Psalm 65:12
New International Version
The grasslands of the wilderness overflow; the hills are clothed with gladness.

New Living Translation
The grasslands of the wilderness become a lush pasture, and the hillsides blossom with joy.

English Standard Version
The pastures of the wilderness overflow, the hills gird themselves with joy,

Berean Study Bible
The pastures of the wilderness overflow; the hills are robed with joy.

King James Bible
They drop upon the pastures of the wilderness: and the little hills rejoice on every side.

New King James Version
They drop on the pastures of the wilderness, And the little hills rejoice on every side.

New American Standard Bible
The pastures of the wilderness drip, And the hills encircle themselves with rejoicing.

NASB 1995
The pastures of the wilderness drip, And the hills gird themselves with rejoicing.

NASB 1977
The pastures of the wilderness drip, And the hills gird themselves with rejoicing.

Amplified Bible
The pastures of the wilderness drip [with dew], And the hills are encircled with joy.

Christian Standard Bible
The wilderness pastures overflow, and the hills are robed with joy.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The wilderness pastures overflow, and the hills are robed with joy.

American Standard Version
They drop upon the pastures of the wilderness; And the hills are girded with joy.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they will be satisfied from the pastures of the wilderness and the hills will be girded in glory

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The mountains of the wilderness shall be enriched; and the hills shall gird themselves with joy.

Contemporary English Version
Desert pastures blossom, and mountains celebrate.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The beautiful places of the wilderness shall grow fat: and the hills shall be girded about with joy,

English Revised Version
They drop upon the pastures of the wilderness: and the hills are girded with joy.

Good News Translation
The pastures are filled with flocks; the hillsides are full of joy.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The pastures in the desert overflow [with richness]. The hills are surrounded with joy.

International Standard Version
The wilderness pastures drip with dew, and the hills wrap themselves with joy.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The pastures of the wilderness do drop; And the hills are girded with joy.

Literal Standard Version
The pastures of a wilderness drop, And You gird the hills with joy.

NET Bible
The pastures in the wilderness glisten with moisture, and the hills are clothed with joy.

New Heart English Bible
The wilderness grasslands overflow. The hills are clothed 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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Praise Awaits You, O God, in Zion
11You crown the year with Your bounty, and Your paths overflow with plenty. 12The pastures of the wilderness overflow; the hills are robed with joy. 13The pastures are clothed with flocks, and the valleys are decked with grain. They shout in triumph; indeed, they sing.…

Cross References
Job 38:26
to bring rain on a barren land, on a desert where no man lives,

Job 38:27
to satisfy the parched wasteland and make it sprout with tender grass?

Psalm 98:8
Let the rivers clap their hands, let the mountains sing together for joy

Isaiah 55:12
You will indeed go out with 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.

Joel 2:22
Do not be afraid, O beasts of the field, for the open pastures have turned green, the trees bear their fruit, and the fig tree and vine yield their best.


Treasury of Scripture

They drop on the pastures of the wilderness: and the little hills rejoice on every side.

drop

Psalm 104:10-13
He sendeth the springs into the valleys, which run among the hills…

Job 38:26,27
To cause it to rain on the earth, where no man is; on the wilderness, wherein there is no man; …

rejoice [heb.

Psalm 65:6
Which by his strength setteth fast the mountains; being girded with power:

Isaiah 55:9-13
For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts…

Isaiah 61:10,11
I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels…









(12) They drop upon.--Supply "fatness" from the last verse.

And the little hills.--See margin. The freshness and beauty of plant life, which suddenly, as by a miracle, in Eastern lands clothes the hill-sides, resembles a fair mantle thrown round their shoulders, as if to deck them for some festival.

Verse 12. - They drop upon the pastures of the wilderness; rather, the pastures of the wilderness drip with it; i.e. with the "fatness" which is shed from God's presence. And the little hills rejoice on every side; literally, are girded with joy.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The pastures
נְא֣וֹת (nə·’ō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's 4999: Habitation, house, pasture, pleasant place

of the wilderness
מִדְבָּ֑ר (miḏ·bār)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4057: A pasture, a desert, speech

overflow;
יִ֭רְעֲפוּ (yir·‘ă·p̄ū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 7491: To trickle, drip

the hills
גְּבָע֥וֹת (gə·ḇā·‘ō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 1389: A hillock

are robed
תַּחְגֹּֽרְנָה׃ (taḥ·gō·rə·nāh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine plural
Strong's 2296: To gird, gird on, gird oneself

with joy.
וְ֝גִ֗יל (wə·ḡîl)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1524: A revolution, joy


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