Psalm 104:21
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New International Version
The lions roar for 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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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The young lions roar after their prey - It is said of the lion, that his roaring is so terrible as to astonish and quite unnerve the beast which he pursues; so that, though fleeter than himself, it falls down and becomes an easy prey.

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Psalm 34:10 The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing.

Job 38:39 Will you hunt the prey for the lion? or fill the appetite of the young lions,

Isaiah 31:4 For thus has the LORD spoken to me, Like as the lion and the young lion roaring on his prey...

Ezekiel 19:2 And say, What is your mother? A lioness: she lay down among lions, she nourished her whelps among young lions.

Amos 3:4 Will a lion roar in the forest, when he has no prey? will a young lion cry out of his den, if he have taken nothing?

seek

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.

Joel 1:18,20 How do the beasts groan! the herds of cattle are perplexed, because they have no pasture; yes, the flocks of sheep are made desolate...

Joel 2:22 Be not afraid, you beasts of the field: for the pastures of the wilderness do spring, for the tree bears her fruit...

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The Glory of the Trinity
Eversley, 1868. St Mary's Chester, 1871. Trinity Sunday. Psalm civ. 31, 33. "The glory of the Lord shall endure for ever: The Lord shall rejoice in his works. I will sing unto the Lord as long as I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have my being." This is Trinity Sunday, on which we think especially of the name of God. A day which, to a wise man, may well be one of the most solemn, and the most humiliating days of the whole year. For is it not humiliating to look stedfastly,
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons

Lessons from Nature
This prejudice against the beauties of the material universe reminds me of the lingering love to Judaism, which acted like a spell upon Peter of old. When the sheet knit at the four corners descended before him, and the voice said, "Rise, Peter; kill, and eat," he replied that he had not eaten anything that was common or unclean. He needed that the voice should speak to him from heaven again and again before he would fully learn the lesson, "What God hath cleansed that call not thou common." The
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 17: 1871

The Creaturely Man.
"The Spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life."-- Job xxxiii. 4. The Eternal and Ever-blessed God comes into vital touch with the creature by an act proceeding not from the Father nor from the Son, but from the Holy Spirit. Translated by sovereign grace from death unto life, God's children are conscious of this divine fellowship; they know that it consists not in inward agreement of disposition or inclination, but in the mysterious touch of God upon their spiritual
Abraham Kuyper—The Work of the Holy Spirit

Of Confirmation.
It is surprising that it should have entered any one's mind to make a Sacrament of Confirmation out of that laying on of hands which Christ applied to little children, and by which the apostles bestowed the Holy Spirit, ordained presbyters, and healed the sick; as the Apostle writes to Timothy: "Lay hands suddenly on no man." (1 Tim. v. 22.) Why not also make a confirmation out of the sacrament of bread, because it is written: "And when he had received meat, he was strengthened" (Acts ix. 19); or
Martin Luther—First Principles of the Reformation

Cross References
Job 37:8
The animals take cover; they remain in their dens.

Job 38:39
"Do you hunt the prey for the lioness and satisfy the hunger of the lions

Psalm 145:15
The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food at the proper time.

Joel 1:20
Even the wild animals pant for you; the streams of water have dried up and fire has devoured the pastures in the wilderness.

Amos 3:4
Does a lion roar in the thicket when it has no prey? Does it growl in its den when it has caught nothing?

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