103:1 <Of David.> Give praise to the Lord, O my soul; let everything in me give praise to his holy name.
103:2 Give praise to the Lord, O my soul; let not all his blessings go from your memory.
103:3 He has forgiveness for all your sins; he takes away all your diseases;
103:4 He keeps back your life from destruction, crowning you with mercy and grace.
103:5 He makes your mouth full of good things, so that your strength is made new again like the eagle's.
103:6 The Lord gives decisions in righteousness for all who are in trouble.
103:7 He gave knowledge of his way to Moses, and made his acts clear to the children of Israel.
103:8 The Lord is kind and full of pity, not quickly made angry, but ever ready to have mercy.
103:9 His feeling will no longer be bitter; he will not keep his wrath for ever.
103:10 He has not given us the punishment for our sins, or the reward of our wrongdoing.
103:11 For as the heaven is high over the earth, so great is his mercy to his worshippers.
103:12 As far as the east is from the west, so far has he put our sins from us.
103:13 As a father has pity on his children, so the Lord has pity on his worshippers.
103:14 For he has knowledge of our feeble frame; he sees that we are only dust.
103:15 As for man, his days are as grass: his beautiful growth is like the flower of the field.
103:16 The wind goes over it and it is gone; and its place sees it no longer.
103:17 But the mercy of the Lord is eternal for his worshippers, and their children's children will see his righteousness;
103:18 If they keep his agreement, and have his laws in mind to do them.
103:19 The Lord has made ready his high seat in the heavens; his kingdom is ruling over all.
103:20 Give praise to the Lord, you his angels, who are great in strength, doing his orders, and waiting for his voice.
103:21 Give praise to the Lord, all you his armies; and you his servants who do his pleasure.
103:22 Give praise to the Lord, all his works, in all places under his rule: give praise to the Lord, O my soul.