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Psalms 104:22

    Psalms 104:22 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The sun ariseth, they gather themselves together, and lay them down in their dens.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The sun rises, they gather themselves together, and lay them down in their dens.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The sun ariseth, they get them away, And lay them down in their dens.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The sun comes up, and they come together, and go back to their secret places to take their rest.

    Webster's Revision

    The sun ariseth, they get them away, And lay them down in their dens.

    World English Bible

    The sun rises, and they steal away, and lay down in their dens.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The sun ariseth, they get them away, and lay them down in their dens.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 104:22

    The sun ariseth - The dawn of day is the warning for man to arise and betake himself to his work; and is the warning to them to retire to their dens.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 104:22

    The sun ariseth - A new scene in this endless variety of incidents in a world full of life and beauty. The psalmist sees the light break in the east, and the sun appear above the horizon - and the whole scene is changed. The animals that had gone forth at night are seen to return again to their hiding-places, and man in his turn Psalm 104:23 is seen to go forth to his daily toil.

    They gather themselves together - Though scattered in the night, when light returns, they all bend their steps to the places where they are accustomed to repose in the daytime. The scene is most beautiful. At night they sally forth for their prey; when the morning light returns, they all retrace their steps to the places in dens and caverns where they pass the day, and there they repose in silence until night returns again.