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Psalm 104 ESV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Bless the LORD, O my soul! O LORD my God, you are very great! You are clothed with splendor and majesty, 1 Praise the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, you are very great; you are clothed with splendor and majesty.
2 covering yourself with light as with a garment, stretching out the heavens like a tent. 2 He wraps himself in light as with a garment; he stretches out the heavens like a tent
3 He lays the beams of his chambers on the waters; he makes the clouds his chariot; he rides 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 his messengers winds, his ministers a flaming fire. 4 He makes winds his messengers, flames of fire his servants.
5 He set the earth on its foundations, so that it should never be moved. 5 He set the earth on its foundations; it can never be moved.
6 You covered it with the deep as with a garment; the waters stood above the mountains. 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 took to flight. 7 But at your rebuke the waters fled, at the sound of your thunder they took to flight;
8 The mountains rose, the valleys sank down to the place that you appointed for them. 8 they flowed over the mountains, they went down into the valleys, to the place you assigned for them.
9 You set a boundary that they may not pass, so that they might not again cover the earth. 9 You set a boundary they cannot cross; never again will they cover the earth.
10 You make springs gush forth in the valleys; they flow 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 wild donkeys quench their thirst. 11 They give water to all the beasts of the field; the wild donkeys quench their thirst.
12 Beside them the birds of the heavens dwell; they sing among the branches. 12 The birds of the air nest by the waters; they sing among the branches.
13 From your lofty abode you water the mountains; the earth is satisfied with the fruit of your work. 13 He waters the mountains from his upper chambers; the earth is satisfied by the fruit of his work.
14 You cause the grass to grow for the livestock and plants for man to cultivate, that he may bring forth food from 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 gladden the heart of man, oil to make his face shine and bread to strengthen man's 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 watered abundantly, the cedars of Lebanon that he planted. 16 The trees of the LORD are well watered, the cedars of Lebanon that he planted.
17 In them the birds build their nests; the stork has her home in the fir trees. 17 There the birds make their nests; the stork has its home in the pine trees.
18 The high mountains are for the wild goats; the rocks are a refuge for the rock badgers. 18 The high mountains belong to the wild goats; the crags are a refuge for the coneys.
19 He made the moon to mark the seasons; the sun knows its time for setting. 19 The moon marks off the seasons, and the sun knows when to go down.
20 You make darkness, and it is night, when all the beasts of the forest creep about. 20 You bring darkness, it becomes night, and all the beasts of the forest prowl.
21 The young lions roar for their prey, seeking their food from God. 21 The lions roar for their prey and seek their food from God.
22 When the sun rises, they steal away and lie down in their dens. 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 labor until the evening. 23 Then man goes out to his work, to his labor until evening.
24 O LORD, how manifold are your works! In wisdom have you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures. 24 How many are your works, O LORD! In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.
25 Here is the sea, great and wide, which teems with creatures innumerable, living things both small and great. 25 There is the sea, vast and spacious, teeming with creatures beyond number-- living things both large and small.
26 There go the ships, and Leviathan, which you formed to play in it. 26 There the ships go to and fro, and the leviathan, which you formed to frolic there.
27 These all look to you, to give them their food in due season. 27 These all look to you to give them their food at the proper time.
28 When you give it to them, they gather it up; when you open your hand, they are filled with good things. 28 When you give it to them, they gather it up; when you open your hand, they are satisfied with good things.
29 When you hide your face, they are dismayed; when you take away their breath, they die and return to their dust. 29 When you hide your face, they are terrified; when you take away their breath, they die and return to the dust.
30 When you send forth your Spirit, they are created, and you renew the face of the ground. 30 When you send your Spirit, they are created, and you renew the face of the earth.
31 May the glory of the LORD endure forever; may the LORD rejoice in his works, 31 May the glory of the LORD endure forever; may the LORD rejoice in his works--
32 who looks on the earth and it trembles, who touches the mountains and they smoke! 32 he who looks at the earth, and it trembles, who touches the mountains, and they smoke.
33 I will sing to the LORD as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have being. 33 I will sing to the LORD all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.
34 May my meditation be pleasing to him, for I rejoice in the LORD. 34 May my meditation be pleasing to him, as I rejoice in the LORD.
35 Let sinners be consumed from the earth, and let the wicked be no more! Bless the LORD, O my soul! Praise 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.