24 And he increased his people greatly; and made them stronger than their enemies.
24 The Lord made his people very fruitful; he made them too numerous for their foes,
24 And the Lord made his people very fruitful and made them stronger than their foes.
24 God gave his people lots of babies; soon their numbers alarmed their foes.
24 He increased His people greatly, And made them stronger than their enemies.
24 And the Lord multiplied the people of Israel until they became too mighty for their enemies.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 105:24
Commentary on Psalm 105:24-45
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As the believer commonly thrives best in his soul when under the cross; so the church also flourishes most in true holiness, and increases in number, while under persecution. Yet instruments shall be raised up for their deliverance, and plagues may be expected by persecutors. And see the special care God took of his people in the wilderness. All the benefits bestowed on Israel as a nation, were shadows of spiritual blessings with which we are blessed in Christ Jesus. Having redeemed us with his blood, restored our souls to holiness, and set us at liberty from Satan's bondage, he guides and guards us all the way. He satisfies our souls with the bread of heaven, and the water of life from the Rock of salvation, and will bring us safely to heaven. He redeems his servants from all iniquity, and purifies them unto himself, to be a peculiar people, zealous of good works.