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Psalm 104 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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O Lord My God, You Are Very Great

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

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