New American Standard Bible
You open Your hand And satisfy the desire of every living thing.
King James Bible
Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing.
Darby Bible Translation
Thou openest thy hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing.
World English Bible
You open your hand, and satisfy the desire of every living thing.
Young's Literal Translation
Opening Thy hand, and satisfying The desire of every living thing.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Thou openest thine hand - By the mere opening of the hand all needful gifts are bestowed on the creatures dependent on thee. The same words are found in Psalm 104:28; see the notes at that passage.
And satisfiest the desire of every living thing - All kinds of creatures - people, fowls, beasts, fishes, insects - the innumerable multitudes that swarm on the earth, in the air, in the waters. In Psalm 104:28, it is, "They are filled with good." The meaning is essentially the same. Of course this is to be taken in a general sense. It cannot mean that absolutely no one ever needs, or ever perishes from want, but the idea is that of the amazing beneficence and fullness of God in being able and willing to satisfy such multitudes; to keep them from perishing by cold, or hunger, or nakedness. And, in fact, how few birds perish by hunger; how few of the infinite number of the inhabitants of the sea; how few animals that roam over deserts, or in vast plains; how few people; how few even of the insect tribes - how few in the world revealed by the microscope - the world beneath us - the innumerable multitudes of living things too small even to be seen by the naked eye of man!
"They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy power."--Psalm 145:11. YOU HAVE only to look at the preceding verse, and you will discover, in a single moment, who are the people here spoken of who shall speak of the glory of God's kingdom, and talk of his power. They are the saints: "All thy works shall praise thee, O Lord; and thy saints shall bless thee. They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy power." A saint will often be discovered by his conversation. He …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 46: 1900
Exhortations to those who are Called
The Mercy of God
and to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the sky and to every thing that moves on the earth which has life, I have given every green plant for food"; and it was so.
Your righteousness is like the mountains of God; Your judgments are like a great deep. O LORD, You preserve man and beast.
Who satisfies your years with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle.
You give to them, they gather it up; You open Your hand, they are satisfied with good.
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