Psalms Chapter 104
(Original 1611 KJV Bible)
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1 A meditation vpon the mighty power, 7 and wonderfull prouidence of God. 31 Gods glory is eternall. 33 The Prophet voweth perpetually to praise God.
Blesse the Lord, O my soule, O Lord my God, thou art very great: thou art clothed with honour and maiestie.
Who couerest thy selfe with light, as with a garment: who stretchest out the heauens like a curtaine.
Who layeth the beames of his chambers in the waters, who maketh the cloudes his charet: who walketh vpon the wings of the wind.
Who maketh his Angels spirits: his ministers a flaming fire.4
Who laid the foundations of the earth: that it should not be remoued for euer.5
Thou coueredst it with the deepe as with a garment: the waters stood aboue the mountaines.
At thy rebuke they fled: at the voice of thy thunder they hasted away.
They go vp by the mountaines: they goe downe by the valleys vnto the place which thou hast founded for them.8
Thou hast set a bound that they may not passe ouer: that they turne not againe to couer the earth.
He sendeth the springs into the valleys: which runne among the hilles.10
They giue drinke to euery beast of the field: the wild asses quench their thirst.11
By them shall the foules of the heauen haue their habitation: which sing among the branches.12
He watereth the hilles from his chambers: the earth is satisfied with the fruit of thy workes.
He causeth the grasse to grow for the cattell, and herbe for the seruice of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth:14
And wine that maketh glad the heart of man, and oile to make his face to shine: and bread which strengtheneth mans heart.15
The trees of the Lord are full of sappe: the cedars of Lebanon which he hath planted.
Where the birds make their nests: as for the Storke, the firre trees are her house.
Gods wisedome, and prouidence.
The hie hilles are a refuge for the wilde goates: and the rockes for the conies.
He appointed the moone for seasons; the sunne knoweth his going downe.
Thou makest darknesse, and it is night: wherein all the beasts of the forrest doe creepe forth.20
The young lyons roare after their pray: and seeke their meate from God.
The sunne ariseth, they gather themselues together: and lay them downe in their dennes.
Man goeth forth vnto his worke: and to his labour, vntill the euening.
O Lord, how manifold are thy workes! in wisedome hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches.
So is this great and wide Sea, wherein are things creeping innumerable: both small and great beasts.
There goe the shippes; there is that Leuiathan, whom thou hast made to play therein.26
These waite all vpon thee: that thou mayest giue them their meate in due season.27
That thou giuest them, they gather: thou openest thine hand, they are filled with good.
Thou hidest thy face, they are troubled, thou takest away their breath, they die: and returne to their dust.
Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created: and thou renewest the face of the earth.
The glory of the Lord shall endure for euer: the Lord shall reioyce in his workes.31
Hee looketh on the earth, and it trembleth; he toucheth the hilles, and they smoke.
I will sing vnto the Lord as long as I liue: I will sing praise to my God, while I haue my being.
My meditation of him shalbe sweete: I will be glad in the Lord.
Let the sinners be consumed out of the earth, and let the wicked bee no more: blesse thou the Lord, O my soule. Praise yee the Lord.
Psalms Chapter 104 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible):
4 Heb. 1.7.
5 Hebr. he hath founded the earth vpon her bases.
8 Or, the mountaines ascend, the valleys descend.
10 Hebr. who sendeth. , Heb. walke
11 Heb. break
12 Heb. giue a voyce.
15 Hebr. to make his face shine with oyle, or more then oyle.
20 Heb. all the beasts thereof doe trample on the forrest.
26 Heb. formed.
27 Psal. 145. 15.
31 Heb. shalbe.
* Courtesy of Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania