Psalm 104 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 I will praise the Lord. LORD my God, you are very great. You are dressed in 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 wrap yourself in light as if it were a robe. You spread the heavens out 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 palace high in the heavens. You make the clouds serve as your chariot. 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 serve as your messengers. You make flashes of lightning serve you. 4 He makes winds his messengers, flames of fire his servants.
5 You placed the earth on its foundations. It can never be moved. 5 He set the earth on its foundations; it can never be moved.
6 You covered it with the oceans like a blanket. The waters covered the mountains. 6 You covered it with the deep as with a garment; the waters stood above the mountains.
7 But you commanded the waters, and they ran away. At the sound of your thunder they rushed off. 7 But at your rebuke the waters fled, at the sound of your thunder they took to flight;
8 They flowed down the mountains. They went into the valleys. They went to the place 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 drew a line they can't cross. They 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 water into the valleys. It flows between the mountains. 10 He makes springs pour water into the ravines; it flows between the mountains.
11 The springs give water to all of the wild animals. The wild donkeys satisfy their thirst. 11 They give water to all the beasts of the field; the wild donkeys quench their thirst.
12 The birds of the air build nests by the waters. They sing among the branches. 12 The birds of the air nest by the waters; they sing among the branches.
13 You water the mountains from your palace high in the clouds. The earth is filled with the things you have made. 13 He waters the mountains from his upper chambers; the earth is satisfied by the fruit of his work.
14 You make grass grow for the cattle and plants for people to take care of. That's how they get 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 There is wine to make people glad. There is olive oil to make them healthy. And there is bread to make them strong. 15 wine that gladdens the heart of man, oil to make his face shine, and bread that sustains his heart.
16 The cedar trees of Lebanon belong to the Lord. You planted them and gave them plenty of water. 16 The trees of the LORD are well watered, the cedars of Lebanon that he planted.
17 There the birds make their nests. The stork has its home in the pine 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 cliffs are a safe place for the rock badgers. 18 The high mountains belong to the wild goats; the crags are a refuge for the coneys.
19 The moon serves to mark off the seasons. The sun knows when to go down. 19 The moon marks off the seasons, and the sun knows when to go down.
20 You bring darkness, and it becomes night. Then all the animals of the forest prowl around. 20 You bring darkness, it becomes night, and all the beasts of the forest prowl.
21 The lions roar while they hunt. All of their food comes from God. 21 The lions roar for their prey and seek their food from God.
22 The sun rises, and they slip away. They return to their dens and lie down. 22 The sun rises, and they steal away; they return and lie down in their dens.
23 Then a man gets up and goes to work. He keeps working until evening. 23 Then man goes out to his work, to his labor until evening.
24 Lord, you have made so many things! How wise you were when you made all of them! 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 Look at the ocean, so big and wide! It is filled with more creatures than people can count. It is filled with living things, from the largest to the smallest. 25 There is the sea, vast and spacious, teeming with creatures beyond number-- living things both large and small.
26 Ships sail back and forth on it. The leviathan, the sea monster you made, plays in it. 26 There the ships go to and fro, and the leviathan, which you formed to frolic there.
27 All of those creatures depend on you to give them their food when they need it. 27 These all look to you to give them their food at the proper time.
28 When you give it to them, they eat it. When you open your hand, they are satisfied 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 turn your face away from them, they are terrified. When you take away their breath, they die and turn back into 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 your Spirit, you create them. You give new life to the earth. 30 When you send your Spirit, they are created, and you renew the face of the earth.
31 May the glory of the LORD continue forever. May the LORD be happy with what he has made. 31 May the glory of the LORD endure forever; may the LORD rejoice in his works--
32 When he looks at the earth, it trembles. When he touches the mountains, they pour out 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 praise 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 these thoughts of mine please him. I find my joy in the Lord. 34 May my meditation be pleasing to him, as I rejoice in the LORD.
35 But may those who sin be gone from the earth. May evil people disappear. I will 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.