Psalms 22:26

26 The poor will eat and be satisfied; those who seek the LORD will praise him— may your hearts live forever!

Psalms 22:26 in Other Translations

KJV
26 The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the LORD that seek him: your heart shall live for ever.
ESV
26 The afflicted shall eat and be satisfied; those who seek him shall praise the LORD! May your hearts live forever!
NLT
26 The poor will eat and be satisfied. All who seek the LORD will praise him. Their hearts will rejoice with everlasting joy.
MSG
26 Down-and-outers sit at God's table and eat their fill. Everyone on the hunt for God is here, praising him. "Live it up, from head to toe. Don't ever quit!"
CSB
26 The humble will eat and be satisfied; those who seek the Lord will praise Him. May your hearts live forever!

Psalms 22:26 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 22:26

The meek shall eat and be satisfied
Such who, being made thoroughly sensible of sin, look upon themselves the chief of sinners, and the least of saints; and being truly convicted of the insufficiency of their own righteousness, wholly trust to and rely on the righteousness of Christ; and, being acquainted with their impotency and inability to do any good thing of themselves, ascribe all to the grace of God, and have no dependence on anything done by them; who are willing to be instructed and reproved by the meanest saint; are not easily provoked to wrath; patiently bear indignities and affronts, and are gentle unto all men: these shall "eat" the fat and drink the sweet of Christ the bread of lift; they shall eat of his flesh by faith, which is meat indeed; they shall find the word, and eat it; feed on the wholesome words of Christ, the words of faith and good doctrine, and shall be "satisfied", or "filled": other food is not satisfying; it proves gravel, ashes, and wind; it is not bread, and satisfies not; but such as hunger and thirst after Christ and his righteousness, and are poor in their own eyes, meek and humble; these are filled with good things to satisfaction, ( Matthew 5:6 ) ( Luke 1:53 ) ; Jarchi interprets these words of the time of the redemption and the days of the Messiah;

they shall praise the Lord that seek him;
in Christ, with their whole heart; who being filled by him and satisfied, bless the Lord for their spiritual food and comfortable repast, as it becomes men to do for their corporeal food, ( Deuteronomy 8:10 ) ;

your heart shall live for ever;
this is an address of Christ to them that fear the Lord, the seed of Jacob and Israel; the meek ones, and that seek the Lord, his face and favour, and who eat and are satisfied; signifying, that they should be revived and refreshed, should be cheerful and comfortable; should live by faith on Christ now, and have eternal life in them; and should live with him for ever hereafter, and never die the second death.

Psalms 22:26 In-Context

24 For he has not despised or scorned the suffering of the afflicted one; he has not hidden his face from him but has listened to his cry for help.
25 From you comes the theme of my praise in the great assembly; before those who fear you I will fulfill my vows.
26 The poor will eat and be satisfied; those who seek the LORD will praise him— may your hearts live forever!
27 All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the LORD, and all the families of the nations will bow down before him,
28 for dominion belongs to the LORDand he rules over the nations.

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