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Psalm 65:9

ESV You visit the earth and water it; you greatly enrich it; the river of God is full of water; you provide their grain, for so you have prepared it.
NIV You care for the land and water it; you enrich it abundantly. The streams of God are filled with water to provide the people with grain, for so you have ordained it.
NASB You visit the earth and cause it to overflow; You greatly enrich it; The stream of God is full of water; You prepare their grain, for so You prepare the earth.
CSB You visit the earth and water it abundantly, enriching it greatly. God's stream is filled with water, for you prepare the earth in this way, providing people with grain.
NLT You take care of the earth and water it, making it rich and fertile. The river of God has plenty of water; it provides a bountiful harvest of grain, for you have ordered it so.
KJV 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, when thou hast so provided for it.

What does Psalm 65:9 mean?

God generously sends rain to enrich the soil. Since the dawn of creation, God has cared for His creations on earth (Genesis 2:6, 10). That includes providing water to make the land productive in growing plants. This benefits human crops, such as grains (Genesis 27:28). God told the people of Israel that He would bless their land if the people obeyed Him. Deuteronomy 11:13–14 promises: "If you will indeed obey my commandments that I command you today, to love the LORD your God, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul, he will give the rain for your land in its season, the early rain and the latter rain, that you may gather in your grain and your wine and your oil."

This psalm referred to people waiting to praise God, anticipating His provision and good works (Psalm 65:1–5). David may have written these words in response to an excellent harvest. Or, as a prayer in advance of the harvest season. Even though man plants seeds, it is ultimately the Lord who makes those crops grow (1 Corinthians 3:7).
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