The pastures are clothed with flocks
Of sheep, which are so thick, that there is scarce anything to be seen upon the pastures but them; which look as if they were clothed with them: these may intend the multitude of converts, signified by the flocks of Kedar, and rams of Nebaioth; which gathering about the church, and joining to her, she clothes herself with them as with an ornament, ( Isaiah 60:7 Isaiah 60:8 ) ( 49:18 ) it may be rendered the "rams clothe", or "cover, the flocks" F19; or the flocks are clothed, or covered, with the rams, as expressive of their copulation with them; and so the Targum,
``the rams ascend upon the flocks;''which sense is favoured by the Septuagint, Vulgate Latin, Ethiopic, and Arabic versions;
the valleys also are covered over with corn;
being made very fruitful with the rain, and bringing forth in great abundance; so humble souls are the most fruitful ones;
they shout for joy, they also sing;
that is, the pastures, hills, and valleys, being laden with all kind of fruit for the use of man and beast, for necessity and pleasure, which occasion joy to the inhabitants of the earth: this may be expressive of the joy that will be among men, when the interest of Christ will be in a more flourishing condition in the latter day; see ( Isaiah 49:13 ) ( 55:9-13 ) .
F19 (Myrk) (krioi) , Sept. "arietes", V. L.