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Psalm 103

Psalm 103

Of David.

Praise the Lord, my soul;
    all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
Praise the Lord, my soul,
    and forget not all his benefits –
who forgives all your sins
    and heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit
    and crowns you with love and compassion,
who satisfies your desires with good things
    so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

The Lord works righteousness
    and justice for all the oppressed.

He made known his ways to Moses,
    his deeds to the people of Israel:
the Lord is compassionate and gracious,
    slow to anger, abounding in love.
He will not always accuse,
    nor will he harbour his anger for ever;
10 he does not treat us as our sins deserve
    or repay us according to our iniquities.
11 For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
    so great is his love for those who fear him;
12 as far as the east is from the west,
    so far has he removed our transgressions from us.

13 As a father has compassion on his children,
    so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him;
14 for he knows how we are formed,
    he remembers that we are dust.
15 The life of mortals is like grass,
    they flourish like a flower of the field;
16 the wind blows over it and it is gone,
    and its place remembers it no more.
17 But from everlasting to everlasting
    the Lord’s love is with those who fear him,
    and his righteousness with their children’s children –
18 with those who keep his covenant
    and remember to obey his precepts.

19 The Lord has established his throne in heaven,
    and his kingdom rules over all.

20 Praise the Lord, you his angels,
    you mighty ones who do his bidding,
    who obey his word.
21 Praise the Lord, all his heavenly hosts,
    you his servants who do his will.
22 Praise the Lord, all his works
    everywhere in his dominion.

Praise the Lord, my soul.

New International Reader's Version

Psalm 103

Psalm 103

A psalm of David.

I will praise the Lord.
    Deep down inside me, I will praise him.
    I will praise him, because his name is holy.
I will praise the Lord.
    I won’t forget anything he does for me.
He forgives all my sins.
    He heals all my sicknesses.
He saves my life from going down into the grave.
    His faithful and tender love makes me feel like a king.
He satisfies me with the good things I desire.
    Then I feel young and strong again, just like an eagle.

The Lord does what is right and fair
    for all who are treated badly.

He told Moses all about his plans.
    He let the people of Israel see his mighty acts.
The Lord is tender and kind. He is gracious.
    He is slow to get angry. He is full of love.
He won’t keep bringing charges against us.
    He won’t stay angry with us forever.
10 He doesn’t punish us for our sins as much as we should be punished.
    He doesn’t pay us back in keeping with the evil things we’ve done.
11 He loves those who have respect for him.
    His love is as high as the heavens are above the earth.
12 He has removed our sins from us.
    He has removed them as far as the east is from the west.
13 A father is tender and kind to his children.
    In the same way, the Lord is tender and kind
    to those who have respect for him.
14 He knows what we are made of.
    He remembers that we are dust.
15 The life of human beings is like grass.
    People grow like the flowers in the field.
16 When the wind blows on them, they are gone.
    No one can tell that they had ever been there.
17 But the Lord’s love
    for those who have respect for him
    lasts for ever and ever.
Their children’s children will know
    that he always does what is right.
18 He always loves those who keep his covenant.
    He always does what is right for those who remember to obey his commands.

19 The Lord has set up his throne in heaven.
    His kingdom rules over all.

20 Praise the Lord, you angels of his.
    Praise him, you mighty ones
    who carry out his orders and obey his word.
21 Praise the Lord, all you angels in heaven.
    Praise him, all you who serve him and do what he wants.
22 Let everything the Lord has made praise him
    everywhere in his kingdom.

I will praise the Lord.