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Psalm 104 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 104:1 - Bless the LORD, O my soul! O LORD my God, thou art very great! Thou art clothed with honor and majesty,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 104:2 - who coverest thyself with light as with a garment, who hast stretched out the heavens like a tent,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 104:3 - who hast laid the beams of thy chambers on the waters, who makest the clouds thy chariot, who ridest on the wings of the wind,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 104:4 - who makest the winds thy messengers, fire and flame thy ministers.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 104:5 - Thou didst set the earth on its foundations, so that it should never be shaken.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 104:6 - Thou didst cover it with the deep as with a garment; the waters stood above the mountains.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 104:7 - At thy rebuke they fled; at the sound of thy thunder they took to flight.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 104:8 - The mountains rose, the valleys sank down to the place which thou didst appoint for them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 104:9 - Thou didst set a bound which they should not pass, so that they might not again cover the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 104:10 - Thou makest 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 asses quench their thirst.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 104:12 - By them the birds of the air have their habitation; they sing among the branches.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 104:13 - From thy lofty abode thou waterest the mountains; the earth is satisfied with the fruit of thy work.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 104:14 - Thou dost cause the grass to grow for the cattle, 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 which 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 badgers.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 104:19 - Thou hast made the moon to mark the seasons; the sun knows its time for setting.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 104:20 - Thou makest darkness, and it is night, when all the beasts of the forest creep forth.
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 get them away and lie down in their dens.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 104:23 - Man goes forth to his work and to his labor until the evening.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 104:24 - O LORD, how manifold are thy works! In wisdom hast thou made them all; the earth is full of thy creatures.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 104:25 - Yonder is the sea, great and wide, which teems with things innumerable, living things both small and great.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 104:26 - There go the ships, and Leviathan which thou didst form to sport in it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 104:27 - These all look to thee, to give them their food in due season.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 104:28 - When thou givest to them, they gather it up; when thou openest thy hand, they are filled with good things.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 104:29 - When thou hidest thy face, they are dismayed; when thou takest away their breath, they die and return to their dust.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 104:30 - When thou sendest forth thy Spirit, they are created; and thou renewest the face of the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 104:31 - May the glory of the LORD endure for ever, 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!

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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

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