Psalm 104



Praise To Yahweh For His Creation And Providence

1 Bless the LORD, O my soul! O LORD my God, You are very great; You are clothed with splendor and majesty,

1 Bless the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, thou art very great; thou art clothed with honour and majesty.

1 My soul, praise the Lord! Lord my God, You are very great; You are clothed with majesty and splendor.

1 Bless the LORD, my soul; LORD, my God, you are very great. You are clothed in splendor and majesty;

1 Bless (affectionately, gratefully praise) the Lord, O my soul! O Lord my God, You are very great! You are clothed with honor and majesty -- "

2 Covering Yourself with light as with a cloak, Stretching out heaven like a tent curtain.

2 Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain:

2 He wraps Himself in light as if it were a robe, spreading out the sky like a canopy,

2 you are wrapped in light like a garment, stretching out the sky like a curtain.

2 [You are the One] Who covers Yourself with light as with a garment, Who stretches out the heavens like a curtain or a tent,

3 He lays the beams of His upper chambers in the waters; He makes the clouds His chariot; He walks upon the wings of the wind;

3 Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters: who maketh the clouds his chariot: who walketh upon the wings of the wind:

3 laying the beams of His palace on the waters [above], making the clouds His chariot, walking on the wings of the wind,

3 He lays the beams of his roof loft on the water above, making clouds his chariot, walking on the wings of the wind.

3 Who lays the beams of the upper room of His abode in the waters [above the firmament], Who makes the clouds His chariot, Who walks on the wings of the wind,

4 He makes the winds His messengers, Flaming fire His ministers.

4 Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire:

4 and making the winds His messengers, flames of fire His servants.

4 He makes the winds his messengers, blazing fires his servants.

4 Who makes winds His messengers, flames of fire His ministers.

5 He established the earth upon its foundations, So that it will not totter forever and ever.

5 Who laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be removed for ever.

5 He established the earth on its foundations; it will never be shaken.

5 He established the earth on its foundations, so that it never falters.

5 You laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be moved forever.

6 You covered it with the deep as with a garment; The waters were standing above the mountains.

6 Thou coveredst it with the deep as with a garment: the waters stood above the mountains.

6 You covered it with the deep as if it were a garment; the waters stood above the mountains.

6 You covered the primeval ocean like a garment; the water stood above the mountains.

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

7 At Your rebuke they fled, At the sound of Your thunder they hurried away.

7 At thy rebuke they fled; at the voice of thy thunder they hasted away.

7 At Your rebuke the waters fled; at the sound of Your thunder they hurried away-

7 They flee at your rebuke; they rush away at the sound of your thunders.

7 At Your rebuke they fled; at the voice of Your thunder they hastened away.

8 The mountains rose; the valleys sank down To the place which You established for them.

8 They go up by the mountains; they go down by the valleys unto the place which thou hast founded for them.

8 mountains rose and valleys sank- to the place You established for them.

8 Mountains rise up and valleys sink to the place you have ordained for them.

8 The mountains rose, the valleys sank down to the place which You appointed for them.

9 You set a boundary that they may not pass over, So that they will not return to cover the earth.

9 Thou hast set a bound that they may not pass over; that they turn not again to cover the earth.

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

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

9 You have set a boundary [for the waters] which they may not pass over, that they turn not again to deluge the earth.

10 He sends forth springs in the valleys; They flow between the mountains;

10 He sendeth the springs into the valleys, which run among the hills.

10 He causes the springs to gush into the valleys; they flow between the mountains.

10 He causes springs to gush forth into rivers that flow between the mountains.

10 He sends forth springs into the valleys; their waters run among the mountains.

11 They give drink to every beast of the field; The wild donkeys quench their thirst.

11 They give drink to every beast of the field: the wild asses quench their thirst.

11 They supply water for every wild beast; the wild donkeys quench their thirst.

11 They give water for animals of the field to drink; the wild donkeys quench their thirst.

11 They give drink to every [wild] beast of the field; the wild asses quench their thirst there.

12 Beside them the birds of the heavens dwell; They lift up their voices among the branches.

12 By them shall the fowls of the heaven have their habitation, which sing among the branches.

12 The birds of the sky live beside [the springs]; they sing among the foliage.

12 Birds of the sky live beside them and chirp a song among the foliage.

12 Beside them the birds of the heavens have their nests; they sing among the branches.

13 He waters the mountains from His upper chambers; The earth is satisfied with the fruit of His works.

13 He watereth the hills from his chambers: the earth is satisfied with the fruit of thy works.

13 He waters the mountains from His palace; the earth is satisfied by the fruit of Your labor.

13 He waters the mountains from his heavenly rooms; the earth is satisfied from the fruit of your work.

13 He waters the mountains from His upper rooms; the earth is satisfied and abounds with the fruit of His works.

14 He causes the grass to grow for the cattle, And vegetation for the labor of man, So that he may bring forth food from the earth,

