Bible: Psalm 104:21-30

104:21 The lions roar for prey,

seeking their food from God. 1 

104:22 When the sun rises, they withdraw

and sleep 2  in their dens.

104:23 Men then go out to do their work,

and labor away until evening. 3 

104:24 How many living things you have made, O Lord! 4 

You have exhibited great skill in making all of them; 5 

the earth is full of the living things you have made.

104:25 Over here is the deep, wide sea, 6 

which teems with innumerable swimming creatures, 7 

living things both small and large.

104:26 The ships travel there,

and over here swims the whale 8  you made to play in it.

104:27 All of your creatures 9  wait for you

to provide them with food on a regular basis. 10 

104:28 You give food to them and they receive it;

you open your hand and they are filled with food. 11 

104:29 When you ignore them, they panic. 12 

When you take away their life’s breath, they die

and return to dust.

104:30 When you send your life-giving breath, they are created,

and you replenish the surface of the ground.

NET Bible Study Environment