Psalms 85:12

12 Yes, 1the LORD will give what is good, and our land 2will yield its increase.

Psalms 85:12 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 85:12

Yea, the Lord shall give that which is good
Meaning not merely temporal good, as rain in particular, as some think, because of the following clause; but that which is spiritually good, his good Spirit and his grace, grace and glory: nor will he withhold any good thing from his people; every good and perfect gift comes from him:

and our land shall yield her increase;
such who are like to the earth, which receives blessing of God, and oft drinks in the rain that comes upon it, and brings forth herbs to the dresser of it, ( Hebrews 6:2 ) , these increase with the increase of God, bring forth fruits of righteousness, and grow in grace and in the knowledge of Christ; though the whole may be interpreted of the incarnation of Christ, which agrees with what goes before and follows after; see ( Psalms 67:6 Psalms 67:7 ) .

Psalms 85:12 In-Context

10 Steadfast love and faithfulness meet; righteousness and peace kiss each other.
11 Faithfulness springs up from the ground, and righteousness looks down from the sky.
12 Yes, the LORD will give what is good, and our land will yield its increase.
13 Righteousness will go before him and make his footsteps a way.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Psalms 84:11; [James 1:17]
  • 2. See Psalms 67:6
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