You have put gladness in my heart, more than in the time that their corn and their wine increased.
"Living in Rome, a famous antiquarian and artist (Winkelman) tells how he gave himself half an hour every day to meditate on his Italian happiness. Thousands have lived in Rome with the same pure sky smiling over them, and the same articulate antiquity on every side accosting them, and never been aware of their felicity." And is it not thus with the average Christian life? For the want of reflection and a calm survey of our standing and inheritance in Jesus Christ, our icy and gladness are intermittent instead of perennial and abiding.
(James Hamilton, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more than in the time that their corn and their wine increased.