|Psalms 104 |
1 Bless the LORD, O my soul. O LORD 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 curtain;
3 Who lays the beams of his chambers in the waters; who makes the clouds his chariot; who walks upon the wings of the wind;
4 Who makes his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire;
5 Who laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be removed 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 hastened away.
8 They go up by the mountains; they go down by the valleys to the place which you have founded for them.
9 You have set a bound that the waters may not pass over; that they turn not again to cover the earth.
10 He sends the springs into the valleys, which run among the hills.
11 They give drink to every beast of the field; the wild asses quench their thirst.
12 By them shall the birds of the heaven have their habitation, which sing among the branches.
13 He waters the hills from his chambers; the earth is satisfied with the fruit of Your works.
14 He causes the grass to grow for the cattle, and herbs for the service of man; that he may bring forth food out of the earth;
15 And wine that makes glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face to shine, and bread which strengthens man's heart.
16 The trees of the LORD are full of sap; the cedars of Lebanon, which he has planted;
17 Where the birds make their nests; as for the stork, the fir trees are her house.
18 The high hills are a refuge for the wild goats; and the rocks for the conies.
19 He appointed the moon for seasons; the sun knows his going down.
20 You make darkness, and it is night, in which all the beasts of the forest creep forth.
21 The young lions roar after their prey, and seek their food from God.
22 The sun rises, they gather themselves together, and lay down in their dens.
23 Man goes forth to his work and to his labor until the evening.
24 O LORD, how manifold are your works! In wisdom have you made them all; the earth is full of your riches.
25 So is this great and wide sea, in which are innumerable creeping things, both small and great beasts.
26 There go the ships; there is that leviathan, whom you have made to play in it.
27 These all wait all upon you; that you may give them their food in due season.
28 What you give them they gather; you open your hand, they are filled with good.
29 You hide your face, they are troubled; you take away their breath, they die, and return to their dust.
30 You send forth your spirit, and they are created; and you renew the face of the earth.
31 The glory of the LORD shall endure forever; the LORD shall rejoice in his works.
32 He looks on the earth, and it trembles; he touches the hills, and they smoke.
33 I will sing to the LORD as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have my life.
34 My meditation of him shall be sweet; I will be glad in the LORD.
35 Let the sinners be consumed out of the earth, and let the wicked be no more.1 Bless you the LORD, O my soul. Praise you the LORD.
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1 Let the sinners be consumed out of the earth, and let the wicked be no more. David, the likely writer of this Psalm, had seen the day when this was to happen. Revelation foretells of this event as does: He shall destroy the sinners out of the land, Isa 13:9; and Come, my people, enter you into your chambers and shut your doors behind you; hide yourself, as it were, for a little while, until the indignation is past. The LORD comes out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity, Isa 26:20-21; and the slain of the LORD shall be at that day from one end of the earth even to the other end of the earth; they shall not be lamented, neither gathered, nor buried; they shall be dung upon the ground. Jer 25:33. All sinners, supposedly saved or not, will be destroyed. There will be no rapture of Christendom; Christendom is Babylon and will perish from the earth through the plagues of Babylon.
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