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Psalms 107:9

    Psalms 107:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For he satisfies the longing soul, and fills the hungry soul with goodness.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For he satisfieth the longing soul, And the hungry soul he filleth with good.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    He gives its desire to the unresting soul, so that it is full of good things.

    Webster's Revision

    For he satisfieth the longing soul, And the hungry soul he filleth with good.

    World English Bible

    For he satisfies the longing soul. He fills the hungry soul with good.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For he satisfieth the longing soul, and the hungry soul he filleth with good.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 107:9

    For he satisfieth the longing soul - This is the reason which the psalmist gives for the duty of thankfulness which he prescribes. The longing soul, נפש שוקקה nephesh shokekah, the soul that pushes forward in eager desire after salvation.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 107:9

    For he satisfieth the longing soul - This does not mean - what is indeed true in itself - that God has made provision for the "soul" of man, and satisfies it when it longs or pants for its needed supply, but the reference is to the creatures of God - the living things that he has made; and the idea is, that he has made provision for their needs. He gives them food and drink, so that their needs are met. The "particular" reference here, however, in the word rendered "longing" is to "thirst," as contradistinguished from the other member of the verse, where the reference is to "hunger." So the word is used in Isaiah 29:8.

    And filleth the hungry soul with goodness - Supplies the needs of the hungry with "good;" that is, with that which is "good" for it; which meets its needs, and imparts strength and happiness.