. (see Ps 107:2). They were to give thanks to the Lord, praising Him for His love (Ps 107:31-32). Why were they to do this? (Ps 107:23-30). David writes of God's grace in spite of Israel's sin (Ps 107:23-30). I.e. God saves them from imprisonment, death, and trouble (Ps 107:2, 18-20, 23-30).--When they cry for help, He answers them.

October 30 2020 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

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