New Defender's Study Bible Notes
104:24 in wisdom. The present world and its complex ecosystems provide abundantly for God’s providential care of His creation (as summarized in Psalm 104:10-23), and also provide abundant evidence of His omniscience in planning, designing and maintaining such a marvelous world.
104:25 great and wide sea. The present oceans are deep and wide, whereas the pre-Flood “seas” were relatively narrow and shallow, though numerous. They now contain the drain-waters from the Flood which once were stored in the vast “waters above the firmament” (Genesis 1:7) and the subterranean “deep.”
104:25 innumerable. There are many more marine organisms, both in number and variety, than air-breathing birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians. This is especially true in the fossil record.
104:26 leviathan. The “leviathan” was a great sea-serpent or dragon (note Isaiah 27:1), almost certainly corresponding to the plesiosaurs or other marine reptiles like dinosaurs now only known as fossils. “Playing” in the deep ocean where ships go, it obviously was not a mere crocodile, as modern commentators allege.
104:30 created. The creation of plant, animal and human life—both physical and biological—had been completed in creation week (Genesis 2:1-3), so is not going on today. This repeated “creation” must, therefore, apply to the marvelous ability of reproduction as created in each kind of organisms at the beginning. It may possibly refer to the actual creation of each human soul/spirit in God’s image at conception.