Psalm 104:1–23

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.

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