Psalms 104-105 - The LORD'S Care over All His Works; The LORD'S Wonderful Works in Behalf of Israel

Psalm 104

The LORD'S Care over All His Works.

1 Bless the LORD, O my soul!

O LORD my God, You are very great;

You are clothed with splendor and


2 Covering Yourself with light as with

a cloak,

Stretching out heaven like a tent curtain.

3 He lays the beams of His upper

chambers in the waters;

He makes the clouds His chariot;

He walks upon the wings of the wind;

4 He makes the winds His messengers,

Flaming fire His ministers.

5 He established the earth upon its


So that it will not totter forever and ever.

6 You covered it with the deep as with a


The waters were standing above the


7 At Your rebuke they fled,

At the sound of Your thunder they hurried


8 The mountains rose; the valleys sank down

To the place which You established for them.

9 You set a boundary that they may not pass


So that they will not return to cover the earth.

10 He sends forth springs in the valleys;

They flow between the mountains;

11 They give drink to every beast of the field;

The wild donkeys quench their thirst.

12 Beside them the birds of the heavens dwell;

They lift up their voices among the branches.

13 He waters the mountains from His upper


The earth is satisfied with the fruit of His works.

14 He causes the grass to grow for the cattle,

And vegetation for the labor of man,

So that he may bring forth food from the earth,

15 And wine which makes man's heart glad,

So that he may make his face glisten with oil,

And food which sustains man's heart.

16 The trees of the LORD drink their fill,

The cedars of Lebanon which He planted,

17 Where the birds build their nests,

And the stork, whose home is the fir trees.

18 The high mountains are for the wild goats;

The cliffs are a refuge for the shephanim.

19 He made the moon for the seasons;

The sun knows the place of its setting.

20 You appoint darkness and it becomes


In which all the beasts of the forest

prowl about.

21 The young lions roar after their prey

And seek their food from God.

22 When the sun rises they withdraw

And lie down in their dens.

23 Man goes forth to his work

And to his labor until evening.

24 O LORD, how many are Your works!

In wisdom You have made them all;

The earth is full of Your possessions.

25 There is the sea, great and broad,

In which are swarms without number,

Animals both small and great.

26 There the ships move along,

And Leviathan, which You have formed

to sport in it.

27 They all wait for You

To give them their food in due season.

28 You give to them, they gather it up;

You open Your hand, they are satisfied

with good.

29 You hide Your face, they are dismayed;

You take away their spirit, they expire

And return to their dust.

30 You send forth Your Spirit, they are


And You renew the face of the ground.

31 Let the glory of the LORD endure


Let the LORD 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


34 Let my meditation be pleasing to Him;

As for me, I shall be glad in the LORD.

35 Let sinners be consumed from the earth

And let the wicked be no more.

Bless the LORD, O my soul.

Praise the LORD!

Psalm 105

The LORD'S Wonderful Works in Behalf of Israel.

1 Oh give thanks to the LORD, call upon

His name;

Make known His deeds among the peoples.

2 Sing to Him, sing praises to Him;

Speak of all His wonders.

3 Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart of those who seek the LORD

be glad.

4 Seek the LORD and His strength;

Seek His face continually.

5 Remember His wonders which He

has done,

His marvels and the judgments uttered

by His mouth,

6 O seed of Abraham, His servant,

O sons of Jacob, His chosen ones!

7 He is the LORD our God;

His judgments are in all the earth.

8 He has remembered His covenant


The word which He commanded to a

thousand generations,

9 The covenant which He made with


And His oath to Isaac.

10 Then He confirmed it to Jacob for

a statute,

To Israel as an everlasting covenant,

11 Saying, "To you I will give the land

of Canaan

As the portion of your inheritance,"

12 When they were only a few men in


Very few, and strangers in it.

13 And they wandered about from

nation to nation,

From one kingdom to another people.

14 He permitted no man to oppress them,

And He reproved kings for their sakes:

15 "Do not touch My anointed ones,

And do My prophets no harm."

16 And He called for a famine upon the


He broke the whole staff of bread.

17 He sent a man before them,

Joseph, who was sold as a slave.

18 They afflicted his feet with fetters,

He himself was laid in irons;

19 Until the time that his word came

to pass,

The word of the LORD tested him.

20 The king sent and released him,

The ruler of peoples, and set him free.

21 He made him lord of his house

And ruler over all his possessions,

22 To imprison his princes at will,

That he might teach his elders wisdom.

23 Israel also came into Egypt;

Thus Jacob sojourned in the land of Ham.

24 And He caused His people to be

very fruitful,

And made them stronger than their


25 He turned their heart to hate His


To deal craftily with His servants.

26 He sent Moses His servant,

And Aaron, whom He had chosen.

27 They performed His wondrous acts

among them,

And miracles in the land of Ham.

28 He sent darkness and made it dark;

And they did not rebel against His words.

29 He turned their waters into blood

And caused their fish to die.

30 Their land swarmed with frogs

Even in the chambers of their kings.

31 He spoke, and there came a swarm

of flies

And gnats in all their territory.

32 He gave them hail for rain,

And flaming fire in their land.

33 He struck down their vines also and

their fig trees,

And shattered the trees of their territory.

34 He spoke, and locusts came,

And young locusts, even without number,

35 And ate up all vegetation in their land,

And ate up the fruit of their ground.

36 He also struck down all the firstborn

in their land,

The first fruits of all their vigor.

37 Then He brought them out with silver

and gold,

And among His tribes there was not one

who stumbled.

38 Egypt was glad when they departed,

For the dread of them had fallen upon them.

39 He spread a cloud for a covering,

And fire to illumine by night.

40 They asked, and He brought quail,

And satisfied them with the bread of


41 He opened the rock and water

flowed out;

It ran in the dry places like a river.

42 For He remembered His holy word

With Abraham His servant;

43 And He brought forth His people

with joy,

His chosen ones with a joyful shout.

44 He gave them also the lands of the


That they might take possession of the

fruit of the peoples' labor,

45 So that they might keep His statutes

And observe His laws,

Praise the LORD!

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