1Praise the Lord, my soul. Lord my God, you are very great; you are clothed with splendor and majesty.2The Lord wraps himself in light as with a garment; he stretches out the heavens like a tent3and lays the beams of his upper chambers on their waters. He makes the clouds his chariot and rides on the wings of the wind.4He makes winds his messengers, flames of fire his servants.5He set the earth on its foundations; it can never be moved.6You covered it with the watery depths as with a garment; the waters stood above the mountains.7But at your rebuke the waters fled, at the sound of your thunder they took to flight;8they flowed over the mountains, they went down into the valleys, to the place you assigned for them.9You set a boundary they cannot cross; never again will they cover the earth.10He makes springs pour water into the ravines; it flows between the mountains.11They give water to all the beasts of the field; the wild donkeys quench their thirst.12The birds of the sky nest by the waters; they sing among the branches.13He waters the mountains from his upper chambers; the land is satisfied by the fruit of his work.14He makes grass grow for the cattle, and plants for people to cultivate— bringing forth food from the earth:15wine that gladdens human hearts, oil to make their faces shine, and bread that sustains their hearts.16The trees of the Lord are well watered, the cedars of Lebanon that he planted.17There the birds make their nests; the stork has its home in the junipers.18The high mountains belong to the wild goats; the crags are a refuge for the hyrax.19He made the moon to mark the seasons, and the sun knows when to go down.20You bring darkness, it becomes night, and all the beasts of the forest prowl.21The lions roar for their prey and seek their food from God.22The sun rises, and they steal away; they return and lie down in their dens.23Then people go out to their work, to their labor until evening.24How many are your works, Lord! In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.25There is the sea, vast and spacious, teeming with creatures beyond number— living things both large and small.26There the ships go to and fro, and Leviathan, which you formed to frolic there.27All creatures look to you to give them their food at the proper time.28When you give it to them, they gather it up; when you open your hand, they are satisfied with good things.29When you hide your face, they are terrified; when you take away their breath, they die and return to the dust.30When you send your Spirit, they are created, and you renew the face of the ground.31May the glory of the Lord endure forever; may the Lord rejoice in his works—32he who looks at the earth, and it trembles, who touches the mountains, and they smoke.33I will sing to the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.34May my meditation be pleasing to him, as I rejoice in the Lord.35But may sinners vanish from the earth and the wicked be no more. Praise the Lord, my soul. Praise 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)