Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible, by John Wesley, [1754-65], at sacred-texts.com
psa 107:3Gathered - Into their own land.
psa 107:4No city - Or rather, no town inhabited, where they might refresh themselves.
psa 107:6The Lord - Heb. Unto Jehovah, to the true God. For the Heathens had, many of them, some knowledge of the true God.
psa 107:7Forth - Out of the wilderness.
psa 107:10Darkness - In dark prisons or dungeons.
psa 107:12Heart - The pride and obstinacy of their hearts. Fell - They fell into hopeless miseries.
psa 107:17Afflicted - With sickness.
psa 107:20Word - His command, or blessing.
psa 107:32Exalt him - In public assemblies, and before all persons, as they have opportunity. Elders - The magistrates or rulers; let them not be ashamed nor afraid to speak of God's wonderful works, before the greatest of men.
psa 107:33Rivers - Those grounds which are well watered, and therefore fruitful. And so the water - springs, here, and the standing water, Psa 107:35 are taken. Into - Into a dry ground, which is like a parched and barren wilderness.
psa 107:34For - He doth not inflict these judgments without cause, but for the punishment of sin in some, and the prevention of it in others.
psa 107:35Water - Into a well - watered and fruitful land.
psa 107:36Hungry - Poor people who could not provide for themselves.
psa 107:39They - These men, who when they are exalted by God, grow insolent and secure. Low - By God's just judgment.
psa 107:40Contempt - Renders them despicable. Wander - Banishes them from their own courts and kingdoms, and forces them to flee into desolate wildernesses for shelter.