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A Psalm of David.
1 Bless athe Lord, O my soul;
And all that is within me, bless His holy name!
And forget not all His benefits:
3 bWho forgives all your iniquities,
Who cheals all your diseases,
dWho crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies,
So that eyour youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
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.
So great is His mercy toward those who fear Him;
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.
And nits place remembers it no more.
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.
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.
In all places of His dominion.
Bless the Lord, O my soul!
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