| ||BLESS Jehovah, O my soul.|
O Jehovah my God, thou art very great;
Thou art clothed with honor and majesty:
| ||Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment;|
Who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain;
| ||Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters;|
Who maketh the clouds his chariot;
Who walketh upon the wings of the wind;
| ||Who maketh winds 1 his messengers;|
Flames of fire his ministers;
| ||Who 2 laid the foundations of the earth,|
That it should not be moved for ever.
| ||Thou coveredst it with the deep as with a vesture;|
The waters stood above the mountains.
| ||At thy rebuke they fled;|
At the voice of thy thunder they hasted away
| ||(The 3 mountains rose, the valleys sank down)|
Unto the place which thou hadst founded for them.
| ||Thou hast set a bound that they may not pass over;|
That they turn not again to cover the earth.
| ||He sendeth forth springs into the valleys;|
They run among the mountains;
| ||They give drink to every beast of the field;|
The wild asses quench their thirst.
| ||By them the birds of the heavens have their habitation;|
They sing 4 among the branches.
| ||He watereth the mountains from his chambers:|
The earth is filled with the fruit of thy works.
| ||He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle,|
And herb for the service 5 of man;
That he may bring forth food 6 out of the earth,
| ||And wine that maketh glad the heart of man,|
And 7 oil to make his face to shine,
And bread that strengtheneth mans heart.
| ||The trees of Jehovah are filled with moisture,|
The cedars of Lebanon, which he hath planted;
| ||Where the birds make their nests:|
As for the stork, the fir-trees are her house.
| ||The high mountains are for the wild goats;|
The rocks are a refuge for the conies.
| ||He appointed the moon for seasons:|
The sun knoweth his going down.
| ||Thou makest darkness, and it is night,|
Wherein all the beasts of the forest creep forth.
| ||The young lions roar after their prey,|
And seek their food from God.
| ||The sun ariseth, they get them away,|
And lay them down in their dens.
| ||Man goeth forth unto his work|
And to his labor until the evening.
| ||O Jehovah, how manifold are thy works!|
In wisdom hast thou made them all:
The earth is full of thy riches. 8
| ||Yonder is the sea, great and wide,|
Wherein are things creeping innumerable,
Both small and great beasts.
| ||There go the ships;|
There is leviathan, whom thou hast formed to play therein. 9
| ||These wait all for thee,|
That thou mayest give them their food in due season.
| ||Thou givest unto them, they gather;|
Thou openest thy hand, they are satisfied with good.
| ||Thou hidest thy face, they are troubled;|
Thou takest 10 away their breath, they die,
And return to their dust.
| ||Thou sendest forth thy Spirit, they are created;|
And thou renewest the face of the ground.
| ||Let the glory of Jehovah endure for ever;|
Let Jehovah rejoice in his works:
| ||Who looketh on the earth, and it trembleth;|
He toucheth the mountains, and they smoke.
| ||I will sing unto Jehovah as long as I live:|
I will sing praise to my God while I have any being.
| ||Let my meditation be sweet unto him:|
I will rejoice in Jehovah.
| ||Let sinners be consumed out of the earth.|
And let wicked be no more.
Bless Jehovah, O my soul.
Praise 11 ye Jehovah.