Psalm 103



The Forgiving God

1 Bless the LORD, O my soul, And all that is within me, bless His holy name.

1 {A Psalm of David.} Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.

1 Bless the LORD, my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name.

1 Bless (affectionately, gratefully praise) the Lord, O my soul; and all that is [deepest] within me, bless His holy name!

2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, And forget none of His benefits;

2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:

2 Bless the LORD, my soul, and never forget any of his benefits:

2 Bless (affectionately, gratefully praise) the Lord, O my soul, and forget not [one of] all His benefits -- "

3 Who pardons all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases;

3 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;

3 He continues to forgive all your sins, he continues to heal all your diseases,

3 Who forgives [every one of] all your iniquities, Who heals [each one of] all your diseases,

4 Who redeems your life from the pit, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and compassion;

4 Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;

4 he continues to redeem your life from the Pit, and he continuously surrounds you with gracious love and compassion.

4 Who redeems your life from the pit and corruption, Who beautifies, dignifies, and crowns you with loving-kindness and tender mercy;

5 Who satisfies your years with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle.

5 Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's.

5 He keeps satisfying you with good things, and he keeps renewing your youth like the eagle's.

5 Who satisfies your mouth [your necessity and desire at your personal age and situation] with good so that your youth, renewed, is like the eagle's [strong, overcoming, soaring]!

6 The LORD performs righteous deeds And judgments for all who are oppressed.

6 The LORD executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed.

6 The LORD continuously does what is right, executing justice for all who are being oppressed.

6 The Lord executes righteousness and justice [not for me only, but] for all who are oppressed.

7 He made known His ways to Moses, His acts to the sons of Israel.

7 He made known his ways unto Moses, his acts unto the children of Israel.

7 He revealed his plans to Moses and his deeds to the people of Israel.

7 He made known His ways [of righteousness and justice] to Moses, His acts to the children of Israel.

8 The LORD is compassionate and gracious, Slow to anger and abounding in lovingkindness.

8 The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.

8 The LORD is compassionate and gracious, patient, and abundantly rich in gracious love.

8 The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and plenteous in mercy and loving-kindness.

9 He will not always strive with us, Nor will He keep His anger forever.

9 He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger for ever.

9 He does not maintain a dispute continuously or remain angry for all time.

9 He will not always chide or be contending, neither will He keep His anger forever or hold a grudge.

10 He has not dealt with us according to our sins, Nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.

10 He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.

10 He neither deals with us according to our sins, nor repays us equivalent to our iniquity.

10 He has not dealt with us after 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 fear Him.

11 For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.

11 As high as heaven rises above earth, so his gracious love strengthens those who fear him.

11 For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great are His mercy and loving-kindness toward those who reverently and worshipfully fear Him.

12 As far as the east is from the west, So far has He removed our transgressions from us.

12 As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.

12 As distant as the east is from the west, that is how far he has removed our sins from us.

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 fear Him.

13 Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him.

13 As a father has compassion for his children, so the LORD has compassion for those who fear him.

13 As a father loves and pities his children, so the Lord loves and pities those who fear Him [with reverence, worship, and awe].

14 For He Himself knows our frame; He is mindful that we are but dust.

14 For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.

14 For he knows how we were formed, aware that we were made from dust.

14 For He knows our frame, He [earnestly] remembers and imprints [on His heart] that we are dust.

15 As for man, his days are like grass; As a flower of the field, so he flourishes.

15 As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.

15 A person's life is like grass it blossoms like wild flowers,

15 As for man, his days are as 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.

16 For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more.

16 but when the wind blows through it, it withers away and no one remembers where it was.

16 For the wind passes over it and it is gone, and its place shall know it no more.

17 But the lovingkindness of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear Him, And His righteousness to children's children,

17 But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children's children;

17 Yet the LORD's gracious love remains throughout eternity for those who fear him and his righteous acts extend to their children's children,

17 But the mercy and loving-kindness of the Lord are from everlasting to everlasting upon those who reverently and worshipfully fear Him, and His righteousness is to children's children -- "

18 To those who keep His covenant And remember His precepts to do them.

18 To such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments to do them.

18 to those who keep his covenant and to those who remember to observe his precepts.

18 To such as keep His covenant [hearing, receiving, loving, and obeying it] and to those who [earnestly] remember His commandments to do them [imprinting them on their hearts].

19 The LORD has established His throne in the heavens, And His sovereignty rules over all.

19 The LORD hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all.

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

19 The Lord has established His throne in the heavens, and His kingdom rules over all.

20 Bless the LORD, you His angels, Mighty in strength, who perform His word, Obeying the voice of His word!

20 Bless the LORD, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word.

20 Bless the LORD, you angels who belong to him, you mighty warriors who carry out his commands, who are obedient to the sound of his words.

20 Bless (affectionately, gratefully praise) the Lord, you His angels, you mighty ones who do His commandments, hearkening to the voice of His word.

21 Bless the LORD, all you His hosts, You who serve Him, doing His will.

21 Bless ye the LORD, all ye his hosts; ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure.

21 Bless the LORD, all his heavenly armies, his ministers who do his will.

21 Bless (affectionately, gratefully praise) the Lord, all you His hosts, you His ministers who do His pleasure.

22 Bless the LORD, all you works of His, In all places of His dominion; Bless the LORD, O my soul!

22 Bless the LORD, all his works in all places of his dominion: bless the LORD, O my soul.

22 Bless the LORD, all his creation, in all the places of his dominion. Bless the LORD, my soul. Davidic

22 Bless the Lord, all His works in all places of His dominion; bless (affectionately, gratefully praise) the Lord, O my soul!



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