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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CommentaryClarke'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
for meat [heb.] to eat
grudge. or, if they be not satisfied, then they will stay all night
LibraryWaiting 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 …
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He wanders about for food like a vulture; he knows the day of darkness is at hand.
May his children be wandering beggars; may they be driven from their ruined homes.
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