God the Creator
1My soul, praise Yahweh!
Lord my God, You are very great;
You are clothed with majesty and splendor. Ps 93:1; 103:22
2He wraps Himself in light as if it were a robe,
spreading out the sky like a canopy, Jb 9:8; Is 40:22
3laying the beams of His palace
on the waters above, Am 9:6
making the clouds His chariot, Is 19:1
walking on the wings of the wind, Ps 18:10
4and making the winds His messengers, Or angels
flames of fire His servants. Ps 148:8; Heb 1:7
5He established the earth on its foundations;
it will never be shaken. Jb 38:4; Ps 24:2; 93:1; 96:10
6You covered it with the deep
as if it were a garment;
the waters stood above the mountains. Gn 7:19
7At Your rebuke the waters fled;
at the sound of Your thunder they hurried away Ps 18:15; 106:9
8mountains rose and valleys sank Or away. They flowed over the mountains and went down valleys
to the place You established for them. Ps 65:6; Am 4:13
9You set a boundary they cannot cross;
they will never cover the earth again. Jb 26:10; 38:10-11; Jr 5:22
10He causes the springs to gush into the valleys;
they flow between the mountains. Ps 107:35; Is 41:18
11They supply water for every wild beast;
the wild donkeys quench their thirst. Jb 39:5
12The birds of the sky live beside the springs;
they sing among the foliage. Mt 8:20
13He waters the mountains from His palace;
the earth is satisfied by the fruit of Your labor. Jb 5:10; Ps 65:9
14He causes grass to grow for the livestock
and provides crops for man to cultivate,
producing food from the earth, Jb 28:5; Ps 147:8
15wine that makes man’s heart glad —
making his face shine with oil —
and bread that sustains man’s heart. Gn 18:5; Ps 141:5
16The trees of the Lord flourish, Lit are satisfied
the cedars of Lebanon that He planted. Nm 24:6
17There the birds make their nests;
the stork makes its home in the pine trees. Lv 11:19
18The high mountains are for the wild goats;
the cliffs are a refuge for hyraxes. Lv 11:5; Pr 30:26
19He made the moon to mark the Lit moon for festivals; Or the appointed times
the sun knows when to set. Gn 1:14; Ps 19:6; 74:16
20You bring darkness, and it becomes night,
when all the forest animals stir. Is 45:17
21The young lions roar for their prey
and seek their food from God. Jb 38:39
22The sun rises; they go back
and lie down in their dens. Jb 37:8
23Man goes out to his work
and to his labor until evening. Gn 3:19
24How countless are Your works, Lord!
In wisdom You have made them all;
the earth is full of Your creatures. Lit possessions Pr 3:19; Jr 10:12; 51:15
25Here is the sea, vast and wide,
teeming with creatures beyond number —
living things both large and small. Gn 1:21; Ps 69:34
26There the ships move about,
and Leviathan, which You formed to play there. Jb 41:1; Ps 74:14; Is 27:1
27All of them wait for You
to give them their food at the right time. Ps 136:25; 145:15; 147:9
28When You give it to them,
they gather it;
when You open Your hand,
they are satisfied with good things. Ps 145:16
29When You hide Your face,
they are terrified;
when You take away their breath,
they die and return to the dust. Jb 10:9; Ps 90:3
30When You send Your breath, Or Spirit
they are created,
and You renew the face of the earth. Jb 33:4
31May the glory of the Lord endure forever;
may the Lord rejoice in His works. Ps 72:17
32He looks at the earth, and it trembles;
He touches the mountains,
and they pour out smoke. Ex 19:18; Ps 144:5
33I will sing to the Lord all my life;
I will sing praise to my God while I live. Ps 63:4; 146:2
34May my meditation be pleasing to Him;
I will rejoice in the Lord. Ps 19:14
35May sinners vanish from the earth
and wicked people be no more. Ps 37:10; 59:13
My soul, praise Yahweh!