Psalms 103:2-3

2 Praise the LORD, my soul, and forget not all his benefits—
3 who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases,

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Psalms 103:2 in Other Translations

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

Psalms 103:2-3 Meaning and Commentary

INTRODUCTION TO PSALM 103

\\<>\\. The Targum adds, ``spoken in prophecy,'' as doubtless it was, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. Some think it was written by David, after a fit of illness, and his recovery from it, since he speaks of his diseases being healed, and his youth renewed; for which reason the Syriac interpreter suggests it was written in his old age; for he makes the subject of the psalm to be, ``concerning coldness which prevailed upon him in old age;'' but rather he wrote it when his heart was warm with a sense of the love of God, and spiritual blessings of grace flowing from thence; and in it celebrates and sings the benefits of New Testament times; and it is a psalm suitable to be sung by every believer, under a quick sense of divine favours: wherefore the above interpreter better adds, ``also an instruction and thanksgiving by men of God;'' whom the psalmist may very well be thought to personate, even in Gospel times; and much rather than the Jews in captivity, as Kimchi thinks.

Psalms 103:2-3 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.
6 The LORD works righteousness and justice for all the oppressed.

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Cross References 4

  • 1. Psalms 106:1; Psalms 117:1
  • 2. S Deuteronomy 6:12; Psalms 77:11
  • 3. S Exodus 34:7; Psalms 130:8
  • 4. S Exodus 15:26; Colossians 3:13; 1 Peter 2:24; 1 John 1:9
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