Psalm 104 NAS

The LORD'S Care over All His Works.

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

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2 Covering Yourself with 3light as with a cloak, 4Stretching out heaven like a tent curtain.

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3 He 5lays the beams of His upper chambers in the waters; He makes the 6clouds His chariot; He walks upon the 7wings of the wind;

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    • a 104:3 - Lit "The one who"
    • b 104:3 - Lit "The one who"
    • c 104:3 - Lit "The one who"
      4 He makes 8the winds His messengers, Flaming 9fire His ministers.

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        • d 104:4 - Lit "Who"
        • e 104:4 - Or "His angels, spirits"
        • f 104:4 - Or "His ministers flames of fire"
          5 He 10established the earth upon its foundations, So that it will not totter forever and ever.

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            • g 104:5 - Or "move out of place"
              6 You 11covered it with the deep as with a garment; The waters were standing above the mountains.

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              7 At Your 12rebuke they fled, At the 13sound of Your thunder they hurried away.

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              8 The mountains rose; the valleys sank down To the 14place which You established for them.

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              9 You set a 15boundary that they may not pass over, So that they will not return to cover the earth.

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              10 He sends forth 16springs in the valleys; They flow between the mountains;

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                • h 104:10 - Lit "The one who sends"
                  11 They 17give drink to every beast of the field; The 18wild donkeys quench their thirst.

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                  12 Beside them the birds of the heavens 19dwell; They lift up their voices among * the branches.

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                      13 He 20waters the mountains from His upper chambers; 21The earth is satisfied with the fruit of His works.

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                      14 He causes the 22grass to grow for the cattle, And 23vegetation for the labor of man, So that he may bring forth food 24from the earth,

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                          15 And 25wine which makes man's heart glad, 26So that he may make his face glisten with oil, And food which 27sustains man's heart.

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                          16 The trees of the LORD drink their fill, The cedars of Lebanon which He planted,

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                            • r 104:16 - Lit "are satisfied"
                              17 Where * the 28birds build their nests, And the 29stork, whose home is the fir trees.

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                              18 The high mountains are for the 30wild goats; The 31cliffs are a refuge for the 32shephanim.

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                                • t 104:18 - Small, shy, furry animals "(Hyrax syriacus") found in the peninsula of the Sinai, northern Israel, and the region round the Dead Sea; KJV "coney," orig NASB "rock badgers"
                                  19 He made the moon 33for the seasons; The 34sun knows the place of its setting.

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                                  20 You 35appoint darkness and it becomes night, In which all the 36beasts of the forest prowl about.

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                                  21 The 37young lions roar after their prey And 38seek their food from God.

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                                    • v 104:21 - Lit "And to seek"
                                      22 When the sun rises they withdraw And lie down in their 39dens.

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                                      23 Man goes forth to 40his work And to his labor until evening.

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                                      24 O LORD, how 41many are Your works! In 42wisdom You have made them all; The 43earth is full of Your possessions.

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                                          25 There is the 44sea, great and broad, In which are swarms without number, Animals both small and great.

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                                            • y 104:25 - Or "This"
                                            • z 104:25 - Or "broad of dimensions" (lit "hands")
                                              26 There the 45ships move along, And 46Leviathan, which You have formed to sport in it.

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                                              27 They all 47wait for You To 48give them their food in due season.

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                                                • | 104:27 - Lit "its appointed time"
                                                  28 You give to them, they gather it up; You 49open Your hand, they are satisfied with good.

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                                                  29 You 50hide Your face, they are dismayed; You 51take away their spirit, they expire And 52return to their dust.

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                                                  30 You send forth Your 53Spirit, they are created; And You renew the face of the ground.

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                                                  31 Let the 54glory of the LORD endure forever; Let the LORD 55be glad in His works;

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                                                  32 He 56looks at the earth, and it 57trembles; He 58touches the mountains, and they smoke.

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                                                  33 I will sing to the LORD 59as long as I live; I will 60sing praise to my God while I have my being.

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                                                    • € 104:33 - Or "Let me sing"
                                                    •  104:33 - Lit "in my lifetime"
                                                    • ‚ 104:33 - Or "Let me sing"
                                                    • ƒ 104:33 - Lit "while I still am"
                                                      34 Let my 61meditation be pleasing to Him; As for me, I shall 62be glad in the LORD.

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                                                      35 Let sinners be 63consumed from the earth And let the 64wicked be no more. 65Bless the LORD, O my soul. 66Praise the LORD!

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