1 My soul, praise thou the Lord: O Lord my

God, thou art exceeding great, thou art

clothed with glory and honor.

2 Which covereth himself with light, as with

a garment, and spreadeth the heavens like a


3 Which layeth the beams of his chambers in

the waters, and maketh the clouds his chariot, and

walketh upon the wings of the wind.

4 Which maketh the spirits his messengers, and

a flaming fire his ministers.

5 He set the earth upon her foundations, so that

it shall never move.

6 Thou coverest it with the deep as with a garment:

the waters would stand above the mountains.

7 But at thy rebuke they flee: at the voice of thy

thunder they haste away.

8 And the mountains ascend, and the valleys

descend to the place which thou hast established

for them.

9 But thou hast set them a bound which they shall

not pass: they shall not return to cover the earth.

10 He sendeth the springs into the valleys, which

run between the mountains.

11 They shall give drink to all the beasts of the

field, and the wild asses shall quench their thirst.

12 By these springs shall the fowls of the heaven

dwell, and sing among the branches.

13 He watereth the mountains from his chambers,

and the earth is filled with the fruit of thy works.

14 He causeth grass to grow for the cattle, and

herb for the use of man, that he may bring forth

bread out of the earth,

15 And wine that maketh glad the heart of man,

and oil to make his face to shine, and bread that

strengtheneth man’s heart.

16 The high trees are satisfied, even the cedars of

Lebanon, which he hath planted,

17 That the birds may make their nests there: the

stork dwelleth in the fir trees.

18 The high mountains are for the goats: the

rocks are a refuge for the conies.

19 He appointed the moon for certain seasons:

the sun knoweth his going down.

20 Thou makest darkness, and it is night, wherein

all the beasts of the forest creep forth.

21 The lions roar after their prey, and seek their

meat at God.

22 When the sun riseth, they retire, and couch in

their dens.

23 Then goeth man forth to his work, and to his

labor until the evening.

24 O Lord, how manifold are thy works! in

wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full

of thy riches.

25 So is the sea great and wide: for therein are

things creeping innumerable, both small beasts and


26 There go the ships, yea that Leviathan, whom

thou hast made to play therein.

27 All these wait upon thee, that thou mayest

give them food in due season.

28 Thou givest it to them, and they gather it, thou openest

thy hand, and they are filled with good things.

29 But if thou hide thy face, they are troubled: if

thou take away their breath, they die and return to

their dust:

30 Again if thou send forth thy spirit, they are

created, and thou renewest the face of the earth.

31 Glory be to the Lord forever: let the Lord

rejoice in his works.

32 He looketh on the earth and it trembleth: he

toucheth the mountains, and they smoke.

33 I will sing unto the Lord all my life: I will praise

my God, while I live.

34 Let my words be acceptable unto him: I will

rejoice in the Lord.

35 Let the sinners be consumed out of the earth,

and the wicked till there be no more: O my soul,

praise thou the Lord. Praise ye the Lord.

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