14 He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth;

14 He causes grass to grow for the livestock and [provides] crops for man to cultivate, producing food from the earth,

14 He causes grass to sprout for the cattle and plants for people to cultivate, to produce food from the land,

14 He causes vegetation to grow for the cattle, and all that the earth produces for man to cultivate, that he may bring forth food out of the earth -- "

15 And wine which makes man's heart glad, So that he may make his face glisten with oil, And food which sustains man's heart.

15 And wine that maketh glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face to shine, and bread which strengtheneth man's heart.

15 wine that makes man's heart glad- making his face shine with oil- and bread that sustains man's heart.

15 like wine that makes the heart of people happy, oil that makes the face glow, and food that sustains people.

15 And wine that gladdens the heart of man, to make his face shine more than oil, and bread to support, refresh, and strengthen man's heart.

16 The trees of the LORD drink their fill, The cedars of Lebanon which He planted,

16 The trees of the LORD are full of sap; the cedars of Lebanon, which he hath planted;

16 The trees of the Lord flourish, the cedars of Lebanon that He planted.

16 The loftiest trees are satisfied, the cedars of Lebanon that he planted,

16 The trees of the Lord are watered abundantly and are filled with sap, the cedars of Lebanon which He has planted,

17 Where the birds build their nests, And the stork, whose home is the fir trees.

17 Where the birds make their nests: as for the stork, the fir trees are her house.

17 There the birds make their nests; the stork makes its home in the pine trees.

17 the birds build their nests there, and the heron builds its nest among the evergreen.

17 Where the birds make their nests; as for the stork, the fir trees are her house.

18 The high mountains are for the wild goats; The cliffs are a refuge for the shephanim.

18 The high hills are a refuge for the wild goats; and the rocks for the conies.

18 The high mountains are for the wild goats; the cliffs are a refuge for hyraxes.

18 The high mountains are for wild goats; the cliffs are a refuge for the rock badger.

18 The high mountains are for the wild goats; the rocks are a refuge for the conies and badgers.

19 He made the moon for the seasons; The sun knows the place of its setting.

19 He appointed the moon for seasons: the sun knoweth his going down.

19 He made the moon to mark the seasons; the sun knows when to set.

19 He made the moon to mark time; the sun knows its setting time.

19 [The Lord] appointed the moon for the seasons; the sun knows [the exact time of] its setting.

20 You appoint darkness and it becomes night, In which all the beasts of the forest prowl about.

20 Thou makest darkness, and it is night: wherein all the beasts of the forest do creep forth.

20 You bring darkness, and it becomes night, when all the forest animals stir.

20 You bring darkness and it becomes night; when every beast of the forest prowls.

20 You [O Lord] make darkness and it becomes night, in which creeps forth every wild beast of the forest.

21 The young lions roar after their prey And seek their food from God.

21 The young lions roar after their prey, and seek their meat from God.

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

21 Young lions roar for prey, seeking their food from God.

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

22 When the sun rises they withdraw And lie down in their dens.

22 The sun ariseth, they gather themselves together, and lay them down in their dens.

22 The sun rises; they go back and lie down in their dens.

22 When the sun rises, they gather and lie down in their dens.

22 When the sun arises, they withdraw themselves and lie down in their dens.

23 Man goes forth to his work And to his labor until evening.

23 Man goeth forth unto his work and to his labour until the evening.

23 Man goes out to his work and to his labor until evening.

23 People go out to their work and labor until evening.

23 Man goes forth to his work and remains at his task until evening.

24 O LORD, how many are Your works! In wisdom You have made them all; The earth is full of Your possessions.

24 O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches.

24 How countless are Your works, Lord! In wisdom You have made them all; the earth is full of Your creatures.

24 How numerous are your works, LORD! You have made them all wisely; the earth is filled with your creations.

24 O Lord, how many and varied are Your works! In wisdom have You made them all; the earth is full of Your riches and Your creatures.

