Psalm 65
Hope for everyone

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Explanation
God responds in nature
 1 ¶ <<To the chief Musician, A Psalm and Song of David.>> Praise waiteth for thee, O God, in Sion: and unto thee shall the vow be performed.
.2  O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come.
 3  Iniquities prevail against me: as for our transgressions, thou shalt purge them away.
 1 - Praise waiteth Literally "to thee is silence praise." The voice of God is clearer to one waits in calm silence. ps04610.
 2 - All flesh We also see the universality of God's grace in other verses of this psalm.
 4  Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest to approach unto thee, that he may dwell in thy courts: we shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, even of thy holy temple.
.5  By terrible [or "awesome"] things in righteousness wilt thou answer us, O God of our salvation; who art the confidence of all the ends of the earth, and of them that are afar off upon the sea:
  4 - Choosest Many are called but few are chosen . They seek the Lord. mt2214, mt2016.
  4 - Goodness of thy house The temple or tabernacle (tent prepared in the wilderness) represents the process of bringing humans into harmony with God.
  4 - Temple From hekal which may refer to either tabernacle or temple.
  5 - Ends of the earth God is the hope of everyone.
 6 ¶ Which by his strength setteth fast the mountains; being girded with power:
.7  Which stilleth the noise of the seas, the noise of their waves, and the tumult of the people.
 8  They also that dwell in the uttermost parts are afraid at thy tokens: thou makest the outgoings of the morning and evening to rejoice.
  6 - Strength ... mountains See ps03606, ps09504.
  7 - Stilleth ... seas God calms people as He does the seas. This relationship is part of the basis of the symbolism in re1715.
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The outgoings of the evening rejoice
 9  Thou visitest the earth, and waterest it: thou greatly enrichest it with the river of God, which is full of water: thou preparest them corn [grain], when thou hast so provided for it.
 10  Thou waterest the ridges thereof abundantly: thou settlest the furrows thereof: thou makest it soft with showers: thou blessest the springing thereof.
 11  Thou crownest the year with thy goodness; and thy 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.
  9 - With the river of God Abundant water from the sky.
  12 - Rejoice on every side Literally, "are clothed with joy."

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