Psalm 104 (Lexham English Bible)

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Praise to Yahweh for His Creation and Providence

1 Bless Yahweh, O my soul. O Yahweh my God, you are very great. You clothe yourself [with] splendor and majesty, 2 [you] who cover [yourself] with light as [with] a garment, who stretch out [the] heavens like a tent curtain, 3 the one who sets beams in the waters [for] his upper chambers, who makes clouds his chariot, who ridesa on [the] wings of [the] wind, 4 who makes his messengers [the] winds, his attendants a flame of fire. 5 He established [the] earth on her foundations, [so that] it will not be moved forever and ever. 6 You covered it with [the] deep as with a garment. [The] waters stood above [the] mountains. 7 At your rebuke they fled; at the sound of your thunder they ran off. 8 They ascended [the] mountains [and] drained though the valleys to [the] place that you establishedb for them. 9 You set a boundary that they may not cross over, [so that] they would not return to cover the earth. 10 [You are] the one who sends forth springs into the valleys; they flow between [the] mountains. 11 They give drink for every beast of [the] field. [The] wild donkeys {quench}c their thirst. 12 Along them the birds of the heavens abide. From among [the] branches they {sing}.d 13 [You are the one who] {waters}e [the] mountains from his upper chambers. The earth is fullf with the fruit of your labors: 14 [who] causes grass to grow for the cattle and herbs for the service of humankind, to bring forth food from the earth, 15 and wine [that] makes glad [the] heart of man, so that [their] faces shine from oil, and bread [that] strengthens the heart of man. 16 The trees of Yahweh drink their fill, the cedars of Lebanon that he planted, 17 where birds make [their] nest. [The] stork [has] its home in [the] fir trees. 18 The high mountains [are] for the wild goats; [the] cliffs [are] a refuge for the rock badgers. 19 He made [the] moon for appointed times; [the] sun knows its [time for] setting. 20 You make darkness, and it is night, wheng all [the] animals of the forest creep about. 21 The young lions [are] roaring for the prey and seeking their food from God. 22 [When] the sun rises, they gather together and lie down in their dens. 23 Humankind goes out to its work, and to its labor until evening. 24 How many are your works, O Yahweh; all of them you have done in wisdom. The earth is full of your creatures. 25 This [is] the great and {wide}h sea, in which [are] moving animals without number, living things small and great. 26 There [the] ships sail. Leviathan [is there] that you formed to play with.i 27 They all wait for you to give [them] their food {at the proper time}.j 28 You give to them; they gather [it]. You open your hand, they are filled with [what is] good. 29 You hide your face, they are terrified. You take away their breath, they die and return to their dust. 30 You send forth your Spirit,k they are created, and you renew the face of [the] ground. 31 May the glory of Yahweh endure forever. May Yahweh be glad in his works, 32 the one who looks at the earth and it quakes, and touches the mountains and they smoke. 33 I will sing to Yahweh throughout my life; I will sing praise to my God while {I remain alive}.l 34 May my meditation be pleasing to him. I will be glad in Yahweh. 35 Let sinners perish completely from the earth, and [the] wicked {not remain alive}.m Bless Yahweh, O my soul. Praise Yah.n
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