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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