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Psalm 104

The Lord’s Care over All His Works.

1Bless and affectionately praise the Lord, O my soul!
O Lord my God, You are very great;
You are clothed with splendor and majesty,

[You are the One] who covers Yourself with light as with a garment,
Who stretches out the heavens like a tent curtain,

Who lays the beams of His upper chambers in the waters [above the firmament],
Who makes the clouds His chariot,
Who walks on the wings of the wind,

Who makes winds His messengers,
Flames of fire His ministers.


He established the earth on its foundations,
So that it will not be moved forever and ever.

You covered it with the deep as with a garment;
The waters were standing above the mountains.

At Your rebuke they fled;
At the sound of Your thunder they hurried away.

The mountains rose, the valleys sank down
To the place which You established for them.

You set a boundary [for the waters] that they may not cross over,
So that they will not return to cover the earth.

10 
You send springs into the valleys;
Their waters flow among the mountains.
11 
They give drink to every beast of the field;
The wild donkeys quench their thirst there.
12 
Beside them the birds of the heavens have their nests;
They lift up their voices and sing among the branches.
13 
He waters the mountains from His upper chambers;
The earth is satisfied with the fruit of His works.

14 
He causes grass to grow for the cattle,
And all that the earth produces for cultivation by man,
So that he may bring food from the earth—
15 
And wine which makes the heart of man glad,
So that he may make his face glisten with oil,
And bread to sustain and strengthen man’s heart.
16 
The trees of the Lord drink their fill,
The cedars of Lebanon which He has planted,
17 
Where the birds make their nests;
As for the stork, the fir trees are her house.

18 
The high mountains are for the wild goats;
The rocks are a refuge for the [a]shephanim.
19 
He made the moon for the seasons;
The sun knows the [exact] place of its setting.
20 
You [O Lord] make darkness and it becomes night,
In which prowls about every wild beast of the forest.
21 
The young lions roar after their prey
And seek their food from God.
22 
When the sun arises, they withdraw
And lie down in their dens.
23 
Man goes out to his work
And remains at his labor until evening.

24 
O Lord, how many and varied are Your works!
In wisdom You have made them all;
The earth is full of Your riches and Your creatures.
25 
There is the sea, great and broad,
In which are swarms without number,
Creatures both small and great.
26 
There the ships [of the sea] sail,
And Leviathan [the sea monster], which You have formed to play there.

27 
They all wait for You
To give them their food in its appointed season.
28 
You give it to them, they gather it up;
You open Your hand, they are filled and satisfied with good [things].
29 
You hide Your face, they are dismayed;
You take away their breath, they die
And return to their dust.
30 
You send out Your Spirit, they are created;
You renew the face of the ground.

31 
May the glory of the Lord endure forever;
May the Lord rejoice and be glad in His works—
32 
He looks at the earth, and it trembles;
He touches the mountains, and they smoke.
33 
I will sing to the Lord as long as I live;
I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.
34 
May my meditation be sweet and pleasing to Him;
As for me, I will rejoice and be glad in the Lord.
35 
Let sinners be consumed from the earth,
And let the wicked be no more.
Bless and affectionately praise the Lord, O my soul.
Praise the Lord! (Hallelujah!)

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 104:18 Small, shy, furry animals (Hyrax syriacus) found in the peninsula of the Sinai, northern Israel, and the region around the Dead Sea; kjv coney, orig NASB rock badgers.

New International Reader's Version

Psalm 104

Psalm 104

I will praise the Lord.

Lord my God, you are very great.
    You are dressed in glory and majesty.
The Lord wraps himself in light as if it were a robe.
    He spreads out the heavens like a tent.
    He builds his palace high in the heavens.
He makes the clouds serve as his chariot.
    He rides on the wings of the wind.
He makes the winds serve as his messengers.
    He makes flashes of lightning serve him.

He placed the earth on its foundations.
    It can never be moved.
You, Lord, covered it with the oceans like a blanket.
    The waters covered the mountains.
But you commanded the waters, and they ran away.
    At the sound of your thunder they rushed off.
They flowed down the mountains.
    They went into the valleys.
    They went to the place you appointed for them.
You drew a line they can’t cross.
    They will never cover the earth again.

10 The Lord makes springs pour water into the valleys.
    It flows between the mountains.
11 The springs give water to all the wild animals.
    The wild donkeys satisfy their thirst.
12 The birds in the sky build nests by the waters.
    They sing among the branches.
13 The Lord waters the mountains from his palace high in the clouds.
    The earth is filled with the things he has made.
14 He makes grass grow for the cattle
    and plants for people to take care of.
    That’s how they get food from the earth.
15 There is wine to make people glad.
    There is olive oil to make their skin glow.
    And there is bread to make them strong.
16 The cedar trees of Lebanon belong to the Lord.
    He planted them and gave them plenty of water.
17 There the birds make their nests.
    The stork has its home in the juniper trees.
18 The high mountains belong to the wild goats.
    The cliffs are a safe place for the rock badgers.

19 The Lord made the moon to mark off the seasons.
    The sun knows when to go down.
20 You, Lord, bring darkness, and it becomes night.
    Then all the animals of the forest prowl around.
21 The lions roar while they hunt.
    All their food comes from God.
22 The sun rises, and they slip away.
    They return to their dens and lie down.
23 Then people get up and go to work.
    They keep working until evening.

24 Lord, you have made so many things!
    How wise you were when you made all of them!
    The earth is full of your creatures.
25 Look at the ocean, so big and wide!
    It is filled with more creatures than people can count.
    It is filled with living things, from the largest to the smallest.
26 Ships sail back and forth on it.
    Leviathan, the sea monster you made, plays in it.

27 All creatures depend on you
    to give them their food when they need it.
28 When you give it to them,
    they eat it.
When you open your hand,
    they are satisfied with good things.
29 When you turn your face away from them,
    they are terrified.
When you take away their breath,
    they die and turn back into dust.
30 When you send your Spirit,
    you create them.
    You give new life to the ground.

31 May the glory of the Lord continue forever.
    May the Lord be happy with what he has made.
32 When he looks at the earth, it trembles.
    When he touches the mountains, they pour out smoke.

33 I will sing to the Lord all my life.
    I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.
34 May these thoughts of mine please him.
    I find my joy in the Lord.
35 But may sinners be gone from the earth.
    May evil people disappear.

I will praise the Lord.

Praise the Lord.