Psalm 104:20
New International Version
You bring darkness, it becomes night, and all the beasts of the forest prowl.

New Living Translation
You send the darkness, and it becomes night, when all the forest animals prowl about.

English Standard Version
You make darkness, and it is night, when all the beasts of the forest creep about.

Berean Study Bible
You bring darkness, and it becomes night, when all the beasts of the forest prowl.

New American Standard Bible
You appoint darkness and it becomes night, In which all the beasts of the forest prowl about.

King James Bible
Thou makest darkness, and it is night: wherein all the beasts of the forest do creep forth.

Christian Standard Bible
You bring darkness, and it becomes night, when all the forest animals stir.

Contemporary English Version
and you made the darkness, so the animals in the forest could come out at night.

Good News Translation
You made the night, and in the darkness all the wild animals come out.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You bring darkness, and it becomes night, when all the forest animals stir.

International Standard Version
You bring darkness and it becomes night; when every beast of the forest prowls.

NET Bible
You make it dark and night comes, during which all the beasts of the forest prowl around.

New Heart English Bible
You make darkness, and it is night, in which all the animals of the forest prowl.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He made the darkness and there was night and in it pass through all the wild beasts of the forest.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He brings darkness, and it is nighttime, when all the wild animals in the forest come out.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thou makest darkness, and it is night, Wherein all the beasts of the forest do creep forth.

New American Standard 1977
Thou dost appoint darkness and it becomes night, In which all the beasts of the forest prowl about.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thou makest darkness, and it is night, wherein all the beasts of the forest move.

King James 2000 Bible
You make darkness, and it is night: in which all the beasts of the forest do creep forth.

American King James Version
You make darkness, and it is night: wherein all the beasts of the forest do creep forth.

American Standard Version
Thou makest darkness, and it is night, Wherein all the beasts of the forest creep forth.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Thou didst make darkness, and it was night; in it all the wild beasts of the forest will be abroad:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou hast appointed darkness, and it is night: in it shall all the beasts of the woods go about:

Darby Bible Translation
Thou makest darkness, and it is night, wherein all the beasts of the forest creep forth:

English Revised Version
Thou makest darkness, and it is night; Wherein all the beasts of the forest do creep forth.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thou makest darkness, and it is night: in which all the beasts of the forest do creep forth.

World English Bible
You make darkness, and it is night, in which all the animals of the forest prowl.

Young's Literal Translation
Thou settest darkness, and it is night, In it doth every beast of the forest creep.
Study Bible
How Many Are Your Works, O LORD!
19He made the moon to mark the seasons; the sun knows when to set. 20You bring darkness, and it becomes night, when all the beasts of the forest prowl. 21The young lions roar for their prey and seek their food from God.…
Cross References
Psalm 50:10
for every beast of the forest is Mine--the cattle on a thousand hills.

Psalm 74:16
The day is Yours, and also the night; You established the moon and the sun.

Isaiah 45:7
I form light and create darkness; I bring prosperity and create calamity. I, the LORD, do all these things.

Isaiah 56:9
Come, all you beasts of the field, eat greedily, all you beasts of the forest.

Amos 5:8
He who made the Pleiades and Orion, who turns darkness into dawn and darkens day into night, who summons the waters of the sea and pours them over the face of the earth, the LORD is His name.

Micah 5:8
Then the remnant of Jacob will be among the nations, in the midst of many peoples, like a lion among the beasts of the forest, like a young lion among flocks of sheep, which tramples and tears as it passes through, with no one to rescue them.

Treasury of Scripture

You make darkness, and it is night: wherein all the beasts of the forest do creep forth.

makest

Psalm 74:16
The day is thine, the night also is thine: thou hast prepared the light and the sun.

Psalm 139:10-12
Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me…

Genesis 1:4,5
And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness…

of the forest do creep forth.







Lexicon
You bring
תָּֽשֶׁת־ (tā·šeṯ-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7896: To put, set

darkness,
חֹ֭שֶׁךְ (ḥō·šeḵ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2822: The dark, darkness, misery, destruction, death, ignorance, sorrow, wickedness

and it becomes
וִ֣יהִי (wî·hî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect Jussive - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

night,
לָ֑יְלָה (lā·yə·lāh)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3915: A twist, night, adversity

when all
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

the beasts
חַיְתוֹ־ (ḥay·ṯōw-)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2416: Alive, raw, fresh, strong, life

of the forest
יָֽעַר׃ (yā·‘ar)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3293: A copse of bushes, a forest, honey in the comb

prowl.
תִ֝רְמֹ֗שׂ (ṯir·mōś)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7430: To glide swiftly, to crawl, move with short steps, to swarm
(20) Creep forth.--The word "forth" is better omitted. The Hebrew verb is that especially used of crawling animals and reptiles, and here, no doubt, his chosen to express the stealthy motion of the beasts when on the track of their prey. (See Psalm 104:25; comp. Job 37:8; Job 38:40.)

Verses 20, 21. - Thou makest darkness, and it is night. The mention of the moon and sun introduces a picture of night (vers. 20, 21) and a picture of the day (vers. 22, 23). The day draws in - darkness descends - night is come. At once there is a stir in the animal world. Man has gone to his rest; but the time is arrived wherein all the beasts of the forest do creep forth. The primeval jungle is alive with motion and sound. All the animals are on the alert. seeking their prey. The young lions are heard above all; they roar after their prey, and seek their meat from God. The awful sound of their hungry roar drowns almost all other sounds, and shakes with terror the hearts of those that hear. Suddenly, however, night turns into day - 104:19-30 We are to praise and magnify God for the constant succession of day and night. And see how those are like to the wild beasts, who wait for the twilight, and have fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness. Does God listen to the language of mere nature, even in ravenous creatures, and shall he not much more interpret favourably the language of grace in his own people, though weak and broken groanings which cannot be uttered? There is the work of every day, which is to be done in its day, which man must apply to every morning, and which he must continue in till evening; it will be time enough to rest when the night comes, in which no man can work. The psalmist wonders at the works of God. The works of art, the more closely they are looked upon, the more rough they appear; the works of nature appear more fine and exact. They are all made in wisdom, for they all answer the end they were designed to serve. Every spring is an emblem of the resurrection, when a new world rises, as it were, out of the ruins of the old one. But man alone lives beyond death. When the Lord takes away his breath, his soul enters on another state, and his body will be raised, either to glory or to misery. May the Lord send forth his Spirit, and new-create our souls to holiness.
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