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1 Bless athe Lord, O my soul!
O Lord my God, You are very great:
You are clothed with honor and majesty,
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,
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.
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.
They flow among the hills.
The wild donkeys quench their thirst.
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.
The cedars of Lebanon which He planted,
The stork has her home in the fir trees.
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.
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—
In which are innumerable teeming things,
Living things both small and great.
Which You have 6made to play there.
27 tThese all wait for You,
That You may give them their food in due season.
You open Your hand, they are filled with good.
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.
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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