The Book of Psalms

Psalms One hundred Three

1: Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. 2: Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: 3: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; 4: Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; 5: Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's. 6: The LORD executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed. 7: He made known his ways unto Moses, his acts unto the children of Israel. 8: The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy. 9: He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger for ever. 10: He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities. 11: For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him. 12: As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us. 13: Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him. 14: For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust. 15: As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth. 16: For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more. 17: But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children's children; 18: To such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments to do them. 19: The LORD hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all. 20: Bless the LORD, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word. 21: Bless ye the LORD, all ye his hosts; ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure. 22: Bless the LORD, all his works in all places of his dominion: bless the LORD, O my soul.


1: Bless the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, thou art very great; thou art clothed with honour and majesty. 2: Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain: 3: Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters: who maketh the clouds his chariot: who walketh upon the wings of the wind: 4: Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire: 5: Who laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be removed for ever. 6: Thou coveredst it with the deep as with a garment: the waters stood above the mountains. 7: At thy rebuke they fled; at the voice of thy thunder they hasted away. 8: They go up by the mountains; they go down by the valleys unto the place which thou hast founded for them. 9: Thou hast set a bound that they may not pass over; that they turn not again to cover the earth. 10: He sendeth the springs into the valleys, which run among the hills. 11: They give drink to every beast of the field: the wild asses quench their thirst. 12: By them shall the fowls of the heaven have their habitation, which sing among the branches. 13: He watereth the hills from his chambers: the earth is satisfied with the fruit of thy works. 14: He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth; 15: And wine that maketh glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face to shine, and bread which strengtheneth man's heart. 16: The trees of the LORD are full of sap; the cedars of Lebanon, which he hath planted; 17: Where the birds make their nests: as for the stork, the fir trees are her house. 18: The high hills are a refuge for the wild goats; and the rocks for the conies. 19: He appointed the moon for seasons: the sun knoweth his going down. 20: Thou makest darkness, and it is night: wherein all the beasts of the forest do creep forth. 21: The young lions roar after their prey, and seek their meat from God. 22: The sun ariseth, they gather themselves together, and lay them down in their dens. 23: Man goeth forth unto his work and to his labour until the evening. 24: O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches. 25: So is this great and wide sea, wherein are things creeping innumerable, both small and great beasts. 26: There go the ships: there is that leviathan, whom thou hast made to play therein. 27: These wait all upon thee; that thou mayest give them their meat in due season. 28: That thou givest them they gather: thou openest thine hand, they are filled with good. 29: Thou hidest thy face, they are troubled: thou takest away their breath, they die, and return to their dust. 30: Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created: and thou renewest the face of the earth. 31: The glory of the LORD shall endure for ever: the LORD shall rejoice in his works. 32: He looketh on the earth, and it trembleth: he toucheth the hills, and they smoke. 33: I will sing unto the LORD as long as I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have my being. 34: My meditation of him shall be sweet: I will be glad in the LORD. 35: Let the sinners be consumed out of the earth, and let the wicked be no more. Bless thou the LORD, O my soul. Praise ye the LORD.


1: O give thanks unto the LORD; call upon his name: make known his deeds among the people. 2: Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him: talk ye of all his wondrous works. 3: Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD. 4: Seek the LORD, and his strength: seek his face evermore. 5: Remember his marvellous works that he hath done; his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth; 6: O ye seed of Abraham his servant, ye children of Jacob his chosen. 7: He is the LORD our God: his judgments are in all the earth. 8: He hath remembered his covenant for ever, the word which he commanded to a thousand generations. 9: Which covenant he made with Abraham, and his oath unto Isaac; 10: And confirmed the same unto Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant: 11: Saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance: 12: When they were but a few men in number; yea, very few, and strangers in it. 13: When they went from one nation to another, from one kingdom to another people; 14: He suffered no man to do them wrong: yea, he reproved kings for their sakes; 15: Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm. 16: Moreover he called for a famine upon the land: he brake the whole staff of bread. 17: He sent a man before them, even Joseph, who was sold for a servant: 18: Whose feet they hurt with fetters: he was laid in iron: 19: Until the time that his word came: the word of the LORD tried him. 20: The king sent and loosed him; even the ruler of the people, and let him go free. 21: He made him lord of his house, and ruler of all his substance: 22: To bind his princes at his pleasure; and teach his senators wisdom. 23: Israel also came into Egypt; and Jacob sojourned in the land of Ham. 24: And he increased his people greatly; and made them stronger than their enemies. 25: He turned their heart to hate his people, to deal subtilly with his servants. 26: He sent Moses his servant; and Aaron whom he had chosen. 27: They shewed his signs among them, and wonders in the land of Ham. 28: He sent darkness, and made it dark; and they rebelled not against his word. 29: He turned their waters into blood, and slew their fish. 30: Their land brought forth frogs in abundance, in the chambers of their kings. 31: He spake, and there came divers sorts of flies, and lice in all their coasts. 32: He gave them hail for rain, and flaming fire in their land. 33: He smote their vines also and their fig trees; and brake the trees of their coasts. 34: He spake, and the locusts came, and caterpillers, and that without number, 35: And did eat up all the herbs in their land, and devoured the fruit of their ground. 36: He smote also all the firstborn in their land, the chief of all their strength. 37: He brought them forth also with silver and gold: and there was not one feeble person among their tribes. 38: Egypt was glad when they departed: for the fear of them fell upon them. 39: He spread a cloud for a covering; and fire to give light in the night. 40: The people asked, and he brought quails, and satisfied them with the bread of heaven. 41: He opened the rock, and the waters gushed out; they ran in the dry places like a river. 42: For he remembered his holy promise, and Abraham his servant. 43: And he brought forth his people with joy, and his chosen with gladness: 44: And gave them the lands of the heathen: and they inherited the labour of the people; 45: That they might observe his statutes, and keep his laws. Praise ye the LORD.


