An exhortation to bless God for his mercy, and for the constancy thereof.
0 A Psalm of David.
1 BLESS the aLORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.
2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and bforget not all his benefits:
3 Who cforgiveth all thine iniquities; who dhealeth all thy diseases;
4 Who eredeemeth thy life from destruction; who fcrowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;
5 Who gsatisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that hthy youth is renewed like the eagle's.
6 The iLORD executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed.
7 He jmade known his ways unto Moses, his acts unto the children of Israel.
8 The kLORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.
9 He lwill not always *chide: neither will he keep his anger for ever.
10 He mhath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.
11 For 1as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward nthem that fear him.
12 As ofar as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.
13 Like pas a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him.
14 For qhe knoweth our *frame; he remembereth that we are dust.
15 As for rman, his days are as sgrass: tas a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.
16 For uthe wind passeth over it, and 2it is gone; and the place thereof vshall know it no more.
17 But wthe mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and xhis righteousness unto children's children;
18 To ysuch as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments to do them.
19 The zLORD hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all.
20 aBless the LORD, ye his angels, 3that excel in strength, that bdo his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word.
21 Bless ye the LORD, all ye chis hosts; ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure.