Psalm 103
Contemporary English Version

(By David.)

The Lord's Wonderful Love

1With all my heart

I praise the Lord,

and with all that I am

I praise his holy name!

2With all my heart

I praise the Lord!

I will never forget

how kind he has been.

3The Lord forgives our sins,

heals us when we are sick,

4and protects us from death.

His kindness and love

are a crown on our heads.

5Each day that we live,+

he provides for our needs

and gives us the strength

of a young eagle.

6For all who are mistreated,

the Lord brings justice.

7He taught his Law to Moses

and showed all Israel

what he could do.

8 The Lord is merciful!

He is kind and patient,

and his love never fails.

9The Lord won't always be angry

and point out our sins;

10he doesn't punish us

as our sins deserve.

11How great is God's love for all

who worship him?

Greater than the distance

between heaven and earth!

12How far has the Lord taken

our sins from us?

Farther than the distance

from east to west!

13Just as parents are kind

to their children,

the Lord is kind

to all who worship him,

14because he knows

we are made of dust.

15We humans are like grass

or wild flowers

that quickly bloom.

16But a scorching wind blows,

and they quickly wither

to be forever forgotten.

17The Lord is always kind

to those who worship him,

and he keeps his promises

to their descendants

18who faithfully obey him.

19God has set up his kingdom

in heaven, and he rules

the whole creation.

20All of you mighty angels,

who obey God's commands,

come and praise your Lord!

21All of you thousands

who serve and obey God,

come and praise your Lord!

22All of God's creation

and all that he rules,

come and praise your Lord!

With all my heart

I praise the Lord!




Footnotes:

103.5 Each … live: One possible meaning for the difficult Hebrew text.


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