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Psalms 104:13

    Psalms 104:13 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    He watereth the hills from his chambers: the earth is satisfied with the fruit of thy works.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    He waters the hills from his chambers: the earth is satisfied with the fruit of your works.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    He watereth the mountains from his chambers: The earth is filled with the fruit of thy works.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    He sends down rain from his store-houses on the hills: the earth is full of the fruit of his works.

    Webster's Revision

    He watereth the mountains from his chambers: The earth is filled with the fruit of thy works.

    World English Bible

    He waters the mountains from his rooms. The earth is filled with the fruit of your works.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    He watereth the mountains from his chambers: the earth is satisfied with the fruit of thy works.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 104:13

    From his chambers - The clouds, as in Psalm 104:3.

    The earth is satisfied - The inhabitants of it.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 104:13

    He watereth the hills from his chambers - The waters, as stated before, run in the valleys - in the natural channels made for them among the hills, Psalm 104:10. But still, it was a fact that the hills themselves were watered; that there were springs far up their heights; and that vegetation was sustained above the reach of the fountains and streams below; and it was a proof of the divine skill and beneficence that, in some way, water was furnished on the summits and sides of the hills themselves. This was caused, the psalmist says, by God's pouring water on them, as it were, from his own "chambers" - his abode on high. The allusion is, doubtless, to rain, which seems to be poured down from the very abode of God. The word rendered "chambers" means "upper rooms," (see the notes at Psalm 104:3); and the reference is to the dwelling-place of God, as far above the earth.

    The earth is satisfied with the fruit of thy works - Thy doings; with what thou hast done. All the needs of the earth seem to be met and "satisfied;" all that it could desire to make it fertile and beautiful; and the proper abode of man, of beast, and of fowl, has been granted. It has no cause of complaint; nothing has been left undone, in the valleys or on the hills, on the dry land or in the waters, that was needful to be done to carry out the purpose for which it has been called into being.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 104:13

    104:13 The hills - Which most need moisture. From - From the clouds. Satisfied - By this means all the parts of the earth, are made fruitful. The fruit - With the effects of those sweet showers.