103:1 Praise the Lord, O my soul!
With all that is within me, praise2 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 delivers5 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 acts10 to Moses,
his deeds to the Israelites.
103:8 The Lord is compassionate and merciful;
he is patient11 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 towers16 over his faithful followers.17
103:12 As far as the eastern horizon18 is from the west,19
so he removes the guilt of our rebellious actions20 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 realizes24 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 wind27 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 regions36 of his kingdom!
Praise the Lord, O my soul!