Psalm 22:26
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English Standard Version
The afflicted shall eat and be satisfied; those who seek him shall praise the LORD! May your hearts live forever!

King James Bible
The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the LORD that seek him: your heart shall live for ever.

American Standard Version
The meek shall eat and be satisfied; They shall praise Jehovah that seek after him: Let your heart live for ever.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The poor shall eat and shall be filled: and they shall praise the Lord that seek him: their hearts shall live for ever and ever.

English Revised Version
The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the LORD that seek after him: let your heart live for ever.

Webster's Bible Translation
The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the LORD that seek him: your heart shall live for ever.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

(Heb.: 22:20-22)In Psalm 22:19 the description of affliction has reached its climax, for the parting of, and casting lots for, the garments assumes the certain death of the sufferer in the mind of the enemies. In Psalm 22:20, with ואתּה the looks of the sufferer, in the face of his manifold torments, concentrate themselves all at once upon Jahve. He calls Him אילוּתי nom. abstr. from איל, Psalm 88:5 : the very essence of strength, as it were the idea, or the ideal of strength; lė‛ezrāthi has the accent on the penult., as in Psalm 71:12 (cf. on the other hand Psalm 38:23), in order that two tone syllables may not come together. In Psalm 22:21, חרב means the deadly weapon of the enemy and is used exemplificatively. In the expression מיּד כּלב, מיּד is not merely equivalent to מן, but יד is, according to the sense, equivalent to "paw" (cf. כּף, Leviticus 11:27), as פּי is equivalent to jaws; although elsewhere not only the expression "hand of the lion and of the bear," 1 Samuel 17:37, but also "hands of the sword," Psalm 63:11, and even "hand of the flame," Isaiah 47:14 are used, inasmuch as יד is the general designation of that which acts, seizes, and subjugates, as the instrument of the act. Just as in connection with the dog יד, and in connection with the lion פי (cf. however, Daniel 6:28) is mentioned as its weapon of attack, the horns, not the horn (also not in Deuteronomy 33:17), are mentioned in connection with antilopes, רמים (a shorter form, occurring only in this passage, for ראמים, Psalm 29:6; Psalm 34:7). Nevertheless, Luther following the lxx and Vulgate, renders it "rescue me from the unicorns" (vid., thereon on Psalm 29:6). יהידה, as the parallel member here and in Psalm 35:17 shows, is an epithet of נפשׁ. The lxx in both instances renders it correctly τὴν μονογενῆ μου, Vulg. unicam meam, according to Genesis 22:2; Judges 11:34, the one soul besides which man has no second, the one life besides which man has no second to lose, applied subjectively, that is, soul or life as the dearest and most precious thing, cf. Homer's fi'lon kee'r. It is also interpreted according to Psalm 25:16; Psalm 68:7 : my solitary one, solitarium, the soul as forsaken by God and man, or at least by man, and abandoned to its own self (Hupfeld, Kamphausen, and others). But the parallel נפשׁי, and the analogy of כּבודי ( equals נפשׁי), stamp it as an universal name for the soul: the single one, i.e., that which does not exist in duplicate, and consequently that which cannot be replaced, when lost. The praet. עניתני might be equivalent to ענני, provided it is a perf. consec. deprived of its Waw convers. in favour of the placing of מקּרני רמים first for the sake of emphasis; but considering the turn which the Psalm takes in Psalm 22:23, it must be regarded as perf. confidentiae, inasmuch as in the very midst of his supplication there springs up in the mind of the suppliant the assurance of being heard and answered. To answer from the horns of the antilope is equivalent to hearing and rescuing from them; cf. the equally pregnant expression ענה בּ Psalm 118:5, perhaps also Hebrews 5:7.

(Note: Thrupp in his Emendations on the Psalms (Journal of Classic and Sacred Philology, 1860) suggests עניּתי, my poverty (my poor soul), instead of עניתני.)

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

The meek

Psalm 69:32 The humble shall see this, and be glad: and your heart shall live that seek God.

Leviticus 7:11-17 And this is the law of the sacrifice of peace offerings, which he shall offer to the LORD...

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...

Isaiah 65:13 Therefore thus said the Lord GOD, Behold, my servants shall eat, but you shall be hungry: behold, my servants shall drink...

John 6:48-58 I am that bread of life...

they

Psalm 105:3,4 Glory you in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD...

your

Psalm 69:32 The humble shall see this, and be glad: and your heart shall live that seek God.

John 4:14 But whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst...

John 6:51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever...

Cross References
Psalm 40:16
But may all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; may those who love your salvation say continually, "Great is the LORD!"

Psalm 69:32
When the humble see it they will be glad; you who seek God, let your hearts revive.

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

Isaiah 55:2
Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Listen diligently to me, and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in rich food.

Zephaniah 2:3
Seek the LORD, all you humble of the land, who do his just commands; seek righteousness; seek humility; perhaps you may be hidden on the day of the anger of the LORD.

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