16 He should have fed them also with the finest [1] of the wheat: and with honey out of the rock should I have satisfied thee.

Other Translations of Psalm 81:16

New International Version

16 But you would be fed with the finest of wheat; with honey from the rock I would satisfy you."

English Standard Version

16 But he would feed youThat is, Israel; Hebrew him with the finest of the wheat, and with honey from the rock I would satisfy you."

The Message

16 You'll feast on my fresh-baked bread spread with butter and rock-pure honey."

New King James Version

16 He would have fed them also with the finest of wheat; And with honey from the rock I would have satisfied you."

New Living Translation

16 But I would feed you with the finest wheat. I would satisfy you with wild honey from the rock."

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 81:16

Commentary on Psalm 81:8-16

(Read Psalm 81:8-16)

We cannot look for too little from the creature, nor too much from the Creator. We may have enough from God, if we pray for it in faith. All the wickedness of the world is owing to man's wilfulness. People are not religious, because they will not be so. God is not the Author of their sin, he leaves them to the lusts of their own hearts, and the counsels of their own heads; if they do not well, the blame must be upon themselves. The Lord is unwilling that any should perish. What enemies sinners are to themselves! It is sin that makes our troubles long, and our salvation slow. Upon the same conditions of faith and obedience, do Christians hold those spiritual and eternal good things, which the pleasant fields and fertile hills of Canaan showed forth. Christ is the Bread of life; he is the Rock of salvation, and his promises are as honey to pious minds. But those who reject him as their Lord and Master, must also lose him as their Saviour and their reward.