1 My soul, bless the Lord!
Lord my God, you are very great;
you are clothed with majesty and splendor.aa
spreading out the sky like a canopy,ab
on the waters above,ac
making the clouds his chariot,ad
walking on the wings of the wind,ae
4 and making the winds his messengers,C
flames of fire his servants.af
it will never be shaken.ag
as if it were a garment;
the water stood above the mountains.ah
at the sound of your thunder they hurried awayai—
8 mountains rose and valleys sankD—
to the place you established for them.aj
they will never cover the earth again.a
they flow between the mountains.b
the wild donkeys quench their thirst.c
they make their voices heard among the foliage.d
the earth is satisfied by the fruit of your labor.e
and provides crops for man to cultivate,
producing food from the earth,f
making his face shine with oil—
and bread that sustains human hearts.g
16 The trees of the Lord flourish,A
the cedars of Lebanon that he planted.h
storks make their homes in the pine trees.i
the cliffs are a refuge for hyraxes.j
the sun knows when to set.k
when all the forest animals stir.l
and seek their food from God.m
and lie down in their dens.n
and to his labor until evening.o
In wisdom you have made them all;
teeming with creatures beyond number—
living things both large and small.q
and Leviathan, which you formed to play there.r
to give them their food at the right time.s
they gather it;
when you open your hand,
they are satisfied with good things.t
they are terrified;
when you take away their breath,
they die and return to the dust.u
30 When you send your breath,E
they are created,*
and you renew the surface of the ground.v
may the Lord rejoice in his works.w
he touches the mountains,
and they pour out smoke.x
I will sing praise to my God while I live.y
I will rejoice in the Lord.z
and wicked people be no more.aa
My soul, bless the Lord!
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