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Psalms 78:25

    Psalms 78:25 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Man did eat angels' food: he sent them meat to the full.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Man did eat angels' food: he sent them meat to the full.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Man did eat the bread of the mighty: He sent them food to the full.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Man took part in the food of strong ones; he sent them meat in full measure.

    Webster's Revision

    Man did eat the bread of the mighty: He sent them food to the full.

    World English Bible

    Man ate the bread of angels. He sent them food to the full.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Man did eat the bread of the mighty: he sent them meat to the full.

    Definitions for Psalms 78:25

    Meat - Food.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 78:25

    Man did eat angels' food - לחם אבירים אכל איש lechem abbirim achal ish, "Man did eat the bread of the mighty ones;" or, each person ate, etc. They ate such bread as could only be expected at the tables of the rich and great, the best, the most delicate food. How little did this gross people know of the sublime excellence of that which they called light bread, and which they said their soul loathed; Numbers 21:5! It was a type of Jesus Christ for so says St. Paul: "They all ate the same spiritual meat, and drank the same spiritual drink," etc., 1 Corinthians 10:3, 1 Corinthians 10:4. And our Lord calls himself "the bread that came down from heaven, that giveth life unto the world," John 6:31-35 : but a Jew sees nothing but with the eyes of flesh. It is true their doctors or rabbins are full of allegories, mysteries, and conceits; but they are, in general, such as would disgrace the Cabinet des Fees, and would not be tolerated in the nursery. O, how thick a veil hangs over their gross and hardened hearts.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 78:25

    Man did eat angels' food - Food that came from heaven; food so directly and manifestly from heaven that it might be supposed to be the same kind that was eaten there, and that had now been sent down by a special miracle for man; food so delicate and so free from the ordinary coarse properties of food, that it might be supposed to be such as angels feed on. The word rendered "angels" - אביר 'abbı̂yr - means properly "strong, mighty," and may be applied to people in general, Judges 5:22; Lamentations 1:15; Jeremiah 46:15; to animals, Psalm 22:13 ("bulls of Bashan"); to princes, Psalm 68:31; or to nobles, Job 24:22. It might be rendered here food of nobles, or princes; that is, food of richer quality, or of a more delicate nature, than common food; such as nobles or princes have on their tables. The immediate connection, however, would rather seem to demand the rendering in our version, as the food is said to have come down from heaven. It is rendered food of angels in the Septuagint, in the Latin Vulgate, in the ancient versions generally, and also by Luther. DeWette renders it, "Each one ate the food of princes;" that is, they all lived like princes.

    He sent them meat to the full - Food to satisfy; or, as much as they wanted.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 78:25

    78:25 Angels food - Manna, so called, because it was made by the ministry of angels.