A meditation upon the mighty power,
Psalms 104:1 Bless, O my soul, Yahweh,Yahweh, my God, thou art exceedingly great, With honour and majesty, hast thou clothed thyself, Psalms 104:2 Putting on light, as a robe, Stretching out the heavens, as a curtain; Psalms 104:3 Building, in the waters, his upper chambers,Who maketh clouds his chariot, Who passeth along on the wings of the wind; Psalms 104:4 Making His messengers, winds, His attendants, a flaming fire; Psalms 104:5 He hath fixed the earth on its foundations, It is not to be shaken, to times age-abiding and beyond. Psalms 104:6 With the resounding deepas a garment, hast thou covered it, Above the mountains, stand the waters;
and wonderful providence of God.
Psalms 104:7 At thy rebuke, they flee, At the voice of thy thunder, they hurry away; Psalms 104:8 Mountains rise, Valleys sink, Unto the place which thou hast fixed for them; Psalms 104:9 Bounds, hast thou set, which they are not to pass over, They are not to return to cover the earth. Psalms 104:10 Who hast sent forth springs, through the torrent-beds, Between the mountains, they flow along; Psalms 104:11 They give drink, to every wild beast of the field, The wild asses do break their thirst. Psalms 104:12 Over them, the bird of the heavens settleth down, From amidst the foliage, they utter a voice. Psalms 104:13 Who watereth the mountains out of his upper chambers, Out of the fruit of thy works, thou satisfiest the earth. Psalms 104:14 Who causeth the grass to shoot forth for the cattle, And the herb, for the service of man, That he may bring forth food out of the earth; Psalms 104:15 And, wine, may rejoice the heart of man, Making radiant his well-nourished face,And, food, may, the heart of man, sustain. Psalms 104:16 Satisfied are, The trees of Yahweh, The cedars of Lebanon, which he hath planted; Psalms 104:17 Where the birds build their nests, The stork, in the fir-trees, hath her house; Psalms 104:18 The high mountains, are for the chamois, The crags, are a refuge for the conies. Psalms 104:19 He hath made the moon for seasons, And, the sun, knoweth his place for entering in. Psalms 104:20 Thou causest darkness, and it becometh night, Therein, creepeth forth, Every wild beast of the forest; Psalms 104:21 The young lions, roaring for prey, And seeking, from GOD, their food. Psalms 104:22 The sun ariseth, they withdraw themselves, And, in their lairs, lay them down. Psalms 104:23 Man goeth forth to his work, And to his labour, until evening. Psalms 104:24 How thy works abound, O Yahweh! All of themin wisdom, hast thou made, The earth is full of thy possession: Psalms 104:25 This sea here, is great and broad on both hands,Wherein are creeping things, even without number, Living things, small with great; Psalms 104:26 There, ships, sail along, This sea-monster, thou hast formed to sport therein; Psalms 104:27 All of them, for thee, do wait, That thou mayest give them their food in its 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 dismayed, Thou withdrawest their spirit, They cease to breathe, And, unto their own dust, do they return: 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 Be thy glory, O Yahweh, to times age-abiding, Let Yahweh rejoice in his own works: Psalms 104:32 Who looketh at 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 to Yahweh, as long as I live! Yea I will touch the strings to my God, while I continue; Psalms 104:34 Pleasing unto him, be my meditation, I, will rejoice in Yahweh. Psalms 104:35 Sinners shall be consumed out of the earth And, the lawless, no more, shall exist,Bless, O my soul, Yahweh, Praise ye Yah!