26 There go the ships: there is that leviathan, whom thou hast made [1] to play therein.

Other Translations of Psalm 104:26

New International Version

26 There the ships go to and fro, and Leviathan, which you formed to frolic there.

English Standard Version

26 There go the ships, and Leviathan, which you formed to play in it.Or you formed to play with

The Message

26 Ships plow those waters, and Leviathan, your pet dragon, romps in them.

New King James Version

26 There the ships sail about; There is that Leviathan Which You have made to play there.

New Living Translation

26 See the ships sailing along, and Leviathan, which you made to play in the sea.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 104:26

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.