1: Praise ye the LORD. O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. 2: Who can utter the mighty acts of the LORD? who can shew forth all his praise? 3: Blessed are they that keep judgment, and he that doeth righteousness at all times. 4: Remember me, O LORD, with the favour that thou bearest unto thy people: O visit me with thy salvation; 5: That I may see the good of thy chosen, that I may rejoice in the gladness of thy nation, that I may glory with thine inheritance. 6: We have sinned with our fathers, we have committed iniquity, we have done wickedly. 7: Our fathers understood not thy wonders in Egypt; they remembered not the multitude of thy mercies; but provoked him at the sea, even at the Red sea. 8: Nevertheless he saved them for his name's sake, that he might make his mighty power to be known. 9: He rebuked the Red sea also, and it was dried up: so he led them through the depths, as through the wilderness. 10: And he saved them from the hand of him that hated them, and redeemed them from the hand of the enemy. 11: And the waters covered their enemies: there was not one of them left. 12: Then believed they his words; they sang his praise. 13: They soon forgat his works; they waited not for his counsel: 14: But lusted exceedingly in the wilderness, and tempted God in the desert. 15: And he gave them their request; but sent leanness into their soul. 16: They envied Moses also in the camp, and Aaron the saint of the LORD. 17: The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan, and covered the company of Abiram. 18: And a fire was kindled in their company; the flame burned up the wicked. 19: They made a calf in Horeb, and worshipped the molten image. 20: Thus they changed their glory into the similitude of an ox that eateth grass. 21: They forgat God their saviour, which had done great things in Egypt; 22: Wondrous works in the land of Ham, and terrible things by the Red sea. 23: Therefore he said that he would destroy them, had not Moses his chosen stood before him in the breach, to turn away his wrath, lest he should destroy them. 24: Yea, they despised the pleasant land, they believed not his word: 25: But murmured in their tents, and hearkened not unto the voice of the LORD. 26: Therefore he lifted up his hand against them, to overthrow them in the wilderness: 27: To overthrow their seed also among the nations, and to scatter them in the lands. 28: They joined themselves also unto Baal-peor, and ate the sacrifices of the dead. 29: Thus they provoked him to anger with their inventions: and the plague brake in upon them. 30: Then stood up Phinehas, and executed judgment: and so the plague was stayed. 31: And that was counted unto him for righteousness unto all generations for evermore. 32: They angered him also at the waters of strife, so that it went ill with Moses for their sakes: 33: Because they provoked his spirit, so that he spake unadvisedly with his lips. 34: They did not destroy the nations, concerning whom the LORD commanded them: 35: But were mingled among the heathen, and learned their works. 36: And they served their idols: which were a snare unto them. 37: Yea, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters unto devils, 38: And shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their daughters, whom they sacrificed unto the idols of Canaan: and the land was polluted with blood. 39: Thus were they defiled with their own works, and went a whoring with their own inventions. 40: Therefore was the wrath of the LORD kindled against his people, insomuch that he abhorred his own inheritance. 41: And he gave them into the hand of the heathen; and they that hated them ruled over them. 42: Their enemies also oppressed them, and they were brought into subjection under their hand. 43: Many times did he deliver them; but they provoked him with their counsel, and were brought low for their iniquity. 44: Nevertheless he regarded their affliction, when he heard their cry: 45: And he remembered for them his covenant, and repented according to the multitude of his mercies. 46: He made them also to be pitied of all those that carried them captives. 47: Save us, O LORD our God, and gather us from among the heathen, to give thanks unto thy holy name, and to triumph in thy praise. 48: Blessed be the Lord God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting: and let all the people say, Amen. Praise ye the LORD.


