Psalm 81:16
New International Version
But you would be fed with the finest of wheat; with honey from the rock I would satisfy you."

New Living Translation
But I would feed you with the finest wheat. I would satisfy you with wild honey from the rock."

English Standard Version
But he would feed you with the finest of the wheat, and with honey from the rock I would satisfy you.”

Berean Study Bible
But I would feed you the finest wheat; with honey from the rock I would satisfy you.”

New American Standard Bible
"But I would feed you with the finest of the wheat, And with honey from the rock I would satisfy you."

King James Bible
He should have fed them also with the finest of the wheat: and with honey out of the rock should I have satisfied thee.

Christian Standard Bible
But he would feed Israel with the best wheat. "I would satisfy you with honey from the rock."

Contemporary English Version
But I would feed you with the finest bread and with the best honey until you were full."

Good News Translation
But I would feed you with the finest wheat and satisfy you with wild honey."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But He would feed Israel with the best wheat." I would satisfy you with honey from the rock."

International Standard Version
But I will feed Israel with the finest wheat, satisfying you with honey from the rock.

NET Bible
"I would feed Israel the best wheat, and would satisfy your appetite with honey from the rocky cliffs."

New Heart English Bible
And he would have fed them with the finest wheat, and satisfied them with honey from the rock."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He fed him from the fatness of the wheat and honey from the rock satisfied him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But I would feed Israel with the finest wheat and satisfy them with honey from a rock."

JPS Tanakh 1917
They should also be fed with the fat of wheat; And with honey out of the rock would I satisfy thee.'

New American Standard 1977
“But I would feed you with the finest of the wheat; And with honey from the rock I would satisfy you.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And God would have fed them also the finest of the wheat, and with honey out of the rock I would have satisfied thee.

King James 2000 Bible
He should have fed them also with the finest of the wheat: and with honey out of the rock should I have satisfied you.

American King James Version
He should have fed them also with the finest of the wheat: and with honey out of the rock should I have satisfied you.

American Standard Version
He would feed them also with the finest of the wheat; And with honey out of the rock would I satisfy thee.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he fed them with the fat of wheat; and satisfied them with honey out of the rock.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he fed them with the fat of wheat, and filled them with honey out of the rock.

Darby Bible Translation
And he would have fed them with the finest of wheat; yea, with honey out of the rock would I have satisfied thee.

English Revised Version
He should feed them also with the finest of the wheat: and with honey out of the rock should I satisfy thee.

Webster's Bible Translation
He would have fed them also with the finest of the wheat: and with honey out of the rock I should have satisfied thee.

World English Bible
But he would have also fed them with the finest of the wheat. I will satisfy you with honey out of the rock." A Psalm by Asaph.

Young's Literal Translation
He causeth him to eat of the fat of wheat, And with honey from a rock I satisfy thee!
Study Bible
Sing for Joy to God, Our Strength
15Those who hate the LORD would feign obedience, and their doom would last forever. 16But I would feed you the finest wheat; with honey from the rock I would satisfy you.”
Cross References
Numbers 18:12
I give you all the freshest olive oil and all the finest new wine and grain that the Israelites give to the LORD as their firstfruits.

Deuteronomy 32:13
He made him ride on the heights of the land and fed him the produce of the field. He nourished him with honey from the rock and oil from the flinty crag,

Deuteronomy 32:14
with curds from the herd and milk from the flock, with the fat of lambs, with rams from Bashan, and goats, with the choicest grains of wheat. From the juice of the finest grapes you drank the wine.

Job 29:6
when my steps were bathed in cream and the rock poured out for me streams of oil!

Psalm 147:14
He makes peace at your borders; He fills you with the finest wheat.

Treasury of Scripture

He should have fed them also with the finest of the wheat: and with honey out of the rock should I have satisfied you.

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Psalm 147:14
He maketh peace in thy borders, and filleth thee with the finest of the wheat.

Deuteronomy 32:13,14
He made him ride on the high places of the earth, that he might eat the increase of the fields; and he made him to suck honey out of the rock, and oil out of the flinty rock; …

Joel 2:24
And the floors shall be full of wheat, and the fats shall overflow with wine and oil.

finest of the wheat.

Judges 14:8,9,18
And after a time he returned to take her, and he turned aside to see the carcase of the lion: and, behold, there was a swarm of bees and honey in the carcase of the lion…

1 Samuel 14:25,26
And all they of the land came to a wood; and there was honey upon the ground…

Job 29:6
When I washed my steps with butter, and the rock poured me out rivers of oil;







Lexicon
But I would feed you
וַֽ֭יַּאֲכִילֵהוּ (way·ya·’ă·ḵî·lê·hū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 398: To eat

the finest
מֵחֵ֣לֶב (mê·ḥê·leḇ)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 2459: Fat, richest, choice part

wheat;
חִטָּ֑ה (ḥiṭ·ṭāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2406: Wheat

with honey
דְּבַ֣שׁ (də·ḇaš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1706: Honey, syrup

from the rock
וּ֝מִצּ֗וּר (ū·miṣ·ṣūr)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 6697: A cliff, a rock, boulder, a refuge, an edge

I would satisfy you.”
אַשְׂבִּיעֶֽךָ׃ (’aś·bî·‘e·ḵā)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - first person common singular | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7646: To be sated, satisfied or surfeited
(16) Finest of the wheat.--See margin, and comp. Psalm 147:14. The construction of this verse is matter of difficulty. Properly we should render, And he fed them with the finest of the wheat, and with honey out of the rock satisfied thee. The change of person is harsh, though perhaps it may be illustrated by Psalm 22:27, &c, but the past tense seems out of keeping with the context. The conclusions of Psalms 77, 78 are hardly analogous. The pointing should be slightly changed to give, "And I would feed them also," &c

Verse 16. - He should have fed them also; rather, he should feed. With the finest of the wheat; literally, with the fat of the wheat (comp. Deuteronomy 32:14 and Psalm 147:14). And with honey out of the rock should I have satisfied thee; rather, would I satisfy thee. The expression, "honey out of the rock," is taken from Deuteronomy 32:13. It evidently means "honey of the best" - native honey, stored by the bees in clefts of the rocks. Of course, both the "wheat" and the "honey" are metaphors, which we are to regard as shadowing forth all temporal and spiritual blessings.



81:8-16 We cannot look for too little from the creature, nor too much from the Creator. We may have enough from God, if we pray for it in faith. All the wickedness of the world is owing to man's wilfulness. People are not religious, because they will not be so. God is not the Author of their sin, he leaves them to the lusts of their own hearts, and the counsels of their own heads; if they do not well, the blame must be upon themselves. The Lord is unwilling that any should perish. What enemies sinners are to themselves! It is sin that makes our troubles long, and our salvation slow. Upon the same conditions of faith and obedience, do Christians hold those spiritual and eternal good things, which the pleasant fields and fertile hills of Canaan showed forth. Christ is the Bread of life; he is the Rock of salvation, and his promises are as honey to pious minds. But those who reject him as their Lord and Master, must also lose him as their Saviour and their reward.
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