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Psalms 104:11

    Psalms 104:11 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    They give drink to every beast of the field: the wild asses quench their thirst.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    They give drink to every beast of the field: the wild asses quench their thirst.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    They give drink to every beast of the field; The wild asses quench their thirst.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    They give drink to every beast of the field; the mountain asses come to them for water.

    Webster's Revision

    They give drink to every beast of the field; The wild asses quench their thirst.

    World English Bible

    They give drink to every animal of the field. The wild donkeys quench their thirst.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    They give drink to every beast of the field; the wild asses quench their thirst.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 104:11

    The wild asses quench their thirst - The פרא pere, onager or wild ass, differs in nothing from the tame ass, only it has not a broken spirit, and is consequently more lively and active. It is so very swift that no horse except the Arab barb can overtake it. It is a gregarious animal, and they go in troops to feed and to drink. It is very timid, or rather jealous of its liberty, and therefore retires deep into the desert; yet even there the providence of God regards it; springs are provided, and it has the instinct to find them out.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 104:11

    They give drink to every beast of the field - All are thus kept alive. The wild beasts that roam at large, find water thus provided for them.

    The wild donkeys quench their thirst - Margin, as in Hebrew, "break." The meaning is, that the most wild and ungovernable of beasts - those which are farthest from the habits of domesticated animals, and the most independent of any aid derived from man, find abundance everywhere. On the word rendered "wild asses," and on the habits of the animals here referred to, see the notes at Job 11:12.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 104:11

    104:11 Wild asses - Stupid creatures, and yet plentifully provided for by the Divine providence.