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Psalm 104 NIV

1 Praise the LORD, my soul. LORD my God, you are very great; you are clothed with splendor and majesty.

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2 The LORD wraps himself in light as with a garment; he stretches out the heavens like a tent
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.

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4 He makes winds his messengers,aflames of fire his servants.

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5 He set the earth on its foundations; it can never be moved.

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6 You covered it with the watery depths as with a garment; the waters stood above the mountains.

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7 But at your rebuke the waters fled, at the sound of your thunder they took to flight;

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8 they flowed over the mountains, they went down into the valleys, to the place you assigned for them.

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9 You set a boundary they cannot cross; never again will they cover the earth.

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10 He makes springs pour water into the ravines; it flows between the mountains.

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11 They give water to all the beasts of the field; the wild donkeys quench their thirst.

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12 The birds of the sky nest by the waters; they sing among the branches.

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13 He waters the mountains from his upper chambers; the land is satisfied by the fruit of his work.

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14 He makes grass grow for the cattle, and plants for people to cultivate— bringing forth food from the earth:

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15 wine that gladdens human hearts, oil to make their faces shine, and bread that sustains their hearts.

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16 The trees of the LORD are well watered, the cedars of Lebanon that he planted.

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17 There the birds make their nests; the stork has its home in the junipers.

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      18 The high mountains belong to the wild goats; the crags are a refuge for the hyrax.

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      19 He made the moon to mark the seasons, and the sun knows when to go down.

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      20 You bring darkness, it becomes night, and all the beasts of the forest prowl.

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      21 The lions roar for their prey and seek their food from God.

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      22 The sun rises, and they steal away; they return and lie down in their dens.

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      23 Then people go out to their work, to their labor until evening.

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      24 How many are your works, LORD! In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.

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      25 There is the sea, vast and spacious, teeming with creatures beyond number— living things both large and small.

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      26 There the ships go to and fro, and Leviathan, which you formed to frolic there.

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      27 All creatures look to you to give them their food at the proper time.

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      28 When you give it to them, they gather it up; when you open your hand, they are satisfied with good things.

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      29 When you hide your face, they are terrified; when you take away their breath, they die and return to the dust.

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      30 When you send your Spirit, they are created, and you renew the face of the ground.

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      31 May the glory of the LORD endure forever; may the LORD rejoice in his works—

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      32 he who looks at the earth, and it trembles, who touches the mountains, and they smoke.

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      33 I will sing to the LORD all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.

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      34 May my meditation be pleasing to him, as I rejoice in the LORD.

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      35 But may sinners vanish from the earth and the wicked be no more. Praise the LORD, my soul. Praise the LORD.b

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        • Ş 104:35 - Hebrew "Hallelu Yah" ; in the Septuagint this line stands at the beginning of Psalm 105.

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          • a 104:4 - Or "angels"
          • b 104:35 - Hebrew "Hallelu Yah" ; in the Septuagint this line stands at the beginning of Psalm 105.