Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Verse 17 (Psalms 107:17)

Fools because of their transgression - This is the Third comparison; the captivity being compared to a person in a dangerous malady. Our Version does not express this clause well: Fools פשעם מדרך midderech pisham , because of the way of their transgressions, are afflicted. Most human maladies are the fruits of sin; misery and sin are married together in bonds that can never be broken.

- Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible