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Psalm 104 YLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Bless, O my soul, Jehovah! Jehovah, my God, Thou hast been very great, Honour and majesty Thou hast put on. 1 Praise the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, you are very great; you are clothed with splendor and majesty.
2 Covering himself [with] light as a garment, Stretching out the heavens as a curtain, 2 He wraps himself in light as with a garment; he stretches out the heavens like a tent
3 Who is laying the beam of His upper chambers in the waters, Who is making thick clouds His chariot, Who is walking on wings of 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 Making His messengers -- the winds, His ministers -- the flaming fire. 4 He makes winds his messengers, flames of fire his servants.
5 He hath founded earth on its bases, It is not moved to the age and for ever. 5 He set the earth on its foundations; it can never be moved.
6 The abyss! as with clothing Thou hast covered it, Above hills do waters stand. 6 You covered it with the deep as with a garment; the waters stood above the mountains.
7 From Thy rebuke they flee, From the voice of Thy thunder haste away. 7 But at your rebuke the waters fled, at the sound of your thunder they took to flight;
8 They go up hills -- they go down valleys, Unto a place Thou hast founded for them. 8 they flowed over the mountains, they went down into the valleys, to the place you assigned for them.
9 A border Thou hast set, they pass not over, They turn not back to cover the earth. 9 You set a boundary they cannot cross; never again will they cover the earth.
10 Who is sending forth fountains in valleys, Between hills they go on. 10 He makes springs pour water into the ravines; it flows between the mountains.
11 They water every beast of the field, Wild asses break their thirst. 11 They give water to all the beasts of the field; the wild donkeys quench their thirst.
12 By them the fowl of the heavens doth dwell, From between the branches They give forth the voice. 12 The birds of the air nest by the waters; they sing among the branches.
13 Watering hills from His upper chambers, From the fruit of Thy works is the earth satisfied. 13 He waters the mountains from his upper chambers; the earth is satisfied by the fruit of his work.
14 Causing grass to spring up for cattle, And herb for the service of man, To bring forth bread 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 -- it rejoiceth the heart of man, To cause the face to shine from oil, And bread -- the heart of man it supporteth. 15 wine that gladdens the heart of man, oil to make his face shine, and bread that sustains his heart.
16 Satisfied [are] the trees of Jehovah, Cedars of Lebanon that He hath planted, 16 The trees of the LORD are well watered, the cedars of Lebanon that he planted.
17 Where birds do make nests, The stork -- the firs [are] her house. 17 There the birds make their nests; the stork has its home in the pine trees.
18 The high hills [are] for wild goats, Rocks [are] a refuge for conies, 18 The high mountains belong to the wild goats; the crags are a refuge for the coneys.
19 He made the moon for seasons, The sun hath known his place of entrance. 19 The moon marks off the seasons, and the sun knows when to go down.
20 Thou settest darkness, and it is night, In it doth every beast of the forest creep. 20 You bring darkness, it becomes night, and all the beasts of the forest prowl.
21 The young lions are roaring for prey, And to seek from God their food. 21 The lions roar for their prey and seek their food from God.
22 The sun riseth, they are gathered, And in their dens they crouch. 22 The sun rises, and they steal away; they return and lie down in their dens.
23 Man goeth forth to his work, And to his service -- till evening. 23 Then man goes out to his work, to his labor until evening.
24 How many have been Thy works, O Jehovah, All of them in wisdom Thou hast made, Full is the earth of thy possessions. 24 How many are your works, O LORD! In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.
25 This, the sea, great and broad of sides, There [are] moving things -- innumerable, Living creatures -- small with great. 25 There is the sea, vast and spacious, teeming with creatures beyond number-- living things both large and small.
26 There do ships go: leviathan, That Thou hast formed to play in it. 26 There the ships go to and fro, and the leviathan, which you formed to frolic there.
27 All of them unto Thee do look, To give their food in its season. 27 These all look to you to give them their food at the proper time.
28 Thou dost give to them -- they gather, Thou dost open Thy hand -- they [are] satisfied [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 Thou hidest Thy face -- they are troubled, Thou gatherest their spirit -- they expire, And unto their dust they turn back. 29 When you hide your face, they are terrified; when you take away their breath, they die and return to the dust.
30 Thou sendest out Thy Spirit, they are created, And Thou renewest the face of the ground. 30 When you send your Spirit, they are created, and you renew the face of the earth.
31 The honour of Jehovah is to the age, Jehovah rejoiceth in His works, 31 May the glory of the LORD endure forever; may the LORD rejoice in his works--
32 Who is looking to earth, and it trembleth, He cometh against hills, and they smoke. 32 he who looks at the earth, and it trembles, who touches the mountains, and they smoke.
33 I sing to Jehovah during my life, I sing praise to my God while I exist. 33 I will sing to the LORD all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.
34 Sweet is my meditation on Him, I -- I do rejoice in Jehovah. 34 May my meditation be pleasing to him, as I rejoice in the LORD.
35 Consumed are sinners from the earth, And the wicked are no more. Bless, O my soul, Jehovah. Praise ye Jehovah! 35 But may sinners vanish from the earth and the wicked be no more. Praise the LORD, O my soul. Praise the LORD.