Psalm 104:12
New International Version
The birds of the sky nest by the waters; they sing among the branches.

New Living Translation
The birds nest beside the streams and sing among the branches of the trees.

English Standard Version
Beside them the birds of the heavens dwell; they sing among the branches.

Berean Study Bible
The birds of the air nest beside the springs; they sing among the branches.

King James Bible
By them shall the fowls of the heaven have their habitation, which sing among the branches.

New King James Version
By them the birds of the heavens have their home; They sing among the branches.

New American Standard Bible
The birds of the sky dwell beside them; They lift up their voices from among the branches.

NASB 1995
Beside them the birds of the heavens dwell; They lift up their voices among the branches.

NASB 1977
Beside them the birds of the heavens dwell; They lift up their voices among the branches.

Amplified Bible
Beside them the birds of the heavens have their nests; They lift up their voices and sing among the branches.

Christian Standard Bible
The birds of the sky live beside the springs; they make their voices heard among the foliage.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The birds of the sky live beside the springs; they sing among the foliage.

American Standard Version
By them the birds of the heavens have their habitation; They sing among the branches.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the birds of the sky alight upon them; from among the mountains they give a sound.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
By them shall the birds of the sky lodge: they shall utter a voice out of the midst of the rocks.

Contemporary English Version
Birds build their nests nearby and sing in the trees.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Over them the birds of the air shall dwell: from the midst of the rocks they shall give forth their voices.

English Revised Version
By them the fowl of the heaven have their habitation, they sing among the branches.

Good News Translation
In the trees near by, the birds make their nests and sing.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The birds live by the streams. They sing among the branches.

International Standard Version
Birds of the sky live beside them and chirp a song among the foliage.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Beside them dwell the fowl of the heaven, From among the branches they sing.

Literal Standard Version
The bird of the heavens dwells by them, From between the branches They give forth the voice.

NET Bible
The birds of the sky live beside them; they chirp among the bushes.

New Heart English Bible
The birds of the sky nest by them; among the branches they give forth a sound.

World English Bible
The birds of the sky nest by them. They sing among the branches.

Young's Literal Translation
By them the fowl of the heavens doth dwell, From between the branches They give forth the voice.

Additional Translations ...
Context
How Many Are Your Works, O LORD!
11They give drink to every beast of the field; the wild donkeys quench their thirst. 12The birds of the air nest beside the springs; they sing among the branches. 13He waters the mountains from His chambers; the earth is satisfied by the fruit of His works.…

Cross References
Matthew 8:20
Jesus replied, "Foxes have dens and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay His head."

Matthew 13:32
Although it is the smallest of all seeds, yet it grows into the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and nest in its branches."

Mark 4:32
But after it is planted, it grows to be the largest of all garden plants and puts forth great branches, so that the birds of the air nest in its shade."

Psalm 104:17
where the birds build their nests; the stork makes her home in the cypresses.


Treasury of Scripture

By them shall the fowls of the heaven have their habitation, which sing among the branches.

the fowls

Psalm 104:16,17
The trees of the LORD are full of sap; the cedars of Lebanon, which he hath planted; …

Psalm 50:11
I know all the fowls of the mountains: and the wild beasts of the field are mine.

Psalm 84:3
Yea, the sparrow hath found an house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, even thine altars, O LORD of hosts, my King, and my God.

sing.

Psalm 147:9
He giveth to the beast his food, and to the young ravens which cry.









(12) By them.--Better, above them, i.e., in the trees and bushes growing on the bank of the stream. Translate by the present, have their homes.

Verse 12. - By them; i.e. "by the springs" (see ver. 10). Shall the fowls of the heaven have their habitation. Birds need water as much as any other animals, and in dry tracts frequently congregate at the springs. Which sing (or, utter a voice) among the branches of the trees which in the East spring up wherever there is moisture.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The birds
עוֹף־ (‘ō·wp̄-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 5775: Flying creatures

of the air
הַשָּׁמַ֣יִם (haš·šā·ma·yim)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 8064: Heaven, sky

nest
יִשְׁכּ֑וֹן (yiš·kō·wn)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7931: To settle down, abide, dwell

beside the springs;
עֲ֭לֵיהֶם (‘ă·lê·hem)
Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

they sing
יִתְּנוּ־ (yit·tə·nū-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set

among
מִבֵּ֥ין (mib·bên)
Preposition-m
Strong's 996: An interval, space between

the branches.
עֳ֝פָאיִ֗ם (‘o·p̄ā·yim)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 6073: A bough


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