Psalm 59:15
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New International Version
They wander about for food and howl if not satisfied.

King James Bible
Let them wander up and down for meat, and grudge if they be not satisfied.

Darby Bible Translation
They shall wander about for meat, and stay all night if they be not satisfied.

World English Bible
They shall wander up and down for food, and wait all night if they aren't satisfied.

Young's Literal Translation
They -- they wander for food, If they are not satisfied -- then they murmur.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

At evening let them return - He had mentioned before, Psalm 59:6 that these persons came like beasts of prey round the city striving to get in, that they might take possession. Now, being fully assured of God's protection and that they shall soon be made a public example, he says, Let them return and make a noise like a dog, etc., like dogs, jackals, and other famished creatures, who come howling about the city-walls for something to eat, and wander up and down for meat, grumbling because they are not satisfied, Psalm 59:15. Nehemiah had made up all the breaches; and had the city guarded so well day and night, by watches who continually relieved each other, that there was no longer any fear of being taken by surprise: and now they must feel like the hungry beasts who were disappointed of their prey.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Psalm 109:10 Let his children be continually vagabonds, and beg: let them seek their bread also out of their desolate places.

Job 15:23 He wanders abroad for bread, saying, Where is it? he knows that the day of darkness is ready at his hand.

Job 30:1-7 But now they that are younger than I have me in derision, whose fathers I would have disdained to have set with the dogs of my flock...

Isaiah 8:21 And they shall pass through it, hardly bestead and hungry: and it shall come to pass, that when they shall be hungry...

for meat [heb.] to eat

Deuteronomy 28:48,53-58 Therefore shall you serve your enemies which the LORD shall send against you, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness...

2 Kings 6:25-29 And there was a great famine in Samaria: and, behold, they besieged it, until an ass's head was sold for fourscore pieces of silver...

Lamentations 4:4,5,9,10 The tongue of the sucking child sticks to the roof of his mouth for thirst: the young children ask bread, and no man breaks it to them...

Lamentations 5:9 We got our bread with the peril of our lives because of the sword of the wilderness.

Matthew 24:7,8 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes...

grudge. or, if they be not satisfied, then they will stay all night

Isaiah 56:11 Yes, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they are shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own way...

Micah 3:5 Thus said the LORD concerning the prophets that make my people err, that bite with their teeth, and cry, Peace...

Waiting and Singing
'Because of his strength will I wait upon Thee: for God is my defence.... 17. Unto Thee, O my strength, will I sing: for God is my defence, and the God of my mercy.'--PSALM lix. 9, 17. There is an obvious correspondence between these two verses even as they stand in our translation, and still more obviously in the Hebrew. You observe that in the former verse the words 'because of' are a supplement inserted by our translators, because they did not exactly know what to make of the bare words as they
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

St. Malachy Becomes Bishop of Connor; He Builds the Monastery of iveragh.
16. (10). At that time an episcopal see was vacant,[321] and had long been vacant, because Malachy would not assent: for they had elected him to it.[322] But they persisted, and at length he yielded when their entreaties were enforced by the command of his teacher,[323] together with that of the metropolitan.[324] It was when he was just entering the thirtieth year of his age,[325] that he was consecrated bishop and brought to Connor; for that was the name of the city through ignorance of Irish ecclesiastical
H. J. Lawlor—St. Bernard of Clairvaux's Life of St. Malachy of Armagh

Cross References
Job 15:23
He wanders about for food like a vulture; he knows the day of darkness is at hand.

Psalm 109:10
May his children be wandering beggars; may they be driven from their ruined homes.

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