New International Version
He provides food for the cattle and for the young ravens when they call.
King James Bible
He giveth to the beast his food, and to the young ravens which cry.
Darby Bible Translation
Who giveth to the cattle their food, to the young ravens which cry.
World English Bible
He provides food for the livestock, and for the young ravens when they call.
Young's Literal Translation
Giving to the beast its food, To the young of the ravens that call.
Psalm 147:9 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Who covereth the heaven with clouds - Collects the vapours together, in order to cause it to rain upon the earth. Even the direction of the winds, the collection of the clouds, and the descent of the rain, are under the especial management of God. These things form a part of his providential management of the world.
Maketh grass to grow upon the mountains - After this clause the Vulgate, the Septuagint, Ethiopic, Arabic, and Anglo-Saxon, add, and herb for the service of man. It appears that a hemistich, or half-line, has been lost from the Hebrew text; which, according to the above Versions, must have stood thus: ועשב לעבדת האדם veeseb laabodath haadam, as in Psalm 104:14 : "And herbage for the service of mankind."
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We will not delay you by a preface, but will come at once to the two thoughts: first, here is a great ill--a broken heart; and secondly, a great mercy--"he healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds." Man is a double being: he is composed of body and soul, and each of the portions of man may receive injury and hurt. The wounds of the body are extremely painful, and if they amount to a breaking of the frame the torture is singularly exquisite. Yet God has in his mercy provided means …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 1: 1855
Anxious About Earth, or Earnest About the Kingdom
Letter xvi to Rainald, Abbot of Foigny
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?
And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds in the sky and all the creatures that move along the ground--everything that has the breath of life in it--I give every green plant for food." And it was so.
Who provides food for the raven when its young cry out to God and wander about for lack of food?
All creatures look to you to give them their food at the proper time.
When you give it to them, they gather it up; when you open your hand, they are satisfied with good things.
The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food at the proper time.
Even the wild animals pant for you; the streams of water have dried up and fire has devoured the pastures in the wilderness.
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