Bible: Psalm 104:14-23

104:14 He provides grass 1  for the cattle,

and crops for people to cultivate, 2 

so they can produce food from the ground, 3 

104:15 as well as wine that makes people feel so good, 4 

and so they can have oil to make their faces shine, 5 

as well as food that sustains people’s lives. 6 

104:16 The trees of the Lord 7  receive all the rain they need, 8 

the cedars of Lebanon which he planted,

104:17 where the birds make nests,

near the evergreens in which the herons live. 9 

104:18 The wild goats live in the high mountains; 10 

the rock badgers find safety in the cliffs.

104:19 He made the moon to mark the months, 11 

and the sun sets according to a regular schedule. 12 

104:20 You make it dark and night comes, 13 

during which all the beasts of the forest prowl around.

104:21 The lions roar for prey,

seeking their food from God. 14 

104:22 When the sun rises, they withdraw

and sleep 15  in their dens.

104:23 Men then go out to do their work,

and labor away until evening. 16 

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