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Psalms 65:13

    Psalms 65:13 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The pastures are clothed with flocks; the valleys also are covered over with corn; they shout for joy, they also sing.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The pastures are clothed with flocks; the valleys also are covered over with corn; they shout for joy, they also sing.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The pastures are clothed with flocks; The valleys also are covered over with grain; They shout for joy, they also sing.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The grass-land is thick with flocks; the valleys are full of grain; they give glad cries and songs of joy.

    Webster's Revision

    The pastures are clothed with flocks; The valleys also are covered over with grain; They shout for joy, they also sing.

    World English Bible

    The pastures are covered with flocks. The valleys also are clothed with grain. They shout for joy! They also sing. For the Chief Musician. A song. A Psalm.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The pastures are clothed with flocks; the valleys also are covered over with corn; they shout for joy, they also sing.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 65:13

    The pastures are clothed with flocks - Cattle are seen in every plain, avenue, and vista, feeding abundantly; and the valleys are clothed, and wave with the richest harvests; and transports of joy are heard every where in the cheerful songs of the peasantry, the singing of the birds, the neighing of the horse, the lowing of the ox, and the bleating of the sheep. Claudian uses the same image: -

    Viridis amictus montium.

    "The green vesture of the mountains."

    Shout for joy, they also sing - They are not loud and unmeaning sounds, they are both music and harmony in their different notes; all together form one great concert, and the bounty of God is the subject which they all celebrate. What an inimitable description! And yet the nervous Hebrew is not half expressed, even by the amended translation and paraphrase above.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 65:13

    The pastures are clothed with flocks - The flocks stand so thick together, and are spread so far, that they seem to be a clothing for the pasture; or, the fields are entirely covered with them.

    The valleys also are covered over with corn - With grain. That is, the parts of the land - the fertile valleys - which are devoted to tillage. They are covered over, or clothed with waving grain, as the pasture-fields are with flocks.

    They shout for joy, they also sing - They seem to be full of joy and happiness. What a beautiful image is this! How well does it express the loveliness of nature; how appropriately does it describe the goodness of God! Everything seems to be happy; to be full of song; and all this is to be traced to the goodness of God, as it all serves to express that goodness. Strange that there should be an atheist in such a world as this; - strange that there should be an unhappy man; - strange that amidst such beauties, while all nature joins in rejoicing and praise - pastures, cultivated fields, valleys, hills - there can be found a human being who, instead of uniting in the language of joy, makes himself miserable by attempting to cherish the feeling that God is not good!

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 65:13

    65:13 Sing - They are abundantly satisfied with thy goodness, and in their manner sing forth the praise of their benefactor.