Psalm 104:25
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New International Version
There is the sea, vast and spacious, teeming with creatures beyond number-- living things both large and small.

New Living Translation
Here is the ocean, vast and wide, teeming with life of every kind, both large and small.

English Standard Version
Here is the sea, great and wide, which teems with creatures innumerable, living things both small and great.

New American Standard Bible
There is the sea, great and broad, In which are swarms without number, Animals both small and great.

King James Bible
So is this great and wide sea, wherein are things creeping innumerable, both small and great beasts.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Here is the sea, vast and wide, teeming with creatures beyond number-- living things both large and small.

International Standard Version
There is the deep and wide sea, teeming with numberless creatures, living things small and great.

NET Bible
Over here is the deep, wide sea, which teems with innumerable swimming creatures, living things both small and large.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
This is the great sea and an expanse round about in which are swarming things without number, great creatures with the small.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The sea is so big and wide with countless creatures, living things both large and small.

Jubilee Bible 2000
So is this great and wide sea, wherein are innumerable creeping things, both small and great beasts.

King James 2000 Bible
So is this great and wide sea, which teems with things innumerable, both small and great.

American King James Version
So is this great and wide sea, wherein are things creeping innumerable, both small and great beasts.

American Standard Version
Yonder is the sea, great and wide, Wherein are things creeping innumerable, Both small and great beasts.

Douay-Rheims Bible
So is this great sea, which stretcheth wide its arms: there are creeping things without number: Creatures little and great.

Darby Bible Translation
Yonder is the great and wide sea: therein are moving things innumerable, living creatures small and great.

English Revised Version
Yonder is the sea, great and wide, wherein are things creeping innumerable, both small and great beasts.

Webster's Bible Translation
So is this great and wide sea, in which are creeping animals innumerable, both small and great beasts.

World English Bible
There is the sea, great and wide, in which are innumerable living things, both small and large animals.

Young's Literal Translation
This, the sea, great and broad of sides, There are moving things -- innumerable, Living creatures -- small with great.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

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.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 25. - So is this great and wide sea; rather, yonder sea too (is thy work), so great and wide stretching. Wherein are things creeping (rather, moving things) innumerable. The abundant life of the sea, even in its depths, is the admiration of all naturalists. Tens of thousands of microscopic shells have been brought to light by the dredger's labours almost everywhere. Both small and great beasts. Microscopic shellfish on the one hand; seals, walruses, sharks, whales, on the other.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

So is this great and wide sea,.... One of the great and manifold works of God, made in his wisdom, and full of his riches and possessions, as the earth is; this is that collection of waters which God called seas, Genesis 1:10 and is, as Kimchi observes, great in length, and wide and spacious in breadth; or "broad of hands" (i), as in the original; or spacious in borders, as the Targum; it washing the several parts of the continent, and encompassing and embracing the whole earth with both arms as it were. Nor is it unusual with other writers to call the sea the great sea (k), and to speak of an arm or arms of the sea (l), as we do. Isidore says (m), the great sea is that which flows out of the ocean from the west, and goes to the south, and then to the north, called so in comparison of other seas that are less, and is the Mediterranean sea, This is an emblem of the world, which may be compared to the sea for the multitude of nations and people in it, as numerous as the waves of the sea; for the temper of the inhabitants of it, being like the troubled sea, restless and uneasy, casting up the mire of dirt and sin; and for the instability of it, and the fluctuating state and condition of all things in it.

Wherein are things creeping innumerable; so that it seems there are reptiles in the water as well as on land; and indeed every creature without feet, and that goes upon its belly, in the element where it is, whether earth or water, is a creeping thing; of these swimming or creeping things the number is exceeding great, especially of the latter sort; fishes increasing much more than the beasts of the earth. Their species are innumerable; so their kinds or sorts are reckoned up by some one hundred and forty four (n), by others one hundred and fifty three (o), and by others one hundred and seventy six (p); the Malabarians reckon, up 900,000 fishes, and 1,100,000 creeping things (q). These are an emblem of the common people of the world, which are innumerable; see Habakkuk 1:14.

Both small and great beasts; for there are creatures in the seas which answer to those on the dry land, both of the lesser and greater sort, as sea lions, sea horses, sea cows, sea hogs, &c. these may represent the rulers and governors of the world, supreme and subordinate; it is no unusual thing for great monarchies, and persons of great power and authority, to be signified by beasts rising out of the sea, Daniel 7:3.

(i) "latum manibus", Montanus; "spatiosum manibus", V. L. "amplum manibus", Vatablus. (k) Virgil. Aeneid. 5. Lucretius, l. 6. (l) "Veluti par divexum in mare brachium transitum tentaturus", Liv. Hist. l. 44. c. 35. "Nec brachia longos" &c. Ovid. Metamorph. l. 1. Fab. 1. v. 13, 14. (m) Origin. l. 13. c. 16. (n) Origin. l. 12. c. 6. (o) Oppianus in Halienticis. Vid. Hieron. in Ezekiel 47. fol. 260. (p) Plin. Nat. Hist. l. 32. c. 11. (q) Scheuchzer. Physic. Sacr. vol. 4. p. 963.



Psalm 104:25 Additional Commentaries
Context
O Lord, My God, You are Very Great
24O LORD, how many are Your works! In wisdom You have made them all; The earth is full of Your possessions. 25There is the sea, great and broad, In which are swarms without number, Animals both small and great. 26There the ships move along, And Leviathan, which You have formed to sport in it.…
Cross References
Genesis 1:21
So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living thing with which the water teems and that moves about in it, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.

Psalm 8:8
the birds in the sky, and the fish in the sea, all that swim the paths of the seas.

Psalm 69:34
Let heaven and earth praise him, the seas and all that move in them,

Ezekiel 47:10
Fishermen will stand along the shore; from En Gedi to En Eglaim there will be places for spreading nets. The fish will be of many kinds--like the fish of the Mediterranean Sea.
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