Psalms 103:21-22

21 Praise the LORD, all his heavenly hosts, you his servants who do his will.
22 Praise the LORD, all his works everywhere in his dominion. Praise the LORD, my soul.

Psalms 103:21 in Other Translations

KJV
21 Bless ye the LORD, all ye his hosts; ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure.
ESV
21 Bless the LORD, all his hosts, his ministers, who do his will!
NLT
21 Yes, praise the LORD, you armies of angels who serve him and do his will!
MSG
21 Bless God, all you armies of angels, alert to respond to whatever he wills.
CSB
21 Praise the Lord, all His armies, His servants who do His will.

Psalms 103:21-22 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 103:21-22 In-Context

19 The LORD has established his throne in heaven, and his kingdom rules over all.
20 Praise the LORD, you his angels, you mighty ones who do his bidding, who obey his word.
21 Praise the LORD, all his heavenly hosts, you his servants who do his will.
22 Praise the LORD, all his works everywhere in his dominion. Praise the LORD, my soul.

Cross References 4

  • 1. S 1 Kings 22:19
  • 2. S Nehemiah 7:73
  • 3. Psalms 19:1; Psalms 67:3; Psalms 145:10; Psalms 150:6
  • 4. ver 1; Psalms 104:1
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