Psalm 147:9
New International Version
He provides food for the cattle and for the young ravens when they call.

New Living Translation
He gives food to the wild animals and feeds the young ravens when they cry.

English Standard Version
He gives to the beasts their food, and to the young ravens that cry.

Berean Study Bible
He provides food for the animals, and for the young ravens when they call.

King James Bible
He giveth to the beast his food, and to the young ravens which cry.

New King James Version
He gives to the beast its food, And to the young ravens that cry.

New American Standard Bible
It is He who gives an animal its food, And feeds young ravens that cry.

NASB 1995
He gives to the beast its food, And to the young ravens which cry.

NASB 1977
He gives to the beast its food, And to the young ravens which cry.

Amplified Bible
He gives to the beast its food, And to the young ravens that for which they cry.

Christian Standard Bible
He provides the animals with their food, and the young ravens what they cry for.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He provides the animals with their food, and the young ravens, what they cry for.

American Standard Version
He giveth to the beast his food, And to the young ravens which cry.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he gives food to the beasts and to the young ravens that cry.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
and gives cattle their food, and to the young ravens that call upon him.

Contemporary English Version
He provides food for cattle and for the young ravens, when they cry out.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who giveth to beasts their food: and to the young ravens that call upon him.

English Revised Version
He giveth to the beast his food, and to the young ravens which cry.

Good News Translation
He gives animals their food and feeds the young ravens when they call.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He is the one who gives food to animals and to young ravens when they call out.

International Standard Version
He gives wild animals their food, including the young ravens when they cry.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He giveth to the beast his food, And to the young ravens which cry.

Literal Standard Version
Giving to the beast its food, "" To the young of the ravens that call.

NET Bible
He gives food to the animals, and to the young ravens when they chirp.

New Heart English Bible
He provides food for the livestock, and for the young ravens when they call.

World English Bible
He provides food for the livestock, and for the young ravens when they call.

Young's Literal Translation
Giving to the beast its food, To the young of the ravens that call.

Additional Translations ...
Context
It is Good to Sing Praises
8who covers the sky with clouds, who prepares rain for the earth, who makes grass to grow on the hills. 9He provides food for the animals, and for the young ravens when they call. 10He does not delight in the strength of the horse; He takes no pleasure in the legpower of the man.…

Cross References
Matthew 6:26
Look at the birds of the air: They do not sow or reap or gather into barns--and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?

Genesis 1:30
And to every beast of the earth and every bird of the air and every creature that crawls upon the earth--everything that has the breath of life in it--I have given every green plant for food." And it was so.

Job 38:41
Who provides food for the raven when its young cry out to God as they wander about for lack of food?

Psalm 104:27
All creatures look to You to give them their food in due season.

Psalm 104:28
When You give it to them, they gather it up; when You open Your hand, they are satisfied with good things.

Psalm 145:15
The eyes of all look to You, and You give them their food in season.

Joel 1:20
Even the beasts of the field pant for You, for the streams of water have dried up, and fire has consumed the open pastures.


Treasury of Scripture

He gives to the beast his food, and to the young ravens which cry.

Psalm 104:27,28
These wait all upon thee; that thou mayest give them their meat in due season…

Psalm 136:25
Who giveth food to all flesh: for his mercy endureth for ever.

Psalm 145:15,16
The eyes of all wait upon thee; and thou givest them their meat in due season…









(9) Comp. Psalm 104:14; Psalm 145:15; Job 38:41; Luke 12:24.

The proper attitude towards one who is thus "great to grant as mighty to make," is not conceit of wisdom and strength, but humble dependence and trust.

Verse 9. - He giveth to the beast his food (comp. Psalm 104:27; Psalm 145:15, 16). The constant supplies of their own proper food to all classes of animals are among the principal proofs of God's power and goodness. And to the young ravens which cry. Even the unclean raven, with his harsh croak and inelegant form, is not neglected (comp. Luke 12:24, "God feedeth them").

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
He provides
נוֹתֵ֣ן (nō·w·ṯên)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set

food
לַחְמָ֑הּ (laḥ·māh)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 3899: Food, bread, grain

for the animals,
לִבְהֵמָ֣ה (liḇ·hê·māh)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 929: A dumb beast, any large quadruped, animal

and for the young
לִבְנֵ֥י (liḇ·nê)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 1121: A son

ravens
עֹ֝רֵ֗ב (‘ō·rêḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6158: A raven

when they call.
יִקְרָֽאוּ׃ (yiq·rā·’ū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 7121: To call, proclaim, read


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