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Psalm 104 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Give praise to the Lord, O my soul. O Lord my God, you are very great; you are robed with honour and power. 1 Praise the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, you are very great; you are clothed with splendor and majesty.
2 You are clothed with light as with a robe; stretching out the heavens like a curtain: 2 He wraps himself in light as with a garment; he stretches out the heavens like a tent
3 The arch of your house is based on the waters; you make the clouds your carriage; you go on the wings of the wind: 3 and lays the beams of his upper chambers on their waters. He makes the clouds his chariot and rides on the wings of the wind.
4 He makes winds his angels, and flames of fire his servants. 4 He makes winds his messengers, flames of fire his servants.
5 He has made the earth strong on its bases, so that it may not be moved for ever and ever; 5 He set the earth on its foundations; it can never be moved.
6 Covering it with the sea as with a robe: the waters were high over the mountains; 6 You covered it with the deep as with a garment; the waters stood above the mountains.
7 At the voice of your word they went in flight; at the sound of your thunder they went away in fear; 7 But at your rebuke the waters fled, at the sound of your thunder they took to flight;
8 The mountains came up and the valleys went down into the place which you had made ready for them. 8 they flowed over the mountains, they went down into the valleys, to the place you assigned for them.
9 You made a limit over which they might not go, so that the earth would never again be covered by them. 9 You set a boundary they cannot cross; never again will they cover the earth.
10 You sent the springs into the valleys; they are flowing between the hills. 10 He makes springs pour water into the ravines; it flows between the mountains.
11 They give drink to every beast of the field; the mountain asses come to them for water. 11 They give water to all the beasts of the field; the wild donkeys quench their thirst.
12 The birds of the air have their resting-places by them, and make their song among the branches. 12 The birds of the air nest by the waters; they sing among the branches.
13 He sends down rain from his store-houses on the hills: the earth is full of the fruit of his works. 13 He waters the mountains from his upper chambers; the earth is satisfied by the fruit of his work.
14 He makes the grass come up for the cattle, and plants for the use of man; so that bread may come out of the earth; 14 He makes grass grow for the cattle, and plants for man to cultivate-- bringing forth food from the earth:
15 And wine to make glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face shining, and bread giving strength to his heart. 15 wine that gladdens the heart of man, oil to make his face shine, and bread that sustains his heart.
16 The trees of the Lord are full of growth, the cedars of Lebanon of his planting; 16 The trees of the LORD are well watered, the cedars of Lebanon that he planted.
17 Where the birds have their resting-places; as for the stork, the tall trees are her house. 17 There the birds make their nests; the stork has its home in the pine trees.
18 The high hills are a safe place for the mountain goats, and the rocks for the small beasts. 18 The high mountains belong to the wild goats; the crags are a refuge for the coneys.
19 He made the moon for a sign of the divisions of the year; teaching the sun the time of its going down. 19 The moon marks off the seasons, and the sun knows when to go down.
20 When you make it dark, it is night, when all the beasts of the woods come quietly out of their secret places. 20 You bring darkness, it becomes night, and all the beasts of the forest prowl.
21 The young lions go thundering after their food; searching for their meat from God. 21 The lions roar for their prey and seek their food from God.
22 The sun comes up, and they come together, and go back to their secret places to take their rest. 22 The sun rises, and they steal away; they return and lie down in their dens.
23 Man goes out to his work, and to his business, till the evening. 23 Then man goes out to his work, to his labor until evening.
24 O Lord, how great is the number of your works! in wisdom you have made them all; the earth is full of the things you have made. 24 How many are your works, O LORD! In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.
25 There is the great, wide sea, where there are living things, great and small, more than may be numbered. 25 There is the sea, vast and spacious, teeming with creatures beyond number-- living things both large and small.
26 There go the ships; there is that great beast, which you have made as a plaything. 26 There the ships go to and fro, and the leviathan, which you formed to frolic there.
27 All of them are waiting for you, to give them their food in its time. 27 These all look to you to give them their food at the proper time.
28 They take what you give them; they are full of the good things which come from your open hand. 28 When you give it to them, they gather it up; when you open your hand, they are satisfied with good things.
29 If your face is veiled, they are troubled; when you take away their breath, they come to an end, and go back to the dust. 29 When you hide your face, they are terrified; when you take away their breath, they die and return to the dust.
30 If you send out your spirit, they are given life; you make new the face of the earth. 30 When you send your Spirit, they are created, and you renew the face of the earth.
31 Let the glory of the Lord be for ever; let the Lord have joy in his works: 31 May the glory of the LORD endure forever; may the LORD rejoice in his works--
32 At whose look the earth is shaking; at whose touch the mountains send out smoke. 32 he who looks at the earth, and it trembles, who touches the mountains, and they smoke.
33 I will make songs to the Lord all my life; I will make melody to my God while I have my being. 33 I will sing to the LORD all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.
34 Let my thoughts be sweet to him: I will be glad in the Lord. 34 May my meditation be pleasing to him, as I rejoice in the LORD.
35 Let sinners be cut off from the earth, and let all evil-doers come to an end. Give praise to the Lord, O my soul. Give praise to the Lord. 35 But may sinners vanish from the earth and the wicked be no more. Praise the LORD, O my soul. Praise the LORD.