Psalms – Chapter 103

The Bible – Old Testament

Psalms

Index

Int. 1. 2.102. 103. 104.149. 150.

Psalms

Chapter 103

1

Of David. 1 Bless the LORD, my soul; all my being, bless his holy name!

2

Bless the LORD, my soul; do not forget all the gifts of God,

3

Who pardons all your sins, heals all your ills,

4

Delivers your life from the pit, surrounds you with love and compassion,

5

2 Fills your days with good things; your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

6

The LORD does righteous deeds, brings justice to all the oppressed.

7

His ways were revealed to Moses, mighty deeds to the people of Israel.

8

Merciful and gracious is the LORD, slow to anger, abounding in kindness.

9

God does not always rebuke, nurses no lasting anger,

10

Has not dealt with us as our sins merit, nor requited us as our deeds deserve.

11

As the heavens tower over the earth, so God’s love towers over the faithful.

12

As far as the east is from the west, so far have our sins been removed from us.

13

As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on the faithful.

14

For he knows how we are formed, remembers that we are dust.

15

Our days are like the grass; like flowers of the field we blossom.

16

The wind sweeps over us and we are gone; our place knows us no more.

17

But the LORD’S kindness is forever, toward the faithful from age to age. He favors the children’s children

18

of those who keep his covenant, who take care to fulfill its precepts.

19

The LORD’S throne is established in heaven; God’s royal power rules over all.

20

Bless the LORD, all you angels, mighty in strength and attentive, obedient to every command.

21

Bless the LORD, all you hosts, ministers who do God’s will.

22

Bless the LORD, all creatures, everywhere in God’s domain. Bless the LORD, my soul!

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1 [Psalm 103] The speaker in this hymn begins by praising God for personal benefits ( Psalm 103:1-5), then moves on to God’s mercy toward all the people ( Psalm 103:6-18). Even sin cannot destroy that mercy ( Psalm 103:11-13), for the eternal God is well aware of the people’s human fragility ( Psalm 103:14-18). The psalmist invites the heavenly beings to join in praise ( Psalm 103:19-22).

2 [5] Your youth is renewed like the eagle’s: because of the eagle’s long life it was a symbol of perennial youth and vigor. Cf  Isaiah 40:31

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Index

Int. 1. 2.102. 103. 104.149. 150.

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