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Psalms 78:29

Psalms 78:29

So they did eat, and were well filled
. Or "exceedingly filled" F13, or too much, as some versions render it; they eat to excess, not merely to satisfy nature, but to gratify their sensual appetite: gluttony is a sin; it is an abuse of the creatures; it hurts the body by filling it with gross humours, and bringing diseases on it; it is injurious to the mind; the heart may be overcharged by it; it disposes it to sin; it leads to impiety, to atheism, and disbelief of a future state, which often go along with it, and ends in destruction, which is the case of those whose god is their belly:

for he gave them their own desire;
or their lust F14, what they lusted after, flesh; and they had as much of it as they would, though this was given in judgment; and a sad thing it is when God gives men a fulness of this world's things, and leaves them to the abuse of them, or sends leanness into their souls, and gives them up to their own hearts' lusts.


FOOTNOTES:

F13 (dam webvyw) "et saturati sunt valde", Pagninus, Montanus
F14 (Mtwat) "concupiscentiam ipsorum", Cocceius.
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