Psalm 103
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1Bless the LORD, my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name.1Bless the LORD, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name!
2Bless the LORD, my soul, and never forget any of his benefits:2Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits,
3He continues to forgive all your sins, he continues to heal all your diseases,3who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases,
4he continues to redeem your life from the Pit, and he continuously surrounds you with gracious love and compassion.4who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,
5He keeps satisfying you with good things, and he keeps renewing your youth like the eagle's.5who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
6The LORD continuously does what is right, executing justice for all who are being oppressed.6The LORD works righteousness and justice for all who are oppressed.
7He revealed his plans to Moses and his deeds to the people of Israel.7He made known his ways to Moses, his acts to the people of Israel.
8The LORD is compassionate and gracious, patient, and abundantly rich in gracious love.8The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
9He does not maintain a dispute continuously or remain angry for all time.9He will not always chide, nor will he keep his anger forever.
10He neither deals with us according to our sins, nor repays us equivalent to our iniquity.10He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities.
11As high as heaven rises above earth, so his gracious love strengthens those who fear him.11For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him;
12As distant as the east is from the west, that is how far he has removed our sins 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 for his children, so the LORD has compassion for those who fear him.13As a father shows compassion to his children, so the LORD shows compassion to those who fear him.
14For he knows how we were formed, aware that we were made from dust.14For he knows our frame; he remembers that we are dust.
15A person's life is like grass— it blossoms like wild flowers,15As for man, his days are like grass; he flourishes like a flower of the field;
16but when the wind blows through it, it withers away and no one remembers where it was.16for the wind passes over it, and it is gone, and its place knows it no more.
17Yet the LORD's gracious love remains throughout eternity for those who fear him and his righteous acts extend to their children's children,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 and to those who remember to observe his precepts.18to those who keep his covenant and remember to do his commandments.
19The LORD has established his throne in heaven and his kingdom rules over all.19The LORD has established his throne in the heavens, 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. 20Bless the LORD, O you his angels, you mighty ones who do his word, obeying the voice of his word!
21Bless the LORD, all his heavenly armies, his ministers who do his will.21Bless the LORD, all his hosts, his ministers, who do his will!
22Bless the LORD, all his creation, in all the places of his dominion. Bless the LORD, my soul.22Bless the LORD, all his works, in all places of his dominion. Bless the LORD, O my soul!
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