1Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name.2Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits –3who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases,4who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion,5who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.6The Lord works righteousness and justice for all the oppressed.7He made known his ways to Moses, his deeds to the people of Israel:8the Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love.9He will not always accuse, nor will he harbour his anger for ever;10he does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities.11For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him;12as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.13As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him;14for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust.15The life of mortals is like grass, they flourish like a flower of the field;16the wind blows over it and it is gone, and its place remembers it no more.17But from everlasting to everlasting the Lord’s love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children –18with those who keep his covenant and remember to obey his precepts.19The Lord has established his throne in heaven, and his kingdom rules over all.20Praise the Lord, you his angels, you mighty ones who do his bidding, who obey his word.21Praise the Lord, all his heavenly hosts, you his servants who do his will.22Praise the Lord, all his works everywhere in his dominion. Praise the Lord, my soul.
King James Version
1A Psalm of David. Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.2Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:3Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;4Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;5Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle'.6The LORD executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed.7He made known his ways unto Moses, his acts unto the children of Israel.8The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.9He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger for ever.10He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.11For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.12As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.13Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him.14For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.15As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.16For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more.17But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children' children;18To such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments to do them.19The LORD hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all.20Bless the LORD, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word.21Bless ye the LORD, all ye his hosts; ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure.22Bless the LORD, all his works in all places of his dominion: bless the LORD, O my soul.
New International Reader’s Version
A psalm of David.
1I will praise the LORD. Deep down inside me, I will praise him. I will praise him, because his name is holy.2I will praise the LORD. I won’t forget anything he does for me.3He forgives all my sins. He heals all my diseases.4He saves my life from going down into the grave. His faithful and tender love makes me feel like a king.5He satisfies me with the good things I desire. Then I feel young and strong again, just like an eagle.6The LORD does what is right and fair for all who are treated badly.7He told Moses all about his plans. He let the people of Israel see his mighty acts.8The LORD is tender and kind. He is gracious. He is slow to get angry. He is full of love.9He won’t keep bringing charges against us. He won’t stay angry with us for ever.10He doesn’t punish us for our sins as much as we should be punished. He doesn’t pay us back in keeping with the evil things we’ve done.11He loves those who have respect for him. His love is as high as the heavens are above the earth.12He has removed our sins from us. He has removed them as far as the east is from the west.13A father is tender and kind to his children. In the same way, the LORD is tender and kind to those who have respect for him.14He knows what we are made of. He remembers that we are dust.15The life of human beings is like grass. People grow like the flowers in the field.16When the wind blows on them, they are gone. No one can tell that they had ever been there.17But the LORD’s love for those who have respect for him lasts for ever and ever. Their children’s children will know that he always does what is right.18He always loves those who keep his covenant. He always does what is right for those who remember to obey his commands.19The LORD has set up his throne in heaven. His kingdom rules over all.20Praise the LORD, you angels of his. Praise him, you mighty ones who carry out his orders and obey his word.21Praise the LORD, all you angels in heaven. Praise him, all you who serve him and do what he wants.22Let everything the LORD has made praise him everywhere in his kingdom. I will praise the LORD.