Psalm 103:20
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English Standard Version
Bless the LORD, O you his angels, you mighty ones who do his word, obeying the voice of his word!

King James Bible
Bless the LORD, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word.

American Standard Version
Bless Jehovah, ye his angels, That are mighty in strength, that fulfil his word, Hearkening unto the voice of his word.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Bless the Lord, all ye his angels: you that are mighty in strength, and execute his word, hearkening to the voice of his orders.

English Revised Version
Bless the LORD, ye angels of his: ye mighty in strength, that fulfill his word, hearkening unto the voice of his word.

Webster's Bible Translation
Bless the LORD, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening to the voice of his word.

Psalm 103:20 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The ingenious figures in Psalm 103:11. (cf. Psalm 36:6; Psalm 57:11) illustrate the infinite power and complete unreservedness of mercy (loving-kindness). הרחיק has Gaja (as have also השׁחיתו and התעיבו, Psalm 14:1; Psalm 53:2, in exact texts), in order to render possible the distinct pronunciation of the guttural in the combination רח. Psalm 103:13 sounds just as much like the spirit of the New Testament as Psalm 103:11, Psalm 103:12. The relationship to Jahve in which those stand who fear Him is a filial relationship based upon free reciprocity (Malachi 3:11). His Fatherly compassion is (Psalm 103:14) based upon the frailty and perishableness of man, which are known to God, much the same as God's promise after the Flood not to decree a like judgment again (Genesis 8:21). According to this passage and Deuteronomy 31:21, יצרנוּ appears to be intended of the moral nature; but according to Psalm 103:14, one is obliged to think rather of the natural form which man possesses from God the Creator (ויּיצר, Genesis 2:7) than of the form of heart which he has by his own choice and, so far as its groundwork is concerned, by inheritance (Psalm 51:7). In זכוּר, mindful, the passive, according to Bצttcher's correct apprehension of it, expresses a passive state after an action that is completed by the person himself, as in בּטוּה, ידוּע, and the like. In its form Psalm 103:14 reminds one of the Book of Job JObadiah 11:11; Job 28:23, and Psalm 103:14 as to subject-matter recalls Job 7:7, and other passages (cf. Psalm 78:39; Psalm 89:48); but the following figurative representation of human frailty, with which the poet contrasts the eternal nature of the divine mercy as the sure stay of all God-fearing ones in the midst of the rise and decay of things here below, still more strongly recalls that book.

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bless

Psalm 148:2 Praise you him, all his angels: praise you him, all his hosts.

Luke 2:13,14 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying...

Revelation 19:5,6 And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all you his servants, and you that fear him, both small and great...

that excel in strength. Heb. mighty in strength

Psalm 78:25 Man did eat angels' food: he sent them meat to the full.

2 Kings 19:35 And it came to pass that night, that the angel of the LORD went out...

Isaiah 6:2 Above it stood the seraphim: each one had six wings; with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet...

Joel 2:11 And the LORD shall utter his voice before his army: for his camp is very great: for he is strong that executes his word...

Matthew 26:53 Think you that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?

do his

Matthew 6:10 Your kingdom come, Your will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

Luke 1:19 And the angel answering said to him, I am Gabriel, that stand in the presence of God; and am sent to speak to you...

Hebrews 1:14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?

Cross References
Matthew 6:10
Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

Hebrews 1:14
Are they not all ministering spirits sent out to serve for the sake of those who are to inherit salvation?

1 Kings 22:19
And Micaiah said, "Therefore hear the word of the LORD: I saw the LORD sitting on his throne, and all the host of heaven standing beside him on his right hand and on his left;

Psalm 29:1
Ascribe to the LORD, O heavenly beings, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength.

Psalm 78:25
Man ate of the bread of the angels; he sent them food in abundance.

Psalm 91:11
For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.

Psalm 148:2
Praise him, all his angels; praise him, all his hosts!

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