1 Bless Jehovah, O my soul. O Jehovah my God, You are very great: You are clothed
with honor and majesty,
2 who covers Yourself with light as with a garment, who stretches out the heavens like a
3 who lays the beams of His upper chambers in the waters, who makes the clouds His
chariot, who walks on the wings of the wind,
4 who makes His angels spirits, His ministers a flaming fire.
5 You laid the foundations of the earth, so that it should not be shaken forever.
6 You covered it with the deep as with a garment; the waters stood above the mountains.
7 At Your rebuke they fled; at the voice of Your thunder they hurried away.
8 They went up over the mountains; they went down into the valleys, to the place which
You have founded for them.
9 You have set a boundary that they may not pass over, that they may not return to cover
10 He sends the springs into the valleys, they flow among the hills.
11 They give drink to every beast of the field; the wild asses quench their thirst.
12 Over them the birds of the heavens have their dwelling; they utter their voices among
13 He waters the hills from His upper chambers; the earth is satisfied with the fruit of
14 He causes the grass to grow for the cattle, and vegetation for the service of man, that
he may bring forth food out of the earth,
15 and wine that gladdens the heart of man, oil to make his face shine, and bread which
strengthens man's heart.
16 The trees of Jehovah are full, the cedars of Lebanon which He planted,
17 where the birds make their nests; the fir trees, where the stork has her house.
18 The high hills are for the wild goats; the cliffs are a refuge for the hyrax.
19 He appointed the moon for seasons; the sun knows its setting.
20 You make darkness, and it is night, in which all the beasts of the forest creep about.
21 The young lions roar after their prey, and seek their food from the Mighty God.
22 When the sun rises, they gather together and lie down in their dens.
23 Man goes out to his work and to his labor until the evening.
24 O Jehovah, how manifold are Your works! In wisdom You have made them all. The
earth is full of Your possessions;
25 this great and wide sea, in which are innumerable creeping things, living things both
small and great.
26 There the ships go; there is that leviathan which You have fashioned to play in it.
27 These all wait upon You, that You may give them their food in due season.
28 What You give them they gather in; You open Your hand, they are filled with good.
29 You hide Your face, they are dismayed; You take away their breath, they die and
return to their dust.
30 You send forth Your Spirit, they are created; and You renew the face of the earth.
31 The glory of Jehovah is eternal; Jehovah shall rejoice in His works.
32 He looks upon the earth, and it trembles; He touches the hills, and they smoke.
33 I will sing unto Jehovah as long as I live; I will make music unto my God while I
have my being.
34 My meditation of Him shall be pleasant; I will be glad in Jehovah.
35 Let sinners be consumed from off the earth, and the wicked be no more. Bless
Jehovah, O my soul! Praise YAH!