Psalm 104:27
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English Standard Version
These all look to you, to give them their food in due season.

King James Bible
These wait all upon thee; that thou mayest give them their meat in due season.

American Standard Version
These wait all for thee, That thou mayest give them their food in due season.

Douay-Rheims Bible
All expect of thee that thou give them food in season.

English Revised Version
These wait all upon thee, that thou mayest give them their meat in due season.

Webster's Bible Translation
These wait all upon thee; that thou mayest give them their food in due season.

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Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The fifth decastich, in which the poet passes over from the third to the fourth day, shows that he has the order of the days of creation before his mind. The moon is mentioned first of all, because the poet wishes to make the picture of the day follow that of the night. He describes it in Psalm 104:19 as the calendarial principal star. מועדים are points and divisions of time (epochs), and the principal measurer of these for civil and ecclesiastical life is the moon (cf. Sir. 43:7, ἀπὸ σελήνης σημεῖον ἑορτῆς), just as the sun, knowing when he is to set, is the infallible measurer of the day. In Psalm 104:20 the description, which throughout is drawn in the presence of God in His honour, passes over into direct address: jussives (תּשׁת, ויהי) stand in the hypothetical protasis and in its apodosis (EW. 357, b). It depends upon God's willing only, and it is night, and the wakeful life of the wild beasts begins to be astir. The young lions then roar after their prey, and flagitaturi sunt a Deo cibum suum. The infinitive with Lamed is an elliptical expression of a conjugatio periphrastica (vid., on Habakkuk 1:17), and becomes a varying expression of the future in general in the later language in approximation to the Aramaic. The roar of the lions and their going forth in quest of prey is an asking of God which He Himself has implanted in their nature. With the rising of the sun the aspect of things becomes very different. שׁמשׁ is feminine here, where the poet drops the personification (cf. Psalm 19:1-14). The day which dawns with sunrise is the time for man. Both as to matter and style, Psalm 104:21 call to mind Job 24:5; Job 37:8; Job 38:40.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Psalm 36:6 Your righteousness is like the great mountains; your judgments are a great deep: O LORD, you preserve man and beast.

Psalm 136:25 Who gives food to all flesh: for his mercy endures for ever.

Psalm 145:15,16 The eyes of all wait on you; and you give them their meat in due season...

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

Job 38:41 Who provides for the raven his food? when his young ones cry to God, they wander for lack of meat.

Luke 12:24-28 Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feeds them...

Cross References
Matthew 6:26
Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?

Job 36:31
For by these he judges peoples; he gives food in abundance.

Job 38:41
Who provides for the raven its prey, when its young ones cry to God for help, and wander about for lack of food?

Psalm 136:25
he who gives food to all flesh, for his steadfast love endures forever.

Psalm 145:15
The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food in due season.

Psalm 147:9
He gives to the beasts their food, and to the young ravens that cry.

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