Psalm 103                                                                                                    Wednesday Readings 4

Bless Yahweh, my soul! * and my whole body his holy name.

Bless Yahweh, my soul! * and don't forget all his benefits,

    who forgives all your iniquity, * who heals all your diseases,

    who will redeem your life from the Pit, * who will crown you with kindness and mercy,

    who will imbue your eternity with his beauty, * when your youth will be renewed like the eagle's.

        Yahweh, who secures vindication * and justice for all the oppressed,

        made known his ways to Moses, * to Israel's sons his deeds.

            Merciful and gracious is Yahweh, * slow to anger and rich in kindness.

            He will not always scold, * nor eternally nourish his anger.

                 Not according to our sins does he deal with us, * nor as fits our crimes does he punish us.

                     But as high as heaven above the underworld, * so strong is his kindness for those who fear him.

                 As distant as east is from west, * he has distanced from himself our rebellious acts.

            As a father has compassion on his children, * Yahweh has compassion on those who fear him.

            For he knows our form, * mindful that we are clay.

        Man, his days are like grass; * like a wild flower, so he flowers.

        If a wind passes over him, he is no more; * and his home knows him no more.

    But Yahweh's kindness is from eternity, * and to eternity toward those who fear him,

    and his generosity to children's children, * to those who keep his covenant, * and remember to fulfil his precepts.

    Though Yahweh set his throne in heaven, * by his royal power he rules over all.

Bless Yahweh, his angels, * warriors mighty to execute his command, * heeding the sound of his word.

Bless Yahweh, all his soldiers, * his ministers who do his will.

Bless Yahweh, all his works, * in all places, you his subjects. * Bless Yahweh, my soul!


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