The Scriptures (ISR 1998)
1Bless יהוה, O my being! O יהוה my Elohim, You have been very great: You have put on excellency and splendour,
2Covering Yourself with light as with a garment, Stretching out the heavens like a curtain,
3Who is laying the beams of His upper rooms in the waters, Who is making thick clouds His chariot, Who is walking on the wings of the wind,
4Making His messengers the winds, His servants a flame of fire.
5He established the earth on its foundations, So that it would not totter forever,
6You covered it with the deep as with a garment; The waters stood above the mountains.
7At Your rebuke they flee; At the voice of Your thunder they hurry away.
8They go up the mountains; They go down the valleys, To the place which You founded for them.
9You did set a boundary, they do not pass over, They do not return to cover the earth.
10Who is sending the springs into the valleys, They flow among the hills.
11They give drink to every beast of the field; Wild donkeys break their thirst.
12The birds of the heavens dwell beside them; They sing from between the branches.
13Watering the hills from His upper rooms; The earth is satisfied with the fruit of Your works.
14Causing the grass to grow for the cattle, And plants for the service of mankind, To bring forth food from the earth,
15And wine that makes glad the heart of man, Oil to make the face shine, And bread which sustains man’s heart.
16The trees of יהוה are satisfied, The cedars of Leḇanon which He planted,
17Where the birds do make nests; The stork has her home in the fir trees.
18The high hills are for wild goats; Rocks a refuge for rock badgers.
19He made the moon for appointed times; The sun knows its going down.
20You put darkness, and it is night, In it all the beasts of the forest creep.
21The young lions are roaring for prey, And seeking their food from Ěl.
22The sun arises – they withdraw And lie down in their dens.
23Man goes out to his work, And to his labour, till evening.
24O יהוה, how many have been Your works! You have made all of them in wisdom. The earth is filled with Your possessions.
25There is the sea, great and wide, In which are innumerable swarms, Living creatures, small with great.
26There do ships go; That Liwiathan which You made, to play there.
27All of them wait for You, To give their food in due season.
28You give to them, they gather in; You open Your hand, they are satisfied with good.
29You hide Your face, they are alarmed; You take away their breath, they die and return to their dust;
30You send forth Your Spirit, they are created; And You renew the face of the earth.
31The esteem of יהוה is forever, יהוה rejoices in His works,
32Who looks on the earth, and it trembles; He touches the mountains, and they smoke.
33I sing to יהוה as long as I live, I sing praise to my Elohim while I exist.
34My meditation on Him is sweet; I rejoice in יהוה.
35Let sinners be consumed from the earth, And let the wrong be no more. Bless יהוה, O my being! Praise Yah!