44 And gave them the lands of the heathen: and they inherited the labour of the people;

Other Translations of Psalm 105:44

New International Version

44 he gave them the lands of the nations, and they fell heir to what others had toiled for-

English Standard Version

44 And he gave them the lands of the nations, and they took possession of the fruit of the peoples' toil,

The Message

44 He made them a gift of the country they entered, helped them seize the wealth of the nations

New King James Version

44 He gave them the lands of the Gentiles, And they inherited the labor of the nations,

New Living Translation

44 He gave his people the lands of pagan nations, and they harvested crops that others had planted.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 105:44

Commentary on Psalm 105:24-45

(Read Psalm 105:24-45)

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.