Psalms Chapter 103
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1 An exhortation to blesse God for his mercie, 15 And for the constancie thereof.
[A Psalme of Dauid.] Blesse the Lord, O my soule: and all that is within me, blesse his holy Name.
Blesse the Lord, O my soule: & forget not all his benefits.
Gods great mercie:
Who forgiueth all thine iniquities: who healeth all thy diseases.
Who redeemeth thy life from destruction: who crowneth thee with louing kindnesse and tender mercies.
Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things: so that thy youth is renewed like the Eagles.
The Lord executeth righteousnesse: and iudgement for all that are oppressed.
He made knowen his wayes vnto Moses: his actes vnto the children of Israel.
The Lord is mercifull and gracious: slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.8
Hee will not alwayes chide: neither will he keepe his anger for euer.
Hee hath not dealt with vs after our sinnes: nor rewarded vs according to our iniquities.
For as the heauen is high aboue the earth: so great is his mercy toward them that feare him.11
As farre as the East is from the West: so farre hath hee remooued our transgressions from vs.
Like as a father pitieth his children: so the Lord pitieth them that feare him.
For he knoweth our frame: hee remembreth that we are dust.
As for man, his dayes are as grasse: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.
For the winde passeth ouer it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more.16
But the mercy of the Lord is from euerlasting to euerlasting vpon them that feare him: and his righteousnesse vnto childrens children:
To such as keepe his couenant: and to those that remember his commandements to doe them.18
The Lord hath prepared his throne in the heauens: and his kingdome ruleth ouer all.
Blesse the Lord yee his Angels, that excell in strength, that do his commandements: hearkening vnto the voice of his word.20
Blesse ye the Lord all yee his hostes: ye ministers of his that doe his pleasure.
Blesse the Lord all his works in all places of his dominion: blesse the Lord, O my soule.
Psalms Chapter 103 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible):
8 Exod.34.7. deut.34.6 nnm. 14.18 nehe. 9.17. psal.86.15. ier. 32.18. , Heb. great of mercie.
11 Heb. according to the height of the heauen.
16 Heb. it is not.
20 Heb. mighty in strength
* Courtesy of Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania