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Psalm 65:10

ESV You water its furrows abundantly, settling its ridges, softening it with showers, and blessing its growth.
NIV You drench its furrows and level its ridges; you soften it with showers and bless its crops.
NASB You water its furrows abundantly, You settle its ridges, You soften it with showers, You bless its growth.
CSB You soften it with showers and bless its growth, soaking its furrows and leveling its ridges.
NLT You drench the plowed ground with rain, melting the clods and leveling the ridges. You soften the earth with showers and bless its abundant crops.
KJV Thou waterest the ridges thereof abundantly: thou settlest the furrows thereof: thou makest it soft with showers: thou blessest the springing thereof.

What does Psalm 65:10 mean?

David acknowledges God's role in bringing about an abundant harvest. Farmers plant, but their efforts would be unproductive without water. Fortunately, God provides the rain and river water which fills the irrigation ditches and the pipelines that allow farmers to water their fields. He writes that God waters the cultivated land's furrows: the grooves and ruts made by farmers. This softens what otherwise would be dead, dusty ground. As a result of the Lord's providential provision of water, that which farmers plant can grow and bless the consumers of its harvest (Genesis 2:6, 10; 27:28).

The book of Ruth unfolds the story a Moabite who scavenged in grain fields belonging to a man named Boaz. Boaz is called "a worthy man" in Ruth 2:1. His grain fields were so productive that he gave his reapers orders to leave some of the harvest behind for Ruth. (Ruth 2:16). As a result of Boaz's kindness, Ruth had enough food for herself and her mother-in-law (Ruth 2:17–18).
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