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Psalms 145:16

    Psalms 145:16 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    You open your hand, and satisfy the desire of every living thing.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Thou openest thy hand, And satisfiest the desire of every living thing.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    By the opening of your hand, every living thing has its desire in full measure.

    Webster's Revision

    Thou openest thy hand, And satisfiest the desire of every living thing.

    World English Bible

    You open your hand, and satisfy the desire of every living thing.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 145:16

    Thou openest thine hand - What a hand is this that holds in it all the food that meets the desires and necessities of the universe of creatures! A very large volume might be written upon this: The proper kinds of food for the various classes of animals.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 145:16

    Thou openest thine hand - By the mere opening of the hand all needful gifts are bestowed on the creatures dependent on thee. The same words are found in Psalm 104:28; see the notes at that passage.

    And satisfiest the desire of every living thing - All kinds of creatures - people, fowls, beasts, fishes, insects - the innumerable multitudes that swarm on the earth, in the air, in the waters. In Psalm 104:28, it is, "They are filled with good." The meaning is essentially the same. Of course this is to be taken in a general sense. It cannot mean that absolutely no one ever needs, or ever perishes from want, but the idea is that of the amazing beneficence and fullness of God in being able and willing to satisfy such multitudes; to keep them from perishing by cold, or hunger, or nakedness. And, in fact, how few birds perish by hunger; how few of the infinite number of the inhabitants of the sea; how few animals that roam over deserts, or in vast plains; how few people; how few even of the insect tribes - how few in the world revealed by the microscope - the world beneath us - the innumerable multitudes of living things too small even to be seen by the naked eye of man!