1Bless Jehovah, O my soul.
O Jehovah my God, you have proved very great.
With dignity and splendor you have clothed yourself,
2Enwrapping yourself with light as with a garment,
Stretching out the heavens like a tent cloth,
3The One building his upper chambers with beams in the very waters,
Making the clouds his chariot,
Walking upon the wings of the wind,
4Making his angels spirits,
His ministers a devouring fire.
5He has founded the earth upon its established places;
It will not be made to totter to time indefinite, or forever.
6With a watery deep just like a garment you covered it.
The waters were standing above the very mountains.
7At your rebuke they began to flee;
At the sound of your thunder they were sent running in panic—
8Mountains proceeded to ascend,
Valley plains proceeded to descend—
To the place that you have founded for them.
9A boundary you set, beyond which they should not pass,
That they should not again cover the earth.
10He is sending springs into the torrent valleys;
Between the mountains they keep going on.
11They continually give drink to all the wild beasts of the open field;
The zebras regularly quench their thirst.
12Above them roost the flying creatures of the heavens;
From among the thick foliage they keep giving forth sound.
13He is watering the mountains from his upper chambers.
With the fruitage of your works the earth is satisfied.
14He is making green grass sprout for the beasts,
And vegetation for the service of mankind,
To cause food to go forth from the earth,
15And wine that makes the heart of mortal man rejoice,
To make the face shine with oil,
And bread that sustains the very heart of mortal man.
18The high mountains are for the mountain goats;
The crags are a refuge for the rock badgers.
19He has made the moon for appointed times;
The sun itself knows well where it sets.
20You cause darkness, that it may become night;
In it all the wild animals of the forest move forth.
21The maned young lions are roaring for the prey
And for seeking their food from God himself.
22The sun begins to shine—they withdraw
And they lie down in their own hiding places.
23Man goes forth to his activity
And to his service until evening.
24How many your works are, O Jehovah!
All of them in wisdom you have made.
The earth is full of your productions.
25As for this sea so great and wide,
There there are moving things without number,
Living creatures, small as well as great.
26There the ships go;
As for Le‧vi′a‧than, him you have formed to play about in it.
27All of them—for you they keep waiting
To give [them] their food in its season.
28What you give them they pick up.
You open your hand—they get satisfied with good things.
29If you conceal your face, they get disturbed.
If you take away their spirit, they expire,
And back to their dust they go.
30If you send forth your spirit, they are created;
And you make the face of the ground new.
31The glory of Jehovah will prove to be to time indefinite.
Jehovah will rejoice in his works.
32He is looking at the earth, and it trembles;
He touches the mountains, and they smoke.
33I will sing to Jehovah throughout my life;
I will make melody to my God as long as I am.
34Let my musing about him be pleasurable.
I, for my part, shall rejoice in Jehovah.
35The sinners will be finished off from the earth;
And as for the wicked, they will be no longer.
Bless Jehovah, O my soul. Praise Jah, YOU people!