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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
23:5 A table - Thou furnishest me with plenty of provisions and comforts. Oil - With aromatic ointments, which were then used at great feasts; thy comforts delight my soul. Runneth over - Thou hast given me a plentiful portions, signified by the cup, given to the guests by the master of the feast.
Debbie's comment on 2014-03-03 06:27:45:
God s an Awesome God Because he loves us I have a shield around me where every I go and not even my enemy can harm me In no way will I be without with Him he provides all my needs and more
Cheryl's comment on 2013-10-20 14:44:18:
God is so awesome,gracious and merciful (He) God allows us to come to the throne room of "Mercy and Grace" even when we make mistakes and then we can always go back to him with a repentent heart. And after all is said and done (He) God is so forgiving He still will prepare a table for us in fromt of our enemies.
Scott's comment on 2013-05-25 14:12:40:
As many times as I have read this verse I had never really noticed the surreal image of eating a feast in front of my enemies. Certainly the most wicked of all my enemies are my own thoughts, the things I say to myself about me. None of my enemies is more cruel to me than I am to myself. I have struggled with drug addiction, alcholism and mental health problems all my life God saved me from booze and drugs many years ago. But I continue to be my own "worst enemy" with my repetitive, recurring thoughts. God gives me the confidence to not only "face" my fearful, wicked thoughts but indeed to sit face to face with them at a banquet table and enjoy the feast God has prepared for me. He not only feeds me but delivers me, from my enemies, from myself.
ERIC's comment on 2013-03-23 04:29:15:
We are serving the GOD of abundance.
Joe Glascock's comment on 2011-03-21 19:37:59:
23:5 ".....my cup runneth over" : This is Davids attitude as to how God takes care of him, and should also be ours, ....God not only knows our needs, he more than supplies them. This is also a referrence to hospitality in Davids time, if a guest sat at the table for a while with an emty cup, it was time to go, if your cup was full, it meant you were welcome to stay, if it ran over, it meant you were more than welcome!
That is Gods attitude about us, we are more than welcome to come boldly before his throne, to pray for special requests, but our basic needs are more than met!, they "runneth over", the way and everything we need has already been prepared ahead of time!
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