Psalm 104:16
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English Standard Version
The trees of the LORD are watered abundantly, the cedars of Lebanon that he planted.

King James Bible
The trees of the LORD are full of sap; the cedars of Lebanon, which he hath planted;

American Standard Version
The trees of Jehovah are filled with moisture , The cedars of Lebanon, which he hath planted;

Douay-Rheims Bible
The trees of the field shall be filled, and the cedars of Libanus which he hath planted:

English Revised Version
The trees of the LORD are satisfied; the cedars of Lebanon, which he hath planted;

Webster's Bible Translation
The trees of the LORD are full of sap; the cedars of Lebanon, which he hath planted;

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The third decastich, passing on to the third day of creation, sings the benefit which the shore-surrounded waters are to the animal creation and the growth of the plants out of the earth, which is irrigated from below and moistened from above. God, the blessed One, being the principal subject of the Psalm, the poet (in Psalm 104:10 and further on) is able to go on in attributive and predicative participles: Who sendeth springs בּנּחלים, into the wads (not: בּנחלים, as brooks). נחל, as Psalm 104:10 shows, is here a synonym of בּקעה, and there is no need for saying that, flowing on in the plains, they grow into rivers. The lxx has ἐν φάραγξιν. חיתו שׂדי is doubly poetic for חיּת השּׂדה. God has also provided for all the beasts that roam far from men; and the wild ass, swift as an arrow, difficult to be hunted, and living in troops (פּרא, Arabic ferâ, root פר, Arab. fr, to move quickly, to whiz, to flee; the wild ass, the onager, Arabic himr el-wahs, whose home is on the steppes), is made prominent by way of example. The phrase "to break the thirst" occurs only here. עליהם, Psalm 104:12, refers to the מעינים, which are also still the subject in Psalm 104:11. The pointing עפאים needlessly creates a hybrid form in addition to עפאים (like לבאים) and עפיים. From the tangled branches by the springs the poet insensibly reaches the second half of the third day. The vegetable kingdom at the same time reminds him of the rain which, descending out of the upper chambers of the heavens, waters the waterless mountain-tops. Like the Talmud (B. Ta‛anı̂th, 10a), by the "fruit of Thy work" (מעשׂיך as singular) Hitzig understands the rain; but rain is rather that which fertilizes; and why might not the fruit be meant which God's works (מעשׂיך, plural) here below (Psalm 104:24), viz., the vegetable creations, bear, and from which the earth, i.e., its population, is satisfied, inasmuch as vegetable food springs up as much for the beasts as for man? In connection with עשׂב the poet is thinking of cultivated plants, more especially wheat; לעבדת, however, does not signify: for cultivation by man, since, according to Hitzig's correct remonstrance, they do not say עבד העשׂב, and להוציא has not man, but rather God, as its subject, but as in 1 Chronicles 26:30, for the service (use) of man.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Psalm 29:5 The voice of the LORD breaks the cedars; yes, the LORD breaks the cedars of Lebanon.

Psalm 92:2 To show forth your loving kindness in the morning, and your faithfulness every night,

Numbers 24:6 As the valleys are they spread forth, as gardens by the river's side, as the trees of lign aloes which the LORD has planted...

Ezekiel 17:23 In the mountain of the height of Israel will I plant it: and it shall bring forth boughs, and bear fruit, and be a goodly cedar...

Cross References
Psalm 29:5
The voice of the LORD breaks the cedars; the LORD breaks the cedars of Lebanon.

Psalm 72:16
May there be abundance of grain in the land; on the tops of the mountains may it wave; may its fruit be like Lebanon; and may people blossom in the cities like the grass of the field!

Psalm 92:12
The righteous flourish like the palm tree and grow like a cedar in Lebanon.

Psalm 104:15
and wine to gladden the heart of man, oil to make his face shine and bread to strengthen man's heart.

Psalm 104:17
In them the birds build their nests; the stork has her home in the fir trees.

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