Psalm 104:1-24

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Psalm 104 1Praise the LORD, my soul. LORD my God, you are very great; you are clothed with splendor and majesty.

2The LORD wraps himself in light as with a garment; he stretches out the heavens like a tent

3and lays the beams of his upper chambers on their waters. He makes the clouds his chariot and rides on the wings of the wind.

4He makes winds his messengers, Or angels flames of fire his servants.

5He set the earth on its foundations; it can never be moved.

6You covered it with the watery depths as with a garment; the waters stood above the mountains.

7But at your rebuke the waters fled, at the sound of your thunder they took to flight;

8they flowed over the mountains, they went down into the valleys, to the place you assigned for them.

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

10He makes springs pour water into the ravines; it flows between the mountains.

11They give water to all the beasts of the field; the wild donkeys quench their thirst.

12The birds of the sky nest by the waters; they sing among the branches.

13He waters the mountains from his upper chambers; the land is satisfied by the fruit of his work.

14He makes grass grow for the cattle, and plants for people to cultivate— bringing forth food from the earth:

15wine that gladdens human hearts, oil to make their faces shine, and bread that sustains their hearts.

16The trees of the LORD are well watered, the cedars of Lebanon that he planted.

17There the birds make their nests; the stork has its home in the junipers.

18The high mountains belong to the wild goats; the crags are a refuge for the hyrax.

19He made the moon to mark the seasons, and the sun knows when to go down.

20You bring darkness, it becomes night, and all the beasts of the forest prowl.

21The lions roar for their prey and seek their food from God.

22The sun rises, and they steal away; they return and lie down in their dens.

23Then people go out to their work, to their labor until evening.

24How many are your works, LORD ! In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.