Psalms 105:44

44 He gave them the lands of the nations, and they inherited what other peoples had worked for.

Psalms 105:44 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 105:44

And gave them the lands of the Heathen
The countries of the seven nations that dwelt in Canaan; the Lord did it, who had a right to do it, being the possessor of heaven and earth; and who was provoked unto it by the sins of these Heathens, as well as promised it to his people the Israelites.

And they inherited the labour of the people;
dwelled in the houses they had built, which they found full of all good things; enjoyed the vineyards and olive trees they had planted, and possessed the wells which they had dug, ( Deuteronomy 6:10 Deuteronomy 6:11 ) . In like manner the heavenly Canaan is enjoyed by the saints without any labour of theirs; this inheritance is not of the law, nor of the works of it, it is the gift of God, ( Romans 4:14 ) ( 6:23 ) .

Psalms 105:44 In-Context

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.
44 He gave them the lands of the nations, and they inherited what other peoples had worked for.
45 [All this happened] so that they might keep His statutes and obey His laws. Hallelujah!