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Psalm 104

Praise to the Sovereign Lord For His Creation and Providence

1 Bless athe Lord, O my soul!

O Lord my God, You are very great:

You are clothed with honor and majesty,

2 Who cover Yourself with light as with a garment,

Who stretch out the heavens like a curtain.

3 bHe lays the beams of His upper chambers in the waters,

Who makes the clouds His chariot,

Who walks on the wings of the wind,

4 Who makes His angels spirits,

His 1ministers a flame of fire.

5 You who 2laid the foundations of the earth,

So that it should not be moved forever,

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

The waters stood above the mountains.

7 At Your rebuke they fled;

At the voice of Your thunder they hastened away.

8 3They went up over the mountains;

They went down into the valleys,

To the place which You founded for them.

9 You have dset a boundary that they may not pass over,

eThat they may not return to cover the earth.

10 He sends the springs into the valleys;

They flow among the hills.

11 They give drink to every beast of the field;

The wild donkeys quench their thirst.

12 By them the birds of the heavens have their home;

They sing among the branches.

13 fHe waters the hills from His upper chambers;

The earth is satisfied with gthe fruit of Your works.

14 hHe causes the grass to grow for the cattle,

And vegetation for the service of man,

That he may bring forth ifood from the earth,

15 And jwine that makes glad the heart of man,

Oil to make his face shine,

And bread which strengthens man’s heart.

16 The trees of the Lord are full of sap,

The cedars of Lebanon which He planted,

17 Where the birds make their nests;

The stork has her home in the fir trees.

18 The high hills are for the wild goats;

The cliffs are a refuge for the krock 4badgers.

19 lHe appointed the moon for seasons;

The msun knows its going down.

20 nYou make darkness, and it is night,

In which all the beasts of the forest creep about.

21 oThe young lions roar after their prey,

And seek their food from God.

22 When the sun rises, they gather together

And lie down in their dens.

23 Man goes out to phis work

And to his labor until the evening.

24 qO Lord, how manifold are Your works!

In wisdom You have made them all.

The earth is full of Your rpossessions—

25 This great and wide sea,

In which are innumerable teeming things,

Living things both small and great.

26 There the ships sail about;

There is that sLeviathan 5

Which You have 6made to play there.

27 tThese all wait for You,

That You may give them their food in due season.

28 What You give them they gather in;

You open Your hand, they are filled with good.

29 You hide Your face, they are troubled;

uYou take away their breath, they die and return to their dust.

30 vYou send forth Your Spirit, they are created;

And You renew the face of the earth.

31 May the glory of the Lord endure forever;

May the Lord wrejoice in His works.

32 He looks on the earth, and it xtrembles;

yHe touches the hills, and they smoke.

33 zI will sing to the Lord as long as I live;

I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.

34 May my ameditation be sweet to Him;

I will be glad in the Lord.

35 May bsinners be consumed from the earth,

And the wicked be no more.

Bless the Lord, O my soul!

7Praise the Lord!


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The New King James Version is a total update of the 1611 King James Version, also known as the "Authorized Version." Every attempt has been made to maintain the beauty of the original version while updating the English grammar to contemporary style and usage. The result is much better "readability." It is noteworthy that the NKJV is one of the few modern translations still based on the "Western" or "Byzantine" manuscript tradition. This makes the New King James Version an invaluable aid to comparative English Bible study.


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