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Jehovah’s Witnesses



Psalm 103:1-22

Of David. 103  Bless Jehovah,* O my soul,+Even everything within me, his holy name.+   Bless Jehovah,* O my soul,And do not forget all his doings,+   Him who is forgiving all your error,+Who is healing all your maladies,+   Who is reclaiming your life from the very pit,+Who is crowning you with loving-kindness and mercies,+   Who is satisfying your lifetime with what is good;+Your youth keeps renewing itself just like that of an eagle.+   Jehovah* is executing acts of righteousness*+And judicial decisions for all those being defrauded.+   He made known his ways to Moses,+His dealings even to the sons of Israel.+   Jehovah* is merciful and gracious,+Slow to anger and abundant in loving-kindness.+   He will not for all time keep finding fault,+Neither will he to time indefinite keep resentful.+ 10  He has not done to us even according to our sins;+Nor according to our errors has he brought upon us what we deserve.+ 11  For as the heavens are higher than the earth,+His loving-kindness is superior toward those fearing 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 fearing him.+ 14  For he himself well knows the formation of us,+Remembering that we are dust.+ 15  As for mortal man,* his days are like those of green grass;+Like a blossom of the field is the way he blossoms forth.+ 16  For a mere wind has to pass over it, and it is no more;+And its place will acknowledge it no further.+ 17  But the loving-kindness* of Jehovah is from time indefinite even to time indefinite+Toward those fearing him,+And his righteousness to the sons of sons,+ 18  Toward those keeping his covenant+And toward those remembering his orders so as to carry them out.+ 19  Jehovah himself has firmly established his throne in the very heavens;+And over everything his own kingship has held domination.+ 20  Bless Jehovah, O YOU angels+ of his, mighty in power, carrying out his word,+By listening to the voice of his word.+ 21  Bless Jehovah, all YOU armies of his,+You ministers of his, doing his will.*+ 22  Bless Jehovah, all YOU his works,+In all places of his domination.*+Bless Jehovah, O my soul.+


See App 1C §8.
See App 1C §8.
See App 1C §8.
Or, “righteousnesses,” M; LXX, “charitable acts.”
See App 1C §8.
“Mortal man.” Heb., ʼenohshʹ.
Or, “loyal love.”
Or, “pleasure.”
Or, “his dominion (sovereignty).” Heb., mem·shal·tohʹ. See 1Ch 29:12 ftn.