Old Testament

Psalm 103
Psalm 103
Bless the Lord, Who Forgives All Your Sins
By David.
Invitation to Praise
1Bless the Lord,[] O my soul.
All that is within me, bless his holy name.
Praise for Personal Blessings
2Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and do not forget all his benefits—
3who pardons all your guilt,
who heals all your diseases,
4who redeems your life from the pit,
who crowns you with mercy and compassion,
5who satisfies your life[] with goodness,
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle.
Praise for Blessings Through Moses
6The Lord performs righteousness and justice for all the oppressed.
7He made known his ways to Moses,
his deeds to the people of Israel.
God's Great Mercy
8The Lord is compassionate and gracious,
slow to anger, abounding in mercy.
9He will not always accuse.
He will not keep his anger forever.
10He does not treat us as our sins deserve.
He does not repay us according to our guilty deeds.
God's Mercy Illustrated
11Yes, as high as the heavens are above the earth,
so powerful is his mercy toward those who fear him.
12As distant as the east is from the west,
so far has he removed our rebellious acts from us.
13As a father has compassion on his children,
so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him.
14For he knows how we were formed.
He remembers that we are dust.
Man's Short Life
15As for man, his days are like grass.
Like a wild flower he blossoms.
16Then the wind blows over it, and it is gone,
and its place recognizes it no more.
The Covenant with Moses Proclaims God's Eternal Mercy
17But the Lord's mercy is from eternity to eternity
over those who fear him,
and his righteousness is with their children's children,
18with those who keep his covenant,
with those who remember his precepts in order to obey them.
Closing Praise
19The Lord has established his throne in the heavens,
and his royal power rules over all.
20Bless the Lord, you his angels,
you strong warriors who obey his word
by listening to what he says.
21Bless the Lord, all his armies,
you who minister to him,
you who do whatever pleases him.
22Bless the Lord, everything he has made
in all places where he rules.
Bless the Lord, O my soul.


  • 103:1 God blesses us by giving us gifts. We bless God by praising him.
  • 103:5 The meaning of this word is uncertain. It may mean your ornaments or soul, your jaw or mouth, or your old age. The Greek has your desires.