Psalm 66:12
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English Standard Version
you let men ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water; yet you have brought us out to a place of abundance.

King James Bible
Thou hast caused men to ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water: but thou broughtest us out into a wealthy place.

American Standard Version
Thou didst cause men to ride over our heads; We went through fire and through water; But thou broughtest us out into a wealthy place.

Douay-Rheims Bible
thou hast set men over our heads. We have passed through tire and water, and thou hast brought us out into a refreshment.

English Revised Version
Thou hast caused men to ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water; but thou broughtest us out into a wealthy place.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thou hast caused men to ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water: but thou broughtest us out into a wealthy place.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Although the summons: Come and see... (borrowed apparently from Psalm 46:9), is called forth by contemporary manifestations of God's power, the consequences of which now lie open to view, the rendering of Psalm 66:6, "then will we rejoice in Him," is nevertheless unnatural, and, rightly looked at, neither grammar nor the matter requires it. For since שׁם in this passage is equivalent to אז, and the future after אז takes the signification of an aorist; and since the cohortative form of the future can also (e.g., after עד, Psalm 73:7, and in clauses having a hypothetical sense) be referred to the past, and does sometimes at least occur where the writer throws himself back into the past (2 Samuel 22:38), the rendering: Then did we rejoice in Him, cannot be assailed on syntactical grounds. On the "we," cf. Joshua 5:1, Chethb, Hosea 12:1-14 :54. The church of all ages is a unity, the separate parts being jointly involved in the whole. The church here directs the attention of all the world to the mighty deeds of God at the time of the deliverance from Egypt, viz., the laying of the Red Sea and of Jordan dry, inasmuch as it can say in Psalm 66:7, by reason of that which it has experienced ibn the present, that the sovereign power of God is ever the same: its God rules in His victorious might עולם, i.e., not "over the world," because that ought to be בּעולם, but "in eternity" (accusative of duration, as in Psalm 89:2., Psalm 45:7), and therefore, as in the former days, so also in all time to come. His eyes keep searching watch among the peoples; the rebellious, who struggle agaisnt His yoke and persecute His people, had better not rise, it may go ill with them. The Chethb runs ירימוּ, for which the Ker is ירוּמוּ. The meaning remains the same; הרים can (even without יד, ראשׁ, קרן, Psalm 65:5) mean "to practise exaltation," superbire. By means of למו this proud bearing is designated as being egotistical, and as unrestrainedly boastful. Only let them not imagine themselves secure in their arrogance! There is One more exalted, whose eye nothing escapes, and to whose irresistible might whatever is not conformed to His gracious will succumbs.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

caused

Psalm 129:1-3 Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth, may Israel now say...

Isaiah 51:23 But I will put it into the hand of them that afflict you; which have said to your soul, Bow down, that we may go over...

through

Isaiah 43:1,2 But now thus said the LORD that created you, O Jacob, and he that formed you, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed you...

Acts 14:22 Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith...

1 Thessalonians 3:3,4 That no man should be moved by these afflictions: for yourselves know that we are appointed thereunto...

but thou

Psalm 33:19 To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine.

Psalm 40:2,3 He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet on a rock, and established my goings...

Job 36:16 Even so would he have removed you out of the strait into a broad place, where there is no narrow place...

Luke 16:25 But Abraham said, Son, remember that you in your lifetime received your good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things...

James 5:11 Behold, we count them happy which endure. You have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord...

Revelation 7:14 And I said to him, Sir, you know. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes...

wealthy [heb.] moist

Psalm 107:35-37 He turns the wilderness into a standing water, and dry ground into springs...

Isaiah 35:6,7 Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing: for in the wilderness shall waters break out...

Cross References
1 Corinthians 3:15
If anyone's work is burned up, he will suffer loss, though he himself will be saved, but only as through fire.

Psalm 18:19
He brought me out into a broad place; he rescued me, because he delighted in me.

Psalm 60:3
You have made your people see hard things; you have given us wine to drink that made us stagger.

Psalm 78:21
Therefore, when the LORD heard, he was full of wrath; a fire was kindled against Jacob; his anger rose against Israel,

Isaiah 43:2
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.

Isaiah 51:23
and I will put it into the hand of your tormentors, who have said to you, 'Bow down, that we may pass over'; and you have made your back like the ground and like the street for them to pass over."

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