Psalm 104


The Lord’s Care over All His Works.

1 aBless the Lord, O my soul!

O Lord my God, You are very great;

You are bclothed with splendor and majesty,

2 Covering Yourself with alight as with a cloak,

bStretching out heaven like a tent curtain.

3 1He alays the beams of His upper chambers in the waters;

1He makes the bclouds His chariot;

1He walks upon the cwings of the wind;

4 1He makes 2athe winds His messengers,

3Flaming bfire His ministers.

5 He aestablished the earth upon its foundations,

So that it will not 1totter forever and ever.

6 You acovered it with the deep as with a garment;

The waters were standing above the mountains.

7 At Your arebuke they fled,

At the bsound of Your thunder they hurried away.

8 The mountains rose; the valleys sank down

To the aplace which You established for them.

9 You set a aboundary that they may not pass over,

So that they will not return to cover the earth.

10 1He sends forth asprings in the valleys;

They flow between the mountains;

11 They agive drink to every beast of the field;

The bwild donkeys quench their thirst.

12 1Beside them the birds of the heavens adwell;

They 2lift up their voices among the branches.

13 1He awaters the mountains from His upper chambers;

bThe earth is satisfied with the fruit of His works.

14 1He causes the agrass to grow for the 2cattle,

And bvegetation for the 3labor of man,

So that 4he may bring forth 5food cfrom the earth,

15 And awine which makes man’s heart glad,

bSo that he may make his face glisten with oil,

And 1food which csustains man’s heart.

16 The trees of the Lord 1drink their fill,

The cedars of Lebanon which He planted,

17 Where the abirds build their nests,

And the bstork, whose home is the 1fir trees.

18 The high mountains are for the awild goats;

The bcliffs are a refuge for the 1cshephanim.

19 He made the moon afor the seasons;

The bsun knows the place of its setting.

20 You aappoint darkness and it becomes night,

In which all the bbeasts of the forest 1prowl about.

21 The ayoung lions roar after their prey

1And bseek their food from God.

22 When the sun rises they withdraw

And lie down in their adens.

23 Man goes forth to ahis work

And to his labor until evening.

24 O Lord, how amany are Your works!

1In bwisdom You have made them all;

The cearth is full of Your 2possessions.

25 1There is the asea, great and 2broad,

In which are swarms without number,

Animals both small and great.

26 There the aships move along,

And 1bLeviathan, which You have formed to sport in it.

27 They all await for You

To bgive them their food in 1due season.

28 You give to them, they gather it up;

You aopen Your hand, they are satisfied with good.

29 You ahide Your face, they are dismayed;

You btake away their 1spirit, they expire

And creturn to their dust.

30 You send forth Your 1aSpirit, they are created;

And You renew the face of the ground.

31 Let the aglory of the Lord endure forever;

Let the Lord bbe glad in His works;

32 1He alooks at the earth, and it btrembles;

He ctouches the mountains, and they smoke.

33 1I will sing to the Lord 2aas long as I live;

1I will bsing praise to my God 3while I have my being.

34 Let my ameditation be pleasing to Him;

As for me, I shall bbe glad in the Lord.

35 Let sinners be aconsumed from the earth

And let the bwicked be no more.

cBless the Lord, O my soul.

1dPraise 2the Lord!

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