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GOD'S WORD ® Translation
[By David.] Praise the LORD, my soul! Praise his holy name, all that is within me.
2Praise the LORD, my soul, and never forget all the good he has done:
3He is the one who forgives all your sins, the one who heals all your diseases,
4the one who rescues your life from the pit, the one who crowns you with mercy and compassion,
5the one who fills your life with blessings so that you become young again like an eagle.
6The LORD does what is right and fair for all who are oppressed.
7He let Moses know his ways. He let the Israelites know the things he had done.
8The LORD is compassionate, merciful, patient, and always ready to forgive.
9He will not always accuse us of wrong or be angry [with us] forever.
10He has not treated us as we deserve for our sins or paid us back for our wrongs.
11As high as the heavens are above the earth- that is how vast his mercy is toward those who fear him.
12As far as the east is from the west- that is how far he has removed our rebellious acts from himself.
13As a father has compassion for his children, so the LORD has compassion for those who fear him.
14He certainly knows what we are made of. He bears in mind that we are dust.
15Human life is as short-lived as grass. It blossoms like a flower in the field.
16When the wind blows over the flower, it disappears, and there is no longer any sign of it.
17But from everlasting to everlasting, the LORD's mercy is on those who fear him. His righteousness belongs to their children and grandchildren,
18to those who are faithful to his promise, to those who remember to follow his guiding principles.
19The LORD has set his throne in heaven. His kingdom rules everything.
20Praise the LORD, all his angels, you mighty beings who carry out his orders and are ready to obey his spoken orders.
21Praise the LORD, all his armies, his servants who carry out his will.
22Praise the LORD, all his creatures in all the places of his empire. Praise the LORD, my soul!