1 Praise the Lord, my soul! O Lord my God, you are very great. You are clothed with splendor and majesty. 2 You cover yourself with light as though it were a robe. You stretch out the heavens as though they were curtains. 3 You lay the beams of your home in the water. You use the clouds for your chariot. You move on the wings of the wind. 4 You make your angels winds and your servants flames of fire.
5 You set the earth on its foundations so that it can never be shaken. 6 You covered the earth with an ocean as though it were a robe. Water stood above the mountains 7 and fled because of your threat. Water ran away at the sound of your thunder. 8 The mountains rose and the valleys sank to the place you appointed for them. 9 Water cannot cross the boundary you set and cannot come back to cover the earth.
10 You make water gush from springs into valleys. It flows between the mountains. 11 Every wild animal drinks from them. Wild donkeys quench their thirst. 12 The birds live by the streams. They sing among the branches. 13 You water the mountains from your home above. You fill the earth with the fruits of your labors.
14 You make grass grow for cattle and make vegetables for humans to use in order to get food from the ground. 15 You make wine to cheer human hearts, olive oil to make faces shine, and bread to strengthen human hearts. 16 The Lord’s trees, the cedars in Lebanon which he planted, drink their fill. 17 Birds build their nests in them. Storks make their homes in fir trees. 18 The high mountains are for wild goats. The rocks are a refuge for badgers.
19 He created the moon, which marks the seasons, and the sun, which knows when to set. 20 He brings darkness, and it is nighttime, when all the wild animals in the forest come out. 21 The young lions roar for their prey and seek their food from God. 22 When the sun rises, they gather and lie down in their dens. 23 Then people go to do their work, to do their tasks until evening.
24 What a large number of things you have made, O Lord! You made them all by wisdom. The earth is filled with your creatures. 25 The sea is so big and wide with countless creatures, living things both large and small. 26 Ships sail on it, and Leviathan,[a] which you made, plays in it. 27 All of them look to you to give them their food at the right time. 28 You give it to them, and they gather it up. You open your hand, and they are filled with blessings. 29 You hide your face, and they are terrified. You take away their breath, and they die and return to dust. 30 You send out your Spirit, and they are created. You renew the face of the earth.
31 May the glory of the Lord endure forever. May the Lord find joy in what he has made. 32 He looks at the earth, and it trembles. He touches the mountains, and they smoke. 33 I will sing to the Lord throughout my life. I will make music to praise my God as long as I live. 34 May my thoughts be pleasing to him. I will find joy in the Lord. 35 May sinners vanish from the world. May there no longer be any wicked people. Praise the Lord, my soul!
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