Psalm 103

1 Praise the LORD, my soul! Praise his holy name, all that is within me.
2 Praise the LORD, my soul, and never forget all the good he has done:
3 He is the one who forgives all your sins, the one who heals all your diseases,
4 the one who rescues your life from the pit, the one who crowns you with mercy and compassion,
5 the one who fills your life with blessings so that you become young again like an eagle.
6 The LORD does what is right and fair for all who are oppressed.
7 He let Moses know his ways. He let the Israelites know the things he had done.
8 The LORD is compassionate, merciful, patient, and always ready to forgive.
9 He will not always accuse us of wrong or be angry [with us] forever.
10 He has not treated us as we deserve for our sins or paid us back for our wrongs.
11 As high as the heavens are above the earth-- that is how vast his mercy is toward those who fear him.
12 As far as the east is from the west-- that is how far he has removed our rebellious acts from himself.
13 As a father has compassion for his children, so the LORD has compassion for those who fear him.
14 He certainly knows what we are made of. He bears in mind that we are dust.
15 Human life is as short-lived as grass. It blossoms like a flower in the field.
16 When the wind blows over the flower, it disappears, and there is no longer any sign of it.
17 But from everlasting to everlasting, the LORD's mercy is on those who fear him. His righteousness belongs to their children and grandchildren,
18 to those who are faithful to his promise, to those who remember to follow his guiding principles.
19 The LORD has set his throne in heaven. His kingdom rules everything.
20 Praise the LORD, all his angels, you mighty beings who carry out his orders and are ready to obey his spoken orders.
21 Praise the LORD, all his armies, his servants who carry out his will.
22 Praise the LORD, all his creatures in all the places of his empire. Praise the LORD, my soul!
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