Bible: Ps 103

Psalm 103 1 

103:1 By David.

Praise the Lord, O my soul!

With all that is within me, praise 2  his holy name!

103:2 Praise the Lord, O my soul!

Do not forget all his kind deeds! 3 

103:3 He is the one who forgives all your sins,

who heals all your diseases, 4 

103:4 who delivers 5  your life from the Pit, 6 

who crowns you with his loyal love and compassion,

103:5 who satisfies your life with good things, 7 

so your youth is renewed like an eagle’s. 8 

103:6 The Lord does what is fair,

and executes justice for all the oppressed. 9 

103:7 The Lord revealed his faithful acts 10  to Moses,

his deeds to the Israelites.

103:8 The Lord is compassionate and merciful;

he is patient 11  and demonstrates great loyal love. 12 

103:9 He does not always accuse,

and does not stay angry. 13 

103:10 He does not deal with us as our sins deserve; 14 

he does not repay us as our misdeeds deserve. 15 

103:11 For as the skies are high above the earth,

so his loyal love towers 16  over his faithful followers. 17 

103:12 As far as the eastern horizon 18  is from the west, 19 

so he removes the guilt of our rebellious actions 20  from us.

103:13 As a father has compassion on his children, 21 

so the Lord has compassion on his faithful followers. 22 

103:14 For he knows what we are made of; 23 

he realizes 24  we are made of clay. 25 

103:15 A person’s life is like grass. 26 

Like a flower in the field it flourishes,

103:16 but when the hot wind 27  blows by, it disappears,

and one can no longer even spot the place where it once grew.

103:17 But the Lord continually shows loyal love to his faithful followers, 28 

and is faithful to their descendants, 29 

103:18 to those who keep his covenant,

who are careful to obey his commands. 30 

103:19 The Lord has established his throne in heaven;

his kingdom extends over everything. 31 

103:20 Praise the Lord, you angels of his,

you powerful warriors who carry out his decrees

and obey his orders! 32 

103:21 Praise the Lord, all you warriors of his, 33 

you servants of his who carry out his desires! 34 

103:22 Praise the Lord, all that he has made, 35 

in all the regions 36  of his kingdom!

Praise the Lord, O my soul!

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