Psalm 104:22
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New International Version
The sun rises, and they steal away; they return and lie down in their dens.

New Living Translation
At dawn they slink back into their dens to rest.

English Standard Version
When the sun rises, they steal away and lie down in their dens.

New American Standard Bible
When the sun rises they withdraw And lie down in their dens.

King James Bible
The sun ariseth, they gather themselves together, and lay them down in their dens.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The sun rises; they go back and lie down in their dens.

International Standard Version
When the sun rises, they gather and lie down in their dens.

NET Bible
When the sun rises, they withdraw and sleep in their dens.

New Heart English Bible
The sun rises, and they steal away, and lie down in their dens.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
At the rising of the sun they are gathered and they lie down in their dwellings.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When the sun rises, they gather and lie down in their dens.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The sun ariseth, they slink away, And couch in their dens.

New American Standard 1977
When the sun rises they withdraw,
            And lie down in their dens.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The sun arises, they withdraw and lay themselves down in their dens.

King James 2000 Bible
The sun arises, they gather themselves together, and lay themselves down in their dens.

American King James Version
The sun rises, they gather themselves together, and lay them down in their dens.

American Standard Version
The sun ariseth, they get them away, And lay them down in their dens.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The sun ariseth, and they are gathered together: and they shall lie down in their dens.

Darby Bible Translation
The sun ariseth, they retreat, and lay them down in their dens.

English Revised Version
The sun ariseth, they get them away, and lay them down in their dens.

Webster's Bible Translation
The sun ariseth, they collect, and lay themselves down in their dens.

World English Bible
The sun rises, and they steal away, and lay down in their dens.

Young's Literal Translation
The sun riseth, they are gathered, And in their dens they crouch.
Study Bible
O Lord, My God, You are Very Great
21The young lions roar after their prey And seek their food from God. 22When the sun rises they withdraw And lie down in their dens. 23Man goes forth to his work And to his labor until evening.…
Cross References
Job 37:8
"Then the beast goes into its lair And remains in its den.

Psalm 104:23
Man goes forth to his work And to his labor until evening.
Treasury of Scripture

The sun rises, they gather themselves together, and lay them down in their dens.

Job 24:13-17 They are of those that rebel against the light; they know not the …

Nahum 3:17 Your crowned are as the locusts, and your captains as the great grasshoppers, …

John 3:20 For every one that does evil hates the light, neither comes to the …

(22) Lay them down.--With sunrise all is changed. The Wild animals, with their savage instincts, give way to man with his orderly habits and arranged duties. The curse of labour, on which the account in Genesis dwells, is here entirely out of sight, and instead there appears the "poetry of labour." And if all sense of the primal curse has disappeared, the later curse, which lies so heavy on the modern generations of overworked men,

"Who make perpetual moan,

Still from one labour to another thrown,"

has not appeared. The day brings only healthy toil, and the evening happy rest.

Verses 22, 23. - The sun ariseth. Bright beams of light flame up the eastern sky; and earth basks in the sun's smile. But it is a signal to the lions and the other wild beasts to withdraw. They gather themselves together, and lay them down in their dens. Hiding themselves from the eye of day, and retreating into places where they are safe. Then it is the turn of humanity to reappear. Humanity wakes up; and man goeth forth auto his work and to his labour uutil the evening; i.e. man proceeds to his appointed task, which is "work" - once a curse (Genesis 3:17-19), now a blessing (Ephesians 4:28). The sun ariseth, they gather themselves together,.... Having gone some one way, some another, seeking their prey; but upon the sun's rising gather together in order to return from whence they came, abhorring the light of the sun, as some creatures do, and fearing being hunted and taken by men, the fear of whom is still in some measure upon the beasts of the field, Genesis 9:2. So wicked men do not care for the light of the day, nor do false teachers choose to come to the light of the word; these owls and bats, these, as Tertullian calls them; and Satan himself chooses to set upon persons when they are in darkness, and in melancholy and disconsolate frames; and is afraid of believers, when they put on the armour of light, especially the shield of faith, and resist him with it, then he flees from them.

And lay them down in their dens; for rest and safety, and to feed themselves and young ones with the ravin they bring with them; see Sol 4:8. 104:19-30 We are to praise and magnify God for the constant succession of day and night. And see how those are like to the wild beasts, who wait for the twilight, and have fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness. Does God listen to the language of mere nature, even in ravenous creatures, and shall he not much more interpret favourably the language of grace in his own people, though weak and broken groanings which cannot be uttered? There is the work of every day, which is to be done in its day, which man must apply to every morning, and which he must continue in till evening; it will be time enough to rest when the night comes, in which no man can work. The psalmist wonders at the works of God. The works of art, the more closely they are looked upon, the more rough they appear; the works of nature appear more fine and exact. They are all made in wisdom, for they all answer the end they were designed to serve. Every spring is an emblem of the resurrection, when a new world rises, as it were, out of the ruins of the old one. But man alone lives beyond death. When the Lord takes away his breath, his soul enters on another state, and his body will be raised, either to glory or to misery. May the Lord send forth his Spirit, and new-create our souls to holiness.
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