Psalm 68:9
New International Version
You gave abundant showers, O God; you refreshed your weary inheritance.

New Living Translation
You sent abundant rain, O God, to refresh the weary land.

English Standard Version
Rain in abundance, O God, you shed abroad; you restored your inheritance as it languished;

Berean Study Bible
You sent abundant rain, O God; You refreshed Your weary inheritance.

King James Bible
Thou, O God, didst send a plentiful rain, whereby thou didst confirm thine inheritance, when it was weary.

New King James Version
You, O God, sent a plentiful rain, Whereby You confirmed Your inheritance, When it was weary.

New American Standard Bible
You made plentiful rain fall, God; You confirmed Your inheritance when it was parched.

NASB 1995
You shed abroad a plentiful rain, O God; You confirmed Your inheritance when it was parched.

NASB 1977
Thou didst shed abroad a plentiful rain, O God; Thou didst confirm Thine inheritance, when it was parched.

Amplified Bible
You, O God, sent abroad plentiful rain; You confirmed Your inheritance when it was parched and weary.

Christian Standard Bible
You, God, showered abundant rain; you revived your inheritance when it languished.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You, God, showered abundant rain; You revived Your inheritance when it languished.

American Standard Version
Thou, O God, didst send a plentiful rain, Thou didst confirm thine inheritance, when it was weary.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
You have given rain willingly, oh God, to your inheritance, for it was weakened and you have strengthened it.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
O God, thou wilt grant to thine inheritance a gracious rain; for it was weary, but thou didst refresh it.

Contemporary English Version
When your land was thirsty, you sent showers to refresh it.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou shalt set aside for thy inheritance a free rain, O God: and it was weakened, but thou hast made it perfect.

English Revised Version
Thou, O God, didst send a plentiful rain, thou didst confirm thine inheritance, when it was weary.

Good News Translation
You caused abundant rain to fall and restored your worn-out land;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You watered the land with plenty of rain, O God. You refreshed it when your land was exhausted.

International Standard Version
God, you poured out abundant rain on your inheritance. When Israel was weary, you sustained her.

JPS Tanakh 1917
A bounteous rain didst Thou pour down, O God; When Thine inheritance was weary, Thou didst confirm it.

Literal Standard Version
You shake out a shower of free-will gifts, O God. Your inheritance, when it has been weary, "" You have established it.

NET Bible
O God, you cause abundant showers to fall on your chosen people. When they are tired, you sustain them,

New Heart English Bible
You, God, sent a plentiful rain. You confirmed your inheritance, when it was weary.

World English Bible
You, God, sent a plentiful rain. You confirmed your inheritance, when it was weary.

Young's Literal Translation
A shower of free-will gifts thou shakest out, O God. Thine inheritance, when it hath been weary, Thou hast established it.

Additional Translations ...
Context
God's Enemies Are Scattered
8the earth shook and the heavens poured down rain before God, the One on Sinai, before God, the God of Israel. 9You sent abundant rain, O God; You refreshed Your weary inheritance. 10Your flock settled therein; O God, from Your bounty You provided for the poor.…

Cross References
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.

Deuteronomy 11:11
But the land that you are crossing the Jordan to possess is a land of mountains and valleys that drinks in the rain from heaven.

Judges 5:4
O LORD, when You went out from Seir, when You marched from the land of Edom, the earth trembled, the heavens poured out rain, and the clouds poured down water.

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

Psalm 65:9
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.

Ezekiel 34:26
I will make them and the places around My hill a blessing. I will send down showers in season--showers of blessing.


Treasury of Scripture

You, O God, did send a plentiful rain, whereby you did confirm your inheritance, when it was weary.

didst

Psalm 65:9
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.

Psalm 77:16,17
The waters saw thee, O God, the waters saw thee; they were afraid: the depths also were troubled…

Psalm 78:24-27
And had rained down manna upon them to eat, and had given them of the corn of heaven…

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(9, 10) Thou, O God . . .--The text of these two verses literally runs, A rain of gifts thou shakest out, O God, on thine inheritance, and when exhausted didst refresh it. Thy living creatures dwell therein; thou makest provision of thy goodness for the afflicted, O God. The rain of gifts has been variously explained as actual showers, blessings of prosperity, outpourings of the Holy Spirit. Both the latter might no doubt be implied in the expression, but some particular material blessing seems indicated, and in connection with the desert wanderings the rain of manna suggests itself. By thine inheritance we understand God's people, as in Deuteronomy 4:20; Psalm 28:9, &c. The "living creatures" in the next verse will then probably be the quails; and a slight emendation, lately suggested, carries conviction along with it. It consists in bringing "thy living creatures" into Psalm 68:9, and, by the insertion of a letter, to read instead of "they dwell therein"--they are satisfied with it (comp. Psalm 78:24-25). This gives the rendering, and when it was exhausted thou didst refresh it with thy living creatures; they are satisfied therewith. (Burgess.)

Verse 9. - Thou, O God, didst send a plentiful rain. Not a literal rain, but a shower of blessings - manna, quails, water out of the rock, protection against enemies, victories, etc. Whereby thou didst confirm (or, establish) thine inheritance (see 2 Samuel 7:13). When it was weary. The wandering in the wilderness must have been inexpressibly dull and wearisome, especially to those who had left Egypt with the hope of a quick march through the waste, and a speedy entrance into "a land flowing with milk and honey" (Exodus 3:17). The "establishment" in Palestine under Joshua was a blessing that could not but be highly valued after well nigh a century of cruel bondage in Egypt, and forty years of aimless wandering in the Sinaitic peninsula.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
You sent
תָּנִ֣יף (tā·nîp̄)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 5130: To move to and fro, wave, sprinkle

abundant
נְ֭דָבוֹת (nə·ḏā·ḇō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 5071: Spontaneity, spontaneous, a spontaneous, abundant gift

rain,
גֶּ֣שֶׁם (ge·šem)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1653: Rain, shower

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

You
אַתָּ֥ה (’at·tāh)
Pronoun - second person masculine singular
Strong's 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

refreshed
כֽוֹנַנְתָּֽהּ׃ (ḵō·w·nan·tāh)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - second person masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 3559: To be erect

Your weary
וְ֝נִלְאָ֗ה (wə·nil·’āh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3811: To tire, to be, disgusted

inheritance.
נַחֲלָתְךָ֥ (na·ḥă·lā·ṯə·ḵā)
Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 5159: Something inherited, occupancy, an heirloom, an estate, patrimony, portion


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