Psalms 104:2

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

Psalms 104:2 in Other Translations

2 Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain:
2 covering yourself with light as with a garment, stretching out the heavens like a tent.
2 You are dressed in a robe of light. You stretch out the starry curtain of the heavens;
2 Dressed up in sunshine, and all heaven stretched out for your tent.
2 He wraps Himself in light as if it were a robe, spreading out the sky like a canopy,

Psalms 104:2 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 104:21

And David came to Saul, and stood before him
As a servant, and ministered to him in the way, and for the purpose for which he was sent:

and he loved him greatly;
being a comely person, and a well behaved youth, and especially as he was serviceable to him with his music, in driving away melancholy from him:

and he became his armourbearer;
that is, he appointed him to this office, though we never read that he exercised it; nor did he go with Saul in this capacity to the battle related in the following chapter: it may be literally rendered: "and he was to him a bearer of vessels", or "instruments" F17; and Abarbinel thinks this is to be understood not of instruments of war, but of instruments of music to play with; which he brought in and bare before him when he went in to the king.


F17 (Mylk avn wl yhyw) "et fuit ei ferens vasa", Montanus; "ferens instrumenta", Piscator.

Psalms 104:2 In-Context

1 Praise the LORD, my soul. LORD my God, you are very great; you are clothed with splendor and majesty.
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.
4 He makes winds his messengers,flames of fire his servants.
5 He set the earth on its foundations; it can never be moved.

Cross References 5

  • 1. Isaiah 49:18; Jeremiah 43:12; Daniel 7:9
  • 2. Psalms 18:12; 1 Timothy 6:16
  • 3. Job 9:8; Jeremiah 51:15
  • 4. Job 37:18; Isaiah 40:22; Isaiah 42:5; Isaiah 44:24; Zechariah 12:1
  • 5. S Psalms 19:4