Psalms 105:41

41 He opened a rock, and water gushed out; it flowed like a stream in the desert.[a]

Psalms 105:41 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 105:41

He opened the rock, and the waters gushed out
That is, God opened the rock, who before is said to spread the cloud, and bring the quails, for it was a miraculous affair; or Moses, by divine orders, which was done by smiting it, when waters flowed out in great abundance, sufficient to give drink to men and beasts, and which continued, ( Exodus 17:6 ) ( Numbers 20:11 ) . This was typical of Christ the Rock, ( 1 Corinthians 10:4 ) , and of the opening of his side, from whence flowed blood and water, ( John 19:34 ) and of his being smitten with the rod of justice, and by the law of Moses, from whom flow abundance of grace, and the blessings of it, freely to all his people; (See Gill on Psalms 78:15). (See Gill on Psalms 78:16).

They ran in the dry places like a river;
and did not sink and soak into them, but continued their flow, and followed the Israelites, wherever they went; see ( 1 Corinthians 10:4 ) .

Psalms 105:41 In-Context

39 He spread a cloud as a covering and [gave] a fire to light up the night.
40 They asked, and He brought quail and satisfied them with bread from heaven.
41 He opened a rock, and water gushed out; it flowed like a stream in the desert.
42 For He remembered His holy promise to Abraham His servant.
43 He brought His people out with rejoicing, His chosen ones with shouts of joy.

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