Psalm 104:16
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New International Version
The trees of the LORD are well watered, the cedars of Lebanon that he planted.

New Living Translation
The trees of the LORD are well cared for--the cedars of Lebanon that he planted.

English Standard Version
The trees of the LORD are watered abundantly, the cedars of Lebanon that he planted.

New American Standard Bible
The trees of the LORD drink their fill, The cedars of Lebanon which He planted,

King James Bible
The trees of the LORD are full of sap; the cedars of Lebanon, which he hath planted;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The trees of the LORD flourish, the cedars of Lebanon that He planted.

International Standard Version
The loftiest trees are satisfied, the cedars of Lebanon that he planted,

NET Bible
The trees of the LORD receive all the rain they need, the cedars of Lebanon which he planted,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The trees of Lord Jehovah will be full and the cedars of Lebanon that he has planted.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD's trees, the cedars in Lebanon which he planted, drink their fill.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The trees of the LORD are satisfied; the cedars of Lebanon, which he has planted,

King James 2000 Bible
The trees of the LORD are full of sap; the cedars of Lebanon, which he has planted;

American King James Version
The trees of the LORD are full of sap; the cedars of Lebanon, which he has planted;

American Standard Version
The trees of Jehovah are filled with moisture , The cedars of Lebanon, which he hath planted;

Douay-Rheims Bible
The trees of the field shall be filled, and the cedars of Libanus which he hath planted:

Darby Bible Translation
The trees of Jehovah are satisfied, the cedars of Lebanon, which he hath planted,

English Revised Version
The trees of the LORD are satisfied; the cedars of Lebanon, which he hath planted;

Webster's Bible Translation
The trees of the LORD are full of sap; the cedars of Lebanon, which he hath planted;

World English Bible
Yahweh's trees are well watered, the cedars of Lebanon, which he has planted;

Young's Literal Translation
Satisfied are the trees of Jehovah, Cedars of Lebanon that He hath planted,
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

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?

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 16. - The trees of the Lord are full of sap; rather, are satisfied, or have their fill; i.e. drink in sufficiently God's rain, so that they grow up and flourish amazingly. Even the cedars of Lebanon (see Psalm 29:5, 6; Psalm 92:11). These are particularized as the grandest of God's vegetable productions known to the psalmist (comp. Judges 9:15; 1 Kings 4:33; 2 Kings 14:19; Isaiah 2:13; Ezekiel 31:3). Which he hath planted (comp. Numbers 24:6).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

The trees of the Lord are full of sap,.... Or "satiated" (s); that is, with rain; and through it are filled with fruits. This is to be understood not only of the tallest and largest trees; which are therefore called the trees of the Lord, as high mountains are called the mountains of the Lord, Psalm 36:6 and so other things excellent in their kind: but of trees of the field and forest; so the Septuagint, Vulgate Latin, and Arabic versions; which are not planted and cultivated by man, as trees in gardens and orchards are; but are more especially under the care and cultivation of the Lord himself, and may design such as were produced by him at the creation.

The cedars of Lebanon which he hath planted; a mountain on the borders of Judea, so called from its whiteness, through the snow on it, as the Alps are; and where grew great quantities of large and spreading cedars, which were not of man's, but of the Lord's planting: these were watered and made to grow with the rain of heaven. Rauwolff (t), who was upon this mountain in 1574, says,

"though this hill in former ages has been quite covered over with cedars, yet they are so decreased, that I could tell, says he, no more but twenty four, that stood round about in a circle; and two others, the branches whereof are quite decayed with age.''

But Thevenot (u), who has been there since, affirms there are no more nor less than twenty three, great and small; of the largeness, thickness, and height of these trees; see Gill on Isaiah 37:24. Saints are often compared to trees, which are planted by the Lord in Christ, and in his churches; and particularly to cedars, for their height, strength, and durableness; see Psalm 92:13, and these, through the grace of God, are full of sap and spiritual life, and are filled with the fruits of righteousness, and are often represented as planted and growing by rivers of water; see Numbers 24:6.

(s) "satiantur", Vatablus, Junius & Tremellius, Piscator, Cocceius; so Musculus, Gejerus, Michaelis. (t) Travels, par. 2. ch. 13. p. 191. (u) Travels, par. 1. B. 2. ch. 60. p. 224.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

16-19. God's care of even wild animals and uncultivated parts of the earth.

Psalm 104:16 Additional Commentaries
Context
O Lord, My God, You are Very Great
15And wine which makes man's heart glad, So that he may make his face glisten with oil, And food which sustains man's heart. 16The trees of the LORD drink their fill, The cedars of Lebanon which He planted, 17Where the birds build their nests, And the stork, whose home is the fir trees.…
Cross References
Psalm 29:5
The voice of the LORD breaks the cedars; the LORD breaks in pieces the cedars of Lebanon.

Psalm 72:16
May grain abound throughout the land; on the tops of the hills may it sway. May the crops flourish like Lebanon and thrive like the grass of the field.

Psalm 92:12
The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon;

Psalm 104:15
wine that gladdens human hearts, oil to make their faces shine, and bread that sustains their hearts.

Psalm 104:17
There the birds make their nests; the stork has its home in the junipers.
Treasury of Scripture

The trees of the LORD are full of sap; the cedars of Lebanon, which he has planted;

Psalm 29:5 The voice of the LORD breaks the cedars; yes, the LORD breaks the …

Psalm 92:2 To show forth your loving kindness in the morning, and your faithfulness …

Numbers 24:6 As the valleys are they spread forth, as gardens by the river's side, …

Ezekiel 17:23 In the mountain of the height of Israel will I plant it: and it shall …

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