Psalm 104
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1Bless, O my soul, YHWH! YHWH, my God, || You have been very great, || You have put on splendor and majesty.

2Covering Himself [with] light as a garment, || Stretching out the heavens as a curtain,

3Who 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,

4Making His messengers—the winds, || His ministers—the flaming fire.

5He has founded earth on its bases, || It is not moved for all time and forever.

6The abyss! You have covered it as with clothing, || Waters stand above hills.

7They flee from Your rebuke, || They hurry away from the voice of Your thunder.

8They go up hills—they go down valleys, || To a place You have founded for them.

9You have set a border, they do not pass over, || They do not turn back to cover the earth.

10He is sending forth fountains in valleys, || They go on between hills.

11They water every beast of the field, || Wild donkeys break their thirst.

12The bird of the heavens dwells by them, || From between the branches || They give forth the voice.

13Watering hills from His upper chambers, || The earth is satisfied from the fruit of Your works.

14Causing grass to spring up for livestock, || And herb for the service of man, || To bring forth bread from the earth,

15And wine—it makes the heart of man glad, || To cause the face to shine from oil, || And bread—it supports the heart of man.

16The trees of YHWH [are] satisfied, || Cedars of Lebanon that He has planted,

17Where birds make nests, || The stork—the firs [are] her house.

18The high hills [are] for wild goats, rocks [are] a refuge for hyraxes,

19He made the moon for seasons, || The sun has known his place of entrance.

20You set darkness, and it is night, || Every beast of the forest creeps in it.

21The young lions are roaring for prey, || And to seek their food from God.

22The sun rises, they are gathered, || And they crouch in their dens.

23Man goes forth to his work, || And to his service—until evening.

24How many have been Your works, O YHWH, || You have made all of them in wisdom, || The earth is full of your possessions.

25This, the sea, great and broad of sides, || There [are] moving things—innumerable, || Living creatures—small with great.

26There ships go—[and] leviathan, || That You have formed to play in it.

27All of them look to You, || To give their food in its season.

28You give to them—they gather, || You open Your hand—they [are] satisfied [with] good.

29You hide Your face—they are troubled, || You gather their spirit—they expire, || And they return to their dust.

30You send out Your Spirit, they are created, || And You renew the face of the ground.

31The glory of YHWH is for all time, || YHWH rejoices in His works,

32Who is looking to earth, and it trembles, || He comes against hills, and they smoke.

33I sing to YHWH during my life, || I sing praise to my God while I exist.

34My meditation on Him is sweet, || I rejoice in YHWH.

35Sinners are consumed from the earth, || And the wicked are no more. Bless, O my soul, YHWH. Praise YHWH!

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