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1 Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. 2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: 3 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; 4 Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; 5 Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's. 6 The LORD executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed. 7 He made known his ways unto Moses, his acts unto the children of Israel. 8 The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy. 9 He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger for ever. 10 He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities. 11 For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him. 12 As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us. 13 Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him. 14 For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust. 15 As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth. 16 For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more. 17 But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children's children; 18 To such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments to do them. 19 The LORD hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all. 20 Bless the LORD, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word. 21 Bless ye the LORD, all ye his hosts; ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure. 22 Bless the LORD, all his works in all places of his dominion: bless the LORD, O my soul.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
Chapter 17
Chapter 18
Chapter 19
Chapter 20
Chapter 21
Chapter 22
Chapter 23
Chapter 24
Chapter 25
Chapter 26
Chapter 27
Chapter 28
Chapter 29
Chapter 30
Chapter 31
Chapter 32
Chapter 33
Chapter 34
Chapter 35
Chapter 36
Chapter 37
Chapter 38
Chapter 39
Chapter 40
Chapter 41
Chapter 42
Chapter 43
Chapter 44
Chapter 45
Chapter 46
Chapter 47
Chapter 48
Chapter 49
Chapter 50
Chapter 51
Chapter 52
Chapter 53
Chapter 54
Chapter 55
Chapter 56
Chapter 57
Chapter 58
Chapter 59
Chapter 60
Chapter 61
Chapter 62
Chapter 63
Chapter 64
Chapter 65
Chapter 66
Chapter 67
Chapter 68
Chapter 69
Chapter 70
Chapter 71
Chapter 72
Chapter 73
Chapter 74
Chapter 75
Chapter 76
Chapter 77
Chapter 78
Chapter 79
Chapter 80
Chapter 81
Chapter 82
Chapter 83
Chapter 84
Chapter 85
Chapter 86
Chapter 87
Chapter 88
Chapter 89
Chapter 90
Chapter 91
Chapter 92
Chapter 93
Chapter 94
Chapter 95
Chapter 96
Chapter 97
Chapter 98
Chapter 99
Chapter 100
Chapter 101
Chapter 102
Chapter 103
Chapter 104
Chapter 105
Chapter 106
Chapter 107
Chapter 108
Chapter 109
Chapter 110
Chapter 111
Chapter 112
Chapter 113
Chapter 114
Chapter 115
Chapter 116
Chapter 117
Chapter 118
Chapter 119
Chapter 120
Chapter 121
Chapter 122
Chapter 123
Chapter 124
Chapter 125
Chapter 126
Chapter 127
Chapter 128
Chapter 129
Chapter 130
Chapter 131
Chapter 132
Chapter 133
Chapter 134
Chapter 135
Chapter 136
Chapter 137
Chapter 138
Chapter 139
Chapter 140
Chapter 141
Chapter 142
Chapter 143
Chapter 144
Chapter 145
Chapter 146
Chapter 147
Chapter 148
Chapter 149
Chapter 150

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1 Cary W = "When we offer the thanksgiving of praise and blessing upon His holy name, we become receptive to all He desires to bless us with: good things, loving-kindness, tender mercies, forgiveness of all inequities and healing for every one of our diseases.  Oh, bless the Lord Oh my soul!"
2 Sara Di Diego = "This psalm has the same number of verses as there are letters in the Hebrew alphabet.  The way the beginning and ending phrases are the same makes this psalm even more alphabetically complete.  Also the word "LORD" is repeated eleven times.Work Cited:http://www.biblestudytools.com/commentaries/treasury-of-david/psalms-103-1.html"
3 Raymond Huerta = "The speaker's exhortation to his soul to bless the Lord is an unusual rhetorical move in Psalms, it is repeated in the next psalm as well. The Hebrew for "bless" is roughly translated to "praise." This imparts a sense of exaltation to this psalm of thanksgiving, the occasion for which may be the recovery from a grave illness, as verses 3 and 4 suggest.Alter, Robert. "103." The Book of Psalms: A Translation with Commentary. New York: W.W. Norton, 2007. Print."
4 Sarah Mangum = ""
5 Raymond Huerta = "This adopts the text from the Septuagint, which instead of 'edyekh, "your ornament," reads "good things."Alter, Robert. "103." The Book of Psalms: A Translation with Commentary. New York: W.W. Norton, 2007. Print."
6 Raymond Huerta = "This image alludes to the eagle's shedding its feathers and growing new ones."
7 Raymond Huerta = "This entire verse is a direct quotation of the revelation of the divine attributes to Moses in Exodus 34:6. It is introduced in the previous line by "He made known his ways unto Moses." What is left out from the passage in Exodus is God's "reckoning the crimes of fathers with sons and sons of sons." Here, the exclusive emphasis is on divine compassion and forgiveness.Alter, Robert. "103." The Book of Psalms: A Translation with Commentary. New York: W.W. Norton, 2007. Print."
8 Raymond Huerta = "The theology of forgiveness that pervades this psalm is based on the idea that as long as Israel is God fearing and upholds their covenant with God, no trespass committed will not be held against it by God.Alter, Robert. "103." The Book of Psalms: A Translation with Commentary. New York: W.W. Norton, 2007. Print."
9 Raymond Huerta = "This vertical simile of vast distance is complemented in the next verse by a horizontal simile of distance, from east to west. Alter, Robert. "103." The Book of Psalms: A Translation with Commentary. New York: W.W. Norton, 2007. Print."
10 Raymond Huerta = "The noun, yester, is the same none used in Genesis 8:21, "For the devisings of the human heart are evil from youth." Alter, Robert. "103." The Book of Psalms: A Translation with Commentary. New York: W.W. Norton, 2007. Print."
11 Cary W = "This can become quite a worship session when we not only ask our own soul to bless the Lord, but all His angels, hosts and ministers in all places and all His works!"
12 Raymond Huerta = "The throne is the throne of justice, the quality by which God rules the world. At the same time, the switch of focus to the celestial realm sets the stage for the grand conclusion of the psalm in which the heavenly powers are exhorted, just as the speaker exhorted himself at the beginning of the poem, to praise God.Alter, Robert. "103." The Book of Psalms: A Translation with Commentary. New York: W.W. Norton, 2007. Print."
13 Raymond Huerta = "Often translated as "his messengers." The greek word aggelos, means messenger.These messengers form God's royal entourage and carry out his commands."
14 Raymond Huerta = "This phrase carries forward the "excel in strength" of the previous line and alludes to God's identity as "Lord of armies," or "hosts." Alter, Robert. "103." The Book of Psalms: A Translation with Commentary. New York: W.W. Norton, 2007. Print."
15 Raymond Huerta = "God has armies of messengers or courtiers to perform every act that will please Him."
16 Raymond Huerta = "In the conclusion all creation is pulled together in the exhortation to praise God. "All his works" include all beings, from the celestial armies to humankind. God's dominion extends to all imagined places. And in this vase cosmic setting, the speaker repeats the words of his initial injunction to his own being to bless God, now making himself part of the great creation.Alter, Robert. "103." The Book of Psalms: A Translation with Commentary. New York: W.W. Norton, 2007. Print."