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Psalm 103

A Psalm of David.

1Bless Jehovah, O my soul;

And all that is within me, bless his holy name.

2Bless Jehovah, 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 desire with good things,

So that thy youth is renewed like the eagle.

6Jehovah executeth righteous acts,

And judgments for all that are oppressed.

7He made known his ways unto Moses,

His doings unto the children of Israel.

8Jehovah is merciful and gracious,

Slow to anger, and abundant in lovingkindness.

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 after our iniquities.

11For as the heavens are high above the earth,

So great is his lovingkindness 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 Jehovah 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 lovingkindness of Jehovah is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him,

And his righteousness unto children’s children;

18To such as keep his covenant,

And to those that remember his precepts to do them.

19Jehovah hath established his throne in the heavens;

And his kingdom ruleth over all.

20Bless Jehovah, ye his angels,

That are mighty in strength, that fulfil his word,

Hearkening unto the voice of his word.

21Bless Jehovah, all ye his hosts,

Ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure.

22Bless Jehovah, all ye his works,

In all places of his dominion:

Bless Jehovah, O my soul.


About American Standard Version

The ASV has long been regarded by many scholars as the most literal English translation since the King James Version—maybe the most literal translation ever. This has made the translation very popular for careful English Bible study, but not for ease of reading. While the KJV was translated entirely from “western manuscripts,” the ASV 1901 was influenced also by the older “eastern manuscripts” that form the basis for most of our modern English translations. Because the ASV 1901 is very difficult to find in print, Logos is pleased to be able to preserve and distribute this significant work. This is an excellent choice for comparative English study.

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