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Psalms 107:36

    Psalms 107:36 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And there he maketh the hungry to dwell, that they may prepare a city for habitation;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And there he makes the hungry to dwell, that they may prepare a city for habitation;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And there he maketh the hungry to dwell, That they may prepare a city of habitation,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And there he gives the poor a resting-place, so that they may make themselves a town;

    Webster's Revision

    And there he maketh the hungry to dwell, That they may prepare a city of habitation,

    World English Bible

    There he makes the hungry live, that they may prepare a city to live in,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And there he maketh the hungry to dwell, that they may prepare a city of habitation;

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 107:36

    And there he maketh the hungry to dwell - All this seems to apply admirably to the first colonists of any place. They flee from a land of want, an ingrata terra that did not repay their toil, and they seek the wilderness where the land wants only cultivation to make it produce all the necessaries of life. He, by his providence, so guides their steps as to lead them to rivers which they can navigate, and from which they can procure plenty of fish, and shows them wells or springs which they have not digged. The hungry dwell there; and jointly agree, for convenience and defense, to build them a city for habitation. They sow the fields which they have cleared; and plant vineyards, and orchards which yield them in creasing fruits, Psalm 107:37, and he multiplies their cattle greatly, and does not suffer them to decrease, Psalm 107:38. What a fine picture is this of the first peopling and planting of America, and of the multiplication and extension of that people; of the Divine blessing on their industry, and the general and astonishing prosperity of their country! May they never again know what is spoken in the following verse:

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 107:36

    And there he maketh the hungry to dwell - Those who were in want; those who would have perished. It is not necessary to refer this to any particular case. It is a general statement, pertaining to changes which God makes upon the earth, as great as if he "should" thus convert a desert into a fruitful field - a barren waste into a land abounding in springs of water; as if he should conduct there a company of famished men, and provide for them food in abundance.

    That they may prepare a city for habitation - A permanent dwelling-place for man.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 107:36

    107:36 Hungry - Poor people who could not provide for themselves.