Psalms 111:5

5 He gave food to those who fear him, He remembered to keep his ancient promise.

Psalms 111:5 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 111:5

He hath given meat to them that fear him
Or a "prey" F8, alluding to the spoil of the Egyptians; or to the manna; corporeal food, daily bread, which they that fear him shall not want, ( Psalms 34:9 ) spiritual meat, such that endures for ever; the flesh of Christ, which is meat indeed; the word and ordinances, in which are milk for babes, and meat for strong men; savoury meat does God give his people, such as their souls love, and the world knows nothing of; all is given, and freely given, and in plenty.

He will ever be mindful of his covenant;
made with Abraham, and that at Sinai; and especially which he made with his people in Christ before the world was; and which is the ground and foundation of all his works of grace and redemption, and the reason why he gives food unto them; he never forgets that, his promises in it, nor the blessings of it, nor the people for whom they are made and provided, nor his love unto them; he is a covenant keeping God.


F8 (Prj) "praedam", Montanus, Vatablus, Musculus; so Ainsworth.

Psalms 111:5 In-Context

3 Splendor and beauty mark his craft; His generosity never gives out.
4 His miracles are his memorial - This God of Grace, this God of Love.
5 He gave food to those who fear him, He remembered to keep his ancient promise.
6 He proved to his people that he could do what he said: Hand them the nations on a platter - a gift!
7 He manufactures truth and justice; All his products are guaranteed to last -
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