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Psalm 103

Praise for the Lord’s Mercies

A Psalm of David.

1 Bless athe 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 bWho forgives all your iniquities,

Who cheals all your diseases,

4 Who redeems your life from destruction,

dWho crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies,

5 Who satisfies your mouth with good things,

So that eyour youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

6 The Lord executes righteousness

And justice for all who are oppressed.

7 fHe made known His ways to Moses,

His acts to the children of Israel.

8 gThe Lord is merciful and gracious,

Slow to anger, and abounding in mercy.

9 hHe will not always strive with us,

Nor will He keep His anger forever.

10 iHe has not dealt with us according to our sins,

Nor punished us according to our iniquities.

11 For as the heavens are high above the earth,

So great is His mercy toward those who fear Him;

12 As far as the east is from the west,

So far has He jremoved our transgressions from us.

13 kAs a father pities his children,

So the Lord pities those who fear Him.

14 For He 1knows our frame;

He remembers that we are dust.

15 As for man, lhis days are like grass;

As a flower of the field, so he flourishes.

16 mFor the wind passes over it, and it is 2gone,

And nits place remembers it no more.

17 But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting

On those who fear Him,

And His righteousness to children’s children,

18 oTo such as keep His covenant,

And to those who remember His commandments to do them.

19 The Lord has established His throne in heaven,

And pHis kingdom rules over all.

20 qBless the Lord, you His angels,

Who excel in strength, who rdo His word,

Heeding the voice of His word.

21 Bless the Lord, all you His hosts,

sYou 3ministers of His, who do His pleasure.

22 Bless the Lord, all His works,

In all places of His dominion.

Bless the Lord, O my soul!


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The New King James Version is a total update of the 1611 King James Version, also known as the "Authorized Version." Every attempt has been made to maintain the beauty of the original version while updating the English grammar to contemporary style and usage. The result is much better "readability." It is noteworthy that the NKJV is one of the few modern translations still based on the "Western" or "Byzantine" manuscript tradition. This makes the New King James Version an invaluable aid to comparative English Bible study.


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