Psalm 81:16
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New International Version
But you would be fed with the finest of wheat; 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.

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.

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!

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

With the finest of the wheat - מחלב חטה mecheleb chittah; literally, with the fat of wheat, as in the margin.

Honey out of the rock - And he fed thaim of the grese of whete: And of the hony stane he thaim filled. Old Psalter. Thus paraphrased: "He fed thaim with the body of Criste and gastely understandyng; and of hony that ran of the stane, that is, of the wisedome that is swete to the hert." Several of the fathers understand this place of Christ.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Psalm 147:14 He makes peace in your borders, and fills you 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...

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

finest of the wheat. Heb. fat of wheat

Judges 14:8,9,18 And after a time he returned to take her, and he turned aside to see the carcass of the lion: and, behold...

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

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

Chapter I Beginning and Early Days of the Orphan Work.
BEGINNING AND EARLY DAYS OF THE ORPHAN WORK. "That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ."--1 Peter, i. 7. Mr. George Mueller, the founder of the New Orphan-Houses, Ashley Down, Bristol (institutions that have been for many years the greatest monuments of modern times to a prayer-answering God), gives in that most valuable and instructive book, "A
George Müller—Answers to Prayer

Religion Pleasant to the Religious.
"O taste and see how gracious the Lord is; blessed is the man that trusteth in Him."--Psalm xxxiv. 8. You see by these words what love Almighty God has towards us, and what claims He has upon our love. He is the Most High, and All-Holy. He inhabiteth eternity: we are but worms compared with Him. He would not be less happy though He had never created us; He would not be less happy though we were all blotted out again from creation. But He is the God of love; He brought us all into existence,
John Henry Newman—Parochial and Plain Sermons, Vol. VII

The Nature of Spiritual Hunger
Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness Matthew 5:6 We are now come to the fourth step of blessedness: Blessed are they that hunger'. The words fall into two parts: a duty implied; a promise annexed. A duty implied: Blessed are they that hunger'. Spiritual hunger is a blessed hunger. What is meant by hunger? Hunger is put for desire (Isaiah 26:9). Spiritual hunger is the rational appetite whereby the soul pants after that which it apprehends most suitable and proportional
Thomas Watson—The Beatitudes: An Exposition of Matthew 5:1-12

Justifying or Sanctifying Grace
Sanctifying grace is defined by Deharbe as "an unmerited, supernatural gift, imparted to the soul by the Holy Ghost, by which we are made just, children of God, and heirs of Heaven." As it makes sinners just, sanctifying grace is also called justifying, though this appellation can not be applied to the sanctification of our first parents in Paradise or to that of the angels and the sinless soul of Christ. Justification, as we have shown, consists in the infusion of sanctifying grace, and hence it
Joseph Pohle—Grace, Actual and Habitual

Cross References
Numbers 18:12
"I give you all the finest olive oil and all the finest new wine and grain they give the LORD as the firstfruits of their harvest.

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

Deuteronomy 32:14
with curds and milk from herd and flock and with fattened lambs and goats, with choice rams of Bashan and the finest kernels of wheat. You drank the foaming blood of the grape.

Job 29:6
when my path was drenched with cream and the rock poured out for me streams of olive oil.

Psalm 147:14
He grants peace to your borders and satisfies you with the finest of wheat.

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