2 Bless (affectionately, gratefully praise) the Lord, O my soul, and forget not [one of] all His benefits–
3 Who forgives [every one of] all your iniquities, Who heals [each one of] all your diseases,
4 Who redeems your life from the pit andcorruption, Who beautifies, dignifies, andcrowns you with loving-kindness and tender mercy;
5 Who satisfies your mouth [your necessity and desire at your personal age and situation] with good so that your youth, renewed, is like the eagle's [strong, overcoming, soaring]! [Isa. 40:31.]
6 The Lord executes righteousness andjustice [not for me only, but] for all who are oppressed.
7 He made known His ways [of righteousness and justice] to Moses, His acts to the children of Israel.
8 The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and plenteous in mercy andloving-kindness. [James 5:11.]
9 He will not always chide orbe contending, neither will He keep His anger forever orhold a grudge.
10 He has not dealt with us after our sins nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.
11 For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great are His mercy andloving-kindness toward those who reverently andworshipfully fear Him.
12 As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us.
13 As a father loves andpities his children, so the Lord loves andpities those who fear Him [with reverence, worship, and awe].
14 For He knows our frame, He [earnestly] remembersandimprints [on His heart] that we are dust.
15 As for man, his days are as grass; as a flower of the field, so he flourishes.
16 For the wind passes over it and it is gone, and its place shall know it no more.
17 But the mercy andloving-kindness of the Lord are from everlasting to everlasting upon those who reverentlyandworshipfully fear Him, and His righteousness is to children's children–[Deut. 10:12.]
18 To such as keep His covenant [hearing, receiving, loving, and obeying it] and to those who [earnestly] remember His commandments to do them [imprinting them on their hearts].
19 The Lord has established His throne in the heavens, and His kingdom rules over all.
20 Bless (affectionately, gratefully praise) the Lord, you His angels, you mighty ones who do His commandments, hearkening to the voice of His word.
21 Bless (affectionately, gratefully praise) the Lord, all you His hosts, you His ministers who do His pleasure.
22 Bless the Lord, all His works in all places of His dominion; bless (affectionately, gratefully praise) the Lord, O my soul!