12 You let people ride over our heads; we went through fire and water, but you brought us to a place of abundance.
12 Thou hast caused men to ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water: but thou broughtest us out into a wealthy
12 you let men ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water; yet you have brought us out to a place of abundance.
12 Road-tested us inside and out, took us to hell and back; Finally he brought us to this well-watered place.
12 You have caused men to ride over our heads; We went through fire and through water; But You brought us out to rich fulfillment.
12 Then you put a leader over us. We went through fire and flood, but you brought us to a place of great abundance.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 66:12
Commentary on Psalm 66:8-12
(Read Psalm 66:8-12)
The Lord not only preserves our temporal life, but maintains the spiritual life which he has given to believers. By afflictions we are proved, as silver in the fire. The troubles of the church will certainly end well. Through various conflicts and troubles, the slave of Satan escapes from his yoke, and obtains joy and peace in believing: through much tribulation the believer must enter into the kingdom of God.