New American Standard Bible
They all wait for You To give them their food in due season.
King James Bible
These wait all upon thee; that thou mayest give them their meat in due season.
Darby Bible Translation
These all look unto thee, that thou mayest give their food in its season:
World English Bible
These all wait for you, that you may give them their food in due season.
Young's Literal Translation
All of them unto Thee do look, To give their food in its season.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
These wait all upon thee - That is, These are all dependent on thee. It does not, of course, mean that they "wait" in the sense that they are conscious of their dependence on God, but that they are "actually" dependent. The original word implies the idea of "expecting" or "hoping," and is so rendered in the Septuagint and Vulgate. They have no other ground of expectation or hope but in thee.
That thou mayest give them their meat in due season - Their food at the proper time. That is, They are constantly dependent on thee, that thou mayest give them food from day to day. Perhaps there is also the idea that they do not lay up or hoard anything; or that they cannot anticipate their own needs, but must receive from one day to another all that they want directly from God.
LibraryOf Good Angels
"Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?" Heb. 1:14. 1. Many of the ancient Heathens had (probably from tradition) some notion of good and evil angels. They had some conception of a superior order of beings, between men and God, whom the Greeks generally termed demons, (knowing ones,) and the Romans, genii. Some of these they supposed to be kind and benevolent, delighting in doing good; others, to be malicious and cruel, delighting in …
John Wesley—Sermons on Several Occasions
Seventh Sunday after Trinity. O Lord, How Manifold are Thy Works; in Wisdom Hast Thou Made them All; the Earth is Full of Thy Riches.
Epistle xvii. To Felix, Bishop of Messana.
The Host of Heaven and of Earth.
"Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they?
"For by these He judges peoples; He gives food in abundance.
"Who prepares for the raven its nourishment When its young cry to God And wander about without food?
Who gives food to all flesh, For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
The eyes of all look to You, And You give them their food in due time.
He gives to the beast its food, And to the young ravens which cry.
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