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Psalm 104:1-2 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

Psalm 104[a]

Praise of God the Creator

I

Bless the Lord, my soul!
    Lord, my God, you are great indeed!
You are clothed with majesty and splendor,
    robed in light as with a cloak.
You spread out the heavens like a tent;

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 104 A hymn praising God who easily and skillfully made rampaging waters and primordial night into a world vibrant with life. The psalmist describes God’s splendor in the heavens (Ps 104:1–4), how the chaotic waters were tamed to fertilize and feed the world (Ps 104:5–18), and how primordial night was made into a gentle time of refreshment (Ps 104:19–23). The picture is like Gn 1:1–2: a dark and watery chaos is made dry and lighted so that creatures might live. The psalmist reacts to the beauty of creation with awe (Ps 104:24–34). May sin not deface God’s work (Ps 104:35)!
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

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Psalm 104:5-6 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

II

[a]You fixed the earth on its foundation,
    so it can never be shaken.
The deeps covered it like a garment;
    above the mountains stood the waters.

Footnotes:

  1. 104:5–9 God places the gigantic disk of the earth securely on its foundation and then, as a warrior, chases away the enveloping waters and confines them under, above, and around the earth.
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

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Psalm 104:10 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

III

10 You made springs flow in wadies
    that wind among the mountains.

New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

Scripture texts, prefaces, introductions, footnotes and cross references used in this work are taken from the New American Bible, revised edition © 2010, 1991, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Inc., Washington, DC All Rights Reserved. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the copyright owner.

Psalm 104:12 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

12 Beside them the birds of heaven nest;
    among the branches they sing.

New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

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Psalm 104:13-14 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

13 You water the mountains from your chambers;
    from the fruit of your labor the earth abounds.
14 You make the grass grow for the cattle
    and plants for people’s work
    to bring forth food from the earth,

New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

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Psalm 104:24 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

V

24 How varied are your works, Lord!
    In wisdom you have made them all;
    the earth is full of your creatures.

New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

Scripture texts, prefaces, introductions, footnotes and cross references used in this work are taken from the New American Bible, revised edition © 2010, 1991, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Inc., Washington, DC All Rights Reserved. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the copyright owner.

Psalm 104:35 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

35 May sinners vanish from the earth,
    and the wicked be no more.
Bless the Lord, my soul! Hallelujah![a]

Footnotes:

  1. 104:35 Hallelujah: a frequent word in the last third of the Psalter. The word combines the plural imperative of praise (hallelu) with an abbreviated form of the divine name Yah(weh).
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

Scripture texts, prefaces, introductions, footnotes and cross references used in this work are taken from the New American Bible, revised edition © 2010, 1991, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Inc., Washington, DC All Rights Reserved. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the copyright owner.

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