Praise for the LORD'S Mercies.

A Psalm of David.

1 1Bless the LORD, O my soul, And all that is within me, bless His 2holy name.

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2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, And 3forget none * of His benefits;

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3 Who 4pardons all your iniquities, Who 5heals all your diseases;

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4 Who 6redeems your life from the pit, Who 7crowns you with lovingkindness and compassion;

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5 Who 8satisfies your years with good things, So that your youth is 9renewed like the eagle.

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6 The LORD 10performs righteous deeds And judgments for all who are 11oppressed.

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    • b 103:6 - Or "deeds of vindication"
      7 He 12made known His ways to Moses, His 13acts to the sons of Israel.

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      9 He 16will not always strive with us, Nor will He 17keep His anger forever.

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      10 He has 18not dealt with us according to our sins, Nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.

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      11 For as high 19as the heavens are above the earth, So great is His lovingkindness toward those who fear Him.

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      12 As far as the east is from the west, So far has He 20removed our transgressions from us.

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      13 Just 21as a father has compassion on his children, So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.

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      14 For 22He Himself knows our frame; He 23is mindful that we are but 24dust.

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        • e 103:14 - I.e. what we are made of
          15 As for man, his days are 25like grass; As a 26flower of the field, so he flourishes.

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          16 When the 27wind has passed over it, it is no more, And its 28place acknowledges it no longer.

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          17 But the 29lovingkindness of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear Him, And His righteousness 30to children's children,

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            • f 103:17 - Or "revere"
            • g 103:17 - I.e. faithfulness to His gracious promises
              18 To 31those who keep His covenant And remember His precepts to do them.

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              19 The LORD has established His 32throne in the heavens, And His 33sovereignty rules over all.

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                  20 Bless the LORD, you 34His angels, 35Mighty in strength, who 36perform His word, 37Obeying the voice of His word!

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                  21 Bless the LORD, all you 38His hosts, You 39who serve Him, doing His will.

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                  22 Bless the LORD, 40all you works of His, In all places of His dominion; Bless the LORD, O my soul!

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