O Lord My God, You Are Very Great1 aBless the Lord, O my soul!
O Lord my God, you are bvery great!
cYou are clothed with splendor and majesty,
2covering yourself with light as with a garment,
dstretching out the heavens elike a tent.
3He flays the beams of his gchambers on the waters;
he makes hthe clouds his chariot;
he rides on ithe wings of the wind;
4he jmakes his messengers winds,
his kministers la flaming fire.
5 He mset the earth on its foundations,
so that it should never be moved.
6You ncovered it with the deep as with a garment;
the waters stood above the mountains.
7At oyour rebuke they fled;
at pthe sound of your thunder they qtook to flight.
8The mountains rose, the valleys sank down
to the place that you rappointed for them.
9You set sa boundary that they may not pass,
so that they tmight not again cover the earth.
10 You make springs gush forth in the valleys;
they flow between the hills;
11they ugive drink to every beast of the field;
the wild donkeys quench their thirst.
12Beside them the birds of the heavens dwell;
they sing among the branches.
13 vFrom your lofty abode you wwater the mountains;
the earth is satisfied with the fruit of your work.
14 You cause xthe grass to grow for the livestock
and yplants for man to cultivate,
that he may bring forth zfood from the earth
15and aawine to gladden the heart of man,
aboil to make his face shine
and bread to acstrengthen man’s heart.
16 The trees of the Lord are watered abundantly,
adthe cedars of Lebanon aethat he planted.
17In them the birds build their nests;
the stork has her home in the fir trees.
18The high mountains are for afthe wild goats;
the rocks are a refuge for agthe rock badgers.
19 He made the moon to mark the ahseasons; ▼
▼Or the appointed times (compare Genesis 1:14)
the sun knows its time for setting.
20 ajYou make darkness, and it is night,
when all the beasts of the forest creep about.
21 akThe young lions roar for their prey,
seeking their food from God.
22When the sun rises, they steal away
and lie down in their aldens.
23 amMan goes out to his work
and to his labor until the evening.
24 O Lord, how manifold are your works!
In anwisdom have you made them all;
the earth is full of your creatures.
25Here is the sea, great and wide,
aowhich teems with creatures innumerable,
living things both small and great.
26There go the ships,
and apLeviathan, which you formed to aqplay in it. ▼
▼Or you formed to play with
27 These asall look to you,
to atgive them their food in due season.
28When you give it to them, they gather it up;
when you auopen your hand, they are filled with good things.
29When you avhide your face, they are awdismayed;
when you axtake away their breath, they die
and ayreturn to their dust.
30When you azsend forth your Spirit ▼
▼Or breaththey are created,
and you bbrenew the face of the ground.
31 May the glory of the Lord bcendure forever;
may the Lord bdrejoice in his works,
32who looks on the earth and it betrembles,
who bftouches the mountains and they smoke!
33I will sing to the Lord bgas long as I live;
I will sing praise to my God while I have being.
34May my bhmeditation be pleasing to him,
for I rejoice in the Lord.
35Let bisinners be consumed from the earth,
and let the wicked be no more!
bjBless the Lord, O my soul!
bkPraise the Lord!
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