Psalm 103

Book one of the Psalms is drawing to a close. There are only four more psalms to go, and they are each so amazing that excerpts will not do. They also read so well together, like a magnificent overview of everything in the Old TEstament. Here they are in all their poetic glory:

Psalm 103: Bless the Lord!
Psalm 104: The Lord, the creator
Psalm 105: The Lord, the founder of Israel
Psalm 106: The Lord, abandoned by Israel


Bless the LORD, O my soul, and all that is within me,
&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp bless his holy name!
Bless the LORD, O my soul,
&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp and forget not all his benefits,
who forgives all your iniquity,
who heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit,
who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,
who satisfies you with good
&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

The LORD works righteousness and justice for all who are oppressed.
He made known his ways to Moses, his acts to the people of Israel.
The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
He will not always chide, nor will he keep his anger forever.
He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities.

For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him;
as far as the east is from the west,
&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp so far does he remove our transgressions from us.
As a father shows compassion to his children,
&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp so the LORD shows compassion to those who fear him.

For he knows our frame; he remembers that we are dust.
As for man, his days are like grass; he flourishes like a flower of the field;
for the wind passes over it, and it is gone, and its place knows it no more.

But the steadfast love of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him,
and his righteousness to children’s children, to those who keep his covenant and remember to do his commandments.
The LORD has established his throne in the heavens, and his kingdom rules over all.

Bless the LORD, O you his angels,
&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp you mighty ones who do his word,
&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp obeying the voice of his word!
Bless the LORD, all his hosts,
&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp his ministers, who do his will!
Bless the LORD, all his works,
&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp in all places of his dominion.
Bless the LORD, O my soul!

Psalm 103
Translation: English Standard Version

3 thoughts on “Psalm 103

  1. pinhead22886

    “The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.”

    What an amazing reminder of God’s goodness! I’m so SO glad that He’s slow to anger!


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