Psalms 103:1-22

  • “Let me praise Jehovah”

    • God puts our sins far away (12)

    • God’s fatherly mercy (13)

    • God remembers that we are dust (14)

    • Jehovah’s throne and kingship (19)

    • Angels carry out God’s word (20)

Of David. 103  Let me* praise Jehovah;Let everything within me praise his holy name.   Let me* praise Jehovah;May I never forget all that he has done.+   He forgives all your errors+And heals all your ailments;+   He reclaims your life from the pit*+And crowns you with his loyal love and mercy.+   He satisfies you with good things+ all your life,So that your youth is renewed like that of an eagle.+   Jehovah acts with righteousness+ and justiceFor all who are oppressed.+   He made known his ways to Moses,+His deeds to the sons of Israel.+   Jehovah is merciful and compassionate,*+Slow to anger and abundant in loyal love.*+   He will not always find fault,+Nor will he stay resentful forever.+ 10  He has not dealt with us according to our sins,+Nor has he repaid us what our errors deserve.+ 11  For as the heavens are higher than the earth,So great is his loyal love toward those who fear him.+ 12  As far off as the sunrise is from the sunset,So far off from us he has put our transgressions.+ 13  As a father shows mercy to his sons,Jehovah has shown mercy to those who fear him.+ 14  For he well knows how we are formed,+Remembering that we are dust.+ 15  As for mortal man, his days are like those of grass;+He blooms like a blossom of the field.+ 16  But when a wind blows, it is no more,As though it was never there.* 17  But the loyal love of Jehovah is for all eternity*Toward those who fear him,+And his righteousness toward their children’s children,+ 18  Toward those who keep his covenant+And those who are careful to observe his orders. 19  Jehovah has firmly established his throne in the heavens;+And his kingship rules over everything.+ 20  Praise Jehovah, all you his angels,+ mighty in power,Who carry out his word,+ obeying his voice.* 21  Praise Jehovah, all his armies,+His ministers who do his will.+ 22  Praise Jehovah, all his works,In all the places where he rules.* Let my whole being* praise Jehovah.


Or “my soul.”
Or “my soul.”
Or “grave.”
Or “gracious.”
Or “loving-kindness.”
Lit., “And its place no longer knows it.”
Or “from eternity to eternity.”
Lit., “hearing the voice (sound) of his word.”
Or “the places of his sovereignty.”
Or “my soul.”