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   The Book of Psalms.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
Book IV
Praise for Jehovah’s Mercies
A Psalm of David.
[1]  BLESS Jehovah, O my soul;
And all that is within me, bless his holy name.
[2]  Bless Jehovah, O my soul,
And forget not all his benefits:
Who forgiveth all thine iniquities;
Who healeth all thy diseases;
[3]  Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; 1
Who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;
[4]  Who satisfieth thy 2 desire with good things,
So that thy youth is renewed like the eagle.
[5]  Jehovah executeth righteous acts,
And judgments for all that are oppressed.
[6]  He made known his ways unto Moses,
His doings unto the children of Israel.
[7]  Jehovah is merciful and gracious,
Slow to anger, and abundant in lovingkindness.
[8]  He will not always chide;
Neither will he keep his anger for ever.
[9]  He hath not dealt with us after our sins,
Nor rewarded us after our iniquities.
[10]  For as the heavens are high above the earth,
So great is his lovingkindness toward them that fear him.
[11]  As far as the east is from the west,
So far hath he removed our transgressions from us.
[12]  Like as a father pitieth his children,
So Jehovah pitieth them that fear him.
[13]  For he knoweth our frame;
He remembereth that we are dust.
[14]  As for man, his days are as grass;
As a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.
[15]  For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone;
And the place thereof shall know it no more.
[16]  But the lovingkindness of Jehovah is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him,
And his righteousness unto children’s children;
[17]  To such as keep his covenant,
And to those that remember his precepts to do them.
[18]  Jehovah hath established his throne in the heavens;
And his kingdom ruleth over all.
[19]  Bless Jehovah, ye his angels,
That are mighty in strength, that fulfil his word,
Hearkening unto the voice of his word.
[20]  Bless Jehovah, all ye his hosts,
Ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure.
[21]  Bless Jehovah, all ye his works,
In all places of his dominion:
Bless Jehovah, O my soul.
Note 1. Or, the pit. [back]
Note 2. Or, thy years.Or, thy prime.Heb. thine ornament. [back]


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