New American Standard Bible
The young lions roar after their prey And seek their food from God.
King James Bible
The young lions roar after their prey, and seek their meat from God.
Darby Bible Translation
The young lions roar after the prey, and to seek their food from �God.
World English Bible
The young lions roar after their prey, and seek their food from God.
Young's Literal Translation
The young lions are roaring for prey, And to seek from God their food.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The young lions roar after their prey - This is a continuation of the description in the previous verse. At night the beasts which had been hidden in the daytime crawl forth and seek their food. The lion is particularly specified as one of the beasts that in a general survey would attract attention. The psalmist hears his "roar" as he goes forth in the forest in pursuit of his prey.
And seek their meat from God - Their food. That is, God bestows it on them, and they act as if they sought it at his hand. They seek it where he has placed it; they are dependent on him for it. It is a beautiful idea that even the brute creation act as if they called on God, and sought the supply of their needs at his hands.
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Seventh Sunday after Trinity. O Lord, How Manifold are Thy Works; in Wisdom Hast Thou Made them All; the Earth is Full of Thy Riches.
Epistle xvii. To Felix, Bishop of Messana.
The Host of Heaven and of Earth.
"Then the beast goes into its lair And remains in its den.
"Can you hunt the prey for the lion, Or satisfy the appetite of the young lions,
The eyes of all look to You, And You give them their food in due time.
Even the beasts of the field pant for You; For the water brooks are dried up And fire has devoured the pastures of the wilderness.
Does a lion roar in the forest when he has no prey? Does a young lion growl from his den unless he has captured something?
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