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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covering yourself with light as with a garment, 4stretching out the heavens 5like a tent.
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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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he 10makes his messengers winds, his 11ministers 12a flaming fire.
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He 13set the earth on its foundations, so that it should never be moved.
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You 14covered it with the deep as with a garment; the waters stood above the mountains.
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At 15your rebuke they fled; at 16the sound of your thunder they 17took to flight.
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The mountains rose, the valleys sank down to the place that you 18appointed for them.
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You set 19a boundary that they may not pass, so that they 20might not again cover the earth.
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You make springs gush forth in the valleys; they flow between the hills;
they 21give drink to every beast of the field; the wild donkeys quench their thirst.
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Beside them the birds of the heavens dwell; they sing among the branches.
22From your lofty abode you 23water the mountains; the earth is satisfied with the fruit of your work.
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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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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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The trees of the LORD are watered abundantly, 30the cedars of Lebanon 31that he planted.
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In them the birds build their nests; the stork has her home in the fir trees.
The high mountains are for 32the wild goats; the rocks are a refuge for 33the rock badgers.
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He made the moon to mark the 34seasons; the sun knows its time for setting.
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35You make darkness, and it is night, when all the beasts of the forest creep about.
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36The young lions roar for their prey, seeking their food from God.
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When the sun rises, they steal away and lie down in their 37dens.
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38Man goes out to his work and to his labor until the evening.
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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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Here is the sea, great and wide, 40which teems with creatures innumerable, living things both small and great.
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There go the ships, and 41Leviathan, which you formed to 42play in it.
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These 43all look to you, to 44give them their food in due season.
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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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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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When you 50send forth your Spirit, they are created, and you 51renew the face of the ground.
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May the glory of the LORD 52endure forever; may the LORD 53rejoice in his works,
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who looks on the earth and it 54trembles, who 55touches the mountains and they smoke!
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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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May my 57meditation be pleasing to him, for I rejoice in the LORD.
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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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