Psalm 107:12
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New International Version
So he subjected them to bitter labor; they stumbled, and there was no one to help.

King James Bible
Therefore he brought down their heart with labour; they fell down, and there was none to help.

Darby Bible Translation
And he bowed down their heart with labour; they stumbled, and there was none to help:

World English Bible
Therefore he brought down their heart with labor. They fell down, and there was none to help.

Young's Literal Translation
And He humbleth with labour their heart, They have been feeble, and there is no helper.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

He brought down their heart with labor - He delivered them into the hands of their enemies. and, as they would not be under subjection to God, he delivered them into slavery to wicked men: "So they fell down, and there was none to help;" God had forsaken them because they had forsaken him.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

he brought

Exodus 2:23 And it came to pass in process of time, that the king of Egypt died: and the children of Israel sighed by reason of the bondage...

Exodus 5:18,19 Go therefore now, and work; for there shall no straw be given you, yet shall you deliver the tale of bricks...

Judges 10:16-18 And they put away the strange gods from among them, and served the LORD: and his soul was grieved for the misery of Israel...

Judges 16:21,30 But the Philistines took him, and put out his eyes, and brought him down to Gaza, and bound him with fetters of brass...

Nehemiah 9:37 And it yields much increase to the kings whom you have set over us because of our sins: also they have dominion over our bodies...

Isaiah 51:19,20,23 These two things are come to you; who shall be sorry for you? desolation, and destruction, and the famine, and the sword...

Isaiah 52:5 Now therefore, what have I here, said the LORD, that my people is taken away for nothing? they that rule over them make them to howl...

Lamentations 5:5,6 Our necks are under persecution: we labor, and have no rest...

Luke 15:14-17 And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want...

and there

Psalm 18:40,41 You have also given me the necks of my enemies; that I might destroy them that hate me...

Psalm 22:11 Be not far from me; for trouble is near; for there is none to help.

Psalm 142:4 I looked on my right hand, and beheld, but there was no man that would know me: refuge failed me; no man cared for my soul.

2 Kings 6:26,27,33 And as the king of Israel was passing by on the wall, there cried a woman to him, saying, Help, my lord, O king...

Job 9:13 If God will not withdraw his anger, the proud helpers do stoop under him.

Isaiah 63:5 And I looked, and there was none to help; and I wondered that there was none to uphold: therefore my own arm brought salvation to me...

Library
March 12. "They Wandered in the Wilderness in a Solitary Way" (Ps. Cvii. 4).
"They wandered in the wilderness in a solitary way" (Ps. cvii. 4). All who fight the Lord's battles must be content to die to all the favorable opinions of men and all the flattery of human praise. You cannot make an exception in favor of the good opinions of the children of God. It is very easy for the insidious adversary to make this also all appeal to the flesh. It is all right when God sends us the approval of our fellow men, but we must never make it a motive in our life, but be content with
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

Thankfulness for Mercies Received, a Necessary Duty
Numberless marks does man bear in his soul, that he is fallen and estranged from God; but nothing gives a greater proof thereof, than that backwardness, which every one finds within himself, to the duty of praise and thanksgiving. When God placed the first man in paradise, his soul no doubt was so filled with a sense of the riches of the divine love, that he was continually employing that breath of life, which the Almighty had not long before breathed into him, in blessing and magnifying that all-bountiful,
George Whitefield—Selected Sermons of George Whitefield

Effects of Messiah's Appearance
The eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped: Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing. H ow beautiful and magnificent is the imagery, by which the Prophet, in this chapter, represents the effects of MESSIAH'S appearance! The scene, proposed to our view, is a barren and desolate wilderness. But when He, who in the beginning said, Let there be light, and there was light, condescends to visit this wilderness, the face of nature is
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 1

Concerning Christian Liberty
CHRISTIAN faith has appeared to many an easy thing; nay, not a few even reckon it among the social virtues, as it were; and this they do, because they have not made proof of it experimentally, and have never tasted of what efficacy it is. For it is not possible for any man to write well about it, or to understand well what is rightly written, who has not at some time tasted of its spirit, under the pressure of tribulation. While he who has tasted of it, even to a very small extent, can never write,
Martin Luther—First Principles of the Reformation

Cross References
Psalm 22:11
Do not be far from me, for trouble is near and there is no one to help.

Psalm 72:12
For he will deliver the needy who cry out, the afflicted who have no one to help.

Psalm 99:8
LORD our God, you answered them; you were to Israel a forgiving God, though you punished their misdeeds.

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