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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.

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!