1: O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. 2: Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy; 3: And gathered them out of the lands, from the east, and from the west, from the north, and from the south. 4: They wandered in the wilderness in a solitary way; they found no city to dwell in. 5: Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them. 6: Then they cried unto the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them out of their distresses. 7: And he led them forth by the right way, that they might go to a city of habitation. 8: Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men! 9: For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness. 10: Such as sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, being bound in affliction and iron; 11: Because they rebelled against the words of God, and contemned the counsel of the most High: 12: Therefore he brought down their heart with labour; they fell down, and there was none to help. 13: Then they cried unto the LORD in their trouble, and he saved them out of their distresses. 14: He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and brake their bands in sunder. 15: Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men! 16: For he hath broken the gates of brass, and cut the bars of iron in sunder. 17: Fools because of their transgression, and because of their iniquities, are afflicted. 18: Their soul abhorreth all manner of meat; and they draw near unto the gates of death. 19: Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he saveth them out of their distresses. 20: He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions. 21: Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men! 22: And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his works with rejoicing. 23: They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters; 24: These see the works of the LORD, and his wonders in the deep. 25: For he commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind, which lifteth up the waves thereof. 26: They mount up to the heaven, they go down again to the depths: their soul is melted because of trouble. 27: They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wits' end. 28: Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses. 29: He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still. 30: Then are they glad because they be quiet; so he bringeth them unto their desired haven. 31: Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men! 32: Let them exalt him also in the congregation of the people, and praise him in the assembly of the elders. 33: He turneth rivers into a wilderness, and the watersprings into dry ground; 34: A fruitful land into barrenness, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein. 35: He turneth the wilderness into a standing water, and dry ground into watersprings. 36: And there he maketh the hungry to dwell, that they may prepare a city for habitation; 37: And sow the fields, and plant vineyards, which may yield fruits of increase. 38: He blesseth them also, so that they are multiplied greatly; and suffereth not their cattle to decrease. 39: Again, they are minished and brought low through oppression, affliction, and sorrow. 40: He poureth contempt upon princes, and causeth them to wander in the wilderness, where there is no way. 41: Yet setteth he the poor on high from affliction, and maketh him families like a flock. 42: The righteous shall see it, and rejoice: and all iniquity shall stop her mouth. 43: Whoso is wise, and will observe these things, even they shall understand the lovingkindness of the LORD.


1: O God, my heart is fixed; I will sing and give praise, even with my glory. 2: Awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake early. 3: I will praise thee, O LORD, among the people: and I will sing praises unto thee among the nations. 4: For thy mercy is great above the heavens: and thy truth reacheth unto the clouds. 5: Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: and thy glory above all the earth; 6: That thy beloved may be delivered: save with thy right hand, and answer me. 7: God hath spoken in his holiness; I will rejoice, I will divide Shechem, and mete out the valley of Succoth. 8: Gilead is mine; Manasseh is mine; Ephraim also is the strength of mine head; Judah is my lawgiver; 9: Moab is my washpot; over Edom will I cast out my shoe; over Philistia will I triumph. 10: Who will bring me into the strong city? who will lead me into Edom? 11: Wilt not thou, O God, who hast cast us off? and wilt not thou, O God, go forth with our hosts? 12: Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man. 13: Through God we shall do valiantly: for he it is that shall tread down our enemies.


