Psalms 104:14

“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)

Other Translations

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:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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,
- American Standard Version (1901)

He makes the grass come up for the cattle, and plants for the use of man; so that bread may come out of the earth;
- Basic English Bible

He maketh the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man; bringing forth bread out of the earth,
- Darby Bible

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;
- Webster's Bible

He causes the grass to grow for the livestock, and plants for man to cultivate, that he may bring forth food out of the earth:
- World English Bible

Causing grass to spring up for cattle, And herb for the service of man, To bring forth bread from the earth,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Who causeth the grass to spring up for the cattle, and herb for the service of man; to bring forth bread out of the earth,
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Psalms 104:14

  • As humanity progresses, meat will be used less and less, for the teeth of man are not carnivorous. For example, the lion is endowed with carnivorous teeth, which are intended for meat, and if meat be not found, the lion starves. The lion cannot graze its teeth are of different shape. The digestive system of the lion is such that it cannot receive nourishment save through meat. The eagle has a crooked beak, the lower part shorter than the upper. It cannot pick up grain it cannot graze therefore, it is compelled to partake of meat. The domestic animals have herbivorous teeth formed to cut grass, which is their fodder. The human teeth, the molars, are formed to grind grain. The front teeth, the incisors, are for fruits, etc. It is, therefore, quite apparent according to the implements for eating that man 's food is intended to be grain and not meat. When mankind is more fully developed, the eating of meat will gradually cease. Baha 'i Faith Writings
  • Dr Brown for verse 14
    I think that we have gotten away from the plan that God had for us For this reason many are sick and hurting If we return to the herb as the basis of our consumption our bodies and lives would fair much better

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