1 Bless the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, thou art very great; thou art clothed with honour and majesty.
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 Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain:
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 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 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 Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire:
4 He makes the winds his messengers, blazing fires his servants.
4 Who makes winds His messengers, flames of fire His ministers.
5 Who laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be removed for ever.
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 Thou coveredst it with the deep as with 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 thy rebuke they fled; at the voice of thy thunder they hasted 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 They go up by the mountains; they go down by the valleys unto the place which thou hast founded 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 Thou hast set a bound that they may not pass over; that they turn not again to cover the earth.
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 sendeth the springs into the valleys, which run among the hills.
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 asses 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 By them shall the fowls of the heaven have their habitation, which sing among the branches.
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 watereth the hills from his chambers: the earth is satisfied with the fruit of thy works.
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 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 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 that maketh glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face to shine, and bread which strengtheneth 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 are full of sap; the cedars of Lebanon, which he hath 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 make their nests: as for the stork, the fir trees are her house.
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 hills are a refuge for the wild goats; and the rocks for the conies.
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 appointed the moon for seasons: the sun knoweth his going down.
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 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 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 meat 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 The sun ariseth, they gather themselves together, and lay them 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 goeth forth unto his work and to his labour until the 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 manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches.
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 So is this great and wide sea, wherein are things creeping innumerable, both small and great beasts.
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 go the ships: there is that leviathan, whom thou hast made to play therein.
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 These wait all upon thee; that thou mayest give them their meat in due season.
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 That thou givest them they gather: thou openest thine hand, they are filled with good.
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 Thou hidest thy face, they are troubled: thou takest away their breath, they die, and return to their 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 Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created: and thou renewest 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 The glory of the LORD shall endure for ever: the LORD shall 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 looketh on the earth, and it trembleth: he toucheth the hills, and they 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 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 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 My meditation of him shall be sweet: I will be glad 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 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 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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