Praise for the LORD'S Mercies.
A Psalm of David.
1 Bless R3193 the LORD, O my soul,
And all that is within me, bless His holy R3194 name.
2 Bless the LORD, O my soul,
And forget R3195 none of His benefits;
3 Who pardons R3196 all your iniquities,
Who heals R3197 all your diseases;
4 Who redeems R3198 your life from the pit,
Who crowns R3199 you with lovingkindness and compassion;
5 Who satisfies R3200 your years F1103 with good things,
So that your youth is renewed R3201 like the eagle.
6 The LORD performs R3202 righteous F1104 deeds
And judgments for all who are oppressed. R3203
7 He made R3204 known His ways to Moses,
His acts R3205 to the sons of Israel.
8 The LORD is compassionate R3206 and gracious,
Slow R3207 to anger and abounding in lovingkindness.
9 He will R3208 not always strive with us,
Nor will He keep R3209 His anger forever.
10 He has not R3210 dealt with us according to our sins,
Nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.
11 For as high as R3211 the heavens are above the earth,
So great is His lovingkindness toward those who fear F1105 Him.
12 As far as the east is from the west,
So far has He removed R3212 our transgressions from us.
13 Just as R3213 a father has compassion on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear F1106 Him.
14 For He R3214 Himself knows our F1107 frame;
He is R3215 mindful that we are but dust. R3216
15 As for man, his days are like R3217 grass;
As a flower R3218 of the field, so he flourishes.
16 When the wind R3219 has passed over it, it is no more,
And its place R3220 acknowledges it no longer.
17 But the lovingkindness R3221 of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear F1108 Him,
And His righteousness F1109 to R3222 children's children,
18 To those R3223 who keep His covenant
And remember His precepts to do them.
19 The LORD has established His throne R3224 in the heavens,
And His sovereignty R3225 F1110 rules over all. F1111
20 Bless the LORD, you His R3226 angels,
Mighty R3227 in strength, who perform R3228 His word,
Obeying R3229 the voice of His word!
21 Bless the LORD, all you His R3230 hosts,
You who R3231 serve Him, doing His will.
22 Bless the LORD, all R3232 you works of His,
In all places of His dominion;
Bless the LORD, O my soul!
F1103: Or uprightness
F1104: Or thunder
F1105: Lit its fullness
F1106: Or has assumed Kingship
F1107: Or coastlands
F1108: Or All the gods have worshiped Him
F1109: Or supernatural powers
F1110: Or possibly hears and is glad
F1111: Or supernatural powers
R3193: Psalms 104:1,35
R3194: Psalms 33:21; 105:3; 145:21; Ezekiel 36:21; 39:7
R3195: Deuteronomy 6:12; 8:11
R3196: Exodus 34:7; Psalms 86:5; 130:8; Isaiah 43:25
R3197: Exodus 15:26; Psalms 30:2; Jeremiah 30:17
R3198: Psalms 49:15
R3199: Psalms 5:12
R3200: Psalms 107:9; 145:16
R3201: Isaiah 40:31
R3202: Psalms 99:4; 146:7
R3203: Psalms 12:5
R3204: Exodus 33:13; Psalms 99:7; 147:19
R3205: Psalms 78:11; 106:22
R3206: Exodus 34:6; Numbers 14:18; Nehemiah 9:17; Psalms 86:15; Jonah 4:2; James 5:11
R3207: Psalms 145:8; Joel 2:13; Nahum 1:3
R3208: Psalms 30:5; Isaiah 57:16
R3209: Jeremiah 3:5,12; Micah 7:18
R3210: Ezra 9:13; Lamentations 3:22
R3211: Psalms 36:5; 57:10
R3212: 2 Samuel 12:13; Isaiah 38:17; 43:25; Zechariah 3:9; Hebrews 9:26
R3213: Malachi 3:17
R3214: Isaiah 29:16
R3215: Psalms 78:39
R3216: Genesis 3:19; Ecclesiastes 12:7
R3217: Psalms 90:5; Isaiah 40:6; 1 Peter 1:24
R3218: Job 1:14:2; James 1:10,11
R3219: Isaiah 40:7
R3220: Job 1:7:10; 8:18; 20:9
R3221: Psalms 25:6
R3222: Exodus 20:6; Deuteronomy 5:10; Psalms 105:8
R3223: Deuteronomy 7:9; Psalms 25:10
R3224: Psalms 11:4
R3225: Psalms 47:2,8; Daniel 4:17,25
R3226: Psalms 148:2
R3227: Psalms 29:1; 78:25
R3228: Matthew 6:10
R3229: Psalms 91:11; Hebrews 1:14
R3230: 1 Kings 22:19; Nehemiah 9:6; Psalms 148:2; Luke 2:13
R3231: Psalms 104:4
R3232: Psalms 145:10