Psalm 104 ESV

O Lord My God, You Are Very Great

1 1Bless the LORD, O my soul! O LORD my God, you are 2very great! 3You are clothed with splendor and majesty,

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2 covering yourself with light as with a garment, 4stretching out the heavens 5like a tent.

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3 He 6lays the beams of his 7chambers on the waters; he makes 8the clouds his chariot; he rides on 9the wings of the wind;

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4 he 10makes his messengers winds, his 11ministers 12a flaming fire.

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      5 He 13set the earth on its foundations, so that it should never be moved.

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      6 You 14covered it with the deep as with a garment; the waters stood above the mountains.

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      7 At 15your rebuke they fled; at 16the sound of your thunder they 17took to flight.

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      8 The mountains rose, the valleys sank down to the place that you 18appointed for them.

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      9 You set 19a boundary that they may not pass, so that they 20might not again cover the earth.

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      10 You make springs gush forth in the valleys; they flow between the hills;
      11 they 21give drink to every beast of the field; the wild donkeys quench their thirst.

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          12 Beside them the birds of the heavens dwell; they sing among the branches.
          13 22From your lofty abode you 23water the mountains; the earth is satisfied with the fruit of your work.

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          14 You cause 24the grass to grow for the livestock and 25plants for man to cultivate, that he may bring forth 26food from the earth

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          15 and 27wine to gladden the heart of man, 28oil to make his face shine and bread to 29strengthen man's heart.

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          16 The trees of the LORD are watered abundantly, 30the cedars of Lebanon 31that he planted.

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          17 In them the birds build their nests; the stork has her home in the fir trees.
          18 The high mountains are for 32the wild goats; the rocks are a refuge for 33the rock badgers.

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          19 He made the moon to mark the 34seasons;a the sun knows its time for setting.

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            • Ğ 104:19 - Or the appointed times (compare Genesis 1:14)
              20 35You make darkness, and it is night, when all the beasts of the forest creep about.

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              21 36The young lions roar for their prey, seeking their food from God.

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              22 When the sun rises, they steal away and lie down in their 37dens.

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              23 38Man goes out to his work and to his labor until the evening.

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              24 O LORD, how manifold are your works! In 39wisdom have you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.

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              25 Here is the sea, great and wide, 40which teems with creatures innumerable, living things both small and great.

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              26 There go the ships, and 41Leviathan, which you formed to 42play in it.b

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                • ğ 104:26 - Or you formed to play with
                  27 These 43all look to you, to 44give them their food in due season.

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                      28 When you give it to them, they gather it up; when you 45open your hand, they are filled with good things.

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                      29 When you 46hide your face, they are 47dismayed; when you 48take away their breath, they die and 49return to their dust.

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                      30 When you 50send forth your Spirit,c they are created, and you 51renew the face of the ground.

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                          31 May the glory of the LORD 52endure forever; may the LORD 53rejoice in his works,

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                          32 who looks on the earth and it 54trembles, who 55touches the mountains and they smoke!

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                          33 I will sing to the LORD 56as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have being.

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                          34 May my 57meditation be pleasing to him, for I rejoice in the LORD.

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                          35 Let 58sinners be consumed from the earth, and let the wicked be no more! 59Bless the LORD, O my soul! 60Praise the LORD!

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