103 ·All that I am [T O my soul], ·praise [bless] the Lord; ·everything in me [L all my inward parts], ·praise [bless] his holy name. 2 ·My whole being [T O my soul], ·praise [bless] the Lord and do not forget all his ·kindnesses [gifts; benefits]. 3 He forgives all ·my [or your] ·sins [iniquity] and heals all ·my [or your] ·diseases [ills]. 4 He ·saves [redeems] ·my [or your] life from the ·grave [L pit] and ·loads [or crowns] ·me [or you] with ·love [loyalty] and ·mercy [compassion]. 5 He satisfies ·me [or you] with good things [L as long as you live; or according to your desires] and ·makes me young again [L renews your youth], like the eagle [Is. 40:31].
6 The Lord does what is ·right [righteous] and ·fair [just] for all who are ·wronged by others [oppressed; exploited]. 7 He ·showed [revealed] his ways to Moses [Ex. 34:5–7] and his deeds to the ·people [sons] of Israel. 8 The Lord shows ·mercy [compassion] and ·is kind [grace]. He ·does not become angry quickly [is slow to anger], and he has great ·love [loyalty; 86:15; 145:8–9; Ex. 34:6–7; Neh. 9:17. 31; Joel 2:13; Jon. 4:2]. 9 He will not always ·accuse [charge; contend with] us, and he will not ·be angry forever [L keep watch forever]. 10 He ·has not punished us as our sins should be punished [L does not act toward us according to our sins]; he has not repaid us ·for the evil we have done [L according to our iniquity]. 11 As high as the ·sky [heaven] is above the earth, so great is his ·love [loyalty] for those who ·respect [fear] him [Prov. 1:7]. 12 He has taken our ·sins [transgressions] away from us as far as the east is from west. 13 The Lord has ·mercy [compassion] on those who ·respect [fear] him [Prov. 1:7], as a father has ·mercy [compassion] on his children. 14 He knows how we were ·made [formed]; he remembers that we are dust [Gen. 2:7; 3:19; Job 4:19; 10:9; 34:15; Eccl. 3:20; 12:7].
15 Human ·life [L days] is like grass [90:5–6; Is. 51:12]; we ·grow [sprout; flourish] like a flower in the field [Job 14:2; Is. 40:6–7]. 16 After the wind ·blows [passes by], ·the flower [L it] is gone, and ·there is no sign of where it was [L no one can recognize its place]. 17 But the Lord’s ·love [loyalty] for those who ·respect [fear] him [Prov. 1:7] continues forever and ever, and his ·goodness [righteousness] continues to their ·grandchildren [L children’s children] 18 and to those who ·keep [observe; guard] his ·agreement [covenant; treaty; Ex. 19–24] and who remember to ·obey [L do] his ·orders [precepts].
19 The Lord has ·set [established] his throne in heaven, and his kingdom rules over everything [93:1; 96:10; 99:1]. 20 You who are his ·angels [or messengers], ·praise [bless] the Lord. You are the mighty warriors who do what he says and who ·obey [listen to] his voice. 21 You, his ·armies [hosts; C perhaps the angelic army], ·praise [bless] the Lord; you are his ·servants [ministers] who do what he ·wants [desires]. 22 Everything the Lord has made should ·praise [bless] him in all the places he rules. ·My whole being [T O my soul], ·praise [bless] the Lord.
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