Psalms 104

O  Lord My God, You Are Very Great

1 a  Bless the  Lord, O my soul!
O  Lord my God, you are b  very great!
c  You are clothed with splendor and majesty,
2covering yourself with light as with a garment,
d  stretching out the heavens e  like a tent.
3He f  lays the beams of his g  chambers on the waters;
he makes h  the clouds his chariot;
he rides on i  the wings of the wind;
4he j  makes his messengers winds,
his k  ministers l  a flaming fire.
5 He m  set the earth on its foundations,
so that it should never be moved.
6You n  covered it with the deep as with a garment;
the waters stood above the mountains.
7At o  your rebuke they fled;
at p  the sound of your thunder they q  took to flight.
8The mountains rose, the valleys sank down
to the place that you r  appointed for them.
9You set s  a boundary that they may not pass,
so that they t  might not again cover the earth.
10 You make springs gush forth in the valleys;
they flow between the hills;
11they u  give 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 v  From your lofty abode you w  water the mountains;
the earth is satisfied with the fruit of your work.
14 You cause x  the grass to grow for the livestock
and y  plants for man to cultivate,
that he may bring forth z  food from the earth
15and aa  wine to gladden the heart of man,
ab  oil to make his face shine
and bread to ac  strengthen man’s heart.
16 The trees of the  Lord are watered abundantly,
ad  the cedars of Lebanon ae  that he planted.
17In them the birds build their nests;
the stork has her home in the fir trees.
18The high mountains are for af  the wild goats;
the rocks are a refuge for ag  the rock badgers.
19 He made the moon to mark the ah  seasons;
Or  the appointed times (compare Genesis 1:14)

the sun knows its time for setting.
20 aj  You make darkness, and it is night,
when all the beasts of the forest creep about.
21 ak  The young lions roar for their prey,
seeking their food from God.
22When the sun rises, they steal away
and lie down in their al  dens.
23 am  Man goes out to his work
and to his labor until the evening.
24 O  Lord, how manifold are your works!
In an  wisdom have you made them all;
the earth is full of your creatures.
25Here is the sea, great and wide,
ao  which teems with creatures innumerable,
living things both small and great.
26There go the ships,
and ap  Leviathan, which you formed to aq  play in it.
Or  you formed to play with

27 These as  all look to you,
to at  give them their food in due season.
28When you give it to them, they gather it up;
when you au  open your hand, they are filled with good things.
29When you av  hide your face, they are aw  dismayed;
when you ax  take away their breath, they die
and ay  return to their dust.
30When you az  send forth your Spirit
Or breath
they are created,
and you bb  renew the face of the ground.
31 May the glory of the  Lord bc  endure forever;
may the  Lord bd  rejoice in his works,
32who looks on the earth and it be  trembles,
who bf  touches the mountains and they smoke!
33I will sing to the  Lord bg  as long as I live;
I will sing praise to my God while I have being.
34May my bh  meditation be pleasing to him,
for I rejoice in the  Lord.
35Let bi  sinners be consumed from the earth,
and let the wicked be no more!
bj  Bless the  Lord, O my soul!
bk  Praise the  Lord!
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