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Chapter 103

1For David himself. Bless the Lord, O my soul: O Lord my God, thou art exceedingly great. Thou hast put on praise and beauty: 2and art clothed with light as with a garment. Who stretchest out the heaven like a pavilion: 3who coverest the higher rooms thereof with water. Who makest the clouds thy chariot: who walkest upon the wings of the winds. 4Who makest thy angels spirits: and thy ministers a burning fire. 5Who hast founded the earth upon its own bases: it shall not be moved for ever and ever. 6The deep like a garment is its clothing: above the mountains shall the waters stand. 7At thy rebuke they shall flee: at the voice of thy thunder they shall fear. 8The mountains ascend, and the plains descend into the place which thou hast founded for them. 9Thou hast set a bound which they shall not pass over; neither shall they return to cover the earth. 10Thou sendest forth springs in the vales: between the midst of the hills the waters shall pass. 11All the beasts of the field shall drink: the wild asses shall expect in their thirst. 12Over them the birds of the air shall dwell: from the midst of the rocks they shall give forth their voices. 13Thou waterest the hills from thy upper rooms: the earth shall be filled with the fruit of thy works: 14Bringing forth grass for cattle, and herb for the service of men. That thou mayst bring bread out of the earth: 15and that wine may cheer the heart of man. That he may make the face cheerful with oil: and that bread may strengthen man's heart. 16The trees of the field shall be filled, and the cedars of Libanus which he hath planted: 17there the sparrows shall make their nests. The highest of them is the house of the heron. 18The high hills are a refuge for the harts, the rock for the irchins. 19He hath made the moon for seasons: the sun knoweth his going down. 20Thou hast appointed darkness, and it is night: in it shall all the beasts of the woods go about: 21The young lions roaring after their prey, and seeking their meat from God. 22The sun ariseth, and they are gathered together: and they shall lie down in their dens. 23Man shall go forth to his work, and to his labour until the evening. 24How great are thy works, O Lord? thou hast made all things in wisdom: the earth is filled with thy riches. 25So is this great sea, which stretcheth wide its arms: there are creeping things without number: Creatures little and great. 26There the ships shall go. This sea dragon which thou hast formed to play therein. 27All expect of thee that thou give them food in season. 28What thou givest to them they shall gather up: when thou openest thy hand, they shall all be filled with good. 29But if thou turnest away thy face, they shall be troubled: thou shalt take away their breath, and they shall fail, and shall return to their dust. 30Thou shalt send forth thy spirit, and they shall be created: and thou shalt renew the face of the earth. 31May the glory of the Lord endure for ever: the Lord shall rejoice in his works. 32He looketh upon the earth, and maketh it tremble: he toucheth the mountains, and they smoke. 33I will sing to the Lord as long as I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have my being. 34Let my speech be acceptable to him: but I will take delight in the Lord. 35Let sinners be consumed out of the earth, and the unjust, so that they be no more: O my soul, bless thou the Lord.

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