New International Version
there he brought the hungry to live, and they founded a city where they could settle.
King James Bible
And there he maketh the hungry to dwell, that they may prepare a city for habitation;
Darby Bible Translation
And there he maketh the hungry to dwell, and they establish a city of habitation;
World English Bible
There he makes the hungry live, that they may prepare a city to live in,
Young's Literal Translation
And He causeth the hungry to dwell there, And they prepare a city of habitation.
Psalm 107:36 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And there he maketh the hungry to dwell - All this seems to apply admirably to the first colonists of any place. They flee from a land of want, an ingrata terra that did not repay their toil, and they seek the wilderness where the land wants only cultivation to make it produce all the necessaries of life. He, by his providence, so guides their steps as to lead them to rivers which they can navigate, and from which they can procure plenty of fish, and shows them wells or springs which they have not digged. The hungry dwell there; and jointly agree, for convenience and defense, to build them a city for habitation. They sow the fields which they have cleared; and plant vineyards, and orchards which yield them in creasing fruits, Psalm 107:37, and he multiplies their cattle greatly, and does not suffer them to decrease, Psalm 107:38. What a fine picture is this of the first peopling and planting of America, and of the multiplication and extension of that people; of the Divine blessing on their industry, and the general and astonishing prosperity of their country! May they never again know what is spoken in the following verse:
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LibraryMarch 12. "They Wandered in the Wilderness in a Solitary Way" (Ps. Cvii. 4).
"They wandered in the wilderness in a solitary way" (Ps. cvii. 4). All who fight the Lord's battles must be content to die to all the favorable opinions of men and all the flattery of human praise. You cannot make an exception in favor of the good opinions of the children of God. It is very easy for the insidious adversary to make this also all appeal to the flesh. It is all right when God sends us the approval of our fellow men, but we must never make it a motive in our life, but be content with …
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Some wandered in desert wastelands, finding no way to a city where they could settle.
He led them by a straight way to a city where they could settle.
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