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Tehillim 104 Orthodox Jewish Bible (OJB)

104 Barachi (bless) Hashem, O my nefesh. Hashem Elohai, Thou art gadol me’od; Thou art clothed with hod (honor) and hadar (majesty).

Who coverest Thyself with ohr (light) as with a garment; Who stretchest out Shomayim like a tent (curtain);

Who layeth the beams of His aliyyot (upper rooms) on the mayim; Who maketh the clouds His merkavah; Who walketh upon the wings of the ruach (wind);

Who maketh ruchot (spirits, winds) His malachim; His mesharetim (ministers), flaming eish;

Who laid the mekhonim (foundations) of ha’aretz, that it should not move out of place olam va’ed.

Thou coveredst it with the tehom (deep) as with a garment; the mayim stood above the harim (mountains).

At Thy ga’arah (rebuke) they fled; at the voice of Thy thunder they hasted away.

They go up by the harim (mountains); they go down by the beka’ot (valleys) unto the makom (place) which Thou hast assigned for them.

Thou hast set a boundary that they [the waters] may not pass over; that they return not to cover ha’aretz.

10 He sendeth the ma’ayanim (springs) into the ravines, which run among the harim.

11 They give drink to every beast of the sadeh; the pera’im (donkeys) quench their thirst.

12 By them shall the oph HaShomayim have their habitation, which sing among the branches.

13 He watereth the harim from His aliyyot (upper rooms); ha’aretz is satisfied with the p’ri (fruit) of Thy ma’asim.

14 He causeth the khatzir (grass) to grow for the behemah, and esev for the avodas ha’adam; that he may bring forth lechem out of ha’aretz;

15 And yayin that maketh glad levav enosh, and shemen to make panim (faces) to shine, and lechem which strengtheneth levav enosh.

16 The trees of Hashem are full of sap, the arazim (cedars) of Levanon, which He hath planted;

17 Where the tzipporim (birds) make their nests; as for the khasidah (stork), the beroshim (cypresses) are her bais.

18 The high hills are a makhseh (refuge, shelter) for the wild goats; and the rocks for the gophers.

19 He appointed the yarei’ach for mo’adim; the shemesh knoweth the place of its going down.

20 Thou makest choshech, and it is lailah; wherein all the beasts of the ya’ar (forest) do creep forth.

21 The young lions roar after their teref (prey), and seek their okhel from G-d.

22 The shemesh ariseth, they retreat, and lay themselves down in their me’onot (dwelling places, dens, homes [Yn 14:2 OJBC]).

23 Adam goeth forth unto his work and to his avodah (labor, service) until erev.

24 Hashem, how manifold are Thy ma’asim! In chochmah (wisdom; cf Psa 33:6; Yn 1:1) hast Thou made them all; ha’aretz is full of Thy creatures.

25 So is this gadol (great) and rekhav (wide, spacious) yam (sea), wherein are remes (creeping things), innumerable swarming chayyot (creatures), ketanot and gedolot.

26 There go the oniyyot (ships); there is that Leviathan, whom Thou hast made lesakhek (to play, to sport, to frolic) therein.

27 These wait all upon Thee; that Thou mayest give them their ochel (food) in due season.

28 That Thou givest them they gather; Thou openest Thine yad, they are satisfied with tov.

29 Thou hidest Thy face, they are troubled; Thou takest away their ruach, they expire, and return to their aphar.

30 Thou sendest forth Thy Ruach [Hakodesh], they are created; and Thou renewest the face of adamah (earth).

31 The Kavod Hashem shall endure l’olam; Hashem shall rejoice in His ma’asim (works).

32 He looketh on ha’aretz, and it trembleth; He toucheth the harim, and they smoke.

33 I will sing unto Hashem as long as I live; I will sing praise to Elohai while I have my being.

34 May my si’akh (musing, meditation) be acceptable to Him; I will have simchah in Hashem.

35 Let the chatta’im (sinners) be consumed from ha’aretz, and let the resha’im (wicked) be no more. Baruch Hashem, O my nefesh. Praise Hashem!

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Psalm 104 New International Version (NIV)

Psalm 104

Praise the Lord, my soul.

Lord my God, you are very great;
    you are clothed with splendor and majesty.

The Lord wraps himself in light as with a garment;
    he stretches out the heavens like a tent
    and lays the beams of his upper chambers on their waters.
He makes the clouds his chariot
    and rides on the wings of the wind.
He makes winds his messengers,[a]
    flames of fire his servants.

He set the earth on its foundations;
    it can never be moved.
You covered it with the watery depths as with a garment;
    the waters stood above the mountains.
But at your rebuke the waters fled,
    at the sound of your thunder they took to flight;
they flowed over the mountains,
    they went down into the valleys,
    to the place you assigned for them.
You set a boundary they cannot cross;
    never again will they cover the earth.

10 He makes springs pour water into the ravines;
    it flows between the mountains.
11 They give water to all the beasts of the field;
    the wild donkeys quench their thirst.
12 The birds of the sky nest by the waters;
    they sing among the branches.
13 He waters the mountains from his upper chambers;
    the land is satisfied by the fruit of his work.
14 He makes grass grow for the cattle,
    and plants for people to cultivate—
    bringing forth food from the earth:
15 wine that gladdens human hearts,
    oil to make their faces shine,
    and bread that sustains their hearts.
16 The trees of the Lord are well watered,
    the cedars of Lebanon that he planted.
17 There the birds make their nests;
    the stork has its home in the junipers.
18 The high mountains belong to the wild goats;
    the crags are a refuge for the hyrax.

19 He made the moon to mark the seasons,
    and the sun knows when to go down.
20 You bring darkness, it becomes night,
    and all the beasts of the forest prowl.
21 The lions roar for their prey
    and seek their food from God.
22 The sun rises, and they steal away;
    they return and lie down in their dens.
23 Then people go out to their work,
    to their labor until evening.

24 How many are your works, Lord!
    In wisdom you made them all;
    the earth is full of your creatures.
25 There is the sea, vast and spacious,
    teeming with creatures beyond number—
    living things both large and small.
26 There the ships go to and fro,
    and Leviathan, which you formed to frolic there.

27 All creatures look to you
    to give them their food at the proper time.
28 When you give it to them,
    they gather it up;
when you open your hand,
    they are satisfied with good things.
29 When you hide your face,
    they are terrified;
when you take away their breath,
    they die and return to the dust.
30 When you send your Spirit,
    they are created,
    and you renew the face of the ground.

31 May the glory of the Lord endure forever;
    may the Lord rejoice in his works
32 he who looks at the earth, and it trembles,
    who touches the mountains, and they smoke.

33 I will sing to the Lord all my life;
    I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.
34 May my meditation be pleasing to him,
    as I rejoice in the Lord.
35 But may sinners vanish from the earth
    and the wicked be no more.

Praise the Lord, my soul.

Praise the Lord.[b]


  1. Psalm 104:4 Or angels
  2. Psalm 104:35 Hebrew Hallelu Yah; in the Septuagint this line stands at the beginning of Psalm 105.
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