Psalms 104 (asv)
Thou art clothed with honor and majesty:
Who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain;
104:3Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters;
Who maketh the clouds his chariot;
104:4Who maketh winds his messengers;
Flames of fire his ministers;
104:5 Who laid the foundations of the earth,
That it should not be moved for ever.
104:6Thou coveredst it with the deep as with a vesture;
The waters stood above the mountains.
104:7At thy rebuke they fled;
At the voice of thy thunder they hasted away
104:8 (The mountains rose, the valleys sank down)
Unto the place which thou hadst founded for them.
104:9Thou hast set a bound that they may not pass over;
That they turn not again to cover the earth.
104:10He sendeth forth springs into the valleys;
They run among the mountains;
104:11They give drink to every beast of the field;
The wild asses quench their thirst.
104:12By them the birds of the heavens have their habitation;
They sing among the branches.
104:13He watereth the mountains from his chambers:
The earth is filled with the fruit of thy works.
104:14He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle,
And herb for the service of man;
And oil to make his face to shine,
104:16The trees of Jehovah are filled with moisture,
The cedars of Lebanon, which he hath planted;
104:17Where the birds make their nests:
As for the stork, the fir-trees are her house.
104:18The high mountains are for the wild goats;
The rocks are a refuge for the conies.
104:19He appointed the moon for seasons:
The sun knoweth his going down.
Wherein all the beasts of the forest creep forth.
104:21The young lions roar after their prey,
104:22The sun ariseth, they get them away,
And lay them down in their dens.
And to his labor until the evening.
104:24O Jehovah, how manifold are thy works!
In wisdom hast thou made them all:
The earth is full of thy riches.
104:25Yonder is the sea, great and wide,
Wherein are things creeping innumerable,
Both small and great beasts.
104:26There go the ships;
There is leviathan, whom thou hast formed to play therein.
104:27These wait all for thee,
That thou mayest give them their food in due season.
104:28Thou givest unto them, they gather;
104:29Thou hidest thy face, they are troubled;
Thou takest away their breath, they die,
And return to their dust.
104:30Thou sendest forth thy Spirit, they are created;
And thou renewest the face of the ground.
Let Jehovah rejoice in his works:
104:32Who looketh on the earth, and it trembleth;
He toucheth the mountains, and they smoke.
104:33I will sing unto Jehovah as long as I live:
104:34Let thy meditation be sweet unto him:
I will rejoice in Jehovah.
104:35Let sinners be consumed out of the earth.
And let the wicked be no more.