103 Bless the Lord, O my soul, And all that is within me, bless His holy name. 2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget none of His benefits; 3 Who pardons all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases; 4 Who redeems your life from the pit, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and compassion; 5 Who satisfies your [a]years with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle.
6 The Lordperforms [b]righteous deeds And judgments for all who are oppressed. 7 He made known His ways to Moses, His acts to the sons of Israel. 8 The Lord is compassionate and gracious, Slow to anger and abounding in lovingkindness. 9 He will not always strive with us, Nor will He keep His anger forever. 10 He has not dealt with us according to our sins, Nor rewarded us according to our iniquities. 11 For as high as the heavens are above the earth, So great is His lovingkindness toward those who [c]fear Him. 12 As far as the east is from the west, So far has He removed our transgressions from us. 13 Just as a father has compassion on his children, So the Lord has compassion on those who [d]fear Him. 14 For He Himself knows [e]our frame; He is mindful that we are butdust.
15 As for man, his days are like grass; As a flower of the field, so he flourishes. 16 When the wind has passed over it, it is no more, And its place acknowledges it no longer. 17 But the lovingkindness of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who [f]fear Him, And His [g]righteousness to children’s children, 18 To those who keep His covenant And remember His precepts to do them.
19 The Lord has established His throne in the heavens, And His [h]sovereignty rules over [i]all. 20 Bless the Lord, you His angels, Mighty in strength, who perform His word, Obeying the voice of His word! 21 Bless the Lord, all you His hosts, You who serve Him, doing His will. 22 Bless the Lord, all you works of His, In all places of His dominion; Bless the Lord, O my soul!
The Lord’s Care over All His Works.
104 Bless the Lord, O my soul! O Lord my God, You are very great; You are clothed with splendor and majesty, 2 Covering Yourself with light as with a cloak, Stretching out heaven like a tent curtain. 3 [j]He lays the beams of His upper chambers in the waters; [k]He makes the clouds His chariot; [l]He walks upon the wings of the wind; 4 [m]He makes [n]the winds His messengers, [o]Flaming fire His ministers.
5 He established the earth upon its foundations, So that it will not [p]totter forever and ever. 6 You covered it with the deep as with a garment; The waters were standing above the mountains. 7 At Your rebuke they fled, At the sound of Your thunder they hurried away. 8 The mountains rose; the valleys sank down To the place which You established for them. 9 You set a boundary that they may not pass over, So that they will not return to cover the earth.
10 [q]He sends forth springs in the valleys; They flow between the mountains; 11 They give drink to every beast of the field; The wild donkeys quench their thirst. 12 [r]Beside them the birds of the heavens dwell; They [s]lift up their voices among the branches. 13 [t]He waters the mountains from His upper chambers; The earth is satisfied with the fruit of His works.
14 [u]He causes the grass to grow for the [v]cattle, And vegetation for the [w]labor of man, So that [x]he may bring forth [y]food from the earth, 15 And wine which makes man’s heart glad, So that he may make his face glisten with oil, And [z]food which sustains man’s heart. 16 The trees of the Lord[aa]drink their fill, The cedars of Lebanon which He planted, 17 Where the birds build their nests, And the stork, whose home is the [ab]fir trees.
18 The high mountains are for the wild goats; The cliffs are a refuge for the [ac]shephanim. 19 He made the moon for the seasons; The sun knows the place of its setting. 20 You appoint darkness and it becomes night, In which all the beasts of the forest [ad]prowl about. 21 The young lions roar after their prey [ae]And seek their food from God. 22 When the sun rises they withdraw And lie down in their dens. 23 Man goes forth to his work And to his labor until evening.
24 O Lord, how many are Your works! [af]In wisdom You have made them all; The earth is full of Your [ag]possessions. 25 [ah]There is the sea, great and [ai]broad, In which are swarms without number, Animals both small and great. 26 There the ships move along, And[aj]Leviathan, which You have formed to sport in it.
27 They all wait for You To give them their food in [ak]due season. 28 You give to them, they gather it up; You open Your hand, they are satisfied with good. 29 You hide Your face, they are dismayed; You take away their [al]spirit, they expire And return to their dust. 30 You send forth Your [am]Spirit, they are created; And You renew the face of the ground.
31 Let the glory of the Lord endure forever; Let the Lordbe glad in His works; 32 [an]He looks at the earth, and it trembles; He touches the mountains, and they smoke. 33 [ao]I will sing to the Lord[ap]as long as I live; [aq]I will sing praise to my God [ar]while I have my being. 34 Let my meditation be pleasing to Him; As for me, I shall be glad in the Lord. 35 Let sinners be consumed from the earth And let the wicked be no more. Bless the Lord, O my soul. [as]Praise [at]the Lord!
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