Psalm 104:2
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English Standard Version
covering yourself with light as with a garment, stretching out the heavens like a tent.

King James Bible
Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment: who stretchest 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:

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:

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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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with light

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

Matthew 17:2 And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light.

1 Timothy 6:16 Who only has immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach to; whom no man has seen, nor can see...

1 John 1:5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.

stretchest

Isaiah 40:22 It is he that sits on the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers...

Isaiah 45:12 I have made the earth, and created man on it: I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded.

Zechariah 12:1 The burden of the word of the LORD for Israel, said the LORD, which stretches forth the heavens, and lays the foundation of the earth...

Hebrews 1:10-12 And, You, Lord, in the beginning have laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of your hands...

Cross References
1 Timothy 6:16
who alone has immortality, who dwells in unapproachable light, whom no one has ever seen or can see. To him be honor and eternal dominion. Amen.

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

Job 9:8
who alone stretched out the heavens and trampled the waves of the sea;

Job 37:18
Can you, like him, spread out the skies, hard as a cast metal mirror?

Psalm 18:12
Out of the brightness before him hailstones and coals of fire broke through his clouds.

Psalm 19:4
Their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them he has set a tent for the sun,

Psalm 119:91
By your appointment they stand this day, for all things are your servants.

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