New International Version
When you give it to them, they gather it up; when you open your hand, they are satisfied with good things.
King James Bible
That thou givest them they gather: thou openest thine hand, they are filled with good.
Darby Bible Translation
That thou givest unto them, they gather; thou openest thy hand, they are filled with good.
World English Bible
You give to them; they gather. You open your hand; they are satisfied with good.
Young's Literal Translation
Thou dost give to them -- they gather, Thou dost open Thy hand -- they are satisfied with good.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
That thou givest them they gather - All creatures are formed with such and such digestive organs, and the food proper for them is provided. Infinitely varied as are living creatures in their habits and internal economy, so are the aliments which God has caused the air, the earth, and the waters to produce.
Thou openest thine hand - An allusion to the act of scattering grain among fowls.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryThe 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, …
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Lessons from Nature
The Creaturely Man.
Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?
God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning--the sixth day.
You crown the year with your bounty, and your carts overflow with abundance.
You open your hand and satisfy the desires of every living thing.
He provides food for the cattle and for the young ravens when they call.
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