Psalm 103
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Praise God, who Forgives

1Bless the LORD, my soul,

and all that is within me, blessa his holy name.

2Bless the LORD, my soul,

and never forget any of his benefits:

3He continues to forgive all your sins,

he continues to heal all your diseases,

4he continues to redeem your life from the Pit,b

and he continuously surrounds you

with gracious love and compassion.

5He keeps satisfying you with good things,

and he keeps renewing your youth like the eagle’s.

6The LORD continuously does what is right,

executing justice for all who are being oppressed.

7He revealed his plansc to Moses

and his deeds to the people of Israel.

8The LORD is compassionate and gracious,

patient,d and abundantly rich in gracious love.

9He does not maintain a disputee continuously

or remain angry for all time.

10He neither deals with us according to our sins,

nor repays us equivalent to our iniquity.

11As high as heaven rises above earth,

so his gracious love strengthensf those who fear him.

12As distant as the east is from the west,

that is how far he has removed our sins from us.

13As a father has compassion for his children,

so the LORD has compassion for those who fear him.

14For he knows how we were formed,

aware that we were made from dust.

15A person’s life is like grass—

it blossoms like wild flowers,

16but when the wind blows through it,

it withers away and no one remembers where it was.

17Yet the LORD’s gracious love remains

throughout eternity for those who fear him

and his righteous acts extend to their children’s children,

18to those who keep his covenant

and to those who remember to observe his precepts.

19The LORD has established his throne in heaven

and his kingdom rules over all.

20Bless the LORD, you angels who belong to him,

you mighty warriors who carry out his commands,

who are obedient to the sound of his words.g

21Bless the LORD, all his heavenly armies,

his ministers who do his will.

22Bless the LORD, all his creation,h

in all the places of his dominion.

Bless the LORD, my soul.

a 103:1 The Heb. lacks bless
b 103:4 i.e. the place of punishment in the afterlife
c 103:7 Lit. ways
d 103:8 Lit. slow of anger
e 103:9 Or not rebuke
f 103:11 MT phrase high as sounds like MT verb strengthens
g 103:20 So LXX 4QPs; MT LXX read word
h 103:22 Lit. works; or deeds

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