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.
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.
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.
They flow between the mountains;
11 They agive drink to every beast of the field;
The bwild donkeys quench their thirst.
They 2lift up their voices among the branches.
bThe earth is satisfied with the fruit of His works.
15 And awine which makes man’s heart glad,
bSo that he may make his face glisten with oil,
16 The trees of the Lord 1drink their fill,
The cedars of Lebanon which He planted,
17 Where the abirds build their nests,
18 The high mountains are for the awild goats;
19 He made the moon afor the seasons;
The bsun knows the place of its setting.
20 You aappoint darkness and it becomes night,
21 The ayoung lions roar after their prey
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!
In which are swarms without number,
Animals both small and great.
26 There the aships move along,
27 They all await for You
You aopen Your hand, they are satisfied with good.
29 You ahide Your face, they are dismayed;
And creturn to their dust.
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;
He ctouches the mountains, and they smoke.
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.
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