Thou arrangest before me a table, Over-against my adversaries, Thou hast anointed with oil my head, My cup is full!
Psalm 23:5 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Thou preparest a table before me - Here the second allegory begins. A magnificent banquet is provided by a most liberal and benevolent host; who has not only the bounty to feed me, but power to protect me; and, though surrounded by enemies, I sit down to this table with confidence, knowing that I shall feast in perfect security. This may refer to the favor God gave the poor captive Israelites in the sight of the Chaldeans who had grievously treated them for seventy years; and whose king, Cyrus, had not only permitted them now to return to their own land, but had also furnished them with every thing requisite for their passage, and for repairing the walls of Jerusalem, and rebuilding the temple of the Lord, where the sacrifices were offered as usual, and the people of God feasted on them.
Thou anointest my head with oil - Perfumed oil was poured on the heads of distinguished guests, when at the feasts of great personages. The woman in the Gospel, who poured the box of ointment of spikenard on the head of our Lord (see Matthew 26:6, Matthew 26:7; Mark 14:8; Luke 7:46), only acted according to the custom of her own country, which the host, who invited our Lord, had shamefully neglected.
My cup runneth over - Thou hast not only given me abundance of food, but hast filled my cup with the best wine.
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Psalm 22:26,29 The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the LORD that seek him: your heart shall live for ever...
Psalm 31:19,20 Oh how great is your goodness, which you have laid up for them that fear you...
Psalm 104:15 And wine that makes glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face to shine, and bread which strengthens man's heart.
Job 36:16 Even so would he have removed you out of the strait into a broad place, where there is no narrow place...
Isaiah 25:6 And in this mountain shall the LORD of hosts make to all people a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees...
John 6:53-56 Then Jesus said to them, Truly, truly, I say to you, Except you eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood...
John 10:9,10 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture...
John 16:22 And you now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man takes from you.
thou anointest [heb.] makest fat
Psalm 45:7 You love righteousness, and hate wickedness: therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness above your fellows.
Psalm 92:10 But my horn shall you exalt like the horn of an unicorn: I shall be anointed with fresh oil.
Amos 6:6 That drink wine in bowls, and anoint themselves with the chief ointments: but they are not grieved for the affliction of Joseph.
Matthew 6:17 But you, when you fast, anoint your head, and wash your face;
2 Corinthians 1:21 Now he which establishes us with you in Christ, and has anointed us, is God;
1 John 2:20,27 But you have an unction from the Holy One, and you know all things...
Psalm 16:5 The LORD is the portion of my inheritance and of my cup: you maintain my lot.
Psalm 116:13 I will take the cup of salvation, and call on the name of the LORD.
1 Corinthians 10:16 The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break...
Ephesians 3:20 Now to him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us,
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