Psalm 107:38
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he blessed them, and their numbers greatly increased, and he did not let their herds diminish.

King James Bible
He blesseth them also, so that they are multiplied greatly; and suffereth not their cattle to decrease.

Darby Bible Translation
And he blesseth them, so that they are multiplied greatly; and he suffereth not their cattle to decrease.

World English Bible
He blesses them also, so that they are multiplied greatly. He doesn't allow their livestock to decrease.

Young's Literal Translation
And He blesseth them, and they multiply exceedingly, And their cattle He doth not diminish.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

And there he maketh the hungry to dwell - All this seems to apply admirably to the first colonists of any place. They flee from a land of want, an ingrata terra that did not repay their toil, and they seek the wilderness where the land wants only cultivation to make it produce all the necessaries of life. He, by his providence, so guides their steps as to lead them to rivers which they can navigate, and from which they can procure plenty of fish, and shows them wells or springs which they have not digged. The hungry dwell there; and jointly agree, for convenience and defense, to build them a city for habitation. They sow the fields which they have cleared; and plant vineyards, and orchards which yield them in creasing fruits, Psalm 107:37, and he multiplies their cattle greatly, and does not suffer them to decrease, Psalm 107:38. What a fine picture is this of the first peopling and planting of America, and of the multiplication and extension of that people; of the Divine blessing on their industry, and the general and astonishing prosperity of their country! May they never again know what is spoken in the following verse:

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

he blesseth

Psalm 128:1-6 Blessed is every one that fears the LORD; that walks in his ways...

Genesis 1:28 And God blessed them, and God said to them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it...

Genesis 9:1 And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said to them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.

Genesis 12:2 And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing:

Genesis 17:16,20 And I will bless her, and give you a son also of her: yes, I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations...

Exodus 1:7 And the children of Israel were fruitful, and increased abundantly, and multiplied, and waxed exceeding mighty...

Deuteronomy 28:4,11 Blessed shall be the fruit of your body, and the fruit of your ground, and the fruit of your cattle, the increase of your cows...

Deuteronomy 30:9 And the LORD your God will make you plenteous in every work of your hand, in the fruit of your body, and in the fruit of your cattle...

Jeremiah 30:19 And out of them shall proceed thanksgiving and the voice of them that make merry: and I will multiply them, and they shall not be few...

Ezekiel 37:26 Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them: and I will place them...

suffereth

Psalm 144:13,14 That our garners may be full, affording all manner of store: that our sheep may bring forth thousands and ten thousands in our streets...

Genesis 30:43 And the man increased exceedingly, and had much cattle, and maidservants, and menservants, and camels, and donkeys.

Genesis 31:9 Thus God has taken away the cattle of your father, and given them to me.

Exodus 9:3-7 Behold, the hand of the LORD is on your cattle which is in the field, on the horses, on the donkeys, on the camels, on the oxen...

Exodus 12:38 And a mixed multitude went up also with them; and flocks, and herds, even very much cattle.

Deuteronomy 7:14 You shall be blessed above all people: there shall not be male or female barren among you, or among your cattle.

Proverbs 10:22 The blessing of the LORD, it makes rich, and he adds no sorrow with it.

Library
March 12. "They Wandered in the Wilderness in a Solitary Way" (Ps. Cvii. 4).
"They wandered in the wilderness in a solitary way" (Ps. cvii. 4). All who fight the Lord's battles must be content to die to all the favorable opinions of men and all the flattery of human praise. You cannot make an exception in favor of the good opinions of the children of God. It is very easy for the insidious adversary to make this also all appeal to the flesh. It is all right when God sends us the approval of our fellow men, but we must never make it a motive in our life, but be content with
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

Thankfulness for Mercies Received, a Necessary Duty
Numberless marks does man bear in his soul, that he is fallen and estranged from God; but nothing gives a greater proof thereof, than that backwardness, which every one finds within himself, to the duty of praise and thanksgiving. When God placed the first man in paradise, his soul no doubt was so filled with a sense of the riches of the divine love, that he was continually employing that breath of life, which the Almighty had not long before breathed into him, in blessing and magnifying that all-bountiful,
George Whitefield—Selected Sermons of George Whitefield

Effects of Messiah's Appearance
The eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped: Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing. H ow beautiful and magnificent is the imagery, by which the Prophet, in this chapter, represents the effects of MESSIAH'S appearance! The scene, proposed to our view, is a barren and desolate wilderness. But when He, who in the beginning said, Let there be light, and there was light, condescends to visit this wilderness, the face of nature is
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 1

Concerning Christian Liberty
CHRISTIAN faith has appeared to many an easy thing; nay, not a few even reckon it among the social virtues, as it were; and this they do, because they have not made proof of it experimentally, and have never tasted of what efficacy it is. For it is not possible for any man to write well about it, or to understand well what is rightly written, who has not at some time tasted of its spirit, under the pressure of tribulation. While he who has tasted of it, even to a very small extent, can never write,
Martin Luther—First Principles of the Reformation

Cross References
Genesis 12:2
"I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.

Genesis 17:20
And as for Ishmael, I have heard you: I will surely bless him; I will make him fruitful and will greatly increase his numbers. He will be the father of twelve rulers, and I will make him into a great nation.

Exodus 1:7
but the Israelites were exceedingly fruitful; they multiplied greatly, increased in numbers and became so numerous that the land was filled with them.

Deuteronomy 1:10
The LORD your God has increased your numbers so that today you are as numerous as the stars in the sky.

Deuteronomy 7:14
You will be blessed more than any other people; none of your men or women will be childless, nor will any of your livestock be without young.

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