Psalm 104

Praise the Lord , my soul. 
Lord my God, you are very great;
you are clothed with splendor
and majesty.

The Lord wraps himself in light
as with a garment;
he stretches out the heavens
like a tent and lays the beams
of his upper chambers on their waters.
He makes the clouds his chariot
and rides on the wings of the wind.

He makes winds his messengers,
flames of fire his servants.

He set the earth on its foundations;
it can never be moved.

You covered it with the watery depths as with a garment;
the waters stood above the mountains.

But at your rebuke the waters fled,
at the sound of your thunder
they took to flight;

they flowed over the mountains,
they went down into the valleys,
to the place you assigned for them.

You set a boundary they cannot cross; never again
will they cover the earth.

He makes springs pour water
into the ravines; it flows
between the mountains.

They give water to all
the beasts of the field;
the wild donkeys
quench their thirst.

The birds of the sky nest
by the waters;
they sing among the branches.

He waters the mountains from
his upper chambers;
the land is satisfied
by the fruit of his work.

He makes grass grow for
the cattle, and plants for people
to cultivate— bringing forth
food from the earth:

wine that gladdens human hearts,
oil to make their faces shine,
and bread that sustains their hearts.

The trees of the Lord
are well watered,
the cedars of Lebanon
that he planted.

There the birds make their nests;
the stork has its home
in the junipers.

The high mountains
belong to the wild goats;
the crags are a refuge
for the hyrax.

He made the moon
to mark the seasons,
and the sun knows when to go down.

You bring darkness,
it becomes night,
and all the beasts of the forest prowl.

The lions roar for their prey
and seek their food from God.

The sun rises, and they steal away;
they return and lie down
in their dens.

Then people go out to their work,
to their labor until evening.

How many are your works, Lord !
In wisdom you made them all;
the earth is full of your creatures.

There is the sea, vast and spacious,
teeming with creatures
beyond number—
living things both large and small.

There the ships go to and fro,
and Leviathan,
which you formed to frolic there.

All creatures look to you
to give them their food
at the proper time.

When you give it to them,
they gather it up;
when you open your hand,
they are satisfied with good things.

When you hide your face,
they are terrified;
when you take away their breath,
they die and return to the dust.

When you send your Spirit,
they are created,
and you renew the face of the ground.

May the glory of the Lord endure forever;
may the Lord rejoice in his works—

he who looks at the earth,
and it trembles,
who touches the mountains,
and they smoke.

I will sing to the Lord all my life;
I will sing praise to my God
as long as I live.

May my meditation be pleasing to him,
as I rejoice in the Lord .

But may sinners vanish from the earth
and the wicked be no more.

Praise the Lord , my soul.
Praise the Lord .

Psalms 104:1‭-‬35 NIV

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