New American Standard Bible
"For by these He judges peoples; He gives food in abundance.
King James Bible
For by them judgeth he the people; he giveth meat in abundance.
Darby Bible Translation
For with them he judgeth the peoples; he giveth food in abundance.
World English Bible
For by these he judges the people. He gives food in abundance.
Young's Literal Translation
For by them He doth judge peoples, He giveth food in abundance.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
For by them judgeth he the people - By means of the clouds, the rain, the dew, the tempest, and the thunderbolt. The idea seems to be, that he makes use of all these to execute his purposes on mankind. He can either make them the means of imparting blessings, or of inflicting the severest, judgments. He can cause the tornado to sweep over the earth; he can arm the forked lightning against the works of art; he can withhold rain and dew, and spread over a land the miseries of famine.
He giveth meat in abundance - That is, by the clouds, the dew, the rain. The idea is, that he can send timely showers if he chooses, and the earth will be clothed with plenty. All these things are under his control, and he can, as he pleases, make them the means of comfort to man, or of punishing him for his sins; compare Psalm 65:11-13.
LibraryWhether Christ Will Judge under the Form of his Humanity?
Objection 1: It would seem that Christ will not judge under the form of His humanity. For judgment requires authority in the judge. Now Christ has authority over the quick and the dead as God, for thus is He the Lord and Creator of all. Therefore He will judge under the form of His Godhead. Objection 2: Further, invincible power is requisite in a judge; wherefore it is written (Eccles. 7:6): "Seek not to be made a judge, unless thou have strength enough to extirpate iniquities." Now invincible power …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
Whether the Judicial Power Corresponds to Voluntary Poverty?
and yet He did not leave Himself without witness, in that He did good and gave you rains from heaven and fruitful seasons, satisfying your hearts with food and gladness."
"Behold, He spreads His lightning about Him, And He covers the depths of the sea.
"Whether for correction, or for His world, Or for lovingkindness, He causes it to happen.
They all wait for You To give them their food in due season.
Who gives food to all flesh, For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
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