Psalm 104:12
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New International Version
The birds of the sky nest by the waters; they sing among the branches.

New Living Translation
The birds nest beside the streams and sing among the branches of the trees.

English Standard Version
Beside them the birds of the heavens dwell; they sing among the branches.

New American Standard Bible
Beside them the birds of the heavens dwell; They lift up their voices among the branches.

King James Bible
By them shall the fowls of the heaven have their habitation, which sing among the branches.

Christian Standard Bible
The birds of the sky live beside the springs; they make their voices heard among the foliage.

Contemporary English Version
Birds build their nests nearby and sing in the trees.

Good News Translation
In the trees near by, the birds make their nests and sing.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The birds of the sky live beside the springs; they sing among the foliage.

International Standard Version
Birds of the sky live beside them and chirp a song among the foliage.

NET Bible
The birds of the sky live beside them; they chirp among the bushes.

New Heart English Bible
The birds of the sky nest by them; among the branches they give forth a sound.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the birds of the sky alight upon them; from among the mountains they give a sound.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The birds live by the streams. They sing among the branches.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Beside them dwell the fowl of the heaven, From among the branches they sing.

New American Standard 1977
Beside them the birds of the heavens dwell; They lift up their voices among the branches.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Next to them the fowls of the heavens have their habitation; they sing among the leaves.

King James 2000 Bible
By them shall the fowls of the heaven have their habitation, which sing among the branches.

American King James Version
By them shall the fowls of the heaven have their habitation, which sing among the branches.

American Standard Version
By them the birds of the heavens have their habitation; They sing among the branches.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Over them the birds of the air shall dwell: from the midst of the rocks they shall give forth their voices.

Darby Bible Translation
The birds of heaven dwell by them; they give forth their voice from among the branches.

English Revised Version
By them the fowl of the heaven have their habitation, they sing among the branches.

Webster's Bible Translation
By them shall the fowls of the heaven have their habitation, which sing among the branches.

World English Bible
The birds of the sky nest by them. They sing among the branches.

Young's Literal Translation
By them the fowl of the heavens doth dwell, From between the branches They give forth the voice.
Study Bible
O Lord, My God, You are Very Great
11They give drink to every beast of the field; The wild donkeys quench their thirst. 12Beside them the birds of the heavens dwell; They lift up their voices among the branches. 13He waters the mountains from His upper chambers; The earth is satisfied with the fruit of His works.…
Cross References
Matthew 8:20
Jesus replied, "Foxes have dens, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay His head."

Matthew 13:32
Although it is the smallest of all seeds, yet it grows into the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and nest in its branches."

Mark 4:32
But after it is planted, it grows to be larger than all garden plants and puts forth great branches, so that the birds of the air nest in its shade."

Psalm 104:17
Where the birds build their nests, And the stork, whose home is the fir trees.
Treasury of Scripture

By them shall the fowls of the heaven have their habitation, which sing among the branches.

the fowls

Psalm 104:16,17 The trees of the LORD are full of sap; the cedars of Lebanon, which …

Psalm 50:11 I know all the fowls of the mountains: and the wild beasts of the …

Psalm 84:3 Yes, the sparrow has found an house, and the swallow a nest for herself, …

Psalm 148:10 Beasts, and all cattle; creeping things, and flying fowl:

Matthew 6:26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, …

sing. Heb. give a voice

Psalm 147:9 He gives to the beast his food, and to the young ravens which cry.

(12) By them.--Better, above them, i.e., in the trees and bushes growing on the bank of the stream. Translate by the present, have their homes.

Verse 12. - By them; i.e. "by the springs" (see ver. 10). Shall the fowls of the heaven have their habitation. Birds need water as much as any other animals, and in dry tracts frequently congregate at the springs. Which sing (or, utter a voice) among the branches of the trees which in the East spring up wherever there is moisture. By them shall the fowls of the heaven have their habitation,.... Another use of the springs, fountains, and rivers of water; by the sides and on the shores of these, some birds delight to be, and on trees that grow here do they build their nests; and here, having wetted their throats, they sit, and chirp, and sing: to doves, by rivers of water, is the allusion in Sol 5:12.

Which sing among the branches; of trees that grow by the sides of fountains and rivers; see Ezekiel 17:23. To such birds may saints be compared; being, like them, weak, defenceless, and timorous; liable to be taken in snares, and sometimes wonderfully delivered; as well as given to wanderings and strayings: and to fowls of the heaven, being heaven born souls, and partakers of the heavenly calling. These have their habitation by the fountain of Jacob, by the river of divine love, beside the still waters of the sanctuary; where they sing the songs of Zion, the songs of electing, redeeming, and calling grace. 104:10-18 When we reflect upon the provision made for all creatures, we should also notice the natural worship they render to God. Yet man, forgetful ungrateful man, enjoys the largest measure of his Creator's kindness. the earth, varying in different lands. Nor let us forget spiritual blessings; the fruitfulness of the church through grace, the bread of everlasting life, the cup of salvation, and the oil of gladness. Does God provide for the inferior creatures, and will he not be a refuge to his people?
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