Psalm 104
International Standard Version
1Bless the LORD, my soul; LORD, my God, you are very great. You are clothed in splendor and majesty;

2you are wrapped in light like a garment, stretching out the sky like a curtain.

3He lays the beams of his roof loft on the water above, making clouds his chariot, walking on the wings of the wind.

4He makes the winds his messengers, blazing fires his servants.

5He established the earth on its foundations, so that it never falters.

6You covered the primeval ocean like a garment; the water stood above the mountains.

7They flee at your rebuke; they rush away at the sound of your thunders.

8Mountains rise up and valleys sink to the place you have ordained for them.

9You have set a boundary they cannot cross; they will never again cover the earth.

10He causes springs to gush forth into rivers that flow between the mountains.

11They give water for animals of the field to drink; the wild donkeys quench their thirst.

12Birds of the sky live beside them and chirp a song among the foliage.

13He waters the mountains from his heavenly rooms; the earth is satisfied from the fruit of your work.

14He causes grass to sprout for the cattle and plants for people to cultivate, to produce food from the land,

15like wine that makes the heart of people happy, oil that makes the face glow, and food that sustains people.

16The loftiest trees are satisfied, the cedars of Lebanon that he planted,

17the birds build their nests there, and the heron builds its nest among the evergreen.

18The high mountains are for wild goats; the cliffs are a refuge for the rock badger.

19He made the moon to mark time; the sun knows its setting time.

20You bring darkness and it becomes night; when every beast of the forest prowls.

21Young lions roar for prey, seeking their food from God.

22When the sun rises, they gather and lie down in their dens.

23People go out to their work and labor until evening.

24How numerous are your works, LORD! You have made them all wisely; the earth is filled with your creations.

25There is the deep and wide sea, teeming with numberless creatures, living things small and great.

26There, the ships pass through; Leviathan, which you created, frolics in it.

27All of them look to you to provide them their food at the proper time.

28They receive what you give them; when you open your hand, they are filled with good things.

29When you withdraw your favor, they are disappointed; Take away their breath, and they die and return to dust.

30When you send your spirit, they are created, and you replenish the surface of the earth.

31May the glory of the LORD last forever; may the LORD rejoice in his works!

32He looks at the earth and it shakes; he touches the mountains and they smoke.

33I will sing to the LORD with my whole being; I will sing to my God continually!

34May my thoughts be pleasing to him; indeed, I will rejoice in the LORD!

35May sinners disappear from the land and the wicked live no longer. Bless the LORD, my soul! Hallelujah!

The Holy Bible: International Standard Version® Release 2.1
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