Psalms 104 Notes, Meaning, and Commentary

Psalms 104


Psalms 104:1

Bless Jehovah, O my soul. O Jehovah my God, thou art very great; Thou art clothed with honor and majesty:

Psalms 104:2

Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment; Who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain;

Psalms 104:3

Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters; Who maketh the clouds his chariot; Who walketh upon the wings of the wind;

Psalms 104:4

Who maketh winds his messengers; Flames of fire his ministers;

Psalms 104:5

Who laid the foundations of the earth, That it should not be moved for ever.

Psalms 104:6

Thou coveredst it with the deep as with a vesture; The waters stood above the mountains.

Psalms 104:7

At thy rebuke they fled; At the voice of thy thunder they hasted away

Psalms 104:8

(The mountains rose, the valleys sank down) Unto the place which thou hadst founded for them.

Psalms 104:9

Thou hast set a bound that they may not pass over; That they turn not again to cover the earth.

Psalms 104:10

He sendeth forth springs into the valleys; They run among the mountains;

Psalms 104:11

They give drink to every beast of the field; The wild asses quench their thirst.

Psalms 104:12

By them the birds of the heavens have their habitation; They sing among the branches.

Psalms 104:13

He watereth the mountains from his chambers: The earth is filled with the fruit of thy works.

Psalms 104:14

He 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,

Psalms 104:15

And wine that maketh glad the heart of man, [And] oil to make his face to shine, And bread that strengtheneth man’s heart.

Psalms 104:16

The trees of Jehovah are filled [with moisture], The cedars of Lebanon, which he hath planted;

Psalms 104:17

Where the birds make their nests: As for the stork, the fir-trees are her house.

Psalms 104:18

The high mountains are for the wild goats; The rocks are a refuge for the conies.

Psalms 104:19

He appointed the moon for seasons: The sun knoweth his going down.

Psalms 104:20

Thou makest darkness, and it is night, Wherein all the beasts of the forest creep forth.

Psalms 104:21

The young lions roar after their prey, And seek their food from God.

Psalms 104:22

The sun ariseth, they get them away, And lay them down in their dens.

Psalms 104:23

Man goeth forth unto his work And to his labor until the evening.

Psalms 104:24

O Jehovah, how manifold are thy works! In wisdom hast thou made them all: The earth is full of thy riches.

Psalms 104:25

Yonder is the sea, great and wide, Wherein are things creeping innumerable, Both small and great beasts.

Psalms 104:26

There go the ships; There is leviathan, whom thou hast formed to play therein.

Psalms 104:27

These wait all for thee, That thou mayest give them their food in due season.

Psalms 104:28

Thou givest unto them, they gather; Thou openest thy hand, they are satisfied with good.

Psalms 104:29

Thou hidest thy face, they are troubled; Thou takest away their breath, they die, And return to their dust.

Psalms 104:30

Thou sendest forth thy Spirit, they are created; And thou renewest the face of the ground.

Psalms 104:31

Let the glory of Jehovah endure for ever; Let Jehovah rejoice in his works:

Psalms 104:32

Who looketh on the earth, and it trembleth; He toucheth the mountains, and they smoke.

Psalms 104:33

I will sing unto Jehovah as long as I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have any being.

Psalms 104:34

Let thy meditation be sweet unto him: I will rejoice in Jehovah.

Psalms 104:35

Let sinners be consumed out of the earth. And let the wicked be no more. Bless Jehovah, O my soul. Praise ye Jehovah.

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