1: Hold not thy peace, O God of my praise; 2: For the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of the deceitful are opened against me: they have spoken against me with a lying tongue. 3: They compassed me about also with words of hatred; and fought against me without a cause. 4: For my love they are my adversaries: but I give myself unto prayer. 5: And they have rewarded me evil for good, and hatred for my love. 6: Set thou a wicked man over him: and let Satan stand at his right hand. 7: When he shall be judged, let him be condemned: and let his prayer become sin. 8: Let his days be few; and let another take his office. 9: Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow. 10: Let his children be continually vagabonds, and beg: let them seek their bread also out of their desolate places. 11: Let the extortioner catch all that he hath; and let the strangers spoil his labour. 12: Let there be none to extend mercy unto him: neither let there be any to favour his fatherless children. 13: Let his posterity be cut off; and in the generation following let their name be blotted out. 14: Let the iniquity of his fathers be remembered with the LORD; and let not the sin of his mother be blotted out. 15: Let them be before the LORD continually, that he may cut off the memory of them from the earth. 16: Because that he remembered not to shew mercy, but persecuted the poor and needy man, that he might even slay the broken in heart. 17: As he loved cursing, so let it come unto him: as he delighted not in blessing, so let it be far from him. 18: As he clothed himself with cursing like as with his garment, so let it come into his bowels like water, and like oil into his bones. 19: Let it be unto him as the garment which covereth him, and for a girdle wherewith he is girded continually. 20: Let this be the reward of mine adversaries from the LORD, and of them that speak evil against my soul. 21: But do thou for me, O GOD the Lord, for thy name's sake: because thy mercy is good, deliver thou me. 22: For I am poor and needy, and my heart is wounded within me. 23: I am gone like the shadow when it declineth: I am tossed up and down as the locust. 24: My knees are weak through fasting; and my flesh faileth of fatness. 25: I became also a reproach unto them: when they looked upon me they shaked their heads. 26: Help me, O LORD my God: O save me according to thy mercy: 27: That they may know that this is thy hand; that thou, LORD, hast done it. 28: Let them curse, but bless thou: when they arise, let them be ashamed; but let thy servant rejoice. 29: Let mine adversaries be clothed with shame, and let them cover themselves with their own confusion, as with a mantle. 30: I will greatly praise the LORD with my mouth; yea, I will praise him among the multitude. 31: For he shall stand at the right hand of the poor, to save him from those that condemn his soul.


1: The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool. 2: The LORD shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion: rule thou in the midst of thine enemies. 3: Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning: thou hast the dew of thy youth. 4: The LORD hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek. 5: The Lord at thy right hand shall strike through kings in the day of his wrath. 6: He shall judge among the heathen, he shall fill the places with the dead bodies; he shall wound the heads over many countries. 7: He shall drink of the brook in the way: therefore shall he lift up the head.


1: Praise ye the LORD. I will praise the LORD with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation. 2: The works of the LORD are great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein. 3: His work is honourable and glorious: and his righteousness endureth for ever. 4: He hath made his wonderful works to be remembered: the LORD is gracious and full of compassion. 5: He hath given meat unto them that fear him: he will ever be mindful of his covenant. 6: He hath shewed his people the power of his works, that he may give them the heritage of the heathen. 7: The works of his hands are verity and judgment; all his commandments are sure. 8: They stand fast for ever and ever, and are done in truth and uprightness. 9: He sent redemption unto his people: he hath commanded his covenant for ever: holy and reverend is his name. 10: The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.


1: Praise ye the LORD. Blessed is the man that feareth the LORD, that delighteth greatly in his commandments. 2: His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed. 3: Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness endureth for ever. 4: Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous. 5: A good man sheweth favour, and lendeth: he will guide his affairs with discretion. 6: Surely he shall not be moved for ever: the righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance. 7: He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD. 8: His heart is established, he shall not be afraid, until he see his desire upon his enemies. 9: He hath dispersed, he hath given to the poor; his righteousness endureth for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honour. 10: The wicked shall see it, and be grieved; he shall gnash with his teeth, and melt away: the desire of the wicked shall perish.


1: Praise ye the LORD. Praise, O ye servants of the LORD, praise the name of the LORD. 2: Blessed be the name of the LORD from this time forth and for evermore. 3: From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the LORD's name is to be praised. 4: The LORD is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens. 5: Who is like unto the LORD our God, who dwelleth on high, 6: Who humbleth himself to behold the things that are in heaven, and in the earth! 7: He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth the needy out of the dunghill; 8: That he may set him with princes, even with the princes of his people. 9: He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children. Praise ye the LORD.


1: When Israel went out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of strange language; 2: Judah was his sanctuary, and Israel his dominion. 3: The sea saw it, and fled: Jordan was driven back. 4: The mountains skipped like rams, and the little hills like lambs. 5: What ailed thee, O thou sea, that thou fleddest? thou Jordan, that thou wast driven back? 6: Ye mountains, that ye skipped like rams; and ye little hills, like lambs? 7: Tremble, thou earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob; 8: Which turned the rock into a standing water, the flint into a fountain of waters.

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