The Forgiving God
1My soul, praise Yahweh,
and all that is within me, praise His holy name. # Ps 30:4; 97:12; 104:1
2My soul, praise the Lord,
and do not forget all His benefits. # Dt 6:12; 8:11
3He forgives all your sin; # Is 43:25
He heals all your diseases. # Jr 30:17
4He redeems your life from the Pit; # Ps 49:15
He crowns you with faithful love and compassion. # Ps 5:12
5He satisfies you # Lit satisfies your ornament ; Hb obscure with goodness; # Ps 107:9
your youth is renewed like the eagle. # Is 40:31
6The Lord executes acts of righteousness
and justice for all the oppressed. # Ps 147:7
7He revealed His ways to Moses, # Ex 33:13
His deeds to the people of Israel. # Ps 78:11; 99:7
8The Lord is compassionate and gracious,
slow to anger and rich in faithful love. # Ex 34:6; Nm 14:18; Neh 9:17
9He will not always accuse us
or be angry forever. # Is 57:16; Jr 3:12; Mc 7:19
10He has not dealt with us as our sins deserve
or repaid us according to our offenses. # Ezr 9:13; Lm 3:22
11For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
so great is His faithful love
toward those who fear Him. # Ps 36:5; 57:10
12As far as the east is from the west,
so far has He removed
our transgressions from us. # Is 43:25; Mc 7:19
13As a father has compassion on his children,
so the Lord has compassion on those who fear Him. # Mal 3:17
14For He knows what we are made of,
remembering that we are dust. # Gn 3:19; Ps 78:39
15As for man, his days are like grass —
he blooms like a flower of the field; # Jb 14:2; 1Pt 1:24
16when the wind passes over it, it vanishes,
and its place is no longer known. # Lit place no longer knows it # Is 40:6-7
17But from eternity to eternity
the Lord’s faithful love is toward those who fear Him,
and His righteousness toward the grandchildren # Ex 20:6; Dt 5:10; Ps 25:6
18of those who keep His covenant,
who remember to observe His precepts. # Dt 7:9; Ps 25:10
19The Lord has established His throne in heaven,
and His kingdom rules over all. # Ps 11:4; 47:2
20Praise the Lord,
all His angels of great strength,
who do His word,
obedient to His command. # Ps 29:1; 148:2
21Praise the Lord, all His armies,
His servants who do His will. # 1Kg 22:19; Neh 9:6
22Praise the Lord, all His works
in all the places where He rules. # Ps 145:10
My soul, praise Yahweh!