The eyes of all look to You,
And You give them their food in due time.
They all wait for You
To give them their food in due season.
Who gives food to all flesh,
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
and to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the sky and to every thing that moves on the earth which has life, I have given every green plant for food”; and it was so.
“Can you hunt the prey for the lion,
Or satisfy the appetite of the young lions,
The young lions roar after their prey
And seek their food from God.
The Lord is good to all,
And His mercies are over all His works.
Who covers the heavens with clouds,
Who provides rain for the earth,
Who makes grass to grow on the mountains.
Do not fear, beasts of the field,
For the pastures of the wilderness have turned green,
For the tree has borne its fruit,
The fig tree and the vine have yielded in full.
Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they?
Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap; they have no storeroom nor barn, and yet God feeds them; how much more valuable you are than the birds!
nor is He served by human hands, as though He needed anything, since He Himself gives to all people life and breath and all things;