||English: New American Standard Bible
Psalms 104 [Commentary] [Map] |
||Bless the LORD, O my soul!
O LORD my God, You are very great;
You are clothed with splendor and majesty,
||Covering Yourself with light as with a cloak,
Stretching out heaven like a tent curtain.
||He lays the beams of His upper chambers in the waters;
He makes the clouds His chariot;
He walks upon the wings of the wind;
||He makes the winds His messengers,
Flaming fire His ministers.
||He established the earth upon its foundations,
So that it will not totter forever and ever.
||You covered it with the deep as with a garment;
The waters were standing above the mountains.
||At Your rebuke they fled,
At the sound of Your thunder they hurried away.
||The mountains rose; the valleys sank down
To the place which You established for them.
||You set a boundary that they may not pass over,
So that they will not return to cover the earth.
||He sends forth springs in the valleys;
They flow between the mountains;
||They give drink to every beast of the field;
The wild donkeys quench their thirst.
||Beside them the birds of the heavens dwell;
They lift up their voices among the branches.
||He waters the mountains from His upper chambers;
The earth is satisfied with the fruit of His works.
||He causes the grass to grow for the cattle,
And vegetation for the labor of man,
So that he may bring forth food from the earth,
||And wine which makes man's heart glad,
So that he may make his face glisten with oil,
And food which sustains man's heart.
||The trees of the LORD drink their fill,
The cedars of Lebanon which He planted,
||Where the birds build their nests,
And the stork, whose home is the fir trees.
||The high mountains are for the wild goats;
The cliffs are a refuge for the shephanim.
||He made the moon for the seasons;
The sun knows the place of its setting.
||You appoint darkness and it becomes night,
In which all the beasts of the forest prowl about.
||The young lions roar after their prey
And seek their food from God.
||When the sun rises they withdraw
And lie down in their dens.
||Man goes forth to his work
And to his labor until evening.
||O LORD, how many are Your works!
In wisdom You have made them all;
The earth is full of Your possessions.
||There is the sea, great and broad,
In which are swarms without number,
Animals both small and great.
||There the ships move along,
And Leviathan, which You have formed to sport in it.
||They all wait for You
To give them their food in due season.
||You give to them, they gather it up;
You open Your hand, they are satisfied with good.
||You hide Your face, they are dismayed;
You take away their spirit, they expire
And return to their dust.
||You send forth Your Spirit, they are created;
And You renew the face of the ground.
||Let the glory of the LORD endure forever;
Let the LORD be glad in His works;
||He looks at the earth, and it trembles;
He touches the mountains, and they smoke.
||I will sing to the LORD as long as I live;
I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.
||Let my meditation be pleasing to Him;
As for me, I shall be glad in the LORD.
||Let sinners be consumed from the earth
And let the wicked be no more.
Bless the LORD, O my soul.
Praise the LORD !
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