(1) A Psalm of David. Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.
(2) Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:
(3) Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;
(4) Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;
(5) Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's.
(6) The LORD executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed.
(7) He made known his ways unto Moses, his acts unto the children of Israel.
(8) The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.
(9) He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger for ever.
(10) He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.
(11) For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.
(12) As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.
(13) Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him.
(14) For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.
(15) As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.
(16) For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more.
(17) But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children's children;
(18) To such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments to do them.
(19) The LORD hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all.
(20) Bless the LORD, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word.
(21) Bless ye the LORD, all ye his hosts; ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure.
(22) Bless the LORD, all his works in all places of his dominion: bless the LORD, O my soul.
(8) I would seek unto God, and unto God would I commit my cause:
(9) Which doeth great things and unsearchable; marvellous things without number:
(10) Who giveth rain upon the earth, and sendeth waters upon the fields:
(11) To set up on high those that be low; that those which mourn may be exalted to safety.
(12) He disappointeth the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform their enterprise.
(13) He taketh the wise in their own craftiness: and the counsel of the froward is carried headlong.
(14) They meet with darkness in the daytime, and grope in the noonday as in the night.
(15) But he saveth the poor from the sword, from their mouth, and from the hand of the mighty.
(16) So the poor hath hope, and iniquity stoppeth her mouth.
(17) Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty:
(18) For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole.
(19) He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee.
(20) In famine he shall redeem thee from death: and in war from the power of the sword.
(21) Thou shalt be hid from the scourge of the tongue: neither shalt thou be afraid of destruction when it cometh.
(22) At destruction and famine thou shalt laugh: neither shalt thou be afraid of the beasts of the earth.
(23) For thou shalt be in league with the stones of the field: and the beasts of the field shall be at peace with thee.
(24) And thou shalt know that thy tabernacle shall be in peace; and thou shalt visit thy habitation, and shalt not sin.
(25) Thou shalt know also that thy seed shall be great, and thine offspring as the grass of the earth.
(26) Thou shalt come to thy grave in a full age, like as a shock of corn cometh in in his season.
(27) Lo this, we have searched it, so it is; hear it, and know thou it for thy good.