O Lord My God, You Are Very Great1 a Bless the Lord, O my soul!
O Lord my God, you are b very great!
c You are clothed with splendor and majesty,
2 covering yourself with light as with a garment,
d stretching out the heavens e like a tent.
3 He 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;
4 he 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.
6 You n covered it with the deep as with a garment;
the waters stood above the mountains.
7 At o your rebuke they fled;
at p the sound of your thunder they q took to flight.
8 The mountains rose, the valleys sank down
to the place that you r appointed for them.
9 You 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;
11 they u give drink to every beast of the field;
the wild donkeys quench their thirst.
12 Beside 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
15 and 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.
17 In them the birds build their nests;
the stork has her home in the fir trees.
18 The 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.
22 When 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.
25 Here is the sea, great and wide,
ao which teems with creatures innumerable,
living things both small and great.
26 There 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.
28 When you give it to them, they gather it up;
when you au open your hand, they are filled with good things.
29 When you av hide your face, they are aw dismayed;
when you ax take away their breath, they die
and ay return to their dust.
30 When you az send forth your Spirit ▼
▼ Or breaththey 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,
32 who looks on the earth and it be trembles,
who bf touches the mountains and they smoke!
33 I will sing to the Lord bg as long as I live;
I will sing praise to my God while I have being.
34 May my bh meditation be pleasing to him,
for I rejoice in the Lord.
35 Let 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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