He made the moon for the seasons;
The sun knows the place of its setting.
You appoint darkness and it becomes night,
In which all the beasts of the forest [a]prowl about.
The young lions roar after their prey
[b]And seek their food from God.
When the sun rises they withdraw
And lie down in their dens.
Man goes forth to his work
And to his labor until evening.
O Lord, how many are Your works!
[c]In wisdom You have made them all;
The earth is full of Your [d]possessions.
[e]There is the sea, great and [f]broad,
In which are swarms without number,
Animals both small and great.
There the ships move along,
And [g]Leviathan, which You have formed to sport in it.
They all wait for You
To give them their food in [h]due season.
You give to them, they gather it up;
You open Your hand, they are satisfied with good.
You hide Your face, they are dismayed;
You take away their [i]spirit, they expire
And return to their dust.
You send forth Your [j]Spirit, they are created;
And You renew the face of the ground.
- Psalm 104:20 Lit creep
- Psalm 104:21 Lit And to seek
- Psalm 104:24 Or With
- Psalm 104:24 Or creatures
- Psalm 104:25 Or This
- Psalm 104:25 Or broad of dimensions (lit hands)
- Psalm 104:26 Or a sea monster
- Psalm 104:27 Lit its appointed time
- Psalm 104:29 Or breath
- Psalm 104:30 Or breath