1Bless the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, thou art very great; thou art clothed with honour and majesty.2Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain:3Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters: who maketh the clouds his chariot: who walketh upon the wings of the wind:4Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire:5Who laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be removed for ever.6Thou coveredst it with the deep as with a garment: the waters stood above the mountains.7At thy rebuke they fled; at the voice of thy thunder they hasted away.8They go up by the mountains; they go down by the valleys unto the place which thou hast founded for them.9Thou hast set a bound that they may not pass over; that they turn not again to cover the earth.10He sendeth the springs into the valleys, which run among the hills.11They give drink to every beast of the field: the wild asses quench their thirst.12By them shall the fowls of the heaven have their habitation, which sing among the branches.13He watereth the hills from his chambers: the earth is satisfied with the fruit of thy works.14He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth;15And wine that maketh glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face to shine, and bread which strengtheneth man' heart.16The trees of the LORD are full of sap ; the cedars of Lebanon, which he hath planted;17Where the birds make their nests: as for the stork, the fir trees are her house.18The high hills are a refuge for the wild goats; and the rocks for the conies.19He appointed the moon for seasons: the sun knoweth his going down.20Thou makest darkness, and it is night: wherein all the beasts of the forest do creep forth .21The young lions roar after their prey, and seek their meat from God.22The sun ariseth, they gather themselves together, and lay them down in their dens.23Man goeth forth unto his work and to his labour until the evening.24O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches.25So is this great and wide sea, wherein are things creeping innumerable, both small and great beasts.26There go the ships: there is that leviathan, whom thou hast made to play therein.27These wait all upon thee; that thou mayest give them their meat in due season.28That thou givest them they gather: thou openest thine hand, they are filled with good.29Thou hidest thy face, they are troubled: thou takest away their breath, they die, and return to their dust.30Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created: and thou renewest the face of the earth.31The glory of the LORD shall endure for ever: the LORD shall rejoice in his works.32He looketh on the earth, and it trembleth: he toucheth the hills, and they smoke.33I will sing unto the LORD as long as I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.34My meditation of him shall be sweet: I will be glad in the LORD.35Let the sinners be consumed out of the earth, and let the wicked be no more. Bless thou the LORD, O my soul. Praise ye the LORD.
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O Lord My God, You Are Very Great
1Bless the Lord, O my soul! O Lord my God, you are very great! You are clothed with splendor and majesty, (2Sa 7:22; Job 37:22; Job 40:10; Ps 93:1; Ps 103:1; Ps 103:22)2covering yourself with light as with a garment, stretching out the heavens like a tent. (Job 9:8; Isa 40:22)3He lays the beams of his chambers on the waters; he makes the clouds his chariot; he rides on the wings of the wind; (2Sa 22:11; Ps 18:10; Ps 104:13; Isa 19:1; Am 9:6)4he makes his messengers winds, his ministers a flaming fire. (2Ki 1:10; 2Ki 2:11; Ps 103:21; Ps 148:8; Heb 1:7)5He set the earth on its foundations, so that it should never be moved. (Job 38:4; Ps 24:2; Ps 89:11; Ps 136:6)6You covered it with the deep as with a garment; the waters stood above the mountains. (Ge 7:19)7At your rebuke they fled; at the sound of your thunder they took to flight. (Ge 1:9; Ge 8:1; Ge 8:5; Ps 18:15; Ps 48:5; Ps 77:18; Ps 106:9; Mt 8:26)8The mountains rose, the valleys sank down to the place that you appointed for them. (Job 38:8; Job 38:10)9You set a boundary that they may not pass, so that they might not again cover the earth. (Ge 9:11; Job 26:10)10You make springs gush forth in the valleys; they flow between the hills;11they give drink to every beast of the field; the wild donkeys quench their thirst. (Ps 104:13)12Beside them the birds of the heavens dwell; they sing among the branches.13From your lofty abode you water the mountains; the earth is satisfied with the fruit of your work. (De 11:11; Job 5:10; Ps 65:9; Ps 104:3; Ps 147:8; Jer 10:13; Jer 14:22)14You cause the grass to grow for the livestock and plants for man to cultivate, that he may bring forth food from the earth (Ge 1:11; Ge 1:29; Ge 3:18; Ge 9:3; Job 28:5; Ps 136:25; Ps 147:8; Ps 147:9)15and wine to gladden the heart of man, oil to make his face shine and bread to strengthen man’s heart. (Ge 18:5; Jud 9:9; Jud 9:13; Ps 23:5; Pr 31:6; Ec 10:19)16The trees of the Lord are watered abundantly, the cedars of Lebanon that he planted. (Nu 24:6; Jud 9:15)17In them the birds build their nests; the stork has her home in the fir trees.18The high mountains are for the wild goats; the rocks are a refuge for the rock badgers. (Le 11:5; Job 39:1; Pr 30:26)19He made the moon to mark the seasons; the sun knows its time for setting. (Ge 1:14; Le 23:4)20You make darkness, and it is night, when all the beasts of the forest creep about. (Isa 45:7)21The young lions roar for their prey, seeking their food from God. (Job 38:39)22When the sun rises, they steal away and lie down in their dens. (Job 37:8)23Man goes out to his work and to his labor until the evening. (Ge 3:19)24O Lord, how manifold are your works! In wisdom have you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures. (Pr 3:19)25Here is the sea, great and wide, which teems with creatures innumerable, living things both small and great. (Ps 69:34)26There go the ships, and Leviathan, which you formed to play in it. (Job 40:20; Job 41:1)27These all look to you, to give them their food in due season. (Job 36:31; Ps 104:14; Ps 145:15)28When you give it to them, they gather it up; when you open your hand, they are filled with good things. (Ps 145:16)29When you hide your face, they are dismayed; when you take away their breath, they die and return to their dust. (De 31:17; Job 10:9; Job 23:15; Job 34:14; Ps 30:7)30When you send forth your Spirit, they are created, and you renew the face of the ground. (Job 33:4; Re 21:5)31May the glory of the Lord endure forever; may the Lord rejoice in his works, (Ge 1:31; Ps 72:17; Pr 8:31)32who looks on the earth and it trembles, who touches the mountains and they smoke! (Ex 19:18; Ps 144:5; Am 9:5; Hab 3:10)33I will sing to the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have being. (Ps 63:4)34May my meditation be pleasing to him, for I rejoice in the Lord. (Job 15:4)35Let sinners be consumed from the earth, and let the wicked be no more! Bless the Lord, O my soul! Praise the Lord! (Ps 37:38; Ps 104:1; Ps 105:45; Ps 106:48; Ps 113:9; Ps 150:6)