Psalm 104 NKJV/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 honor 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 Who cover Yourself with light as with a garment, Who stretch 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 He lays the beams of His upper chambers in the waters, Who makes the clouds His chariot, Who walks 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 Who makes His angels spirits, His ministers a flame of fire. 4 He makes winds his messengers, flames of fire his servants.
5 You who laid the foundations of the earth, So that it should not be moved forever, 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 voice of Your thunder they hastened away. 7 But at your rebuke the waters fled, at the sound of your thunder they took to flight;
8 They went up over the mountains; They went down into the valleys, To the place which You founded for them. 8 they flowed over the mountains, they went down into the valleys, to the place you assigned for them.
9 You have set a boundary that they may not pass over, That they may not return to cover the earth. 9 You set a boundary they cannot cross; never again will they cover the earth.
10 He sends the springs into the valleys, They flow among 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 By them the birds of the heavens have their home; They sing among the branches. 12 The birds of the air nest by the waters; they sing among the branches.
13 He waters the hills from His upper chambers; The earth is satisfied with the fruit of Your works. 13 He waters the mountains from his upper chambers; the earth is satisfied by the fruit of his work.
14 He causes the grass to grow for the cattle, And vegetation for the service of man, 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 that makes glad the heart of man, Oil to make his face shine, And bread which strengthens 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 full of sap, The cedars of Lebanon which He planted, 16 The trees of the LORD are well watered, the cedars of Lebanon that he planted.
17 Where the birds make 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 hills are for the wild goats; The cliffs 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 appointed the moon for seasons; The sun knows its going down. 19 The moon marks off the seasons, and the sun knows when to go down.
20 You make darkness, and it is night, In which 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 after their prey, And seek their food from God. 21 The lions roar for their prey and seek their food from God.
22 When the sun rises, they gather together 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 You have made them all. The earth is full of Your possessions-- 24 How many are your works, O LORD! In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.
25 This great and wide sea, In which are innumerable teeming things, 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 the ships sail about; There is that Leviathan Which You have made to play there. 26 There the ships go to and fro, and the leviathan, which you formed to frolic there.
27 These all wait for You, That You may give them their food in due season. 27 These all look to you to give them their food at the proper time.
28 What You give them they gather in; You open Your hand, they are filled with good. 28 When you give it to them, they gather it up; when you open your hand, they are satisfied with good things.
29 You hide Your face, they are troubled; 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 You send forth Your Spirit, they are created; And You renew the face of 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 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 He looks on the earth, and it trembles; He touches the hills, 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 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 May my meditation 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 May sinners be consumed from the earth, And 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.