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Psalm 104New Living Translation (NLT)

Psalm 104

Let all that I am praise the Lord.

O Lord my God, how great you are!
    You are robed with honor and majesty.
    You are dressed in a robe of light.
You stretch out the starry curtain of the heavens;
    you lay out the rafters of your home in the rain clouds.
You make the clouds your chariot;
    you ride upon the wings of the wind.
The winds are your messengers;
    flames of fire are your servants.[a]

You placed the world on its foundation
    so it would never be moved.
You clothed the earth with floods of water,
    water that covered even the mountains.
At your command, the water fled;
    at the sound of your thunder, it hurried away.
Mountains rose and valleys sank
    to the levels you decreed.
Then you set a firm boundary for the seas,
    so they would never again cover the earth.

10 You make springs pour water into the ravines,
    so streams gush down from the mountains.
11 They provide water for all the animals,
    and the wild donkeys quench their thirst.
12 The birds nest beside the streams
    and sing among the branches of the trees.
13 You send rain on the mountains from your heavenly home,
    and you fill the earth with the fruit of your labor.
14 You cause grass to grow for the livestock
    and plants for people to use.
You allow them to produce food from the earth—
15     wine to make them glad,
olive oil to soothe their skin,
    and bread to give them strength.
16 The trees of the Lord are well cared for—
    the cedars of Lebanon that he planted.
17 There the birds make their nests,
    and the storks make their homes in the cypresses.
18 High in the mountains live the wild goats,
    and the rocks form a refuge for the hyraxes.[b]

19 You made the moon to mark the seasons,
    and the sun knows when to set.
20 You send the darkness, and it becomes night,
    when all the forest animals prowl about.
21 Then the young lions roar for their prey,
    stalking the food provided by God.
22 At dawn they slink back
    into their dens to rest.
23 Then people go off to their work,
    where they labor until evening.

24 O Lord, what a variety of things you have made!
    In wisdom you have made them all.
    The earth is full of your creatures.
25 Here is the ocean, vast and wide,
    teeming with life of every kind,
    both large and small.
26 See the ships sailing along,
    and Leviathan,[c] which you made to play in the sea.

27 They all depend on you
    to give them food as they need it.
28 When you supply it, they gather it.
    You open your hand to feed them,
    and they are richly satisfied.
29 But if you turn away from them, they panic.
    When you take away their breath,
    they die and turn again to dust.
30 When you give them your breath,[d] life is created,
    and you renew the face of the earth.

31 May the glory of the Lord continue forever!
    The Lord takes pleasure in all he has made!
32 The earth trembles at his glance;
    the mountains smoke at his touch.

33 I will sing to the Lord as long as I live.
    I will praise my God to my last breath!
34 May all my thoughts be pleasing to him,
    for I rejoice in the Lord.
35 Let all sinners vanish from the face of the earth;
    let the wicked disappear forever.

Let all that I am praise the Lord.

Praise the Lord!

Footnotes:

  1. 104:4 Greek version reads He sends his angels like the winds, / his servants like flames of fire. Compare Heb 1:7.
  2. 104:18 Or coneys, or rock badgers.
  3. 104:26 The identification of Leviathan is disputed, ranging from an earthly creature to a mythical sea monster in ancient literature.
  4. 104:30 Or When you send your Spirit.
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Psalm 104New International Reader's Version (NIRV)

Psalm 104

I will praise the Lord.

Lord my God, you are very great.
    You are dressed in glory and majesty.
The Lord wraps himself in light as if it were a robe.
    He spreads out the heavens like a tent.
    He builds his palace high in the heavens.
He makes the clouds serve as his chariot.
    He rides on the wings of the wind.
He makes the winds serve as his messengers.
    He makes flashes of lightning serve him.

He placed the earth on its foundations.
    It can never be moved.
You, Lord, covered it with the oceans like a blanket.
    The waters covered the mountains.
But you commanded the waters, and they ran away.
    At the sound of your thunder they rushed off.
They flowed down the mountains.
    They went into the valleys.
    They went to the place you appointed for them.
You drew a line they can’t cross.
    They will never cover the earth again.

10 The Lord makes springs pour water into the valleys.
    It flows between the mountains.
11 The springs give water to all the wild animals.
    The wild donkeys satisfy their thirst.
12 The birds in the sky build nests by the waters.
    They sing among the branches.
13 The Lord waters the mountains from his palace high in the clouds.
    The earth is filled with the things he has made.
14 He makes grass grow for the cattle
    and plants for people to take care of.
    That’s how they get food from the earth.
15 There is wine to make people glad.
    There is olive oil to make their skin glow.
    And there is bread to make them strong.
16 The cedar trees of Lebanon belong to the Lord.
    He planted them and gave them plenty of water.
17 There the birds make their nests.
    The stork has its home in the juniper trees.
18 The high mountains belong to the wild goats.
    The cliffs are a safe place for the rock badgers.

19 The Lord made the moon to mark off the seasons.
    The sun knows when to go down.
20 You, Lord, bring darkness, and it becomes night.
    Then all the animals of the forest prowl around.
21 The lions roar while they hunt.
    All their food comes from God.
22 The sun rises, and they slip away.
    They return to their dens and lie down.
23 Then people get up and go to work.
    They keep working until evening.

24 Lord, you have made so many things!
    How wise you were when you made all of them!
    The earth is full of your creatures.
25 Look at the ocean, so big and wide!
    It is filled with more creatures than people can count.
    It is filled with living things, from the largest to the smallest.
26 Ships sail back and forth on it.
    Leviathan, the sea monster you made, plays in it.

27 All creatures depend on you
    to give them their food when they need it.
28 When you give it to them,
    they eat it.
When you open your hand,
    they are satisfied with good things.
29 When you turn your face away from them,
    they are terrified.
When you take away their breath,
    they die and turn back into dust.
30 When you send your Spirit,
    you create them.
    You give new life to the ground.

31 May the glory of the Lord continue forever.
    May the Lord be happy with what he has made.
32 When he looks at the earth, it trembles.
    When he touches the mountains, they pour out smoke.

33 I will sing to the Lord all my life.
    I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.
34 May these thoughts of mine please him.
    I find my joy in the Lord.
35 But may sinners be gone from the earth.
    May evil people disappear.

I will praise the Lord.

Praise the Lord.

New International Reader's Version (NIRV)

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