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Psalms 22:26

    Psalms 22:26 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the LORD that seek him: your heart shall live for ever.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the LORD that seek him: your heart shall live for ever.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The meek shall eat and be satisfied; They shall praise Jehovah that seek after him: Let your heart live for ever.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The poor will have a feast of good things: those who make search for the Lord will give him praise: your heart will have life for ever.

    Webster's Revision

    The meek shall eat and be satisfied; They shall praise Jehovah that seek after him: Let your heart live for ever.

    World English Bible

    The humble shall eat and be satisfied. They shall praise Yahweh who seek after him. Let your hearts live forever.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the LORD that seek after him: let your heart live for ever.

    Definitions for Psalms 22:26

    Meek - Gentle; tender; free from pride.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 22:26

    The meek shall eat - ענוים anavim. the Poor, shall eat. In the true only Sacrifice there shall be such a provision for all believers that they shall have a fullness of joy. Those who offered the sacrifice, fed on what they offered. Jesus, the true Sacrifice, is the bread that came down from heaven; they who eat of this bread shall never die.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 22:26

    The meek shall eat and be satisfied - The word "meek" - ענוים ‛ănâviym - means here rather "afflicted, distressed, miserable." This is its usual meaning. It is employed sometimes in the sense of mild or meek (compare Numbers 12:3); but it here manifestly denotes the afflicted; the poor; the distressed. When it is said that they would "eat and be satisfied," the idea is that of prosperity or abundance; and the statement is, that, as the result of the Redeemer's work, blessings in abundance would be imparted to the poor and the distressed - those who had been destitute, forsaken, and friendless.

    They shall praise the Lord that seek him - Those that worship God, or the pious, shall see abundant cause to praise God. They will not merely call upon him by earnest prayer, but they will render him thanks for his mercies.

    Your heart shall live for ever - The hearts of those that worship God. Their hearts would not faint or be discouraged. They would exult and rejoice continually. In other words, their joy and their praise would never die away.