Of David.
1Let my whole being#Or soul; also in 103:2, 22 bless the Lord!
Let everything inside me bless his holy name!
2Let my whole being bless the Lord
and never forget all his good deeds:
3how God forgives all your sins,
heals all your sickness,
4saves your life from the pit,
crowns you with faithful love and compassion,
5and satisfies you with plenty of good things
so that your youth is made fresh like an eagle’s.
6The Lord works righteousness;
does justice for all who are oppressed.
7God made his ways known to Moses;
made his deeds known to the Israelites.
8The Lord is compassionate and merciful,
very patient, and full of faithful love.
9God won’t always play the judge;
he won’t be angry forever.
10He doesn’t deal with us according to our sin
or repay us according to our wrongdoing,
11because as high as heaven is above the earth,
that’s how large God’s faithful love is for those who honor him.
12As far as east is from west—
that’s how far God has removed our sin from us.
13Like a parent feels compassion for their children—
that’s how the Lord feels compassion for those who honor him.
14Because God knows how we’re made,
God remembers we’re just dust.
15The days of a human life are like grass:
they bloom like a wildflower;
16but when the wind blows through it, it’s gone;
even the ground where it stood doesn’t remember it.
17But the Lord’s faithful love is from forever ago to forever from now
for those who honor him.
And God’s righteousness reaches to the grandchildren
18of those who keep his covenant
and remember to keep his commands.
19The Lord has established his throne in heaven,
and his kingdom rules over all.
20You divine messengers,
bless the Lord!
You who are mighty in power and keep his word,
who obey everything he says,
bless him!
21All you heavenly forces,
bless the Lord!
All you who serve him and do his will,
bless him!
22All God’s creatures,
bless the Lord!
Everywhere, throughout his kingdom,
let my whole being
bless the Lord!
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