New Living Translation
He gives food to the wild animals and feeds the young ravens when they cry.
King James Bible
He giveth to the beast his food, and to the young ravens which cry.
Darby Bible Translation
Who giveth to the cattle their food, to the young ravens which cry.
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.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
147:9 Ravens - Which he mentions because they were most contemptible, especially to the Jews, to whom they were unclean: and because they are not only neglected by men, but also forsaken by their dams as soon as ever they can fly, and so are wholly left to the care of Divine providence.
LibraryThe Room was Like and Oven
Sunday, 8.--We were at the minster  in the morning and at our parish church in the afternoon. The same gentleman preached at both; but though I saw him at the church, I did not know I had ever seen him before. In the morning he was all life and motion; in the afternoon he was as quiet as a post. At five in the evening, the rain constrained me to preach in the oven again. The patience of the congregation surprised me. They seemed not to feel the extreme heat or to be offended at the close application …
John Wesley—The Journal of John Wesley
What God Is
That it is Profitable to Communicate Often
Look at the birds. They don't plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren't you far more valuable to him than they are?
And I have given every green plant as food for all the wild animals, the birds in the sky, and the small animals that scurry along the ground--everything that has life." And that is what happened.
Who provides food for the ravens when their young cry out to God and wander about in hunger?
They all depend on you to give them food as they need it.
When you supply it, they gather it. You open your hand to feed them, and they are richly satisfied.
The eyes of all look to you in hope; you give them their food as they need it.
Even the wild animals cry out to you because the streams have dried up, and fire has consumed the wilderness pastures.
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