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1Barachi (bless) Hashem, O my nefesh. Hashem Elohai, Thou art gadol me'od; Thou art clothed with hod (honor) and hadar (majesty). 2Who coverest Thyself with ohr (light) as with a garment; Who stretchest out Shomayim like a tent (curtain); 3Who layeth the beams of His aliyyot (upper rooms) on the mayim; Who maketh the clouds His merkavah; Who walketh upon the wings of the ruach (wind); 4Who maketh ruchot (spirits, winds) His malachim; His mesharetim (ministers), flaming eish; 5Who laid the mekhonim (foundations) of ha'aretz, that it should not move out of place olam va'ed. 6Thou coveredst it with the tehom (deep) as with a garment; the mayim stood above the harim (mountains). 7At Thy ga'arah (rebuke) they fled; at the voice of Thy thunder they hasted away. 8They go up by the harim (mountains); they go down by the beka'ot (valleys) unto the makom (place) which Thou hast assigned for them. 9Thou hast set a boundary that they [the waters] may not pass over; that they return not to cover ha'aretz. 10He sendeth the ma'ayanim (springs) into the ravines, which run among the harim. 11They give drink to every beast of the sadeh; the pera'im (donkeys) quench their thirst. 12By them shall the oph HaShomayim have their habitation, which sing among the branches. 13He watereth the harim from His aliyyot (upper rooms); ha'aretz is satisfied with the p'ri (fruit) of Thy ma'asim. 14He causeth the khatzir (grass) to grow for the behemah, and esev for the avodas ha'adam; that he may bring forth lechem out of ha'aretz; 15And yayin that maketh glad levav enosh, and shemen to make panim (faces) to shine, and lechem which strengtheneth levav enosh. 16The trees of Hashem are full of sap, the arazim (cedars) of Levanon, which He hath planted; 17Where the tzipporim (birds) make their nests; as for the khasidah (stork), the beroshim (cypresses) are her bais. 18The high hills are a makhseh (refuge, shelter) for the wild goats; and the rocks for the gophers. 19He appointed the yarei'ach for mo'adim; the shemesh knoweth the place of its going down. 20Thou makest choshech, and it is lailah; wherein all the beasts of the ya'ar (forest) do creep forth. 21The young lions roar after their teref (prey), and seek their okhel from G-d. 22The shemesh ariseth, they retreat, and lay themselves down in their me'onot (dwelling places, dens, homes [Yn 14:2 OJBC]). 23Adam goeth forth unto his work and to his avodah (labor, service) until erev. 24Hashem, how manifold are Thy ma'asim! In chochmah (wisdom; cf Psa 33:6; Yn 1:1) hast Thou made them all; ha'aretz is full of Thy creatures. 25So is this gadol (great) and rekhav (wide, spacious) yam (sea), wherein are remes (creeping things), innumerable swarming chayyot (creatures), ketanot and gedolot. 26There go the oniyyot (ships); there is that Leviathan, whom Thou hast made lesakhek (to play, to sport, to frolic) therein. 27These wait all upon Thee; that Thou mayest give them their ochel (food) in due season. 28That Thou givest them they gather; Thou openest Thine yad, they are satisfied with tov. 29Thou hidest Thy face, they are troubled; Thou takest away their ruach, they expire, and return to their aphar. 30Thou sendest forth Thy Ruach [Hakodesh], they are created; and Thou renewest the face of adamah (earth). 31The Kavod Hashem shall endure l'olam; Hashem shall rejoice in His ma'asim (works). 32He looketh on ha'aretz, and it trembleth; He toucheth the harim, and they smoke. 33I will sing unto Hashem as long as I live; I will sing praise to Elohai while I have my being. 34May my si'akh (musing, meditation) be acceptable to Him; I will have simchah in Hashem. 35Let the chatta'im (sinners) be consumed from ha'aretz, and let the resha'im (wicked) be no more. Baruch Hashem, O my nefesh. Praise Hashem!
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