Psalms 103

Psalm 1031

By David.

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!

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