Psalm 104:12

12 The birds of the sky nest by the waters; they sing among the branches.

Read Psalm 104:12 Using Other Translations

By them shall the fowls of the heaven have their habitation, which sing among the branches.
Beside them the birds of the heavens dwell; they sing among the branches.
The birds nest beside the streams and sing among the branches of the trees.

What does Psalm 104:12 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Psalms 104:12

By them shall the fowls of the heaven have their habitation,
&c.] Another use of the springs, fountains, and rivers of water; by the sides and on the shores of these, some birds delight to be, and on trees that grow here do they build their nests; and here, having wetted their throats, they sit, and chirp, and sing: to doves, by rivers of water, is the allusion in ( Song of Solomon 5:12 ) .

Which sing among the branches;
of trees that grow by the sides of fountains and rivers; see ( Ezekiel 17:23 ) ( Matthew 13:32 ) . To such birds may saints be compared; being, like them, weak, defenceless, and timorous; liable to be taken in snares, and sometimes wonderfully delivered; as well as given to wanderings and strayings: and to fowls of the heaven, being heaven born souls, and partakers of the heavenly calling. These have their habitation by the fountain of Jacob, by the river of divine love, beside the still waters of the sanctuary; where they sing the songs of Zion, the songs of electing, redeeming, and calling grace.

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