Psalm 104:1-35 NIV

Psalm 104:1-35 NIV [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. [6] You covered it with the watery depths as with a garment; the waters stood above the mountains. [7] But at your rebuke the waters fled, at the sound of your thunder they took to flight; [8] they flowed over the mountains, they went down into the valleys, to the place you assigned for them. [9] You set a boundary they cannot cross; never again will they cover the earth. [10] He makes springs pour water into the ravines; it flows between the mountains. [11] They give water to all the beasts of the field; the wild donkeys quench their thirst. [12] The birds of the sky nest by the waters; they sing among the branches. [13] He waters the mountains from his upper chambers; the land is satisfied by the fruit of his work. [14] He makes grass grow for the cattle, and plants for people to cultivate-bringing forth food from the earth: [15] wine that gladdens human hearts, oil to make their faces shine, and bread that sustains their hearts. [16] The trees of the LORD are well watered, the cedars of Lebanon that he planted. [17] There the birds make their nests; the stork has its home in the junipers. [18] The high mountains belong to the wild goats; the crags are a refuge for the hyrax. [19] He made the moon to mark the seasons, and the sun knows when to go down. [20] You bring darkness, it becomes night, and all the beasts of the forest prowl. [21] The lions roar for their prey and seek their food from God. [22] The sun rises, and they steal away; they return and lie down in their dens. [23] Then people go out to their work, to their labor until evening. [24] How many are your works, LORD! In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures. [25] There is the sea, vast and spacious, teeming with creatures beyond number-living things both large and small. [26] There the ships go to and fro, and Leviathan, which you formed to frolic there. [27] All creatures look to you to give them their food at the proper time. [28] When you give it to them, they gather it up; when you open your hand, they are satisfied with good things. [29] When you hide your face, they are terrified; when you take away their breath, they die and return to the dust. [30] When you send your Spirit, they are created, and you renew the face of the ground. [31] May the glory of the LORD endure forever; may the LORD rejoice in his works- [32] he who looks at the earth, and it trembles, who touches the mountains, and they smoke. [33] I will sing to the LORD all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live. [34] May my meditation be pleasing to him, as I rejoice in the LORD. [35] But may sinners vanish from the earth and the wicked be no more. Praise the LORD, my soul. Praise the LORD.

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