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Adonai Rejoices in His Works!

Psalm 104

Bless Adonai, O my soul.
Adonai my God, You are very great!
You are clothed with splendor and majesty—
wrapping Yourself in light as a robe,
stretching out heaven like a curtain,
laying beams for His upper rooms in waters,
    making the clouds His chariot,
    walking on the wings of the wind,
making His angels spirits,
    His servants a flaming fire.
He set the earth upon its foundations,
so it should not totter forever and ever.
You covered it with the deep as with a garment—
    the waters standing above the mountains.
At Your rebuke the waters fled.
At the sound of Your thunder they hurried away.
The waters go up the mountains,
then down to the valleys—
to the place that You assigned to them.
You set a boundary to the waters
    that they may not cross over,
so they may not return to cover the earth.
10 You make springs gush into the valleys.
They run between the mountains.
11 They give drink to all the beasts of the field—
the wild donkeys quench their thirst.
12 Beside them the birds of the sky dwell—
they sing among the branches.
13 He waters mountains from His upper rooms.
The earth is full of the fruit of Your labors.
14 He causes grass to spring up for the cattle,
and vegetation for man to cultivate,
    to bring forth bread out of the earth,
15 wine that makes man’s heart glad,
    oil to make his face shine,
    and bread that sustains man’s heart.
16 The trees of Adonai are satisfied,
the cedars of Lebanon that He planted,
17 where birds make their nests,
and the stork—her home is the fir trees.
18 The high mountains are for wild goats,
the cliffs a refuge for rock badgers.

19 He made the moon for appointed times,
the sun knows its going down.
20 You bring darkness, so it becomes night,
when all the beasts of the forest prowl.
21 The young lions roar for prey,
seeking their food from God.
22 But when the sun rises, they gather
and lie down in their dens.
23 Man goes out to his work,
and to his labor until the evening.

24 Adonai, how countless are Your works!
In wisdom You made them all—
the earth is full of Your creatures.
25 There is the sea, vast and wide,
teeming with gliding things innumerable,
living creatures, both small and large.
26 There, ships go to and fro.
Leviathan—You formed to frolic there.
27 They all look to You to give them
their food at the right time.
28 When You give it to them, they gather it up.
When You open Your hand, they are satisfied with good.
29 But when You hide Your face—they are dismayed.
You take away their breath—they perish,
and return to their dust.
30 You send forth Your Ruach—they are created,
and You renew the face of the earth.

31 May the glory of Adonai endure forever!
May Adonai rejoice in His works!
32 He looks at the earth, and it trembles.
He touches the mountains, and they smoke.
33 I will sing to Adonai as long as I live!
I will sing praise to my God yet again!
34 Let my meditation be sweet to Him.
I—I will rejoice in Adonai.
35 Let sinners vanish from the earth
    and let the wicked be no more.
Bless Adonai, O my soul. Halleluyah!