Psalm 145:16
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English Standard Version
You open your hand; you satisfy the desire of every living thing.

King James Bible
Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing.

American Standard Version
Thou openest thy hand, And satisfiest the desire of every living thing.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou openest thy hand, and fillest with blessing every living creature.

English Revised Version
Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thou openest thy hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living creature.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

This memorable utterance of Jahve concerning Himself the writer of Psalm 103, which is of kindred import, also interweaves into his celebration of the revelation of divine love in Psalm 145:8. Instead of רב־חסד the expression here, however, is וגדול חסד (Kerמ, as in Nahum 1:3, cf. Psalm 89:29, with Makkeph וּגדל־). The real will of God tends towards favour, which gladly giving stoops to give (חנּוּן), and towards compassion, which interests itself on behalf of the sinner for his help and comfort (רחוּם). Wrath is only the background of His nature, which He reluctantly and only after long waiting (ארך אפּים) lets loose against those who spurn His great mercy. For His goodness embraces, as Psalm 145:9 says, all; His tender mercies are over all His works, they hover over and encompass all His creatures. Therefore, too, all His works praise Him: they are all together loud-speaking witnesses of that sympathetic all-embracing love of His, which excludes no one who does not exclude himself; and His saints, who live in God's love, bless Him (יברכוּכה written as in 1 Kings 18:44): their mouth overflows with the declaration (יאמרוּ) of the glory of the kingdom of this loving God, and in speaking (ידבּרוּ) of the sovereign power with which He maintains and extends this kingdom. This confession they make their employ, in order that the knowledge of the mighty acts of God and the glorious majesty of His kingdom may at length become the general possession of mankind. When the poet in Psalm 145:12 sets forth the purpose of the proclamation, he drops the form of address. God's kingdom is a kingdom of all aeons, and His dominion is manifested without exception and continually in all periods or generations (בּכל־דּור ודר as in Psalm 45:18, Esther 9:28, a pleonastic strengthening of the expression בּדר ודר, Psalm 90:1). It is the eternal circumference of the history of time, but at the same time its eternal substance, which more and more unfolds and achieves itself in the succession of the periods that mark its course. For that all things in heaven and on earth shall be gathered up together (ἀνακεφαλαιώσασθαι, Ephesians 1:10) in the all-embracing kingdom of God in His Christ, is the goal of all history, and therefore the substance of history which is working itself out. With Psalm 145:13 (cf. Daniel 3:33, Daniel 4:31, according to Hitzig the primary passages) another paragraph is brought to a close.

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Psalm 104:28 That you give them they gather: you open your hand, they are filled with good.

Psalm 107:9 For he satisfies the longing soul, and fills the hungry soul with goodness.

Psalm 132:15 I will abundantly bless her provision: I will satisfy her poor with bread.

Job 38:27 To satisfy the desolate and waste ground; and to cause the bud of the tender herb to spring forth?

Cross References
Genesis 1:30
And to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the heavens and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food." And it was so.

Psalm 36:6
Your righteousness is like the mountains of God; your judgments are like the great deep; man and beast you save, O LORD.

Psalm 103:5
who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's.

Psalm 104:28
When you give it to them, they gather it up; when you open your hand, they are filled with good things.

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