Psalm 104:13
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New International Version
He waters the mountains from his upper chambers; the land is satisfied by the fruit of his work.

New Living Translation
You send rain on the mountains from your heavenly home, and you fill the earth with the fruit of your labor.

English Standard Version
From your lofty abode you water the mountains; the earth is satisfied with the fruit of your work.

Berean Study Bible
He waters the mountains from His chambers; the earth is satisfied by the fruit of His works.

New American Standard Bible
He waters the mountains from His upper chambers; The earth is satisfied with the fruit of His works.

King James Bible
He watereth the hills from his chambers: the earth is satisfied with the fruit of thy works.

Christian Standard Bible
He waters the mountains from his palace; the earth is satisfied by the fruit of your labor.

Contemporary English Version
From your home above you send rain on the hills and water the earth.

Good News Translation
From the sky you send rain on the hills, and the earth is filled with your blessings.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He waters the mountains from His palace; the earth is satisfied by the fruit of Your labor.

International Standard Version
He waters the mountains from his heavenly rooms; the earth is satisfied from the fruit of your work.

NET Bible
He waters the mountains from the upper rooms of his palace; the earth is full of the fruit you cause to grow.

New Heart English Bible
He waters the mountains from his chambers. The earth is filled with the fruit of your works.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He waters the mountains from his lofty dwellings; from the fruit of your works you will satisfy the Earth.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You water the mountains from your home above. You fill the earth with the fruits of your labors.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Who waterest the mountains from Thine upper chambers; The earth is full of the fruit of Thy works.

New American Standard 1977
He waters the mountains from His upper chambers; The earth is satisfied with the fruit of His works.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He waters the mountains from his chambers; the earth is satisfied with the fruit of thy works.

King James 2000 Bible
He waters the hills from his chambers: the earth is satisfied with the fruit of your works.

American King James Version
He waters the hills from his chambers: the earth is satisfied with the fruit of your works.

American Standard Version
He watereth the mountains from his chambers: The earth is filled with the fruit of thy works.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou waterest the hills from thy upper rooms: the earth shall be filled with the fruit of thy works:

Darby Bible Translation
He watereth the mountains from his upper-chambers: the earth is satisfied with the fruit of thy works.

English Revised Version
He watereth the mountains from his chambers: the earth is satisfied with the fruit of thy works.

Webster's Bible Translation
He watereth the hills from his chambers: the earth is satisfied with the fruit of thy works.

World English Bible
He waters the mountains from his rooms. The earth is filled with the fruit of your works.

Young's Literal Translation
Watering hills from His upper chambers, From the fruit of Thy works is the earth satisfied.
Study Bible
How Many Are Your Works, O LORD!
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. 14He makes the grass grow for the livestock and provides crops for man to cultivate, bringing forth food from the earth:…
Cross References
Job 38:27
to satisfy the parched wasteland and make it sprout with tender grass?

Psalm 65:9
You attend to the earth and water it; with abundance You enrich it. The streams of God are full of water, for You prepare our grain by providing for the earth.

Psalm 104:11
They give drink to every beast of the field; the wild donkeys quench their thirst.

Psalm 147:8
who covers the sky with clouds, who prepares rain for the earth, who makes grass to grow on the hills.

Isaiah 30:23
Then He will send rain for the seed that you have sown in the ground, and the food that comes from your land will be rich and plentiful. On that day your cattle will graze in open pastures.

Jeremiah 10:13
When He thunders, the waters in the heavens roar, and He causes the clouds to rise from the ends of the earth. He sends lightning with the rain and brings the wind from His storehouses.

Amos 9:6
He builds His upper rooms in the heavens and founds His vault upon the earth. He summons the waters of the sea and pours them over the face of the earth. The LORD is His name.

Treasury of Scripture

He waters the hills from his chambers: the earth is satisfied with the fruit of your works.

watereth

Psalm 147:8 Who covers the heaven with clouds, who prepares rain for the earth, …

Deuteronomy 11:11 But the land, where you go to possess it, is a land of hills and …

Job 38:25-28,37 Who has divided a watercourse for the overflowing of waters, or a …

Jeremiah 10:13 When he utters his voice, there is a multitude of waters in the heavens, …

Jeremiah 14:22 Are there any among the vanities of the Gentiles that can cause rain? …

Matthew 5:45 That you may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for …

Acts 14:17 Nevertheless he left not himself without witness, in that he did …

his chambers

Psalm 104:3 Who lays the beams of his chambers in the waters: who makes the clouds …

Amos 9:6 It is he that builds his stories in the heaven, and has founded his …

the earth

Psalm 65:9-13 You visit the earth, and water it: you greatly enrich it with the …







(13) Chambers--i.e., of cloud, as in Psalm 104:3.

Thy works.--If we go by the parallelism, this means the "rain," here called God's works, as in Psalm 65:9 (see Note), his "river." Others prefer to see a general reference to the operations of nature which produce fruit.

Verse 13. - He (i.e. God) watereth the hills from his chambers (comp. ver. 3). The mountains themselves, even their highest tops, are not left dry. Where springs cannot reach, rain falls from God's "chambers" in the sky, and spreads equal refreshment. The earth is satisfied with the fruit of thy works. The whole earth - mountains, hills, plains, valleys - is thus "satisfied," i.e. sufficiently supplied with water, by the means which God has elaborated. He watereth the hills from his chambers,.... The house of his superior treasures, as the Targum. The airy regions, Psalm 104:3 with the clouds of heaven, by the rain which they drop down upon them; the usefulness of which blessings of nature is largely described in this and some following verses. "The hills", which are naturally dry and barren, and receive but little advantage from the springs, fountains, and rivers below, are supplied with water from above; and become fruitful, bear herbage, and are clothed with flocks. This seems to refer to the first rain that was upon the earth, Genesis 2:5 and which favour is continued to all lands, excepting some part of the land of Egypt, and in all ages since; see Psalm 65:9. So ministers of the word, who are set in the first place, and are eminent in the church of God, and who water others, are watered themselves with the gifts and graces of the Spirit descending from above, as the apostles were, in an extraordinary manner, at the day of Pentecost; and as others in a more ordinary manner daily are. So likewise the churches of Christ, comparable to hills and mountains for firmness and visibility, and the several members thereof, are watered with the dews of divine favour, with the rain of the divine word; which comes down from heaven as the rain does, and drops and distils like that; and with the grace of the divine Spirit, whereby their souls become as a watered garden, whose springs fail not.

The earth is satisfied with the fruit of thy works; with the fruits which grow out of it by means of rain, as are after mentioned; herbs, grass, and trees, so Aben Ezra: or with the influences of the heavens, which are the work of God's hands, and by which the earth is made fruitful; or more particularly with the virtue and efficacy of the rain, so Kimchi; which is the Lord's peculiar work, Jeremiah 14:22. This the earth drinking in, is as satisfied with as a thirsty man is with drinking a draught of water; see Deuteronomy 11:11. So the people of God, comparable to the good earth that drinks in the rain that often comes upon it, are satisfied with the love of God, with the blessings of his grace, with the doctrines of his Gospel, and with the ordinances of his house. 104:10-18 When we reflect upon the provision made for all creatures, we should also notice the natural worship they render to God. Yet man, forgetful ungrateful man, enjoys the largest measure of his Creator's kindness. the earth, varying in different lands. Nor let us forget spiritual blessings; the fruitfulness of the church through grace, the bread of everlasting life, the cup of salvation, and the oil of gladness. Does God provide for the inferior creatures, and will he not be a refuge to his people?
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