104 Let me* praise Jehovah.+
O Jehovah my God, you are very great.+
With majesty* and splendor you are clothed.+
2 You are wrapped in light+ as with a garment;
You stretch out the heavens like a tent cloth.+
3 He lays beams of his upper rooms in the waters above,*+
Making the clouds his chariot,+
Moving on the wings of the wind.+
4 He makes his angels spirits,
His ministers a consuming fire.+
5 He has established the earth on its foundations;+
It will not be moved from its place* forever and ever.+
6 You covered it with deep waters as with a garment.+
The waters stood above the mountains.
7 At your rebuke they fled;+
At the sound of your thunder they ran away in panic
8 —Mountains ascended+ and valleys descended—
To the place you established for them.
9 You set a boundary that they should not pass,+
That they should never again cover the earth.
10 He sends springs into the valleys;*
Between the mountains they flow.
11 They provide water for all the wild beasts of the field;
The wild donkeys quench their thirst.
12 Above them roost the birds of the sky;
They sing among the thick foliage.
13 He is watering the mountains from his upper rooms.+
With the fruitage of your works the earth is satisfied.+
14 He is making grass grow for the cattle
And vegetation for mankind’s use,+
To grow food from the land
15 And wine that makes man’s heart rejoice,+
Oil that makes the face shine,
And bread that sustains the heart of mortal man.+
16 The trees of Jehovah are satisfied,
The cedars of Lebʹa·non that he planted,
17 Where the birds make nests.
The home of the stork+ is in the juniper trees.
18 The high mountains are for the mountain goats;+
The crags are a refuge for the rock badgers.+
19 He has made the moon to mark the appointed times;
The sun well knows when to set.+
20 You bring darkness, and night falls,+
When all the wild animals of the forest roam about.
21 The young lions* roar for their prey+
And seek their food from God.+
22 When the sun rises,
They withdraw and lie down in their dens.
23 Man goes to his work,
And he labors until evening.
24 How many your works are, O Jehovah!+
You have made all of them in wisdom.+
The earth is full of what you have made.
25 There is the sea, so great and wide,
Teeming with countless living things, both small and great.+
26 There the ships travel,
And Le·viʹa·than,*+ which you formed to play in it.
27 All of them wait for you
To give them their food in its season.+
28 What you give them, they gather.+
When you open your hand, they are satisfied with good things.+
29 When you hide your face, they are disturbed.
If you take away their spirit, they die and return to the dust.+
30 If you send out your spirit, they are created,+
And you renew the surface of the ground.
31 The glory of Jehovah will last forever.
Jehovah will 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 Jehovah+ throughout my life;
I will sing praises* to my God as long as I live.+
34 Let my thoughts be pleasing to him.*
I will rejoice in Jehovah.
35 The sinners will vanish from the earth,
And the wicked will no longer exist.+
Let me* praise Jehovah. Praise Jah!*