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Psalms 104 (asv)

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104:1Bless Jehovah, O my soul.

O Jehovah my God, thou art very great;

Thou art clothed with honor and majesty:

104:2Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment;

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;

Who walketh upon the wings of the wind;

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;

That he may bring forth food out of the earth,

104:15And wine that maketh glad the heart of man,

And oil to make his face to shine,

And bread that strengtheneth man's heart.

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.

104:20Thou makest darkness, and it is night,

Wherein all the beasts of the forest creep forth.

104:21The young lions roar after their prey,

And seek their food from God.

104:22The sun ariseth, they get them away,

And lay them down in their dens.

104:23Man goeth forth unto his work

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;

Thou openest thy hand, they are satisfied with good.

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.

104:31Let the glory of Jehovah endure for ever;

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:

I will sing praise to my God while I have any being.

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.

Bless Jehovah, O my soul.

Praise ye Jehovah.


Preceding Entry: Psalms 103
Following Entry: Psalms 105