Psalm 103

English Standard Version

1 Of David. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name! (Ps 103:22; Ps 104:1)2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, (De 6:12; De 8:11; Ps 103:1)3 who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, (Ex 15:26; Ex 34:7; Ps 107:20; Ps 147:3; Isa 33:24; Mt 8:17; Mt 9:2; Mr 2:5; Lu 7:47)4 who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, (Ps 5:12; Ps 56:13)5 who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. (Ps 107:9; Isa 40:31)6 The Lord works righteousness and justice for all who are oppressed. (Ps 146:7)7 He made known his ways to Moses, his acts to the people of Israel. (Ex 33:13; Ex 34:10; Ps 25:4; Ps 78:11)8 The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. (Ps 86:15)9 He will not always chide, nor will he keep his anger forever. (Ps 30:5; Isa 57:16; Jer 3:5; Jer 3:12; Mic 7:18)10 He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities. (Ezr 9:13)11 For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him; (Ps 36:5; Ps 103:13; Ps 103:17; Ps 117:2; Lu 1:50)12 as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us. (Isa 38:17; Isa 43:25; Mic 7:19)13 As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him. (Ps 103:11; Mal 3:17)14 For he knows our frame;[1] he remembers that we are dust. (Ps 78:39)15 As for man, his days are like grass; he flourishes like a flower of the field; (Job 14:2; Ps 90:5)16 for the wind passes over it, and it is gone, and its place knows it no more. (Job 7:10; Ps 37:36; Isa 40:7)17 But the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him, and his righteousness to children’s children, (Ex 20:5; Ps 25:6; Ps 103:11)18 to those who keep his covenant and remember to do his commandments. (De 7:9; Ps 19:8)19 The Lord has established his throne in the heavens, and his kingdom rules over all. (Ps 11:4; Ps 47:2; Ps 93:2; Da 4:17)20 Bless the Lord, O you his angels, you mighty ones who do his word, obeying the voice of his word! (Ps 78:25; Ps 148:2; Mt 6:10; Lu 2:13)21 Bless the Lord, all his hosts, his ministers, who do his will! (Ge 32:2; Jos 5:14; 1Ki 22:19; Ps 104:4; Da 7:10; Heb 1:14)22 Bless the Lord, all his works, in all places of his dominion. Bless the Lord, O my soul! (Ps 103:1; Ps 145:10)