Psalm 103

1 (By David.) With all my heart I praise the LORD, and with all that I am I praise his holy name!

2 With all my heart I praise the LORD! I will never forget how kind he has been.

3 The LORD forgives our sins, heals us when we are sick,

4 and protects us from death. His kindness and love are a crown on our heads.

5 Each day that we live, he provides for our needs and gives us the strength of a young eagle.

6 For all who are mistreated, the LORD brings justice.

7 He taught his Law to Moses and showed all Israel what he could do.

8 The LORD is merciful! He is kind and patient, and his love never fails.

9 The LORD won't always be angry and point out our sins;

10 he doesn't punish us as our sins deserve.

11 How great is God's love for all who worship him? Greater than the distance between heaven and earth!

12 How far has the LORD taken our sins from us? Farther than the distance from east to west!

13 Just as parents are kind to their children, the LORD is kind to all who worship him,

14 because he knows we are made of dust.

15 We humans are like grass or wild flowers that quickly bloom.

16 But a scorching wind blows, and they quickly wither to be forever forgotten.

17 The LORD is always kind to those who worship him, and he keeps his promises to their descendants

18 who faithfully obey him.

19 God has set up his kingdom in heaven, and he rules the whole creation.

20 All of you mighty angels, who obey God's commands, come and praise your LORD!

21 All of you thousands who serve and obey God, come and praise your LORD!

22 All of God's creation and all that he rules, come and praise your LORD! With all my heart I praise the LORD!

The Contemporary English Version c1995 by the American Bible Society.

Selected texts provided for use with the Amos: Hypertext Bible Commentary