Psalm 104

Psalm 104

God the Creator

My soul, praise * Yahweh!

Lord my God, You are very great;

You are clothed with majesty and splendor. y

He wraps Himself in light as if it were a robe,

spreading out the sky like a canopy, z

laying the beams of His palace

on the waters above, a

making the clouds His chariot, b

walking on the wings of the wind, c

and making the winds His messengers, d

flames of fire His servants. e

He established the earth on its foundations;

it will never be shaken. f

You covered it with the deep

as if it were a garment;

the waters stood above the mountains. g

At Your rebuke the waters fled;

at the sound of Your thunder they hurried away h

mountains rose and valleys sank i

to the place You established for them. j

You set a boundary they cannot cross;

they will never cover the earth again. k

10 He causes the springs to gush into the valleys;

they flow between the mountains. l

11 They supply water for every wild beast;

the wild donkeys quench their thirst. m

12 The birds of the sky live beside the springs;

they sing among the foliage. n

13 He waters the mountains from His palace;

the earth is satisfied by the fruit of Your labor. o

14 He causes grass to grow for the livestock

and provides crops for man to cultivate,

producing food from the earth, p

15 wine that makes man’s heart glad—

making his face shine with oil—

and bread that sustains man’s heart. q

16 The trees of the Lord flourish, r

the cedars of Lebanon that He planted. s

17 There the birds make their nests;

the stork makes its home in the pine trees. t

18 The high mountains are for the wild goats;

the cliffs are a refuge for hyraxes. u

19 He made the moon to mark the v festivals; w

the sun knows when to set. x

20 You bring darkness, and it becomes night,

when all the forest animals stir. y

21 The young lions roar for their prey

and seek their food from God. z

22 The sun rises; they go back

and lie down in their dens. a

23 Man goes out to his work

and to his labor until evening. b

24 How countless are Your works, Lord!

In wisdom You have made them all;

the earth is full of Your creatures. c d

25 Here is the sea, vast and wide,

teeming with creatures beyond number—

living things both large and small. e

26 There the ships move about,

and * Leviathan, which You formed to play there. f

27 All of them wait for You

to give them their food at the right time. g

28 When You give it to them,

they gather it;

when You open Your hand,

they are satisfied with good things. h

29 When You hide Your face,

they are terrified;

when You take away their breath,

they die and return to the dust. i

30 When You send Your breath, j

they are created,

and You renew the face of the earth. k

31 May the glory of the Lord endure forever;

may the Lord rejoice in His works. l

32 He looks at the earth, and it trembles;

He touches the mountains,

and they pour out smoke. m

33 I will sing to the Lord all my life;

I will sing praise to my God while I live. n

34 May my meditation be pleasing to Him;

I will rejoice in the Lord. o

35 May sinners vanish from the earth

and wicked people be no more. p

My soul, praise Yahweh!

* Hallelujah!

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