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Psalm 104 Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

104 Bless, O my soul, Jehovah! Jehovah, my God, Thou hast been very great, Honour and majesty Thou hast put on.

Covering himself [with] light as a garment, Stretching out the heavens as a curtain,

Who is laying the beam of His upper chambers in the waters, Who is making thick clouds His chariot, Who is walking on wings of wind,

Making His messengers -- the winds, His ministers -- the flaming fire.

He hath founded earth on its bases, It is not moved to the age and for ever.

The abyss! as with clothing Thou hast covered it, Above hills do waters stand.

From Thy rebuke they flee, From the voice of Thy thunder haste away.

They go up hills -- they go down valleys, Unto a place Thou hast founded for them.

A border Thou hast set, they pass not over, They turn not back to cover the earth.

10 Who is sending forth fountains in valleys, Between hills they go on.

11 They water every beast of the field, Wild asses break their thirst.

12 By them the fowl of the heavens doth dwell, From between the branches They give forth the voice.

13 Watering hills from His upper chambers, From the fruit of Thy works is the earth satisfied.

14 Causing grass to spring up for cattle, And herb for the service of man, To bring forth bread from the earth,

15 And wine -- it rejoiceth the heart of man, To cause the face to shine from oil, And bread -- the heart of man it supporteth.

16 Satisfied [are] the trees of Jehovah, Cedars of Lebanon that He hath planted,

17 Where birds do make nests, The stork -- the firs [are] her house.

18 The high hills [are] for wild goats, Rocks [are] a refuge for conies,

19 He made the moon for seasons, The sun hath known his place of entrance.

20 Thou settest darkness, and it is night, In it doth every beast of the forest creep.

21 The young lions are roaring for prey, And to seek from God their food.

22 The sun riseth, they are gathered, And in their dens they crouch.

23 Man goeth forth to his work, And to his service -- till evening.

24 How many have been Thy works, O Jehovah, All of them in wisdom Thou hast made, Full is the earth of thy possessions.

25 This, the sea, great and broad of sides, There [are] moving things -- innumerable, Living creatures -- small with great.

26 There do ships go: leviathan, That Thou hast formed to play in it.

27 All of them unto Thee do look, To give their food in its season.

28 Thou dost give to them -- they gather, Thou dost open Thy hand -- they [are] satisfied [with] good.

29 Thou hidest Thy face -- they are troubled, Thou gatherest their spirit -- they expire, And unto their dust they turn back.

30 Thou sendest out Thy Spirit, they are created, And Thou renewest the face of the ground.

31 The honour of Jehovah is to the age, Jehovah rejoiceth in His works,

32 Who is looking to earth, and it trembleth, He cometh against hills, and they smoke.

33 I sing to Jehovah during my life, I sing praise to my God while I exist.

34 Sweet is my meditation on Him, I -- I do rejoice in Jehovah.

35 Consumed are sinners from the earth, And the wicked are no more. Bless, O my soul, Jehovah. Praise ye Jehovah!

Psalm 104 New International Version (NIV)

Psalm 104

Praise the Lord, my soul.

Lord my God, you are very great;
    you are clothed with splendor and majesty.

The Lord wraps himself in light as with a garment;
    he stretches out the heavens like a tent
    and lays the beams of his upper chambers on their waters.
He makes the clouds his chariot
    and rides on the wings of the wind.
He makes winds his messengers,[a]
    flames of fire his servants.

He set the earth on its foundations;
    it can never be moved.
You covered it with the watery depths as with a garment;
    the waters stood above the mountains.
But at your rebuke the waters fled,
    at the sound of your thunder they took to flight;
they flowed over the mountains,
    they went down into the valleys,
    to the place you assigned for them.
You set a boundary they cannot cross;
    never again will they cover the earth.

10 He makes springs pour water into the ravines;
    it flows between the mountains.
11 They give water to all the beasts of the field;
    the wild donkeys quench their thirst.
12 The birds of the sky nest by the waters;
    they sing among the branches.
13 He waters the mountains from his upper chambers;
    the land is satisfied by the fruit of his work.
14 He makes grass grow for the cattle,
    and plants for people to cultivate—
    bringing forth food from the earth:
15 wine that gladdens human hearts,
    oil to make their faces shine,
    and bread that sustains their hearts.
16 The trees of the Lord are well watered,
    the cedars of Lebanon that he planted.
17 There the birds make their nests;
    the stork has its home in the junipers.
18 The high mountains belong to the wild goats;
    the crags are a refuge for the hyrax.

19 He made the moon to mark the seasons,
    and the sun knows when to go down.
20 You bring darkness, it becomes night,
    and all the beasts of the forest prowl.
21 The lions roar for their prey
    and seek their food from God.
22 The sun rises, and they steal away;
    they return and lie down in their dens.
23 Then people go out to their work,
    to their labor until evening.

24 How many are your works, Lord!
    In wisdom you made them all;
    the earth is full of your creatures.
25 There is the sea, vast and spacious,
    teeming with creatures beyond number—
    living things both large and small.
26 There the ships go to and fro,
    and Leviathan, which you formed to frolic there.

27 All creatures look to you
    to give them their food at the proper time.
28 When you give it to them,
    they gather it up;
when you open your hand,
    they are satisfied with good things.
29 When you hide your face,
    they are terrified;
when you take away their breath,
    they die and return to the dust.
30 When you send your Spirit,
    they are created,
    and you renew the face of the ground.

31 May the glory of the Lord endure forever;
    may the Lord rejoice in his works
32 he who looks at the earth, and it trembles,
    who touches the mountains, and they smoke.

33 I will sing to the Lord all my life;
    I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.
34 May my meditation be pleasing to him,
    as I rejoice in the Lord.
35 But may sinners vanish from the earth
    and the wicked be no more.

Praise the Lord, my soul.

Praise the Lord.[b]

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 104:4 Or angels
  2. Psalm 104:35 Hebrew Hallelu Yah; in the Septuagint this line stands at the beginning of Psalm 105.
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