during which all the beasts of the forest prowl around.
104:21 The lions roar for prey,
seeking their food from God. 2
104:22 When the sun rises, they withdraw
and sleep 3 in their dens.
104:23 Men then go out to do their work,
and labor away until evening. 4
You have exhibited great skill in making all of them; 6
the earth is full of the living things you have made.
which teems with innumerable swimming creatures, 8
living things both small and large.
1 tn Heb “you make darkness, so that it might be night.”
2 sn The lions’ roaring is viewed as a request for food from God.
3 tn Heb “lie down.”
4 tn Heb “man goes out to his work, and to his labor until evening.”
5 tn Heb “How many [are] your works, O
6 tn Heb “all of them with wisdom you have made.”
7 tn Heb “this [is] the sea, great and broad of hands [i.e., “sides” or “shores”].”
8 tn Heb “where [there are] swimming things, and without number.”