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Psalm 104

O Lord My God, You Are Very Great
1 # Ps. 103:1, 2, 22 Bless the Lord, O my soul!
O Lord my God, you are #See 2 Sam. 7:22 very great!
# Ps. 93:1; Job 40:10; [Job 37:22] You are clothed with splendor and majesty,
2covering yourself with light as with a garment,
# See Job 9:8 stretching out the heavens #Isa. 40:22like a tent.
3He #Amos 9:6 lays the beams of his #ver. 13 chambers on the waters;
he makes #Isa. 19:1 the clouds his chariot;
he rides on #Ps. 18:10; 2 Sam. 22:11the wings of the wind;
4he #Cited Heb. 1:7; [Ps. 148:8] makes his messengers winds,
his #Ps. 103:21 ministers #[2 Kgs. 1:10; 2:11]a flaming fire.
5He #Ps. 24:2; 89:11; 136:6; See Job 38:4set the earth on its foundations,
so that it should never be moved.
6You #Gen. 7:19covered it with the deep as with a garment;
the waters stood above the mountains.
7At #Ps. 18:15; [Ps. 106:9; Gen. 1:9; 8:1, 5; Matt. 8:26] your rebuke they fled;
at #Ps. 77:18 the sound of your thunder they #Ps. 48:5took to flight.
8The mountains rose, the valleys sank down
to the place that you #[Job 38:8, 10, 11]appointed for them.
9You set #See Job 26:10 a boundary that they may not pass,
so that they #See Gen. 9:11-16might not again cover the earth.
10You make springs gush forth in the valleys;
they flow between the hills;
11they #[ver. 13]give drink to every beast of the field;
the wild donkeys quench their thirst.
12Beside them the birds of the heavens dwell;
they sing among the branches.
13 # ver. 3 From your lofty abode you #[Ps. 65:9; 147:8; Deut. 11:11; Job 5:10; Jer. 10:13; 14:22]water the mountains;
the earth is satisfied with the fruit of your work.
14You cause #Ps. 147:8, 9 the grass to grow for the livestock
and #Gen. 1:11, 29, 30; 3:18; 9:3 plants for man to cultivate,
that he may bring forth #Job 28:5; [Ps. 136:25; 147:9]food from the earth
15and #Judg. 9:13; Eccles. 10:19; [Prov. 31:6, 7] wine to gladden the heart of man,
# [Ps. 23:5; Judg. 9:9] oil to make his face shine
and bread to #[Gen. 18:5]strengthen man’s heart.
16The trees of the Lord are watered abundantly,
# See Judg. 9:15 the cedars of Lebanon #[Num. 24:6]that he planted.
17In them the birds build their nests;
the stork has her home in the fir trees.
18The high mountains are for #See Job 39:1 the wild goats;
the rocks are a refuge for #Lev. 11:5; Prov. 30:26the rock badgers.
19He made the moon to mark the #Gen. 1:14; Lev. 23:4seasons;#104:19 Or the appointed times (compare Genesis 1:14)
the sun knows its time for setting.
20 # Isa. 45:7 You make darkness, and it is night,
when all the beasts of the forest creep about.
21 # Job 38:39 The young lions roar for their prey,
seeking their food from God.
22When the sun rises, they steal away
and lie down in their #Job 37:8dens.
23 # [Gen. 3:19] Man goes out to his work
and to his labor until the evening.
24O Lord, how manifold are your works!
In #Prov. 3:19wisdom have you made them all;
the earth is full of your creatures.
25Here is the sea, great and wide,
# Ps. 69:34 which teems with creatures innumerable,
living things both small and great.
26There go the ships,
and #See Job 41:1 Leviathan, which you formed to #[Job 40:20]play in it.#104:26 Or you formed to play with
27These #Ps. 145:15 all look to you,
to #[ver. 14]; See Job 36:31give them their food in due season.
28When you give it to them, they gather it up;
when you #Ps. 145:16open your hand, they are filled with good things.
29When you #Ps. 30:7; [Deut. 31:17] hide your face, they are #Job 23:15 dismayed;
when you #See Job 34:14 take away their breath, they die
and #See Job 10:9return to their dust.
30When you #See Job 33:4 send forth your Spirit,#104:30 Or breath they are created,
and you #[Rev. 21:5]renew the face of the ground.
31May the glory of the Lord #Ps. 72:17 endure forever;
may the Lord #[Gen. 1:31; Prov. 8:31]rejoice in his works,
32who looks on the earth and it #[Hab. 3:10] trembles,
who #Ps. 144:5; Ex. 19:18; [Amos 9:5]touches the mountains and they smoke!
33I will sing to the Lord #See Ps. 63:4as long as I live;
I will sing praise to my God while I have being.
34May my #Job 15:4meditation be pleasing to him,
for I rejoice in the Lord.
35Let #See Ps. 37:38 sinners be consumed from the earth,
and let the wicked be no more!
# See ver. 1 Bless the Lord, O my soul!
# Ps. 105:45; 106:48; 113:9; 150:6 Praise the Lord!

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