Psalm 65:9
New International Version
You care for the land and water it; you enrich it abundantly. The streams of God are filled with water to provide the people with grain, for so you have ordained it.

New Living Translation
You take care of the earth and water it, making it rich and fertile. The river of God has plenty of water; it provides a bountiful harvest of grain, for you have ordered it so.

English Standard Version
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.

Berean Study Bible
You attend to the earth and water it; with abundance You enrich it. The streams of God are full of water, for You prepare our grain by providing for the earth.

King James Bible
Thou visitest the earth, and waterest it: thou greatly enrichest it with the river of God, which is full of water: thou preparest them corn, when thou hast so provided for it.

New King James Version
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.

New American Standard Bible
You visit the earth and cause it to overflow; You greatly enrich it; The stream of God is full of water; You prepare their grain, for so You prepare the earth.

NASB 1995
You visit the earth and cause it to overflow; You greatly enrich it; The stream of God is full of water; You prepare their grain, for thus You prepare the earth.

NASB 1977
Thou dost visit the earth, and cause it to overflow; Thou dost greatly enrich it; The stream of God is full of water; Thou dost prepare their grain, for thus Thou dost prepare the earth.

Amplified Bible
You visit the earth and make it overflow [with water]; You greatly enrich it; The stream of God is full of water; You provide their grain, when You have prepared the earth.

Christian Standard Bible
You visit the earth and water it abundantly, enriching it greatly. God’s stream is filled with water, for you prepare the earth in this way, providing people with grain.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You visit the earth and water it abundantly, enriching it greatly. God’s stream is filled with water, for You prepare the earth in this way, providing people with grain.

American Standard Version
Thou visitest the earth, and waterest it, Thou greatly enrichest it; The river of God is full of water: Thou providest them grain, when thou hast so prepared the earth.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
You have remembered the Earth; you calmed it and you enriched it with abundance. The streams of God are full of waters; you have prepared their food when you established it.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Thou hast visited the earth, and saturated it; thou hast abundantly enriched it. The river of God is filled with water; thou hast prepared their food, for thus is the preparation of it.

Contemporary English Version
You take care of the earth and send rain to help the soil grow all kinds of crops. Your rivers never run dry, and you prepare the earth to produce abundant grain.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou hast visited the earth, and hast plentifully watered it; thou hast many ways enriched it. The river of God is filled with water, thou hast prepared their food: for so is its preparation.

English Revised Version
Thou visitest the earth, and waterest it, thou greatly enrichest it; the river of God is full of water: thou providest them corn, when thou hast so prepared the earth.

Good News Translation
You show your care for the land by sending rain; you make it rich and fertile. You fill the streams with water; you provide the earth with crops. This is how you do it:

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You take care of the earth, and you water it. You make it much richer than it was. (The river of God is filled with water.) You provide grain for them. Indeed, you even prepare the ground.

International Standard Version
You take care of the earth, you water it, and you enrich it greatly with the river of God that overflows with water. You provide grain for them, for you have ordained it this way.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thou hast remembered the earth, and watered her, greatly enriching her, With the river of God that is full of water; Thou preparest them corn, for so preparest Thou her.

Literal Standard Version
You have inspected the earth, and water it, You make it very rich, the stream of God [is] full of water, You prepare their grain, When thus You prepare it,

NET Bible
You visit the earth and give it rain; you make it rich and fertile with overflowing streams full of water. You provide grain for them, for you prepare the earth to yield its crops.

New Heart English Bible
You visit the earth, and water it. You greatly enrich it. The river of God is full of water. You provide them grain, for so you have ordained it.

World English Bible
You visit the earth, and water it. You greatly enrich it. The river of God is full of water. You provide them grain, for so you have ordained it.

Young's Literal Translation
Thou hast inspected the earth, and waterest it, Thou makest it very rich, the rivulet of God is full of water, Thou preparest their corn, When thus Thou dost prepare it,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Praise Awaits You, O God, in Zion
8Those who live far away fear Your wonders; You make the dawn and sunset shout for joy. 9You attend to the earth and water it; with abundance You enrich it. The streams of God are full of water, for You prepare our grain by providing for the earth. 10You soak its furrows and level its ridges; You soften it with showers and bless its growth.…

Cross References
Genesis 1:11
Then God said, "Let the earth bring forth vegetation: seed-bearing plants and fruit trees, each bearing fruit with seed according to its kind." And it was so.

Genesis 2:5
Now no shrub of the field had yet appeared on the earth, nor had any plant of the field sprouted; for the LORD God had not yet sent rain upon the earth, and there was no man to cultivate the ground.

Leviticus 26:4
I will give you rains in their season, and the land will yield its produce, and the trees of the field will bear their fruit.

Job 5:10
He gives rain to the earth and sends water upon the fields.

Psalm 46:4
There is a river whose streams delight the city of God, the holy place where the Most High dwells.

Psalm 68:9
You sent abundant rain, O God; You refreshed Your weary inheritance.

Psalm 68:10
Your flock settled therein; O God, from Your bounty You provided for the poor.


