Psalm 103
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1By David. Praise the LORD, O my soul! With all that is within me, praise his holy name! 1Bless the LORD, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name!
2Praise the LORD, O my soul! Do not forget all his kind deeds! 2Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits,
3He is the one who forgives all your sins, who heals all your diseases, 3who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases,
4who delivers your life from the Pit, who crowns you with his loyal love and compassion, 4who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,
5who satisfies your life with good things, so your youth is renewed like an eagle's. 5who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
6The LORD does what is fair, and executes justice for all the oppressed. 6The LORD works righteousness and justice for all who are oppressed.
7The LORD revealed his faithful acts to Moses, his deeds to the Israelites. 7He made known his ways to Moses, his acts to the people of Israel.
8The LORD is compassionate and merciful; he is patient and demonstrates great loyal love. 8The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
9He does not always accuse, and does not stay angry. 9He will not always chide, nor will he keep his anger forever.
10He does not deal with us as our sins deserve; he does not repay us as our misdeeds deserve. 10He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities.
11For as the skies are high above the earth, so his loyal love towers over his faithful followers. 11For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him;
12As far as the eastern horizon is from the west, so he removes the guilt of our rebellious actions from us. 12as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us.
13As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on his faithful followers. 13As a father shows compassion to his children, so the LORD shows compassion to those who fear him.
14For he knows what we are made of; he realizes we are made of clay. 14For he knows our frame; he remembers that we are dust.
15A person's life is like grass. Like a flower in the field it flourishes, 15As for man, his days are like grass; he flourishes like a flower of the field;
16but when the hot wind blows by, it disappears, and one can no longer even spot the place where it once grew. 16for the wind passes over it, and it is gone, and its place knows it no more.
17But the LORD continually shows loyal love to his faithful followers, and is faithful to their descendants, 17But the steadfast love of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him, and his righteousness to children’s children,
18to those who keep his covenant, who are careful to obey his commands. 18to those who keep his covenant and remember to do his commandments.
19The LORD has established his throne in heaven; his kingdom extends over everything. 19The LORD has established his throne in the heavens, and his kingdom rules over all.
20Praise the LORD, you angels of his, you powerful warriors who carry out his decrees and obey his orders! 20Bless the LORD, O you his angels, you mighty ones who do his word, obeying the voice of his word!
21Praise the LORD, all you warriors of his, you servants of his who carry out his desires! 21Bless the LORD, all his hosts, his ministers, who do his will!
22Praise the LORD, all that he has made, in all the regions of his kingdom! Praise the LORD, O my soul! 22Bless the LORD, all his works, in all places of his dominion. Bless the LORD, O my soul!
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