Psalm 103
By David.
103:1 Praise the LORD, O my soul!
With all that is within me, praise his holy name!
103:2 Praise the LORD, O my soul!
Do not forget all his kind deeds!
103:3 He is the one who forgives all your sins,
who heals all your diseases,
103:4 who delivers your life from the Pit,
who crowns you with his loyal love and compassion,
103:5 who satisfies your life with good things,
so your youth is renewed like an eagle’s.
103:6 The LORD does what is fair,
and executes justice for all the oppressed.
103:7 The LORD revealed his faithful acts to Moses,
his deeds to the Israelites.
103:8 The LORD is compassionate and merciful;
he is patient and demonstrates great loyal love.
103:9 He does not always accuse,
and does not stay angry.
103:10 He does not deal with us as our sins deserve;
he does not repay us as our misdeeds deserve.
103:11 For as the skies are high above the earth,
so his loyal love towers over his faithful followers.
103:12 As far as the eastern horizon is from the west,
so he removes the guilt of our rebellious actions from us.
103:13 As a father has compassion on his children,
so the LORD has compassion on his faithful followers.
103:14 For he knows what we are made of;
he realizes we are made of clay.
103:15 A person’s life is like grass.
Like a flower in the field it flourishes,
103:16 but when the hot wind blows by, it disappears,
and one can no longer even spot the place where it once grew.
103:17 But the LORD continually shows loyal love to his faithful followers,
and is faithful to their descendants,
103:18 to those who keep his covenant,
who are careful to obey his commands.
103:19 The LORD has established his throne in heaven;
his kingdom extends over everything.
103:20 Praise the LORD, you angels of his,
you powerful warriors who carry out his decrees
and obey his orders!
103:21 Praise the LORD, all you warriors of his,
you servants of his who carry out his desires!
103:22 Praise the LORD, all that he has made,
in all the regions of his kingdom!
Praise the LORD, O my soul!