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Psalms 104:27

    Psalms 104:27 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    These wait all upon thee; that thou mayest give them their meat in due season.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    These wait all on you; that you may give them their meat in due season.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    These wait all for thee, That thou mayest give them their food in due season.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    All of them are waiting for you, to give them their food in its time.

    Webster's Revision

    These wait all for thee, That thou mayest give them their food in due season.

    World English Bible

    These all wait for you, that you may give them their food in due season.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    These wait all upon thee, that thou mayest give them their meat in due season.

    Definitions for Psalms 104:27

    Meat - Food.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 104:27

    These wait all upon thee - The innumerable fry of the smaller aquatic animals, as well as whales, dolphins, porpoises, and sharks, all have their meat from God. He has in his gracious providence furnished that sort of food which is suitable to all. And this provision is various; not only for every kind of fish does God provide food, but a different kind of aliment for each in its different periods of growth. Here are displayed the goodness and infinitely varied providence of God: "He giveth them their meat in due season."

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 104:27

    These wait all upon thee - That is, These are all dependent on thee. It does not, of course, mean that they "wait" in the sense that they are conscious of their dependence on God, but that they are "actually" dependent. The original word implies the idea of "expecting" or "hoping," and is so rendered in the Septuagint and Vulgate. They have no other ground of expectation or hope but in thee.

    That thou mayest give them their meat in due season - Their food at the proper time. That is, They are constantly dependent on thee, that thou mayest give them food from day to day. Perhaps there is also the idea that they do not lay up or hoard anything; or that they cannot anticipate their own needs, but must receive from one day to another all that they want directly from God.