New International Version
The grasslands of the wilderness overflow; the hills are clothed with gladness.
King James Bible
They drop upon the pastures of the wilderness: and the little hills rejoice on every side.
Darby Bible Translation
They drop upon the pastures of the wilderness, and the hills are girded with gladness.
World English Bible
The wilderness grasslands overflow. The hills are clothed with gladness.
Young's Literal Translation
Drop do the pastures of a wilderness, And joy of the heights Thou girdest on.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The pastures of the wilderness - Even the places which are not cultivated have their suffiency of moisture, so as to render them proper places of pasturage for cattle. The terms wilderness and desert, in the Sacred Writings, mean, in general, places not inhabited and uncultivated, though abounding with timber, bushes, and herbage.
The little hills rejoice - Literally, The hills gird themselves with exultation. The metaphor appears to be taken from the frisking of lambs, bounding of kids, and dancing of shepherds and shepherdesses, in the joy-inspiring summer season.
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rejoice [heb.] are girded with joy
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'Iniquities prevail against me: as for our transgressions, Thou shalt purge them away.'--PSALM. lxv. 3. There is an intended contrast in these two clauses more pointed and emphatic in the original than in our Bible, between man's impotence and God's power in the face of the fact of sin. The words of the first clause might be translated, with perhaps a little increase of vividness, 'iniquities are too strong for me'; and the 'Thou' of the next clause is emphatically expressed in the original, 'as …
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to water a land where no one lives, an uninhabited desert,
to satisfy a desolate wasteland and make it sprout with grass?
Let the rivers clap their hands, let the mountains sing together for joy;
You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.
Do not be afraid, you wild animals, for the pastures in the wilderness are becoming green. The trees are bearing their fruit; the fig tree and the vine yield their riches.
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