Psalm 103 NKJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 A Psalm of David. Bless the Lord, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name! 1 Praise the LORD, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits: 2 Praise the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits--
3 Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases, 3 who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases,
4 Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies, 4 who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion,
5 Who satisfies your mouth with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle's. 5 who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's.
6 The Lord executes righteousness And justice for all who are oppressed. 6 The LORD works righteousness and justice for all the oppressed.
7 He made known His ways to Moses, His acts to the children of Israel. 7 He made known his ways to Moses, his deeds to the people of Israel:
8 The Lord is merciful and gracious, Slow to anger, and abounding in mercy. 8 The LORD is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love.
9 He will not always strive with us, Nor will He keep His anger forever. 9 He will not always accuse, nor will he harbor his anger forever;
10 He has not dealt with us according to our sins, Nor punished us according to our iniquities. 10 he does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities.
11 For as the heavens are high above the earth, So great is His mercy toward those who fear Him; 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. 12 as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.
13 As a father pities his children, So the Lord pities those who fear Him. 13 As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him;
14 For He knows our frame; He remembers that we are dust. 14 for he knows how we are formed, he remembers 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 like grass, he flourishes like a flower of the field;
16 For the wind passes over it, and it is gone, And its place remembers it no more. 16 the wind blows over it and it is gone, and its place remembers it no more.
17 But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting On those who fear Him, And His righteousness to children's children, 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 To such as keep His covenant, And to those who remember His commandments to do them. 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. 19 The LORD has established his throne in heaven, and his kingdom rules over all.
20 Bless the Lord, you His angels, Who excel in strength, who do His word, Heeding the voice of His word. 20 Praise the LORD, you his angels, you mighty ones who do his bidding, who obey his word.
21 Bless the Lord, all you His hosts, You ministers of His, who do His pleasure. 21 Praise the LORD, all his heavenly hosts, you his servants who do his will.
22 Bless the Lord, all His works, In all places of His dominion. Bless the Lord, O my soul! 22 Praise the LORD, all his works everywhere in his dominion. Praise the LORD, O my soul.