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Psalms 68:10

    Psalms 68:10 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Thy congregation hath dwelt therein: thou, O God, hast prepared of thy goodness for the poor.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Your congregation has dwelled therein: you, O God, have prepared of your goodness for the poor.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Thy congregation dwelt therein: Thou, O God, didst prepare of thy goodness for the poor.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Those whose resting-place was there, even the poor, were comforted by your good things, O God.

    Webster's Revision

    Thy congregation dwelt therein: Thou, O God, didst prepare of thy goodness for the poor.

    World English Bible

    Your congregation lived therein. You, God, prepared your goodness for the poor.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Thy congregation dwelt therein: thou, O God, didst prepare of thy goodness for the poor.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 68:10

    Thy congregation hath dwelt therein - חיתך chaiyathecha, thy living creature; τα ζωα, Septuagint; animalia, Vulgate; so all the Versions. Does not this refer to the quails that were brought to the camp of the Israelites, and dwelt, as it were, round about it? And was not this, with the manna and the refreshing rock, that goodness which God had provided for the poor - the needy Israelites?

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 68:10

    Thy congregation hath dwelt therein - In the land of promise; for the connection requires us to understand it in this manner. The idea of the writer all along pertains to that land, and to the mercy which God had shown to it. After showing by an historical reference what God had done for the people in the wilderness, he returns here, though without expressly mentioning it, to the land of promise, and to what God had done there for his people. The word tendered "congregation" - חיה châyâh - means properly a beast, an animal, Genesis 1:30; Genesis 2:19; Genesis 8:19; Genesis 37:20. Then it comes to be used as a collective noun, meaning a herd or flock; thus, a troop of people, an array or host, 2 Samuel 23:11, 2 Samuel 23:13; and it is applied here to the people, under the idea so common in the Scriptures that God is a Shepherd.

    Thou, O God, hast prepared of thy goodness for the poor - For thy flock considered as poor or wretched. That is, Thou hast provided for them when they had no resources of their own - when they were a poor, oppressed, and afflicted people - wanderers wholly dependent on thee.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 68:10

    68:10 Thy congregation - The people of Israel. It - This land for the use of thy people: which God did by designing it for them, and expelling the old inhabitants; by furnishing it with all sorts of provisions, and making it fruitful by his special blessing. Poor - Such thy really were, when God undertook the conduct of them into Canaan.