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Psalms 107:30

    Psalms 107:30 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Then are they glad because they be quiet; so he bringeth them unto their desired haven.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Then are they glad because they be quiet; so he brings them to their desired haven.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Then are they glad because they are quiet; So he bringeth them unto their desired haven.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then they are glad, because the sea is quiet, and he takes them to the harbour of their desire.

    Webster's Revision

    Then are they glad because they are quiet; So he bringeth them unto their desired haven.

    World English Bible

    Then they are glad because it is calm, so he brings them to their desired haven.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Then are they glad because they be quiet: so he bringeth them unto the haven where they would be.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 107:30

    Then are they glad because they be quiet - The turbulence of the sea being hushed, and the waves still, they rejoice to see an end to the tempest; and thus, having fine weather, a smooth sea, and fair wind, they are speedily brought to the desired haven.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 107:30

    Then are they glad because they be quiet - Because the storm subsides, and they have the feeling of safety from danger.

    So he bringeth them - Rather, "And he guides them."

    Unto their desired haven - The word translated "haven" occurs nowhere else. By some it is rendered "shore," but the word "haven" or "port" seems best to express the sense of the passage: "the haven of their desire." No one can appreciate this fully who has not been long at sea, and who has not experienced the intense desire once more to see "land." Even then no one experiences it fully who has not some object there which he desires to see, or to accomplish. If his business is there, if it is his native land, if his father, mother, wife, or children are there, if it is the place of his father's sepulchre, and the place where he was born and reared, how intense becomes the desire to see that land once more. So God brings his people to rest in heaven - their haven, their home. After being tossed by the tempests of life, after encountering its storms and dangers, after the fear and agitation experienced, he stills the storms; the way becomes smooth and calm; the end of the voyage is serene; and death is like the ship smoothly gliding into port with its sails all set. The soul enters heaven - the desired haven - the port that was longed for; a safe haven, beyond all storms or tempests; an eternal home!