Psalm 104:1
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New International Version
Praise the LORD, my soul. 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.

Darby Bible Translation
Bless Jehovah, O my soul! Jehovah my God, thou art very great; thou art clothed with majesty and splendour;

World English Bible
Bless Yahweh, my soul. Yahweh, my God, you are very great. You are clothed with honor and majesty.

Young's Literal Translation
Bless, O my soul, Jehovah! Jehovah, my God, Thou hast been very great, Honour and majesty Thou hast put on.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

O Lord my God, thou art very great - The works of God, which are the subject of this Psalm, particularly show the grandeur and majesty of God. The strongest proofs of the being of God, for common understandings, are derived from the works of creation, their magnitude, variety, number, economy, and use. And a proper consideration of those works presents a greater number of the attributes of the Divine nature than we can learn from any other source. Revelation alone is superior.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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.

Library
The Glory of the Trinity
Eversley, 1868. St Mary's Chester, 1871. Trinity Sunday. Psalm civ. 31, 33. "The glory of the Lord shall endure for ever: The Lord shall rejoice in his works. I will sing unto the Lord as long as I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have my being." This is Trinity Sunday, on which we think especially of the name of God. A day which, to a wise man, may well be one of the most solemn, and the most humiliating days of the whole year. For is it not humiliating to look stedfastly,
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons

Lessons from Nature
This prejudice against the beauties of the material universe reminds me of the lingering love to Judaism, which acted like a spell upon Peter of old. When the sheet knit at the four corners descended before him, and the voice said, "Rise, Peter; kill, and eat," he replied that he had not eaten anything that was common or unclean. He needed that the voice should speak to him from heaven again and again before he would fully learn the lesson, "What God hath cleansed that call not thou common." The
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 17: 1871

The Creaturely Man.
"The Spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life."-- Job xxxiii. 4. The Eternal and Ever-blessed God comes into vital touch with the creature by an act proceeding not from the Father nor from the Son, but from the Holy Spirit. Translated by sovereign grace from death unto life, God's children are conscious of this divine fellowship; they know that it consists not in inward agreement of disposition or inclination, but in the mysterious touch of God upon their spiritual
Abraham Kuyper—The Work of the Holy Spirit

Of Confirmation.
It is surprising that it should have entered any one's mind to make a Sacrament of Confirmation out of that laying on of hands which Christ applied to little children, and by which the apostles bestowed the Holy Spirit, ordained presbyters, and healed the sick; as the Apostle writes to Timothy: "Lay hands suddenly on no man." (1 Tim. v. 22.) Why not also make a confirmation out of the sacrament of bread, because it is written: "And when he had received meat, he was strengthened" (Acts ix. 19); or
Martin Luther—First Principles of the Reformation

Cross References
Job 40:10
Then adorn yourself with glory and splendor, and clothe yourself in honor and majesty.

Psalm 71:8
My mouth is filled with your praise, declaring your splendor all day long.

Psalm 93:1
The LORD reigns, he is robed in majesty; the LORD is robed in majesty and armed with strength; indeed, the world is established, firm and secure.

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

Psalm 103:1
Of David. Praise the LORD, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name.

Psalm 103:22
Praise the LORD, all his works everywhere in his dominion. Praise the LORD, my soul.

Psalm 104:35
But may sinners vanish from the earth and the wicked be no more. Praise the LORD, my soul. Praise the LORD.

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