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Psalms 104:30

    Psalms 104:30 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created: and thou renewest the face of the earth.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    You send forth your spirit, they are created: and you renew the face of the earth.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Thou sendest forth thy Spirit, they are created; And thou renewest the face of the ground.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    If you send out your spirit, they are given life; you make new the face of the earth.

    Webster's Revision

    Thou sendest forth thy Spirit, they are created; And thou renewest the face of the ground.

    World English Bible

    You send forth your Spirit: they are created. You renew the face of the ground.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created; and thou renewest the face of the ground.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 104:30

    Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created - יבראון yibbareun, "They are created again."

    And thou renewest the face of the earth - Do not these words plainly imply a resurrection of the bodies which have died, been dissolved, or turned to dust? And is not the brute creation principally intended here? Is it not on this account it is said, Psalm 104:31, "the glory of the Lord shall endure for ever, (לעולם leolam)," to be manifest in those times which are secret, when Jehovah himself shall rejoice in his works; when the brute creation shall be delivered from the bondage of its corruption? See the notes on Romans 8:19-23 (note).

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 104:30

    Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created - That is, New races are created in their place, or start up as if they were created directly by God. They derive their being from him as really as those did which were first formed by his hand, and the work of creation is constantly going on.

    And thou renewest the face of the earth - The earth is not suffered to become desolate. Though one generation passes off, yet a new one is made in its place, and the face of the earth constantly puts on the aspect of freshness and newness.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 104:30

    104:30 Spirit - That quickening power of God, by which he produces life in the creatures from time to time. For he speaks not here of the first creation, but of the continued production of living creatures. Created - Other living creatures are produced; the word created being taken in its largest sense for the production of things by second causes. Renewest - And thus by thy wise and wonderful providence thou preservest the succession of living creatures.