Psalm 59:15
New International Version
They wander about for food and howl if not satisfied.

New Living Translation
They scavenge for food but go to sleep unsatisfied.

English Standard Version
They wander about for food and growl if they do not get their fill.

Berean Study Bible
They scavenge for food, and growl if they are not satisfied.

New American Standard Bible
They wander about for food And growl if they are not satisfied.

New King James Version
They wander up and down for food, And howl if they are not satisfied.

King James Bible
Let them wander up and down for meat, and grudge if they be not satisfied.

Christian Standard Bible
They scavenge for food; they growl if they are not satisfied.

Contemporary English Version
They search for scraps of food, and they snarl until they are stuffed.

Good News Translation
like dogs roaming about for food and growling if they do not find enough.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They scavenge for food; they growl if they are not satisfied.

International Standard Version
They scavenge for food. If they find nothing, they become hungry and growl.

NET Bible
They wander around looking for something to eat; they refuse to sleep until they are full.

New Heart English Bible
They shall wander up and down for food, and wait all night if they aren't satisfied.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
They will beg to eat and will not be satisfied and they will not spend the night.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They wander around to find something to eat. If they are not full enough, they will stay all night.

JPS Tanakh 1917
They wander up and down to devour, And tarry all night if they have not their fill.

New American Standard 1977
They wander about for food, And growl if they are not satisfied.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Let them wander up and down for food and murmur if they are not satisfied.

King James 2000 Bible
Let them wander up and down for food, and growl if they are not satisfied.

American King James Version
Let them wander up and down for meat, and grudge if they be not satisfied.

American Standard Version
They shall wander up and down for food, And tarry all night if they be not satisfied.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
They shall be scattered hither and thither for meat; and if they be not satisfied, they shall even murmur.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They shall be scattered abroad to eat, and shall murmur if they be not filled.

Darby Bible Translation
They shall wander about for meat, and stay all night if they be not satisfied.

English Revised Version
They shall wander up and down for meat and tarry all night if they be not satisfied.

Webster's Bible Translation
Let them wander up and down for food, and grudge if they are 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.
Study Bible
Deliver Me From My Enemies
14They return in the evening, snarling like dogs and prowling around the city. 15They scavenge for food, and growl if they are not satisfied. 16But I will sing of Your strength and proclaim Your loving devotion in the morning. For You are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble.…
Cross References
Job 15:23
He wanders about as food for vultures; he knows the day of darkness is at hand.

Psalm 109:10
May his children wander as beggars; may they seek sustenance far from their ruined homes.

Treasury of Scripture

Let them wander up and down for meat, and grudge if they be not satisfied.

wander

Psalm 109:10
Let his children be continually vagabonds, and beg: let them seek their bread also out of their desolate places.

Job 15:23
He wandereth abroad for bread, saying, Where is it? he knoweth that the day of darkness is ready at his hand.

Job 30:1-7
But now they that are younger than I have me in derision, whose fathers I would have disdained to have set with the dogs of my flock…

for meat [heb.

Deuteronomy 28:48,53-58
Therefore shalt thou serve thine enemies which the LORD shall send against thee, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in want of all things: and he shall put a yoke of iron upon thy neck, until he have destroyed thee…

2 Kings 6:25-29
And there was a great famine in Samaria: and, behold, they besieged it, until an ass's head was sold for fourscore pieces of silver, and the fourth part of a cab of dove's dung for five pieces of silver…

Lamentations 4:4,5,9,10
The tongue of the sucking child cleaveth to the roof of his mouth for thirst: the young children ask bread, and no man breaketh it unto them…

grudge.

Isaiah 56:11
Yea, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they are shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own way, every one for his gain, from his quarter.

Micah 3:5
Thus saith the LORD concerning the prophets that make my people err, that bite with their teeth, and cry, Peace; and he that putteth not into their mouths, they even prepare war against him.







Lexicon
They
הֵ֭מָּה (hêm·māh)
Pronoun - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1992: They

scavenge
יְנִיע֣וּן (yə·nî·‘ūn)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine plural | Paragogic nun
Strong's Hebrew 5128: To quiver, wave, waver, tremble, totter

for food,
לֶאֱכֹ֑ל (le·’ĕ·ḵōl)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 398: To eat

and growl
וַיָּלִֽינוּ׃ (way·yā·lî·nū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3885: To stop, to stay permanently, to be obstinate

if
אִם־ (’im-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

they are not
לֹ֥א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

satisfied.
יִ֝שְׂבְּע֗וּ (yiś·bə·‘ū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7646: To be sated, satisfied or surfeited
(15) Let them wander.--This verse is variously understood. The margin gives the rendering of most modern scholars; but what does it mean by "They will pass the night"? To say they will not go away unsatisfied seems poor. Ewald's conjecture, "They will satisfy themselves forsooth, and remain," i.e., die, seems strained. The slightest change in the vowel-points gives the interpretation adopted by the LXX., Vulg., Jerome, Luther, &c: "If not satisfied they will growl," which admirably suits the context.

Verse 15. - Let them wander up and down for meat; rather, they wander up and down for meat. David himself was the prey which they desired. They kept guard around his house, wandering, no doubt, up and down. And grudge if they be not satisfied; rather, as in the margin and in the Revised Version, and if they be not satisfied, they will stay all night. This they appear to have done from 1 Samuel 19:11-15. 59:8-17 It is our wisdom and duty, in times of danger and difficulty, to wait upon God; for he is our defence, in whom we shall be safe. It is very comfortable to us, in prayer, to look to God as the God of our mercy, the Author of all good in us, and the Giver of all good to us. The wicked can never be satisfied, which is the greatest misery in a poor condition. A contented man, if he has not what he would have, yet he does not quarrel with Providence, nor fret within himself. It is not poverty, but discontent that makes a man unhappy. David would praise God because he had many times, and all along, found Him his refuge in the day of trouble. He that is all this to us, is certainly worthy of our best affections, praises, and services. The trials of his people will end in joy and praise. When the night of affliction is over, they will sing of the Lord's power and mercy in the morning. Let believers now, in assured faith and hope, praise Him for those mercies, for which they will rejoice and praise him for ever.
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