19 He appointed the moon for seasons: the sun knoweth his going down.

Other Translations of Psalm 104:19

New International Version

19 He made the moon to mark the seasons, and the sun knows when to go down.

English Standard Version

19 He made the moon to mark the seasons;Or the appointed times (compare Genesis 1:14) the sun knows its time for setting.

The Message

19 The moon keeps track of the seasons, the sun is in charge of each day.

New King James Version

19 He appointed the moon for seasons; The sun knows its going down.

New Living Translation

19 You made the moon to mark the seasons, and the sun knows when to set.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 104:19

Commentary on Psalm 104:19-30

(Read Psalm 104:19-30)

We are to praise and magnify God for the constant succession of day and night. And see how those are like to the wild beasts, who wait for the twilight, and have fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness. Does God listen to the language of mere nature, even in ravenous creatures, and shall he not much more interpret favourably the language of grace in his own people, though weak and broken groanings which cannot be uttered? There is the work of every day, which is to be done in its day, which man must apply to every morning, and which he must continue in till evening; it will be time enough to rest when the night comes, in which no man can work. The psalmist wonders at the works of God. The works of art, the more closely they are looked upon, the more rough they appear; the works of nature appear more fine and exact. They are all made in wisdom, for they all answer the end they were designed to serve. Every spring is an emblem of the resurrection, when a new world rises, as it were, out of the ruins of the old one. But man alone lives beyond death. When the Lord takes away his breath, his soul enters on another state, and his body will be raised, either to glory or to misery. May the Lord send forth his Spirit, and new-create our souls to holiness.