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Psalms 104

A meditation upon the mighty power,

Psalms 104:1 Bless Jehovah, O my soul. O Jehovah my God, thou art very great; Thou art clothed with honor and majesty: Psalms 104:2 Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment; Who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain; Psalms 104:3 Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters; Who maketh the clouds his chariot; Who walketh upon the wings of the wind; Psalms 104:4 Who maketh winds his messengers; Flames of fire his ministers; Psalms 104:5 Who laid the foundations of the earth, That it should not be moved for ever. Psalms 104:6 Thou coveredst it with the deep as with a vesture; The waters stood above the mountains.

and wonderful providence of God.

Psalms 104:7 At thy rebuke they fled; At the voice of thy thunder they hasted away Psalms 104:8 (The mountains rose, the valleys sank down) Unto the place which thou hadst founded for them. Psalms 104:9 Thou hast set a bound that they may not pass over; That they turn not again to cover the earth. Psalms 104:10 He sendeth forth springs into the valleys; They run among the mountains; Psalms 104:11 They give drink to every beast of the field; The wild asses quench their thirst. Psalms 104:12 By them the birds of the heavens have their habitation; They sing among the branches. Psalms 104:13 He watereth the mountains from his chambers: The earth is filled with the fruit of thy works. Psalms 104:14 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, Psalms 104:15 And wine that maketh glad the heart of man, [And] oil to make his face to shine, And bread that strengtheneth man's heart. Psalms 104:16 The trees of Jehovah are filled [with moisture], The cedars of Lebanon, which he hath planted; Psalms 104:17 Where the birds make their nests: As for the stork, the fir-trees are her house. Psalms 104:18 The high mountains are for the wild goats; The rocks are a refuge for the conies. Psalms 104:19 He appointed the moon for seasons: The sun knoweth his going down. Psalms 104:20 Thou makest darkness, and it is night, Wherein all the beasts of the forest creep forth. Psalms 104:21 The young lions roar after their prey, And seek their food from God. Psalms 104:22 The sun ariseth, they get them away, And lay them down in their dens. Psalms 104:23 Man goeth forth unto his work And to his labor until the evening. Psalms 104:24 O Jehovah, how manifold are thy works! In wisdom hast thou made them all: The earth is full of thy riches. Psalms 104:25 Yonder is the sea, great and wide, Wherein are things creeping innumerable, Both small and great beasts. Psalms 104:26 There go the ships; There is leviathan, whom thou hast formed to play therein. Psalms 104:27 These wait all for thee, That thou mayest give them their food in due season. Psalms 104:28 Thou givest unto them, they gather; Thou openest thy hand, they are satisfied with good. Psalms 104:29 Thou hidest thy face, they are troubled; Thou takest away their breath, they die, And return to their dust. Psalms 104:30 Thou sendest forth thy Spirit, they are created; And thou renewest the face of the ground.

God's glory is eternal.

Psalms 104:31 Let the glory of Jehovah endure for ever; Let Jehovah rejoice in his works: Psalms 104:32 Who looketh on the earth, and it trembleth; He toucheth the mountains, and they smoke.

The prophet voweth perpetually to praise God.

Psalms 104:33 I will sing unto Jehovah as long as I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have any being. Psalms 104:34 Let thy meditation be sweet unto him: I will rejoice in Jehovah. Psalms 104:35 Let sinners be consumed out of the earth. And let the wicked be no more. Bless Jehovah, O my soul. Praise ye Jehovah.

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