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Psalms 104

A meditation upon the mighty power,

Psalms 104:1 Bless Jehovah, O my soul! Jehovah my God, thou art very great; thou art clothed with majesty and splendour; Psalms 104:2 Covering thyself with light as with a garment, stretching out the heavens like a tent-curtain;— Psalms 104:3 Who layeth the beams of his upper chambers in the waters, who maketh clouds his chariot, who walketh upon the wings of the wind; Psalms 104:4 Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flame of fire. Psalms 104:5 He laid the earth upon its foundations: it shall not be removed for ever. Psalms 104:6 Thou hadst covered 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, unto the place which thou hadst founded for them;— Psalms 104:9 Thou hast set a bound which they may not pass over, that they turn not again to cover the earth. Psalms 104:10 He sendeth the 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 The birds of heaven dwell by them; they give forth their voice from among the branches. Psalms 104:13 He watereth the mountains from his upper-chambers: the earth is satisfied with the fruit of thy works. Psalms 104:14 He maketh the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man; bringing forth bread out of the earth, Psalms 104:15 And wine which gladdeneth the heart of man; making [his] face shine with oil; and with bread he strengtheneth man's heart. Psalms 104:16 The trees of Jehovah are satisfied, 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 cliffs, a refuge for the rock-badgers. Psalms 104:19 He made the moon for seasons: the sun knoweth its 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 the prey, and to seek their food from *God. Psalms 104:22 The sun ariseth, they retreat, and lay them down in their dens. Psalms 104:23 Man goeth forth unto his work, and to his labour until the evening. Psalms 104:24 How manifold are thy works, O Jehovah! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches. Psalms 104:25 Yonder is the great and wide sea: therein are moving things innumerable, living creatures small and great. Psalms 104:26 There go the ships; [there] that leviathan, which thou hast formed to play therein. Psalms 104:27 These all look unto thee, that thou mayest give their food in its season: Psalms 104:28 That thou givest unto them, they gather; thou openest thy hand, they are filled with good. Psalms 104:29 Thou hidest thy face, they are troubled; thou takest away their breath, they expire and return to their dust. Psalms 104:30 Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created, and thou renewest the face of the earth.

God's glory is eternal.

Psalms 104:31 The glory of Jehovah will endure for ever; Jehovah will rejoice in his works. Psalms 104:32 He 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 psalms to my God while I have my being. Psalms 104:34 My meditation shall be pleasant unto him; I will rejoice in Jehovah. Psalms 104:35 Sinners shall be consumed out of the earth, and the wicked shall be no more. Bless Jehovah, O my soul. Hallelujah!

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