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Psalms 104:14 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, And herb for the service of man; That he may bring forth food out of the earth,
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth;
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— He causes the grass to grow for the cattle, And vegetation for the labor of man, So that he may bring forth food from the earth,
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth;
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— He maketh the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man; bringing forth bread out of the earth,
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Who causeth the grass to shoot forth for the cattle, And the herb, for the service of man, That he may bring forth food out of the earth;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Causing grass to spring up for cattle, And herb for the service of man, To bring forth bread from the earth,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Bringing forth grass for cattle, and herb for the service of men. That thou mayst bring bread out of the earth:
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— He causeth the grasse to grow for the cattell, and herbe for the seruice of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth:
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— He makes grass to grow for the cattle, and green herb for the service of men, to bring bread out of the earth;
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth;

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
He causeth the grass 2682
{2682} Prime
חָצִיר
chatsiyr
{khaw-tseer'}
Perhaps originally the same as H2681, from the greenness of a courtyard; grass; also a leek (collectively).
to grow 6779
{6779} Prime
צָמַח
tsamach
{tsaw-makh'}
A primitive root; to sprout (transitively or intransitively, literally or figuratively).
z8688
<8688> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 857
for the cattle, 929
{0929} Prime
בְּהֵמָה
b@hemah
{be-hay-maw'}
From an unused root (probably meaning to be mute); properly a dumb beast; especially any large quadruped or animal (often collectively).
and herb 6212
{6212} Prime
עֵשֶׂב
`eseb
{eh'-seb}
From an unused root meaning to glisten (or be green); grass (or any tender shoot).
for the service 5656
{5656} Prime
עֲבֹדָה
`abodah
{ab-o-daw'}
From H5647; work of any kind.
of man: 120
{0120} Prime
אָדָם
'adam
{aw-dawm'}
From H0119; ruddy, that is, a human being (an individual or the species, mankind, etc.).
that he may bring forth 3318
{3318} Prime
יָצָא
yatsa'
{yaw-tsaw'}
A primitive root; to go (causatively bring) out, in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively, direct and proximate.
z8687
<8687> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 1162
food 3899
{3899} Prime
לֶחֶם
lechem
{lekh'-em}
From H3898; food (for man or beast), especially bread, or grain (for making it).
out of x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
the earth; 776
{0776} Prime
אֶרֶץ
'erets
{eh'-rets}
From an unused root probably meaning to be firm; the earth (at large, or partitively a land).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 104:14-15

_ _ so that men and beasts are abundantly provided with food.

_ _ for the service — literally, “for the culture,” etc., by which he secures the results.

_ _ oil ... shine — literally, “makes his face to shine more than oil,” that is, so cheers and invigorates him, that outwardly he appears better than if anointed.

_ _ strengtheneth ... heart — gives vigor to man (compare Judges 19:5).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 104:10-18.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 104:14

He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of (h) man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth;

(h) He describes God's providential care over man, who not only provides necessary things for him such as herbs and other meat: but also things to rejoice and comfort him such as wine and oil or ointments.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
causeth:

Psalms 145:15-16 The eyes of all wait upon thee; and thou givest them their meat in due season. ... Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing.
Psalms 147:8-9 Who covereth the heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth, who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains. ... He giveth to the beast his food, [and] to the young ravens which cry.
Genesis 1:11-12 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, [and] the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed [is] in itself, upon the earth: and it was so. ... And the earth brought forth grass, [and] herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed [was] in itself, after his kind: and God saw that [it was] good.
Genesis 1:29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which [is] upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which [is] the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.
Genesis 2:5 And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and [there was] not a man to till the ground.
1 Kings 18:5 And Ahab said unto Obadiah, Go into the land, unto all fountains of water, and unto all brooks: peradventure we may find grass to save the horses and mules alive, that we lose not all the beasts.
Jeremiah 14:5-6 Yea, the hind also calved in the field, and forsook [it], because there was no grass. ... And the wild asses did stand in the high places, they snuffed up the wind like dragons; their eyes did fail, because [there was] no grass.
Joel 2:22 Be not afraid, ye beasts of the field: for the pastures of the wilderness do spring, for the tree beareth her fruit, the fig tree and the vine do yield their strength.

herb:

Genesis 1:29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which [is] upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which [is] the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.
Genesis 2:9 And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
Genesis 3:18 Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;
Genesis 9:3 Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things.

that he:

Psalms 136:25 Who giveth food to all flesh: for his mercy [endureth] for ever.
Genesis 4:12 When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth.
Job 28:5 [As for] the earth, out of it cometh bread: and under it is turned up as it were fire.
1 Corinthians 3:7 So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.
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Gn 1:11, 29; 2:5, 9; 3:18; 4:12; 9:3. 1K 18:5. Jb 28:5. Ps 136:25; 145:15; 147:8. Jr 14:5. Jol 2:22. 1Co 3:7.

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