Bless the Lord, O My Soul
Of David.1 a Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and all that is within me,
bless his holy name!
2 b Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and c forget not all his benefits,
3who d forgives all your iniquity,
who e heals all your diseases,
4who f redeems your life from the pit,
who g crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,
5who h satisfies you with good
so that your youth is renewed like i the eagle’s.
6 The Lord works j righteousness
and justice for all who are oppressed.
7He made known his k ways to Moses,
his l acts to the people of Israel.
8The Lord is m merciful and gracious,
slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
9 n He will not always chide,
nor will he o keep his anger forever.
10He does not deal with us p according to our sins,
nor repay us according to our iniquities.
11For q as high as the heavens are above the earth,
so great is his r steadfast love toward s those who fear him;
12as far as the east is from the west,
so far does he t remove our transgressions from us.
13As u a father shows compassion to his children,
so the Lord shows compassion v to those who fear him.
14For he knows our frame; ▼
▼Or knows how we are formed
he x remembers that we are dust.
15 As for man, his days are like y grass;
he flourishes like z a flower of the field;
16for aa the wind passes over it, and ab it is gone,
and ac its place knows it no more.
17But ad the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on ae those who fear him,
and his righteousness to af children’s children,
18to those who ag keep his covenant
and ah remember to do his commandments.
19The Lord has ai established his throne in the heavens,
and his aj kingdom rules over all.
20 Bless the Lord, O you ak his angels,
you al mighty ones who am do his word,
obeying the voice of his word!
21Bless the Lord, all his an hosts,
his ao ministers, who do his will!
22 ap Bless the Lord, all his works,
in all places of his dominion.
aq Bless the Lord, O my soul!
O Lord My God, You Are Very Great1 ar Bless the Lord, O my soul!
O Lord my God, you are as very great!
at You are clothed with splendor and majesty,
2covering yourself with light as with a garment,
au stretching out the heavens av like a tent.
3He aw lays the beams of his ax chambers on the waters;
he makes ay the clouds his chariot;
he rides on az the wings of the wind;
4he ba makes his messengers winds,
his bb ministers bc a flaming fire.
5 He bd set the earth on its foundations,
so that it should never be moved.
6You be covered it with the deep as with a garment;
the waters stood above the mountains.
7At bf your rebuke they fled;
at bg the sound of your thunder they bh took to flight.
8The mountains rose, the valleys sank down
to the place that you bi appointed for them.
9You set bj a boundary that they may not pass,
so that they bk might not again cover the earth.
10 You make springs gush forth in the valleys;
they flow between the hills;
11they bl give drink to every beast of the field;
the wild donkeys quench their thirst.
12Beside them the birds of the heavens dwell;
they sing among the branches.
13 bm From your lofty abode you bn water the mountains;
the earth is satisfied with the fruit of your work.
14 You cause bo the grass to grow for the livestock
and bp plants for man to cultivate,
that he may bring forth bq food from the earth
15and br wine to gladden the heart of man,
bs oil to make his face shine
and bread to bt strengthen man’s heart.
16 The trees of the Lord are watered abundantly,
bu the cedars of Lebanon bv that he planted.
17In them the birds build their nests;
the stork has her home in the fir trees.
18The high mountains are for bw the wild goats;
the rocks are a refuge for bx the rock badgers.
19 He made the moon to mark the by seasons; ▼
▼Or the appointed times (compare Genesis 1:14)
the sun knows its time for setting.
20 ca You make darkness, and it is night,
when all the beasts of the forest creep about.
21 cb The young lions roar for their prey,
seeking their food from God.
22When the sun rises, they steal away
and lie down in their cc dens.
23 cd Man goes out to his work
and to his labor until the evening.
24 O Lord, how manifold are your works!
In ce wisdom have you made them all;
the earth is full of your creatures.
25Here is the sea, great and wide,
cf which teems with creatures innumerable,
living things both small and great.
26There go the ships,
and cg Leviathan, which you formed to ch play in it. ▼
▼Or you formed to play with
27 These cj all look to you,
to ck give them their food in due season.
28When you give it to them, they gather it up;
when you cl open your hand, they are filled with good things.
29When you cm hide your face, they are cn dismayed;
when you co take away their breath, they die
and cp return to their dust.
30When you cq send forth your Spirit ▼
▼Or breaththey are created,
and you cs renew the face of the ground.
31 May the glory of the Lord ct endure forever;
may the Lord cu rejoice in his works,
32who looks on the earth and it cv trembles,
who cw touches the mountains and they smoke!
33I will sing to the Lord cx as long as I live;
I will sing praise to my God while I have being.
34May my cy meditation be pleasing to him,
for I rejoice in the Lord.
35Let cz sinners be consumed from the earth,
and let the wicked be no more!
da Bless the Lord, O my soul!
db Praise the Lord!
Tell of All His Wonderful Works1 dc Oh give thanks to the Lord; dd call upon his name;
de make known his deeds among the peoples!
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