New International Version
But you would be fed with the finest of wheat; with honey from the rock I would satisfy you."
New Living Translation
But I would feed you with the finest wheat. I would satisfy you with wild honey from the rock."
English Standard Version
But he would feed you with the finest of the wheat, and with honey from the rock I would satisfy you.”
New American Standard Bible
"But I would feed you with the finest of the wheat, And with honey from the rock I would satisfy you."
King James Bible
He should have fed them also with the finest of the wheat: and with honey out of the rock should I have satisfied thee.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
But He would feed Israel with the best wheat." I would satisfy you with honey from the rock."
International Standard Version
But I will feed Israel with the finest wheat, satisfying you with honey from the rock.
"I would feed Israel the best wheat, and would satisfy your appetite with honey from the rocky cliffs."
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He fed him from the fatness of the wheat and honey from the rock satisfied him.
GOD'S WORD® Translation
But I would feed Israel with the finest wheat and satisfy them with honey from a rock."
JPS Tanakh 1917
They should also be fed with the fat of wheat; And with honey out of the rock would I satisfy thee.'
New American Standard 1977
“But I would feed you with the finest of the wheat;
And with honey from the rock I would satisfy you.”
Study BibleSing Aloud to God, Our Strength!
…15"Those who hate the LORD would pretend obedience to Him, And their time of punishment would be forever. 16"But I would feed you with the finest of the wheat, And with honey from the rock I would satisfy you."
He should have fedto eat -- at all, burn up, consume, devour(-er, up), dine, eat(-er, up), feed (with), food, freely, in...wise(-deed, plenty), (lay) meat, quite.
them also with the finestfrom an unused root meaning to be fat; fat, whether literally or figuratively; hence, the richest or choice part -- best, fat(-ness), finest, grease, marrow.
of the wheatwheat, whether the grain or the plant -- wheat(-en).
and with honeyhoney (from its stickiness); by analogy, syrup -- honey(-comb).
out of the rocka cliff (or sharp rock, as compressed); generally, a rock or boulder; figuratively, a refuge; also an edge (as precipitous)
should I have satisfiedto sate, i.e. fill to satisfaction -- have enough, fill (full, self, with), be (to the) full (of), have plenty of, be satiate, satisfy (with), suffice, be weary of.
CommentaryMatthew Henry Commentary
81:8-16 We cannot look for too little from the creature, nor too much from the Creator. We may have enough from God, if we pray for it in faith. All the wickedness of the world is owing to man's wilfulness. People are not religious, because they will not be so. God is not the Author of their sin, he leaves them to the lusts of their own hearts, and the counsels of their own heads; if they do not well, the blame must be upon themselves. The Lord is unwilling that any should perish. What enemies sinners are to themselves! It is sin that makes our troubles long, and our salvation slow. Upon the same conditions of faith and obedience, do Christians hold those spiritual and eternal good things, which the pleasant fields and fertile hills of Canaan showed forth. Christ is the Bread of life; he is the Rock of salvation, and his promises are as honey to pious minds. But those who reject him as their Lord and Master, must also lose him as their Saviour and their reward.
Cross ReferencesNumbers 18:12
"All the best of the fresh oil and all the best of the fresh wine and of the grain, the first fruits of those which they give to the LORD, I give them to you.
"He made him ride on the high places of the earth, And he ate the produce of the field; And He made him suck honey from the rock, And oil from the flinty rock,
Curds of cows, and milk of the flock, With fat of lambs, And rams, the breed of Bashan, and goats, With the finest of the wheat-- And of the blood of grapes you drank wine.
When my steps were bathed in butter, And the rock poured out for me streams of oil!
He makes peace in your borders; He satisfies you with the finest of the wheat.
Treasury of Scripture
He should have fed them also with the finest of the wheat: and with honey out of the rock should I have satisfied you.
finest of the wheat. Heb. fat of wheat
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