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Psalms 104:16

    Psalms 104:16 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The trees of the LORD are full of sap; the cedars of Lebanon, which he hath planted;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The trees of the LORD are full of sap; the cedars of Lebanon, which he has planted;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The trees of Jehovah are filled with moisture , The cedars of Lebanon, which he hath planted;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The trees of the Lord are full of growth, the cedars of Lebanon of his planting;

    Webster's Revision

    The trees of Jehovah are filled with moisture , The cedars of Lebanon, which he hath planted;

    World English Bible

    Yahweh's trees are well watered, the cedars of Lebanon, which he has planted;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The trees of the LORD are satisfied; the cedars of Lebanon, which he hath planted;

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 104:16

    The trees of the Lord are full of sap - ישבעו yisbeu, "are saturated."

    The cedars of Lebanon - God's providence not only extends to then and cattle, but also to the trees of the field and forest. Many of these are not only sustained, but planted by his providence. Who ever planted the seeds of the cedars of Lebanon, or of the thousands of woods and forests on the globe? God himself sowed those seeds, and they have sprung up and flourished without the care of man.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 104:16

    The trees of the Lord - From the grass, from the herb, from the vine, and from bread, as adapted to sustain the living beings upon the earth, the psalmist passes to the more lofty and grand productions of the vegetable world - to those which display more manifestly the power of God, and which furnish abodes and retreats for the various orders of living beings. The phrase "the trees of the Lord" means great and magnificent trees - as the expression "mountains of God" means great and lofty mountains - as if they seemed to "approach" God, or as if no appellation would so well describe their nature as that which was derived from the Infinite One. See Psalm 36:6, note; Psalm 65:9, note; Psalm 80:10, note.

    Are full of sap - The word so rendered means merely to be full, to be saturated - the words "of sap" being supplied by the translators. The idea is, that, lofty as they are, they are abundantly supplied with that which is necessary to their growth. There is no want - no lack - of that which is needful to supply them. They flourish, sustained abundantly by that which is derived from the earth and the waters.

    The cedars of Lebanon - As among the loftiest and most magnificent productions of the earth. See Psalm 29:5, note; Psalm 92:12, note; Isaiah 2:13, note.

    Which he hath planted - So lofty and large, that it would seem as if none could plant them but the Almighty.