Psalms 103

Psalms 103

Psalm 103
The Forgiving God
Of David.
1My soul, bless the Lord,
and all that is within me, bless his holy name.#Ps 30:4; 97:12; 104:1
2My soul, bless the Lord,
and do not forget all his benefits.#Dt 6:12; 8:11
3He forgives all your iniquity;#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#103:5 Lit satisfies your ornament; Hb obscure with good things;#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 abounding 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 iniquities.#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 2:7; 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.#103:16 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
20Bless the Lord,
all his angels of great strength,
who do his word,
obedient to his command.#Ps 29:1; 148:2
21Bless the Lord, all his armies,
his servants who do his will.#1Kg 22:19; Neh 9:6
22Bless the Lord, all his works
in all the places where he rules.#Ps 145:10
My soul, bless the Lord!

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