Psalm 104
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Praise God, who Creates

1Bless the LORD, my soul;

LORD, my God, you are very great.

You are clothed in splendor and majesty;

2you are wrapped in light like a garment,

stretching out the sky like a curtain.

3He lays the beams of his roof loft on the water above,b

making clouds his chariot,

walking on the wings of the wind.

4He makes the winds his messengers,

blazing fires his servants.

5He established the earth on its foundations,

so that it never falters.

6You covered the primeval ocean like a garment;

the water stood above the mountains.

7They flee at your rebuke;

they rush away at the sound of your thunders.

8Mountains rise up and valleys sink

to the place you have ordained for them.

9You have set a boundary they cannot cross;

they will never again cover the earth.

10He causes springs to gush forth into rivers

that flow between thec mountains.

11They give waterd for animals of the field to drink;

the wild donkeys quench their thirst.

12Birds of the sky live beside them

and chirp a songe among the foliage.

13He waters the mountains from his heavenly rooms;

the earth is satisfied from the fruit of your work.

14He causes grass to sprout for the cattle

and plants for people to cultivate,

to produce food from the land,

15like wine that makes the heart of peoplef happy,

oil that makes the face glow,

and foodg that sustains people.h

16The loftiest treesi are satisfied,

the cedars of Lebanon that he planted,

17the birds build their nests there,

and the heron buildsj its nest among the evergreen.

18The high mountains are for wild goats;

the cliffs are a refuge for the rock badger.

19He made the moon to mark time;k

the sun knows its setting time.

20You bring darkness and it becomes night;

when every beast of the forest prowls.

21Young lions roar for prey,

seeking their food from God.

22When the sun rises, theyl gather

and lie down in their dens.

23People go out to their work

and labor until evening.

24How numerous are your works, LORD!

You have made them all wisely;

the earth is filled with your creations.m

25There is the deep and wide sea,

teeming with numberless creatures,

living things small and great.

26There, the ships pass through;

Leviathan, which you created, frolics in it.

27All of them look to you

to provide themn their food at the proper time.

28They receive what you give them;

when you open your hand,

they are filled with good things.

29When you withdraw your favor,o

they are disappointed;

Take away their breath,

andp they dieq and return to dust.

30When you send your spirit,r they ares created,

and you replenish the surface of the earth.

31May the glory of the LORD last forever;

may the LORD rejoice in his works!

32He looks at the earth and it shakes;

he touches the mountains and they smoke.

33I will sing to the LORD with my whole being;t

I will sing to my God continually!

34May my thoughts be pleasing to him;

indeed, I will rejoice in the LORD!

35May sinners disappear from the land

and the wicked live no longer.

Bless the LORD, my soul! Hallelujah!

a 104:T So LXX DSS 4QPs 11QPs; MT DSS 4QPs lack this line
b 104:3 The Heb. lacks above
c 104:10 So LXX DSS 4QPs; the Heb. lacks the
d 104:11 The Heb. lacks water
e 104:12 Lit. and they give a voice
f 104:15 Lit. man
g 104:15 Or bread
h 104:15 Lit. heart of man
i 104:16 Lit. trees of the LORD
j 104:17 The Heb. lacks builds
k 104:19 Lit. for an appointed time
l 104:22 So MT; LXX DSS 4QPs 11QPs read and they
m 104:24 Lit. acquisitions
n 104:27 So LXX DSS 11QPs; the Heb. lacks them
o 104:29 Lit. you conceal your face
p 104:29 So MT; LXX DSS 11QPs read then
q 104:29 So MT DSS 11QPs; LXX reads they will fail
r 104:30 Or breath
s 104:30 So MT; LXX reads they will be; DSS 11QPs reads then they are
t 104:33 Lit. with my life

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