Psalms 104


The LORD Creates the Earth in Wisdom

A psalm to David.

Bless [3O my soul 1the 2  lord]! O  lord my God, you are magnified exceedingly. [2acknowledgment 3and 4majesty 1You clothed yourself with]; cloaking on light as a garment; stretching out the heaven as a hide covering; roofing [2with 3waters 1his upper rooms]; placing clouds for his step; the one walking upon the wings of the winds; the one making his angels winds, and his ministers [2of fire 1a flame]; the one laying the foundation for the earth in its stability (it shall not lean into the eon of the eon); the deep as a garment of his wrap. Upon the mountains [2shall stand 1waters]; from your reproach they shall flee; from the sound of your thunder they shall show timidity. They ascend the mountains, and go down to the plains, to a place where you laid a foundation for them. [2a limit 1You placed] which they shall not pass, nor shall they return to cover the earth. 10 The one sending out springs in ravines; [3in the midst 4of the 5mountains 2shall go through 1waters]; 11 they shall water all the wild beasts of the field; [2shall receive it 1wild donkeys] for their thirst; 12 by them the winged creatures of the heaven shall encamp; from between the rocks they shall give out a sound; 13 watering mountains from out of his upper rooms. By the fruit of your works [3shall be filled 1the 2earth]. 14 The one causing [2to rise up 1grass] to the cattle, and tender shoots to the service of the men, to bring bread from the earth; 15 and wine makes glad the heart of man; to make [2happy 1his face] with olive oil; and bread [2the heart 3of man 1supports]. 16 [5shall be filled 1The 2woods 3of the 4plain] with the cedars of Lebanon which you planted. 17 There the sparrows will nest; [2of the 3heron 1the dwelling] takes lead over them; 18 [2mountains 1the high] for the stags; a rock of refuge for the hyrax. 19 He made the moon for seasons; the sun knows his setting. 20 You made darkness, and [2happened 1night]; [7in 8it 6go 1all 2the 3wild beasts 4of the 5forest]. 21 Lion cubs roaring to seize by force; and seeking from God food for themselves. 22 [3arose 1The 2sun], and they were brought together, and in their lairs they shall lay down. 23 [2shall go forth 1Man] unto his work, even unto his work until evening. 24 How [2were magnified 1your works], O  lord; [2all 3in 4wisdom 1you made]; [3was filled 1the 2earth] of your creation; 25 this the [2sea 1great] and broad space; located there are reptiles which there is no count; living creatures -- small with the great; 26 there boats travel over; this dragon whom you shaped to sport in it. 27 All [2from 3you 1expect] to give them nourishment in an opportune time. 28 At your giving to them, they shall collect; opening your hand, all things shall be filled by that which is good. 29 But at the turning of your face they shall be disturbed; you shall take away in return their spirit, and they shall fail, and unto their dust they shall return. 30 You shall send out your spirit, and they shall be created; and you shall renew the face of the earth. 31 Let [4be 1the 2glory 3of the  lord] into the eons! The  lord shall be glad over his works; 32 the one looking upon the earth, and making it to tremble; the one touching the mountains and they smoke. 33 I shall sing to the  lord in my life. I shall strum to my God while I exist. 34 Let [2be delicious 3to him 1my versification], and I shall be glad in the  lord. 35 [2failed 1Sinners] from the earth, and lawless ones so as for [2to not 3exist 1them]. Bless [3O my soul 1the 2  lord]!
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