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.
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
      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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