12 So he subjected them to bitter labor; they stumbled, and there was no one to help.

Other Translations of Psalm 107:12

King James Version

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

English Standard Version

12 So he bowed their hearts down with hard labor; they fell down, with none to help.

The Message

12 A hard sentence, and your hearts so heavy, and not a soul in sight to help.

New King James Version

12 Therefore He brought down their heart with labor; They fell down, and there was none to help.

New Living Translation

12 That is why he broke them with hard labor; they fell, and no one was there to help them.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 107:12

Commentary on Psalm 107:10-16

(Read Psalm 107:10-16)

This description of prisoners and captives intimates that they are desolate and sorrowful. In the eastern prisons the captives were and are treated with much severity. Afflicting providences must be improved as humbling providences; and we lose the benefit, if our hearts are unhumbled and unbroken under them. This is a shadow of the sinner's deliverance from a far worse confinement. The awakened sinner discovers his guilt and misery. Having struggled in vain for deliverance, he finds there is no help for him but in the mercy and grace of God. His sin is forgiven by a merciful God, and his pardon is accompanied by deliverance from the power of sin and Satan, and by the sanctifying and comforting influences of God the Holy Spirit.