L  W  1. Israel. Zion.
    X  2. Mankind.
   W  3-5-. Israel. Zion.
    X  -5-13. Mankind.

(A Psalm and Song relating to David and the true David.)

Psalm 65)

1 Praise waits (as in 62:1) for You, O God, in Zion: (Israel's silent waiting is now passed on to Zion. All is silent there as yet. David's tabernacle was there.)
And to You shall the vow be performed.

2 O You that hears prayer,
To You shall all flesh come. (Put for all mankind: i.e. the People.)

W  s  3-. Singular. "Me'.
    t  -3. Plural. "Our".
   s  4. Singular. "He".
    t  5-. Plural. "We".

3 Iniquitous words prevail against me:

As for our transgressions, You shall cover them by atonement.

4 Happy is the man whom You choose (only those whom He calls can truly worship), and cause to approach to You,
That he may dwell in Your courts: (Not the temple courts, but David's tabernacle on Zion.)
We shall be satisfied with the goodness of Your house,
Even of Your holy (set apart. See Ex. 3:5) palace.

5 By terrible things in righteousness will You answer us,
O God of our salvation;

-5-13. MANKIND.
X  Y  -5.  God the confidence of all afar off.  God spoken of.
    Z  6,7. The power of God.                        "
   Y  8-. God the fear of all afar off.  God spoken to.
    Z  -8-13. The goodness of God.            "

Who are the confidence of all the ends of the earth,
And of them that are afar off upon the sea:

6 Who by His strength sets fast the mountains;
Being girded with power:
7 Which stills the noise of the seas, the noise of their waves,
And the tumult of peoples.

8 They also that dwell in the uttermost parts are afraid at Your tokens:

You make the outgoings of the morning and [the incomings] evening to shout for joy.

9 You visit the earth, and water it:
You greatly enrich it
With the river of God (always connected with a garden. See 1:3 and Prov. 21:1. Cp. Rev. 22:1,2), which is full of water:
You prepare them corn, when You have so provided for it.
10 You water the ridges thereof abundantly:
You settle the furrows thereof:
You dissolve it with showers: (Until the early rains fall, the ground is as hard as a rock.)
You bless the springing thereof.

11 You crown the year with Your goodness;
And Your paths drop fatness.

12 They drop upon the pastures of the wilderness:
And the little hills rejoice on every side.
13 The pastures are clothed with flocks;
The valleys also are covered over with corn;
They shout for joy, they also sing.

(To the chief Musician.)

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