Psalm 104:1
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English Standard Version
Bless the LORD, O my soul! O LORD my God, you are very great! You are clothed with splendor and majesty,

King James Bible
Bless the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, thou art very great; thou art clothed with honour and majesty.

American Standard Version
Bless Jehovah, O my soul. O Jehovah my God, thou art very great; Thou art clothed with honor and majesty:

Douay-Rheims Bible
For David himself. Bless the Lord, O my soul: O Lord my God, thou art exceedingly great. Thou hast put on praise and beauty:

English Revised Version
Bless the LORD O my soul, O LORD my God, thou art very great; thou art clothed with honour and majesty.

Webster's Bible Translation
Bless the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, thou art very great; thou art clothed with honor and majesty.

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Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The figure of the grass recalls Psalm 90:5., cf. Isaiah 40:6-8; Isaiah 51:12; that of the flower, Job 14:2. אנושׁ is man as a mortal being; his life's duration is likened to that of a blade of grass, and his beauty and glory to a flower of the field, whose fullest bloom is also the beginning of its fading. In Psalm 103:16 בּו (the same as in Isaiah 40:7.) refers to man, who is compared to grass and flowers. כּי is ἐάν with a hypothetical perfect; and the wind that scorches up the plants, referred to man, is an emblem of every form of peril that threatens life: often enough it is really a breath of wind which snaps off a man's life. The bold designation of vanishing away without leaving any trace, "and his place knoweth him no more," is taken from Job 7:10, cf. ibid. Job 8:18; Job 20:9. In the midst of this plant-like, frail destiny, there is, however, one strong ground of comfort. There is an everlasting power, which raises all those who link themselves with it above the transitoriness involved in nature's laws, and makes them eternal like itself. This power is the mercy of God, which spans itself above (על) all those who fear Him like an eternal heaven. This is God's righteousness, which rewards faithful adherence to His covenant and conscientious fulfilment of His precepts in accordance with the order of redemption, and shows itself even to (ל) children's children, according to Exodus 20:6; Exodus 34:7; Deuteronomy 7:9 : on into a thousand generations, i.e., into infinity.

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Bless. This sublime poem on the works of God in creation and providence, is ascribed to David in the LXX, Vulgate, Ethiopic, Syriac, and Arabic; and as it opens and closes with the same words as the preceding psalm, it is probable that it was composed on the same occasion; and it is written as part of it in nine MSS. ver.

Psalm 104:35 Let the sinners be consumed out of the earth, and let the wicked be no more. Bless you the LORD, O my soul. Praise you the LORD.

Psalm 103:1,2,22 Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name...

O Lord

Psalm 7:1 O LORD my God, in you do I put my trust: save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me:

Daniel 9:4 And I prayed to the LORD my God, and made my confession, and said, O Lord, the great and dreadful God...

Habakkuk 1:12 Are you not from everlasting, O LORD my God, my Holy One? we shall not die. O LORD, you have ordained them for judgment; and...

art very great

Psalm 145:3 Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable.

Jeremiah 23:24 Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? said the LORD. Do not I fill heaven and earth? said the LORD.

Jeremiah 32:17-19 Ah Lord GOD! behold, you have made the heaven and the earth by your great power and stretched out arm...

Revelation 1:13 And in the middle of the seven candlesticks one like to the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot...

clothed

Psalm 93:1 The LORD reigns, he is clothed with majesty; the LORD is clothed with strength, with which he has girded himself...

Isaiah 59:17 For he put on righteousness as a breastplate, and an helmet of salvation on his head...

Daniel 7:9 I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow...

honour

Psalm 29:1-4 Give to the LORD, O you mighty, give to the LORD glory and strength...

Psalm 96:6 Honor and majesty are before him: strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.

Cross References
Job 40:10
"Adorn yourself with majesty and dignity; clothe yourself with glory and splendor.

Psalm 71:8
My mouth is filled with your praise, and with your glory all the day.

Psalm 93:1
The LORD reigns; he is robed in majesty; the LORD is robed; he has put on strength as his belt. Yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved.

Psalm 96:6
Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.

Psalm 103:1
Bless the LORD, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name!

Psalm 103:22
Bless the LORD, all his works, in all places of his dominion. Bless the LORD, O my soul!

Psalm 104:35
Let sinners be consumed from the earth, and let the wicked be no more! Bless the LORD, O my soul! Praise the LORD!

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