Let the Redeemed of the Lord Say So: What Does Psalm 107:2 Mean?


Psalm 107:2 reads, “Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy.” King James Version (KJV)

TranslationPsalm 107:2
ESVLet the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he has redeemed from trouble
NASBLet the redeemed of the LORD say so, Whom He has redeemed from the hand of the adversary
NIVLet the redeemed of the LORD tell their story— those he redeemed from the hand of the foe
NLTHas the LORD redeemed you? Then speak out! Tell others he has redeemed you from your enemies.

Let the Redeemed of the Lord Say So: Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary

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.

Psalm 107:2 | Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

Verse 2. – Let the redeemed of the Lord say so. “The redeemed of the Lord” in this place are those whom the Lord has just delivered out of exile and captivity (comp. Isaiah 44:22-24; Isaiah 51:11; Jeremiah 31:11; Zechariah 10:8, etc.).

The writer calls on them to give voice to the thanksgiving of ver. 1. Whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy; i.e. of Babylon.

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