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Psalms 104:24

    Psalms 104:24 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    O LORD, how manifold are your works! in wisdom have you made them all: the earth is full of your riches.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    O Jehovah, how manifold are thy works! In wisdom hast thou made them all: The earth is full of thy riches.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    O Lord, how great is the number of your works! in wisdom you have made them all; the earth is full of the things you have made.

    Webster's Revision

    O Jehovah, how manifold are thy works! In wisdom hast thou made them all: The earth is full of thy riches.

    World English Bible

    Yahweh, how many are your works! In wisdom have you made them all. The earth is full of your riches.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 104:24

    O Lord, how manifold are thy works - In this verse there are three propositions:

    1. The works of the Lord are multitudinous and varied.

    2. They are so constructed as to show the most consummate wisdom in their design, and in the end for which they are formed.

    3. They are all God's property, and should be used only in reference to the end for which they were created.

    All abuse and waste of God's creatures are spoil and robbery on the property of the Creator. On this verse Mr. Ray has published an excellent work, entitled, "The Wisdom of God in the Creation," which the reader will do well, not only to consult, but carefully to read over and study.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 104:24

    O Lord, how manifold are thy works! - literally, "how many." The reference is to the "number" and the "variety" of the works of God, and to the wisdom displayed in them all. The earth is not suited up merely for one class of inhabitants, but for an almost endless variety; and the wisdom of God is manifested alike in the number and in the variety. No one can estimate the "number" of beings God has made on the earth; no one can comprehend the richness of the variety. By day the air, the earth, the waters swarm with life - life struggling everywhere as if no placc was to be left unoccupied; even for the dark scenes of night countless numbers of beings have been created; and, in all this immensity of numbers, there is an endless variety. No two are alike. Individuality is everywhere preserved, and the mind is astonished and confounded alike at the numbers and the variety.

    In wisdom hast thou made them all - That is, Thou hast adapted each and all to the different ends contemplated in their creation. Anyone of these beings shows the wisdom of God in its formation, and in its adaptations to the ends of its existence; how much more is that wisdom displayed in these countless numbers, and in this endless variety!

    The earth is full of thy riches - Hebrew, "possessions." So the Septuagint and the Vulgate. That is, these various objects thus created are regarded as the "possession" of God; or, they belong to him, as the property of a man belongs to himself. The psalmist says that this wealth or property abounds everywhere; the earth is full of it.