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Psalm 103

By David.

Praise Yahweh, my soul!
    Praise his holy name, all that is within me.
Praise Yahweh, my soul,
    and never forget all the good he has done:
        He is the one who forgives all your sins,
            the one who heals all your diseases,
            the one who rescues your life from the pit,
            the one who crowns you with mercy and compassion,
            the one who fills your life with blessings
                so that you become young again like an eagle.

Yahweh does what is right and fair
    for all who are oppressed.
        He let Moses know his ways.
        He let the Israelites know the things he had done.
Yahweh is compassionate, merciful, patient,
    and always ready to forgive.

He will not always accuse us of wrong
    or be angry with us forever.
10 He has not treated us as we deserve for our sins
    or paid us back for our wrongs.

11 As high as the heavens are above the earth—
    that is how vast his mercy is toward those who fear him.
12 As far as the east is from the west—
    that is how far he has removed our rebellious acts from himself.
13 As a father has compassion for his children,
    so Yahweh has compassion for those who fear him.

14 He certainly knows what we are made of.
    He bears in mind that we are dust.
15 Human life is as short-lived as grass.
    It blossoms like a flower in the field.
16 When the wind blows over the flower, it disappears,
    and there is no longer any sign of it.

17 But from everlasting to everlasting,
    Yahweh’s mercy is on those who fear him.
        His righteousness belongs
            to their children and grandchildren,
18 to those who are faithful to his promise,[a]
    to those who remember to follow his guiding principles.
19 Yahweh has set his throne in heaven.
    His kingdom rules everything.

20 Praise Yahweh, all his angels,
    you mighty beings who carry out his orders
        and are ready to obey his spoken orders.
21 Praise Yahweh, all his armies,
    his servants who carry out his will.
22 Praise Yahweh, all his creatures
    in all the places of his empire.
    Praise Yahweh, my soul!


  1. Psalm 103:18 Or “covenant.”