Psalm 103
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1Bless the LORD, my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name.1By David. Praise the LORD, O my soul! With all that is within me, praise his holy name!
2Bless the LORD, my soul, and never forget any of his benefits:2Praise the LORD, O my soul! Do not forget all his kind deeds!
3He continues to forgive all your sins, he continues to heal all your diseases,3He is the one who forgives all your sins, 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 delivers your life from the Pit, who crowns you with his loyal love and compassion,
5He keeps satisfying you with good things, and he keeps renewing your youth like the eagle's.5who satisfies your life with good things, so your youth is renewed like an eagle's.
6The LORD continuously does what is right, executing justice for all who are being oppressed.6The LORD does what is fair, and executes justice for all the oppressed.
7He revealed his plans to Moses and his deeds to the people of Israel.7The LORD revealed his faithful acts to Moses, his deeds to the Israelites.
8The LORD is compassionate and gracious, patient, and abundantly rich in gracious love.8The LORD is compassionate and merciful; he is patient and demonstrates great loyal love.
9He does not maintain a dispute continuously or remain angry for all time.9He does not always accuse, and does not stay angry.
10He neither deals with us according to our sins, nor repays us equivalent to our iniquity.10He does not deal with us as our sins deserve; he does not repay us as our misdeeds deserve.
11As high as heaven rises above earth, so his gracious love strengthens those who fear him.11For as the skies are high above the earth, so his loyal love towers over his faithful followers.
12As distant as the east is from the west, that is how far he has removed our sins from us.12As far as the eastern horizon is from the west, so he removes the guilt of our rebellious actions from us.
13As a father has compassion for his children, so the LORD has compassion for those who fear him.13As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on his faithful followers.
14For he knows how we were formed, aware that we were made from dust.14For he knows what we are made of; he realizes we are made of clay.
15A person's life is like grass— it blossoms like wild flowers,15A person's life is like grass. Like a flower in the field it flourishes,
16but when the wind blows through it, it withers away and no one remembers where it was.16but when the hot wind blows by, it disappears, and one can no longer even spot the place where it once grew.
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 LORD continually shows loyal love to his faithful followers, and is faithful to their descendants,
18to those who keep his covenant and to those who remember to observe his precepts.18to those who keep his covenant, who are careful to obey his commands.
19The LORD has established his throne in heaven and his kingdom rules over all.19The LORD has established his throne in heaven; his kingdom extends over everything.
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. 20Praise the LORD, you angels of his, you powerful warriors who carry out his decrees and obey his orders!
21Bless the LORD, all his heavenly armies, his ministers who do his will.21Praise the LORD, all you warriors of his, you servants of his who carry out his desires!
22Bless the LORD, all his creation, in all the places of his dominion. Bless the LORD, my soul.22Praise the LORD, all that he has made, in all the regions of his kingdom! Praise the LORD, O my soul!
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