Psalms 103:2

2 Praise the LORD, my soul, and forget not all his benefits—

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Psalms 103:2 in Other Translations

2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:
2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits,
2 Let all that I am praise the LORD ; may I never forget the good things he does for me.
2 O my soul, bless God, don't forget a single blessing!
2 My soul, praise the Lord, and do not forget all His benefits.

Psalms 103:2 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 103:2

Bless the Lord, O my soul
Which is repeated to show the importance of the service, and the vehement desire of the psalmist, that his soul should be engaged in it:

and forget not all his benefits;
not any of them; the least of them are not to be forgotten, being such as men are altogether unworthy of; they flow not from the merit of men, but from the mercy of God; and they are many, even innumerable; they are new every morning, and continue all the day; and how great must the sum of them be, and not one should be forgotten; and yet even good men are very apt to forget them; as the Israelites of old, who sung the praises of the Lord, and soon forgot his works: the Lord, knowing the weakness of his people's memories, has not only, under the Gospel dispensation, appointed an ordinance, to be continued to the end of the world, to commemorate a principal blessing and benefit of his, redemption by his Son; but has also promised his Spirit, to bring all things to their remembrance; and this they should be concerned for, that they do remember what God has done for them, in order both to show gratitude and thankfulness to him, and for the encouragement of their faith and hope in him.

Psalms 103:2 In-Context

1 Praise the LORD, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
2 Praise the LORD, my soul, and forget not all his benefits—
3 who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases,
4 who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion,
5 who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

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Cross References 2

  • 1. Psalms 106:1; Psalms 117:1
  • 2. S Deuteronomy 6:12; Psalms 77:11
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