The Message

Psalm 104

11-14 O my soul, bless God!

God, my God, how great you are!
    beautifully, gloriously robed,
Dressed up in sunshine,
    and all heaven stretched out for your tent.
You built your palace on the ocean deeps,
    made a chariot out of clouds and took off on wind-wings.
You commandeered winds as messengers,
    appointed fire and flame as ambassadors.
You set earth on a firm foundation
    so that nothing can shake it, ever.
You blanketed earth with ocean,
    covered the mountains with deep waters;
Then you roared and the water ran away—
    your thunder crash put it to flight.
Mountains pushed up, valleys spread out
    in the places you assigned them.
You set boundaries between earth and sea;
    never again will earth be flooded.
You started the springs and rivers,
    sent them flowing among the hills.
All the wild animals now drink their fill,
    wild donkeys quench their thirst.
Along the riverbanks the birds build nests,
    ravens make their voices heard.
You water the mountains from your heavenly cisterns;
    earth is supplied with plenty of water.
You make grass grow for the livestock,
    hay for the animals that plow the ground.

14-23 Oh yes, God brings grain from the land,
    wine to make people happy,
Their faces glowing with health,
    a people well-fed and hearty.
God’s trees are well-watered—
    the Lebanon cedars he planted.
Birds build their nests in those trees;
    look—the stork at home in the treetop.
Mountain goats climb about the cliffs;
    badgers burrow among the rocks.
The moon keeps track of the seasons,
    the sun is in charge of each day.
When it’s dark and night takes over,
    all the forest creatures come out.
The young lions roar for their prey,
    clamoring to God for their supper.
When the sun comes up, they vanish,
    lazily stretched out in their dens.
Meanwhile, men and women go out to work,
    busy at their jobs until evening.

24-30 What a wildly wonderful world, God!
    You made it all, with Wisdom at your side,
    made earth overflow with your wonderful creations.
Oh, look—the deep, wide sea,
    brimming with fish past counting,
    sardines and sharks and salmon.
Ships plow those waters,
    and Leviathan, your pet dragon, romps in them.
All the creatures look expectantly to you
    to give them their meals on time.
You come, and they gather around;
    you open your hand and they eat from it.
If you turned your back,
    they’d die in a minute—
Take back your Spirit and they die,
    revert to original mud;
Send out your Spirit and they spring to life—
    the whole countryside in bloom and blossom.

31-32 The glory of God—let it last forever!
    Let God enjoy his creation!
He takes one look at earth and triggers an earthquake,
    points a finger at the mountains, and volcanoes erupt.

33-35 Oh, let me sing to God all my life long,
    sing hymns to my God as long as I live!
Oh, let my song please him;
    I’m so pleased to be singing to God.
But clear the ground of sinners—
    no more godless men and women!

O my soul, bless God!

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

诗篇 104

称颂创造主——上帝

1我的心啊,要称颂耶和华。
我的上帝耶和华啊,
你是多么伟大!
你以尊贵和威严为衣,
你身披光华如披外袍,
你铺展穹苍如铺幔子。
你在水中设立自己楼阁的栋梁。
你以云彩为车驾,乘风飞驰。
风是你的使者,
火焰是你的仆役。
你奠立大地的根基,
使它永不动摇。
你以深水为衣覆盖大地,
淹没群山。
你一声怒叱,众水便奔逃;
你一声雷鸣,众水就奔流,
漫过山峦,流进山谷,
归到你指定的地方。
你为众水划定不可逾越的界线,
以免大地再遭淹没。

10 耶和华使泉水涌流在谷地,
奔腾在山间,
11 让野地的动物有水喝,
野驴可以解渴。
12 飞鸟也在溪旁栖息,
在树梢上歌唱。
13 祂从天上的楼阁降雨在山间,
大地因祂的作为而丰美富饶。
14 祂使绿草如茵,滋养牲畜,
让人种植作物,
享受大地的出产,
15 有沁人心怀的醇酒、
滋润容颜的膏油、
增强活力的五谷。
16 耶和华种植了黎巴嫩的香柏树,
使它们得到充沛的水源,
17 鸟儿在树上筑巢,
鹳鸟在松树上栖息。
18 高山是野山羊的住处,
峭壁是石獾的藏身之所。
19 你命月亮定节令,
使太阳自知西沉。
20 你造黑暗,定为夜晚,
作林中百兽出没的时间。
21 壮狮吼叫着觅食,
寻找上帝所赐的食物。
22 太阳升起,
百兽便退回自己的洞窟中休息,
23 人们外出工作,直到黄昏。

24 耶和华啊,你的创造多么繁多!
你用智慧造了这一切,
大地充满了你创造的万物。
25 汪洋浩瀚,
充满了无数的大小水族,
26 船只往来于海上,
你造的鲸鱼也在水中嬉戏。
27 它们都倚靠你按时供应食物。
28 它们从你那里得到供应,
你伸手赐下美食,
使它们饱足。
29 你若对它们弃而不顾,
它们会惊慌失措。
你一收回它们的气息,
它们便死亡,归于尘土。
30 你一吹气便创造了它们,
你使大地更新。

31 愿耶和华的荣耀存到永远!
愿耶和华因自己的创造而欢欣!
32 祂一看大地,大地就震动;
祂一摸群山,群山就冒烟。
33 我要一生一世向耶和华歌唱,
我一息尚存就要赞美上帝。
34 愿祂喜悦我的默想,
祂是我喜乐的泉源。
35 愿罪人从地上消逝,
愿恶人荡然无存。

我的心啊,要称颂耶和华!
你们要赞美耶和华!