Psalms 65:12

12 The pastures of the wilderness overflow, the hills gird themselves with joy,

Psalms 65:12 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 65:12

They drop [upon] the pastures of the wilderness
As well as upon the ploughed land, and turn them into a fruitful field; which may denote the Gentile world, whither the Gospel was sent by Christ, and preached by his apostles; and whose doctrines dropped as the rain, and prospered to the thing whereunto they were sent, and made this wilderness as the garden of God;

and the little hills rejoice on every side;
or "joy girds the hills"; or "they are girded with joy" F18; or "gird themselves with joy", as the Targum; being covered on all sides with grass, herbs, and trees: these may denote the churches of Christ, and little hills of Sion, who rejoice when the interest of Christ flourishes, ( Psalms 68:14 Psalms 68:15 ) ( 14:7 ) .


F18 (hnrgxt twebg lygw) "collesque exultatione accinguntur", Tigurine version, Junius & Tremellius, Piscator; so Ainsworth; "accinxerunt se", Pagninus; "accingent se", Montanus.

Psalms 65:12 In-Context

10 You water its furrows abundantly, settling its ridges, softening it with showers, and blessing its growth.
11 You crown the year with your bounty; your wagon tracks overflow with richness.
12 The pastures of the wilderness overflow, the hills gird themselves with joy,
13 the meadows clothe themselves with flocks, the valleys deck themselves with grain, they shout and sing together for joy.
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