The LORD will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish: but he casts away the substance of the wicked.
It is of temporal supplies the wise man is here speaking. The "famishing of the soul" might be understood, with great truth, of the proper and peculiar life of the soul. But the connection demands a different interpretation. Soul is often used to signify the "person" and the "animal life." It may have reference to that weakness and fainting of spirit which is the result of the corporeal exhaustion produced by the extremity of want.
Parallel VersesKJV: The LORD will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish: but he casteth away the substance of the wicked.