104 ·My whole being [T O my soul], ·praise [bless] the Lord. Lord my God, you are very great. You are clothed with ·glory [splendor] and ·majesty [beauty]; 2 you ·wear [L wrap yourself in] light like a robe [Hab. 3:4; 1 John 1:5]. You stretch out the ·skies [heavens] like a tent [Is. 40:22]. 3 You ·build your room above the clouds [L set the beams of your upper room on the waters]. You make the clouds your chariot [18:10–19; 68:4; Is. 19:1; Dan. 7:13–14; Luke 21:27; Rev. 1:7], and you ride on the wings of the wind. 4 You make the winds your messengers, and flames of fire are your ·servants [ministers; Heb. 1:7].
5 You ·built [founded] the earth on its foundations so it can never be moved. 6 You covered the earth with ·oceans [L the deeps]; the water ·was above [L stood over] the mountains. 7 But at your ·command [reprimand; rebuke], the water ·rushed away [fled]. ·When you thundered your orders [L At the sound of your thunder], it hurried away. 8 The mountains rose; the valleys sank. The water went to the places you ·made [founded] for it. 9 You set borders for the seas that they cannot ·cross [pass], so water will never cover the earth again [C as before the third day creation or during the Flood; Gen. 1:9–10; 9:9–17; Job 38:8–11; Prov. 8:29].
10 You make springs pour into the ·ravines [wadis]; they flow between the mountains. 11 They water all the ·wild animals [L creatures of the field]; the wild donkeys ·come there to drink [L quench their thirst]. 12 ·Wild birds [Birds of the sky/heavens] ·make nests by the water [L dwell by them]; they ·sing [L give voice] among the tree branches. 13 You water the mountains from ·above [L your high dwelling]. The earth is ·full of [or satisfied by] ·the things you made [L the fruit of your works]. 14 You make the grass grow for cattle and ·vegetables [plants] for the people to ·use [cultivate]. You make ·food [or bread] ·grow [L come out] from the earth. 15 You give us wine that ·makes happy hearts [rejoices the hearts of people; John 2:1–12] and olive oil that makes our faces shine [C soothing skin in a dry climate; Luke 7:46]. You give us bread that gives us ·strength [sustenance]. 16 The Lord’s trees ·have plenty of water [flourish]; they are the cedars of Lebanon [C the most majestic trees known], which he planted. 17 The birds make their nests there; the stork’s home is in the fir trees. 18 The high mountains belong to the wild goats. The rocks are ·hiding places [refuge] for the badgers.
19 You made the moon ·to mark the seasons [for appointed times; Gen. 1:14; Lev. 23:2, 4, 37, 44], and the sun always knows when to set. 20 You make it dark, and it becomes night. Then all the ·wild animals [L creatures of the forest] ·creep [swarm] around. 21 The lions roar ·as they attack [L for prey]. They ·look to [seek] God for food. 22 When the sun rises, they leave and go back to their dens to lie down. 23 Then people go to work and ·work [labor] until evening.
24 Lord, ·you have made many things; with your wisdom you made them all [Prov. 8:22–31]. The earth is full of your ·riches [or creatures]. 25 Look at the sea, so big and wide, with creatures large and small, ·creeping [swarming] things that cannot be counted. 26 Ships travel over the ocean, and there is Leviathan [C a sea monster and symbol of chaos; 74:14; Job 3:8; 41:1; Is. 27:1], which you made to play there.
27 All these things ·depend [hope; wait] on 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 ·filled [satisfied] with good food. 29 When you ·turn away [L hide your face] from them, they ·become frightened [are terrified]. When you take away their breath, they ·die [expire] and turn to dust [Gen. 2:7; Eccl. 12:7]. 30 When you ·breathe [L send your breath/or Spirit] on them, they are created [Gen. 2:7], and you make the land new again.
31 May the glory of the Lord[C his manifest presence] be forever. May the Lord ·enjoy [rejoice in] what he has made. 32 He just looks at the earth, and it ·shakes [trembles]. He touches the mountains, and they smoke.
33 I will sing to the Lord all my life; I will ·sing praises [make a psalm] to my God as long as I live. 34 May my ·thoughts [meditations] please him; I ·am happy [will rejoice] in the Lord. 35 Let sinners be ·destroyed [obliterated] from the earth, and let the wicked live no longer.
·My whole being [T O my soul], ·praise [bless] the Lord. Praise the Lord.
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