Psalm 104:2
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New International Version
The LORD wraps himself in light as with a garment; he stretches out the heavens like a tent

New Living Translation
You are dressed in a robe of light. You stretch out the starry curtain of the heavens;

English Standard Version
covering yourself with light as with a garment, stretching out the heavens like a tent.

New American Standard Bible
Covering Yourself with light as with a cloak, Stretching out heaven like a tent curtain.

King James Bible
Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He wraps Himself in light as if it were a robe, spreading out the sky like a canopy,

International Standard Version
you are wrapped in light like a garment, stretching out the sky like a curtain.

NET Bible
He covers himself with light as if it were a garment. He stretches out the skies like a tent curtain,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He is covered in light like a cloak. He has stretched out Heaven like a curtain.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You cover yourself with light as though it were a robe. You stretch out the heavens as though they were curtains.

Jubilee Bible 2000
who dost cover thyself with light as with a garment, who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain,

King James 2000 Bible
Who covers yourself with light as with a garment: who stretches out the heavens like a curtain:

American King James Version
Who cover yourself with light as with a garment: who stretch out the heavens like a curtain:

American Standard Version
Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment; Who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain;

Douay-Rheims Bible
and art clothed with light as with a garment. Who stretchest out the heaven like a pavilion:

Darby Bible Translation
Covering thyself with light as with a garment, stretching out the heavens like a tent-curtain; --

English Revised Version
Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment; who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain:

Webster's Bible Translation
Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain:

World English Bible
He covers himself with light as with a garment. He stretches out the heavens like a curtain.

Young's Literal Translation
Covering himself with light as a garment, Stretching out the heavens as a curtain,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

104:1-9 Every object we behold calls on us to bless and praise the Lord, who is great. His eternal power and Godhead are clearly shown by the things which he hath made. God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. The Lord Jesus, the Son of his love, is the Light of the world.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 2. - Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment. Light was the first thing created (Genesis 1:3), before either the heaven (Genesis 1:6-8) or the earth (Genesis 1:9, 10). In light God, the invisible, as it were, enshrouds himself, making it the image of his hidden glory. Who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain; or, "a canopy" (comp. Isaiah 40:22; Isaiah 42:5; Isaiah 44:25). The metaphor is taken from the stretching out or "spreading out" of a tent (see Isaiah 40:22).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment,.... Referring, as Aben Ezra and Kimchi think, to the light, which was first created; and indeed this was commanded out of darkness by God the Word, or by the essential Word of God. Light is expressive of the nature of God himself, who is light, and in him is no darkness at all, and who dwells in light (h) inaccessible, and so may be said to be clothed with it; which is applicable to Christ as a divine Person, 1 John 1:5. and to whom this term "light" well agrees; Light being one of the names of the Messiah in the Old Testament, Psalm 43:3, and is often given him in the New Testament, as the author of the light of nature, grace, and glory, John 1:9. He is now possessed of the light and glory of the heavenly state, of which his transfiguration on the mount was an emblem, when his face shone like the sun, and his raiment was as the light, Matthew 17:2.

Who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain; alluding to the firmament or expanse, which, being spread out like a curtain, divided between the waters and the waters, Genesis 1:6. Heaven is represented as a tent stretched out, with curtains drawn around it, to hide the dazzling and unapproachable light in which the Lord dwells, Isaiah 40:22 and it is as a curtain or canopy stretched out and encompassing this earth; the stretching of it out belongs to God alone, and is a proof of the deity of Christ, to whom it is here and elsewhere ascribed, Job 9:8. Here Christ dwells invisible to us at present; he is received up into heaven, retained there, and from thence will descend at the last day; and in the mean while is within the curtains of heaven, unseen by us.

(h) "Pura in luce refulsit alma parens", Virgil. Aeneid. 2. "Et paulo post, pallas insedit, nimbo effulgens".

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

2. light—is a figurative representation of the glory of the invisible God (Mt 17:2; 1Ti 6:16). Its use in this connection may refer to the first work of creation (Ge 1:3).

stretchest out the heavens—the visible heavens or sky which cover the earth as a curtain (Isa 40:12).

Psalm 104:2 Additional Commentaries
Context
O Lord, My God, You are Very Great
1Bless the LORD, O my soul! O LORD my God, You are very great; You are clothed with splendor and majesty, 2Covering Yourself with light as with a cloak, Stretching out heaven like a tent curtain. 3He lays the beams of His upper chambers in the waters; He makes the clouds His chariot; He walks upon the wings of the wind;…
Cross References
1 Timothy 6:16
who alone is immortal and who lives in unapproachable light, whom no one has seen or can see. To him be honor and might forever. Amen.

Revelation 12:1
A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head.

Job 9:8
He alone stretches out the heavens and treads on the waves of the sea.

Job 37:18
can you join him in spreading out the skies, hard as a mirror of cast bronze?

Psalm 18:12
Out of the brightness of his presence clouds advanced, with hailstones and bolts of lightning.

Psalm 19:4
Yet their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world. In the heavens God has pitched a tent for the sun.

Psalm 119:91
Your laws endure to this day, for all things serve you.

Isaiah 40:22
He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth, and its people are like grasshoppers. He stretches out the heavens like a canopy, and spreads them out like a tent to live in.

Isaiah 42:5
This is what God the LORD says-- the Creator of the heavens, who stretches them out, who spreads out the earth with all that springs from it, who gives breath to its people, and life to those who walk on it:

Isaiah 45:12
It is I who made the earth and created mankind on it. My own hands stretched out the heavens; I marshaled their starry hosts.

Isaiah 51:13
that you forget the LORD your Maker, who stretches out the heavens and who lays the foundations of the earth, that you live in constant terror every day because of the wrath of the oppressor, who is bent on destruction? For where is the wrath of the oppressor?

Jeremiah 43:12
He will set fire to the temples of the gods of Egypt; he will burn their temples and take their gods captive. As a shepherd picks his garment clean of lice, so he will pick Egypt clean and depart.

Daniel 7:9
"As I looked, "thrones were set in place, and the Ancient of Days took his seat. His clothing was as white as snow; the hair of his head was white like wool. His throne was flaming with fire, and its wheels were all ablaze.
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Who cover yourself with light as with a garment: who stretch out the heavens like a curtain:

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Daniel 7:9 I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days …

Matthew 17:2 And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, …

1 Timothy 6:16 Who only has immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can …

1 John 1:5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare …

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Isaiah 40:22 It is he that sits on the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants …

Isaiah 45:12 I have made the earth, and created man on it: I, even my hands, have …

Zechariah 12:1 The burden of the word of the LORD for Israel, said the LORD, which …

Hebrews 1:10-12 And, You, Lord, in the beginning have laid the foundation of the …

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