231Man goes out to his work and to his labor until the evening.
O LORD, how manifold are your works! In 2wisdom have you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.
Here is the sea, great and wide, 3which teems with creatures innumerable, living things both small and great.
There go the ships, and 4Leviathan, which you formed to 5play in it.a27
These 6all look to you, to 7give them their food in due season.
When you give it to them, they gather it up; when you 8open your hand, they are filled with good things.
When you 9hide your face, they are 10dismayed; when you 11take away their breath, they die and 12return to their dust.
When you 13send forth your Spirit,b they are created, and you 14renew the face of the ground.
May the glory of the LORD 15endure forever; may the LORD 16rejoice in his works,
who looks on the earth and it 17trembles, who 18touches the mountains and they smoke!
I will sing to the LORD 19as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have being.