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Psalm 104 NCV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 My whole being, praise the Lord. Lord my God, you are very great. You are clothed with glory 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 you wear light like a robe. You stretch out the skies like a tent. 2 He wraps himself in light as with a garment; he stretches out the heavens like a tent
3 You build your room above the clouds. You make the clouds your chariot, and you ride 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 You make the winds your messengers, and flames of fire are your servants. 4 He makes winds his messengers, flames of fire his servants.
5 You built the earth on its foundations so it can never be moved. 5 He set the earth on its foundations; it can never be moved.
6 You covered the earth with oceans; the water was above the mountains. 6 You covered it with the deep as with a garment; the waters stood above the mountains.
7 But at your command, the water rushed away. When you thundered your orders, it hurried away. 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. The water went to the places you made for it. 8 they flowed over the mountains, they went down into the valleys, to the place you assigned for them.
9 You set borders for the seas that they cannot cross, so water will never cover the earth again. 9 You set a boundary they cannot cross; never again will they cover the earth.
10 You make springs pour into the ravines; they flow between the mountains. 10 He makes springs pour water into the ravines; it flows between the mountains.
11 They water all the wild animals; the wild donkeys come there to drink. 11 They give water to all the beasts of the field; the wild donkeys quench their thirst.
12 Wild birds make nests by the water; they sing among the tree branches. 12 The birds of the air nest by the waters; they sing among the branches.
13 You water the mountains from above. The earth is full of the things you made. 13 He waters the mountains from his upper chambers; the earth is satisfied by the fruit of his work.
14 You make the grass for cattle and vegetables for the people. You make food grow from the earth. 14 He makes grass grow for the cattle, and plants for man to cultivate-- bringing forth food from the earth:
15 You give us wine that makes happy hearts and olive oil that makes our faces shine. You give us bread that gives us strength. 15 wine that gladdens the heart of man, oil to make his face shine, and bread that sustains his heart.
16 The Lord's trees have plenty of water; they are the cedars of Lebanon, which he planted. 16 The trees of the LORD are well watered, the cedars of Lebanon that he planted.
17 The birds make their nests there; the stork's home is in the fir trees. 17 There the birds make their nests; the stork has its home in the pine trees.
18 The high mountains belong to the wild goats. The rocks are hiding places for the badgers. 18 The high mountains belong to the wild goats; the crags are a refuge for the coneys.
19 You made the moon to mark the seasons, and the sun always knows when to set. 19 The moon marks off the seasons, and the sun knows when to go down.
20 You make it dark, and it becomes night. Then all the wild animals creep around. 20 You bring darkness, it becomes night, and all the beasts of the forest prowl.
21 The lions roar as they attack. They look to God for food. 21 The lions roar for their prey and seek their food from God.
22 When the sun rises, they leave and go back to their dens to lie down. 22 The sun rises, and they steal away; they return and lie down in their dens.
23 Then people go to work and work until evening. 23 Then man goes out to his work, to his labor until evening.
24 Lord, you have made many things; with your wisdom you made them all. The earth is full of your riches. 24 How many are your works, O LORD! In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.
25 Look at the sea, so big and wide, with creatures large and small that cannot be counted. 25 There is the sea, vast and spacious, teeming with creatures beyond number-- living things both large and small.
26 Ships travel over the ocean, and there is the sea monster Leviathan, which you made to play there. 26 There the ships go to and fro, and the leviathan, which you formed to frolic there.
27 All these things depend on you to give them their food at the right time. 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 food. 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 turn away from them, they become frightened. When you take away their breath, they die and turn to 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 breathe on them, they are created, and you make the land new again. 30 When you send your Spirit, they are created, and you renew the face of the earth.
31 May the glory of the Lord be forever. May the Lord enjoy what he has made. 31 May the glory of the LORD endure forever; may the LORD rejoice in his works--
32 He just looks at the earth, and it shakes. He 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 all my life; I will sing praises to my God as long as I live. 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 thoughts please him; I am happy in the Lord. 34 May my meditation be pleasing to him, as I rejoice in the LORD.
35 Let sinners be destroyed from the earth, and let the wicked live no longer. My whole being, praise the Lord. 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.