Treasury of Scripture

You visit the earth, and water it: you greatly enrich it with the river of God, which is full of water: you prepare them corn, when you have so provided for it.

visitest

Psalm 104:13,14
He watereth the hills from his chambers: the earth is satisfied with the fruit of thy works…

Deuteronomy 11:11,12
But the land, whither ye go to possess it, is a land of hills and valleys, and drinketh water of the rain of heaven: …

Ruth 1:6
Then she arose with her daughters in law, that she might return from the country of Moab: for she had heard in the country of Moab how that the LORD had visited his people in giving them bread.

and waterest it.

Psalm 63:1
A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah. O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is;

greatly

Psalm 65:11
Thou crownest the year with thy goodness; and thy paths drop fatness.

Psalm 68:9,10
Thou, O God, didst send a plentiful rain, whereby thou didst confirm thine inheritance, when it was weary…

Psalm 104:13-15
He watereth the hills from his chambers: the earth is satisfied with the fruit of thy works…

the river

Psalm 46:4
There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High.

Revelation 22:1
And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.

thou preparest

Psalm 104:15
And wine that maketh glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face to shine, and bread which strengtheneth man's heart.

Psalm 107:37
And sow the fields, and plant vineyards, which may yield fruits of increase.

Genesis 26:12
Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundredfold: and the LORD blessed him.









(9) Thou visitest . . .--Better, Thou hast visited. Even if there is not reference to some particular season of plenty, yet with a glance back on the memory of such. Instead of "earth," perhaps, here, "land."

Waterest.--Or, floodest. The river of God stands for the rain. There is a Arabic proverb, "When the river of God comes, the river Isa (in Bagdad) ceases." The Rabbins say, "God has four keys which He never entrusts to any angel, and chief of these is the key of the rain." (Comp. Job 26:8; Job 28:26; Job 38:28.) The expression "river" for rain is very appropriate of the downpour of a country that has its rainy season. (Comp. "the rushing of the river rain," Tennyson's Vivien.)

Thou preparest . . .--The Authorised Version misses the sense, which is, thou preparest their corn when thou hast prepared it (the land) so--i.e., in the manner now to be described. Thus LXX. and Vulgate.

Verses 9-13. - In conclusion, the psalmist praises God for his bountiful providence with respect to the harvest. According to some, the whole poem is essentially a harvest thanksgiving, and the poet now "comes at last to the point aimed at from the first." He traces the whole process by which the glorious termination is arrived at. First, the "early rain" descending from "the river of God," or the reservoir for rain which God guards in the heavens (Job 38:37), moistening the furrows, softening the ridges, and preparing the land for the seed-corn. Then the sowing, which, being man's work, is but just touched on (ver. 9, ad fin.). After that, the "latter rain" - the gentle showers of March and April - which cause the grain to burst and the blade to spring, and the ear to form itself, and turn the dull fallow into a mass of greenery (vers. 10, 12). At last, the full result - pastures clothed with flocks; valleys, the "long broad sweeps between parallel ranges of hills," covered over with corn; all nature laughing and shouting for joy (ver. 13). Verse 9. - Thou visitest the earth, and waterest it (comp. Job 36:27, 28; Job 37:6; Job 38:26-28; Psalm 147:18; Jeremiah 5:24; Matthew 5:45). Thou greatly enrichest it with the river of God. There is no "with" in the original; and the two clauses are better taken separately. Translate, Thou greatly enrichest it; the river of God is full of water. By "the river of God" is to be understood God's store of water in the clouds and atmosphere, which he can at any time retain or let loose. Thou preparest them corn, when thou hast so provided for it; rather, when thou hast so prepared her (the earth). By thus preparing the earth for the sowing. God prepares for men the corn which they ultimately obtain at the harvest.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
You attend to
פָּקַ֥דְתָּ (pā·qaḏ·tā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 6485: To visit, to oversee, muster, charge, care for, miss, deposit

the earth
הָאָ֨רֶץ ׀ (hā·’ā·reṣ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 776: Earth, land

and water it;
וַתְּשֹׁ֪קְקֶ֡הָ (wat·tə·šō·qə·qe·hā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - second person masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 7783: To run after, over, overflow

with abundance
רַבַּ֬ת (rab·baṯ)
Adjective - feminine singular construct
Strong's 7227: Much, many, great

You enrich it.
תַּעְשְׁרֶ֗נָּה (ta‘·šə·ren·nāh)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - second person masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 6238: To accumulate, chiefly, to grow, rich

The streams
פֶּ֣לֶג (pe·leḡ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 6388: A channel, canal

of God
אֱ֭לֹהִים (’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

are full
מָ֣לֵא (mā·lê)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 4390: To fill, be full of

of water,
מָ֑יִם (mā·yim)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 4325: Water, juice, urine, semen

for
כִּי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

You prepare
תָּכִ֥ין (tā·ḵîn)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 3559: To be erect

our grain
דְּ֝גָנָ֗ם (də·ḡā·nām)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 1715: Corn, grain (of cereals)

by providing
תְּכִינֶֽהָ׃ (tə·ḵî·ne·hā)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - second person masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 3559: To be erect

for [the earth].
כֵ֥ן (ḵên)
Adverb
Strong's 3651: So -- thus


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