Psalm 104
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The LORD’S Care over All His Works.

1Bless the LORD, my soul!

LORD my God, You are very great;

You are clothed with splendor and majesty,

2Covering Yourself with light as with a cloak,

Stretching out heaven like a tent curtain.

3[a]He lays the beams of His upper chambers in the waters;

[b]He makes the clouds His chariot;

[c]He walks on the wings of the wind;

4[d]He makes [e]the winds His messengers,

[f]Flaming fire His ministers.

5He established the earth upon its foundations,

So that it will not [g]totter forever and ever.

6You covered it with the deep sea as with a garment;

The waters were standing above the mountains.

7They fled from Your rebuke,

At the sound of Your thunder they hurried away.

8The mountains rose; the valleys sank down

To the place which You established for them.

9You set a boundary so that they will not pass over,

So that they will not return to cover the earth.

10[h]He sends forth springs in the valleys;

They flow between the mountains;

11They give drink to every animal of the field;

The wild donkeys quench their thirst.

12The birds of the sky dwell [i]beside them;

They [j]lift up their voices from among the branches.

13[k]He waters the mountains from His upper chambers;

The earth is satisfied with the fruit of His works.

14[l]He causes the grass to grow for the [m]cattle,

And vegetation for the labor of mankind,

So that [n]they may produce [o]food from the earth,

15And wine, which makes a human heart cheerful,

So that he makes his face gleam with oil,

And [p]food, which sustains a human heart.

16The trees of the LORD [q]drink their fill,

The cedars of Lebanon which He planted,

17Where the birds build their nests,

And the stork, whose home is the juniper trees.

18The high mountains are for the wild goats;

The cliffs are a refuge for the rock hyrax.

19He made the moon for the seasons;

The sun knows the place of its setting.

20You appoint darkness and it becomes night,

In which all the animals of the forest [r]prowl about.

21The young lions roar for their prey

[s]And seek their food from God.

22When the sun rises they withdraw,

And they lie down in their dens.

23A person goes out to his work

And to his labor until evening.

24LORD, how many are Your works!

[t]In wisdom You have made them all;

The earth is full of Your [u]possessions.

25[v]There is the sea, great and [w]broad,

In which are swarms without number,

Animals both small and great.

26The ships move along there,

And [x]Leviathan, which You have formed to have fun in it.

27They all wait for You

To give them their food in [y]due season.

28You give to them, they gather it up;

You open Your hand, they are satisfied with good.

29You hide Your face, they are terrified;

You take away their breath, they perish

And return to their dust.

30You send forth Your [z]Spirit, they are created;

And You renew the face of the ground.

31May the glory of the LORD endure forever;

May the LORD rejoice in His works;

32[aa]He looks at the earth, and it trembles;

He touches the mountains, and they smoke.

33[ab]I will sing to the LORD [ac]as long as I live;

[ad]I will sing praise to my God [ae]while I have my being.

34May my praise be pleasing to Him;

As for me, I shall rejoice in the LORD.

35May sinners be removed from the earth

And may the wicked be no more.

Bless the LORD, my soul.

[af]Praise [ag]the LORD!

[a] 3 Lit The one who
[b] 3 Lit The one who
[c] 3 Lit The one who
[d] 4 Lit Who
[e] 4 Or His angels, spirits
[f] 4 Or His ministers flames of fire
[g] 5 Or move out of place
[h] 10 Lit The one who sends
[i] 12 Or over; or above
[j] 12 Lit give forth
[k] 13 Lit Who
[l] 14 Lit Who
[m] 14 Or animals
[n] 14 Or He
[o] 14 Lit bread
[p] 15 Lit bread
[q] 16 Lit are satisfied
[r] 20 Lit crawl
[s] 21 Lit And to seek
[t] 24 Or With
[u] 24 Or creatures
[v] 25 Or This
[w] 25 Or broad of dimensions; lit hands
[x] 26 Or a sea monster
[y] 27 Lit its appointed time
[z] 30 Or breath
[aa] 32 Lit The one who
[ab] 33 Or Let me sing
[ac] 33 Lit in my lifetime
[ad] 33 Or Let me sing
[ae] 33 Lit while I still am
[af] 35 Or Hallelujah!
[ag] 35 Heb YAH

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