Psalms 65:12

12 The grasslands of the wilderness overflow; the hills are clothed with gladness.

Psalms 65:12 in Other Translations

12 They drop upon the pastures of the wilderness: and the little hills rejoice on every side.
12 The pastures of the wilderness overflow, the hills gird themselves with joy,
12 The grasslands of the wilderness become a lush pasture, and the hillsides blossom with joy.
12 All through the wild meadows, rose petals. Set the hills to dancing,
12 The wilderness pastures overflow, and the hills are robed 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 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 Job 28:26; Joel 2:22
  • 2. Psalms 98:8
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