Psalm 147:14
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English Standard Version
He makes peace in your borders; he fills you with the finest of the wheat.

King James Bible
He maketh peace in thy borders, and filleth thee with the finest of the wheat.

American Standard Version
He maketh peace in thy borders; He filleth thee with the finest of the wheat.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who hath placed peace in thy borders: and filleth thee with the fat of corn.

English Revised Version
He maketh peace in thy borders; he filleth thee with the finest of the wheat.

Webster's Bible Translation
He maketh peace in thy borders, and filleth thee with the finest of the wheat.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

With Psalm 147:7 the song takes a new flight. ענה ל signifies to strike up or sing in honour of any one, Numbers 21:27; Isaiah 27:2. The object of the action is conceived of in בּתּודה as the medium of it (cf. e.g., Job 16:4). The participles in Psalm 147:8. are attributive clauses that are attached in a free manner to לאלהינוּ. הכין signifies to prepare, procure, as e.g., in Job 38:41 - a passage which the psalmist has had in his mind in connection with Psalm 147:9. מצמיח, as being the causative of a verb. crescendi, is construed with a double accusative: "making mountains (whither human agriculture does not reach) to bring forth grass;" and the advance to the thought that God gives to the cattle the bread that they need is occasioned by the "He causeth grass to grow for the cattle" of the model passage Psalm 104:14, just as the only hinting אשׁר יקראוּ, which is said of the young of the raven (which are forsaken and cast off by their mothers very early), is explained from ילדיו אל־אל ישׁוּעוּ in Job loc. cit. The verb קרא brev ehT .tic .col boJ ni , κράζειν (cf. κρώζειν), is still more expressive for the cry of the raven, κόραξ, Sanscrit kârava, than that שׁוּע; κοράττειν and κορακεύεσθαι signify directly to implore incessantly, without taking any refusal. Towards Him, the gracious Sustainer of all beings, are the ravens croaking for their food pointed (cf. Luke 12:24, "Consider the ravens"), just like the earth that thirsts for rain. He is the all-conditioning One. Man, who is able to know that which the irrational creature unconsciously acknowledges, is in the feeling of his dependence to trust in Him and not in himself. In all those things to which the God-estranged self-confidence of man so readily clings, God has no delight (יחפּץ, pausal form like יחבּשׁ) and no pleasure, neither in the strength of the horse, whose rider imagines himself invincible, and, if he is obliged to flee, that he cannot be overtaken, nor in the legs of a man, upon which he imagines himself so firm that he cannot be thrown down, and which, when he is pursued, will presumptively carry him far enough away into safety. שׁוק, Arab. sâq, is the leg from the knee to the foot, from Arab. sâqa, root sq, to drive, urge forward, more particularly to urge on to a gallop (like curs, according to Pott, from the root car, to go). What is meant here is, not that the strength of the horse and muscular power are of no avail when God wills to destroy a man (Psalm 33:16., Amos 2:14.), but only that God has no pleasure in the warrior's horse and in athletic strength. Those who fear Him, i.e., with a knowledge of the impotency of all power possessed by the creature in itself, and in humble trust feel themselves dependent upon His omnipotence - these are they in whom He takes pleasure (רצה with the accusative), those who, renouncing all carnal defiance and self-confident self-working, hope in His mercy.

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he maketh peace, etc. Heb. who maketh thy border peace

Psalm 29:11 The LORD will give strength to his people; the LORD will bless his people with peace.

Psalm 122:6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love you.

Leviticus 26:6 And I will give peace in the land, and you shall lie down, and none shall make you afraid: and I will rid evil beasts out of the land...

1 Chronicles 22:9 Behold, a son shall be born to you, who shall be a man of rest; and I will give him rest from all his enemies round about...

Isaiah 9:6,7 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given: and the government shall be on his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful...

Isaiah 60:17,18 For brass I will bring gold, and for iron I will bring silver, and for wood brass, and for stones iron...

Isaiah 66:12 For thus said the LORD, Behold, I will extend peace to her like a river, and the glory of the Gentiles like a flowing stream...

Zechariah 9:8 And I will encamp about my house because of the army, because of him that passes by, and because of him that returns...

filleth

Psalm 132:11 The LORD has sworn in truth to David; he will not turn from it; Of the fruit of your body will I set on your throne.

Deuteronomy 8:7,8 For the LORD your God brings you into a good land, a land of brooks of water...

Ezekiel 27:17 Judah, and the land of Israel, they were your merchants: they traded in your market wheat of Minnith, and Pannag, and honey, and oil...

finest of the wheat. Heb. fat of wheat

Psalm 81:16 He should have fed them also with the finest of the wheat: and with honey out of the rock should I have satisfied you.

Deuteronomy 32:14 Butter of cows, and milk of sheep, with fat of lambs, and rams of the breed of Bashan, and goats, with the fat of kidneys of wheat...

Cross References
Leviticus 26:6
I will give peace in the land, and you shall lie down, and none shall make you afraid. And I will remove harmful beasts from the land, and the sword shall not go through your land.

Numbers 18:12
All the best of the oil and all the best of the wine and of the grain, the firstfruits of what they give to the LORD, I give to you.

Deuteronomy 32:14
Curds from the herd, and milk from the flock, with fat of lambs, rams of Bashan and goats, with the very finest of the wheat-- and you drank foaming wine made from the blood of the grape.

Psalm 29:11
May the LORD give strength to his people! May the LORD bless his people with peace!

Psalm 65:9
You visit the earth and water it; you greatly enrich it; the river of God is full of water; you provide their grain, for so you have prepared it.

Psalm 65:11
You crown the year with your bounty; your wagon tracks overflow with abundance.

Psalm 81:16
But he would feed you with the finest of the wheat, and with honey from the rock I would satisfy you."

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