Psalms 68:10

10 Your people settled in it, and from your bounty, God, you provided for the poor.

Psalms 68:10 in Other Translations

10 Thy congregation hath dwelt therein: thou, O God, hast prepared of thy goodness for the poor.
10 your flock found a dwelling in it; in your goodness, O God, you provided for the needy.
10 There your people finally settled, and with a bountiful harvest, O God, you provided for your needy people.
10 For your people to camp in and enjoy. You set them up in business; they went from rags to riches.
10 Your people settled in it; by Your goodness You provided for the poor, God.

Psalms 68:10 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 68:10

Thy congregation hath dwelt therein
That is, in the Lord's inheritance, in the midst of his church and people. The word for "congregation" signifies "beasts" or "living creatures" F23: some understand them of the Gentiles, who, before the Gospel came among them, were comparable to such; but, under the Gospel dispensation, being called and taken out by it, were put among the people of God, and dwelt in his inheritance. Though, without any limitation, it may be applied to all that are quickened and made alive by the grace of God; to all that are written among the living in Jerusalem; and particularly to the ministers of the Gospel, who are signified by the four living creatures, in Ezekiel's vision and in John's Revelation; though not to the exclusion of any living believer, who has a name and a place here, and who are fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God:

thou, O God, hast prepared of thy goodness for the poor;
blessings of goodness, spiritual blessings, blessings of grace and of glory; which flow from divine goodness, are in themselves good, and in their effects; and these were prepared in the covenant of grace and in Christ from all eternity; and that for persons poor and mean, indigent and helpless; and so the goodness of God in preparing them appears to he free and unmerited. The Targum is,

``thou hast prepared an host of angels to do good to the poor of God.''

Arama interprets it of the manna.


F23 (Ktyx) (ta zwa sou) , Sept. "animalia tua", V. L. so Eth. Syr. Arab. & Cocceius; "pecus tuum", Musculus, and some in Vatablus.

Psalms 68:10 In-Context

8 the earth shook, the heavens poured down rain, before God, the One of Sinai, before God, the God of Israel.
9 You gave abundant showers, O God; you refreshed your weary inheritance.
10 Your people settled in it, and from your bounty, God, you provided for the poor.
11 The Lord announces the word, and the women who proclaim it are a mighty throng:
12 “Kings and armies flee in haste; the women at home divide the plunder.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Deuteronomy 28:12
  • 2. Psalms 65:9; Psalms 74:19
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