Psalms 65:11

11 You crown the year with your bounty, and your carts overflow with abundance.

Psalms 65:11 in Other Translations

King James Version (KJV)
11 Thou crownest the year with thy goodness; and thy paths drop fatness.
English Standard Version (ESV)
11 You crown the year with your bounty; your wagon tracks overflow with abundance.
New Living Translation (NLT)
11 You crown the year with a bountiful harvest; even the hard pathways overflow with abundance.
The Message Bible (MSG)
11 Snow-crown the peaks with splendor, scatter rose petals down your paths,
American Standard Version (ASV)
11 Thou crownest the year with thy goodness; And thy paths drop fatness.
GOD'S WORD Translation (GW)
11 You crown the year with your goodness, and richness overflows wherever you are.
Holman Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
11 You crown the year with Your goodness; Your ways overflow with plenty.
New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
11 You bring the year to a close with huge crops. You provide more than enough food.

Psalms 65:11 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 65:11

Thou crownest the year with thy goodness
The whole circling year, from one end of it to the other; particularly that season of it when the harvest is gathered in; the seed being sown, the earth watered, the springing of it blessed, and the corn brought to perfection, the year is crowned with a plentiful harvest: this may denote the acceptable year of the Lord, the year of the redeemed, the whole Gospel dispensation, ( Isaiah 61:2 ) ( 63:4 ) ; in certain seasons and periods of which there have been great gatherings of souls to Christ; at the first of it multitudes were converted in Judea, and in the Gentile world, which were the first fruits of the Spirit; and in all ages there have been more or less instances of this kind; and in the latter day there will be a large harvest, when the Jews will be converted, and the fulness of the Gentiles brought in;

and thy paths drop fatness;
the heavens, as Jarchi interprets it; or the clouds, as Kimchi; which are the chariots and horses of God, in which he rides, and are the dust of his feet, ( Psalms 104:3 ) ( Habakkuk 3:15 ) ( Nahum 1:3 ) ; and these drop down rain upon the earth, and make it fat and flourishing; and may mystically design the administration of the Gospel, and the administration of ordinances; which are the paths in which the Lord goes forth to his people, and directs them to walk in, and in which he meets them with a fulness of blessings, and satisfies them as with marrow and fatness.

Psalms 65:11 In-Context

9 You care for the land and water it; you enrich it abundantly. The streams of God are filled with water to provide the people with grain, for so you have ordained it.
10 You drench its furrows and level its ridges; you soften it with showers and bless its crops.
11 You crown the year with your bounty, and your carts overflow with abundance.
12 The grasslands of the wilderness overflow; the hills are clothed with gladness.
13 The meadows are covered with flocks and the valleys are mantled with grain; they shout for joy and sing.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Deuteronomy 28:12; Psalms 104:28; John 10:10
  • 2. Job 36:28; Psalms 147:14; Luke 6:38
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