25 There is the sea, great and broad, In which are swarms without number, Animals both small and great.

25 So is this great and wide sea, wherein are things creeping innumerable, both small and great beasts.

25 Here is the sea, vast and wide, teeming with creatures beyond number- living things both large and small.

25 There is the deep and wide sea, teeming with numberless creatures, living things small and great.

25 Yonder is the sea, great and wide, in which are swarms of innumerable creeping things, creatures both small and great.

26 There the ships move along, And Leviathan, which You have formed to sport in it.

26 There go the ships: there is that leviathan, whom thou hast made to play therein.

26 There the ships move about, and Leviathan, which You formed to play there.

26 There, the ships pass through; Leviathan, which you created, frolics in it.

26 There go the ships of the sea, and Leviathan (the sea monster), which You have formed to sport in it.

27 They all wait for You To give them their food in due season.

27 These wait all upon thee; that thou mayest give them their meat in due season.

27 All of them wait for You to give them their food at the right time.

27 All of them look to you to provide them their food at the proper time.

27 These all wait and are dependent upon You, that You may give them their food in due season.

28 You give to them, they gather it up; You open Your hand, they are satisfied with good.

28 That thou givest them they gather: thou openest thine hand, they are filled with good.

28 When You give it to them, they gather it; when You open Your hand, they are satisfied with good things.

28 They receive what you give them; when you open your hand, they are filled with good things.

28 When You give it to them, they gather it up; You open Your hand, and they are filled with good things.

29 You hide Your face, they are dismayed; You take away their spirit, they expire And return to their dust.

29 Thou hidest thy face, they are troubled: thou takest away their breath, they die, and return to their dust.

29 When You hide Your face, they are terrified; when You take away their breath, they die and return to the dust.

29 When you withdraw your favor, they are disappointed; Take away their breath, and they die and return to dust.

29 When You hide Your face, they are troubled and dismayed; when You take away their breath, they die and return to their dust.

30 You send forth Your Spirit, they are created; And You renew the face of the ground.

30 Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created: and thou renewest the face of the earth.

30 When You send Your breath, they are created, and You renew the face of the earth.

30 When you send your spirit, they are created, and you replenish the surface of the earth.

30 When You send forth Your Spirit and give them breath, they are created, and You replenish the face of the ground.

31 Let the glory of the LORD endure forever; Let the LORD be glad in His works;

31 The glory of the LORD shall endure for ever: the LORD shall rejoice in his works.

31 May the glory of the Lord endure forever; may the Lord rejoice in His works.

31 May the glory of the LORD last forever; may the LORD rejoice in his works!

31 May the glory of the Lord endure forever; may the Lord rejoice in His works -- "

32 He looks at the earth, and it trembles; He touches the mountains, and they smoke.

32 He looketh on the earth, and it trembleth: he toucheth the hills, and they smoke.

32 He looks at the earth, and it trembles; He touches the mountains, and they pour out smoke.

32 He looks at the earth and it shakes; he touches the mountains and they smoke.

32 Who looks on the earth, and it quakes and trembles, Who touches the mountains, and they smoke!

33 I will sing to the LORD as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.

33 I will sing unto the LORD as long as I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.

33 I will sing to the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God while I live.

33 I will sing to the LORD with my whole being; I will sing to my God continually!

33 I will sing to the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have any being.

34 Let my meditation be pleasing to Him; As for me, I shall be glad in the LORD.

34 My meditation of him shall be sweet: I will be glad in the LORD.

34 May my meditation be pleasing to Him; I will rejoice in the Lord.

34 May my thoughts be pleasing to him; indeed, I will rejoice in the LORD!

34 May my meditation be sweet to Him; as for me, I will rejoice in the Lord.

35 Let sinners be consumed from the earth And let the wicked be no more Bless the LORD, O my soul Praise the LORD!

35 Let the sinners be consumed out of the earth, and let the wicked be no more. Bless thou the LORD, O my soul. Praise ye the LORD.

35 May sinners vanish from the earth and the wicked be no more. My soul, praise the Lord! Hallelujah!

35 May sinners disappear from the land and the wicked live no longer. Bless the LORD, my soul! Hallelujah!

35 Let sinners be consumed from the earth, and let the wicked be no more. Bless (affectionately, gratefully praise) the Lord, O my soul! Praise the Lord! (Hallelujah!)



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