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Psalms 103

 

 

Introduction
1An exhortation to bless God for his mercy,
15and for the constancy thereof.

Verse 1
Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.
A. M. 2970. B.C. 1034. Bless
22; 104:1; 146:1,2; Luke 1:46,47
all that
47:7; 57:7-11; 63:5; 86:12,13; 111:1; 138:1; Mark 12:30-33; John 4:24; 1 Corinthians 14:15; Philippians 1:9; Colossians 3:16
holy name
99:3; Isaiah 6:3; Revelation 4:8

Verse 2
Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:
forget not
105:5; 106:7,21; 116:12; Deuteronomy 8:2-4,10-14; 32:6,18; 2 Chronicles 32:25; Isaiah 63:1,7; Jeremiah 2:31,32; Luke 17:15-18; Ephesians 2:11-13

Verse 3
Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;
forgiveth
32:1-5; 51:1-3; 130:8; 2 Samuel 12:13; Isaiah 43:25; Matthew 9:2-6; Mark 2:5,10,11; Luke 7:47,48; Ephesians 1:7
healeth
30:2; 38:1-7; 41:3,4,8; 107:17-22; 147:3; Exodus 15:26; Numbers 12:13; 21:7-9; Isaiah 33:24; 53:5; Jeremiah 17:14; James 5:15

Verse 4
Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;
redeemeth
34:22; 56:13; 71:23; Genesis 48:16; Job 33:19-30; Revelation 5:9
crowneth
12; *marg:; 8:5; 21:3; 65:11; James 1:12; 1 Peter 5:4

Verse 5
Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's.
satisfieth
23:5; 63:5; 65:4; 104:28; 107:9; 115:15,16; 1 Timothy 6:17
thy youth
Isaiah 40:31; Hosea 2:15; 2 Corinthians 4:16

Verse 6
The LORD executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed.
executeth
9:9; 10:14-18; 12:5; 72:4,12; 109:31; 146:7; Deuteronomy 24:14,15; Job 27:13-23; Proverbs 14:31; 22:22,23; 23:10; Isaiah 14:4-32,17-19; 58:6,7; Jeremiah 7:6-15; Ezekiel 22:7,12-14; Micah 2:1-3; 3:2-4; James 2:6; 5:1-6

Verse 7
He made known his ways unto Moses, his acts unto the children of Israel.
He made
77:20; 105:26-45; Exodus 19:8,20; 20:21; 24:2-4; Numbers 12:7; Deuteronomy 34:10; Nehemiah 9:14; Isaiah 63:11,12; John 5:45-47; Acts 7:35-60
his acts
78:5; 147:19

Verse 8
The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.
merciful
86:5,15; 130:7; 145:8; Exodus 34:6,7; Numbers 14:18; Deuteronomy 5:10; Nehemiah 9:17; Isaiah 55:7; Jeremiah 32:18; Romans 5:20,21; Ephesians 1:7,8
slow
Joel 2:13; Jonah 4:2; Nahum 1:3
plenteous in mercy
Heb. great of mercy.

Verse 9
He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger for ever.
neither
30:5; Isaiah 57:16; Jeremiah 3:5; Micah 7:18,19

Verse 10
He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.
dealt
130:3; Ezra 9:13; Nehemiah 9:31; Job 11:6; Lamentations 3:22; Daniel 9:18,19; Habakkuk 3:2

Verse 11
For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.
as the, etc
Heb. according to the height of heaven.
36:5; 57:10; 89:2; Job 22:12; Proverbs 25:3; Isaiah 55:9; Ephesians 2:4-7; 3:18,19
his mercy
17; Luke 1:50

Verse 12
As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.
as the east
50:1; 113:3; Isaiah 45:6
so far
Isaiah 43:25; Jeremiah 31:34; 50:20; Micah 7:18; Hebrews 10:2; 1 John 1:7

Verse 13
Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him.
Like
Numbers 11:12; Deuteronomy 3:5; Proverbs 3:12; Isaiah 63:15,16; Jeremiah 31:9,20; Matthew 6:9,32; Luke 11:11,12; 15:21,22; John 20:17; Hebrews 12:5-11
them
11,17; 147:11; Malachi 3:16,17; 4:2; Acts 13:26

Verse 14
For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.
he knoweth
78:38,39; 89:47
we are dust
Genesis 3:19; Job 7:5-7,21; 10:9; 13:25; Ecclesiastes 12:7

Verse 15
As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.
his days
90:5,6; Isaiah 40:6-8; 51:12; James 1:10,11; 1 Peter 1:24
a flower
Job 14:1-3; Isaiah 28:1,4; Nahum 1:4

Verse 16
For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more.
the wind
Job 27:20,21; Isaiah 40:7
it is gone
Heb. it is not.
Genesis 5:24; Job 14:10
and the
Job 7:6-10; 8:18,19; 20:9

Verse 17
But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children's children;
the mercy
89:1,2; 100:5; 118:1; 136:1-26; Jeremiah 31:3; Romans 8:28-30; Ephesians 1:4-8; Ephesians 2:4-7; 2 Thessalonians 2:13,14; 2 Timothy 1:9
his righteousness
22:31; Isaiah 46:13; 51:6; Daniel 9:24; Micah 6:5; Romans 1:17; 3:21-25; 2 Peter 1:1
unto children's
90:16; Exodus 20:6; Deuteronomy 10:15; Isaiah 41:8; Jeremiah 33:24-26; Acts 13:32-34; Romans 15:8

Verse 18
To such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments to do them.
To such
25:10; 132:12; Genesis 17:9,10; Exodus 19:5; 24:8; Deuteronomy 7:9; 2 Chronicles 34:31; Hebrews 8:6-13
remember
119:9-11; Deuteronomy 4:23; 6:6-9; Proverbs 3:1; Matthew 28:20; Luke 1:6; Acts 24:16; 1 Thessalonians 4:1

Verse 19
The LORD hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all.
prepared
2:4; 9:7; 11:4; 115:3; Isaiah 66:1; Hebrews 8:1
his kingdom
47:2; Daniel 4:25,34,35; Ephesians 1:21,22; Philippians 2:9,10; 1 Peter 3:22

Verse 20
Bless the LORD, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word.
Bless
148:2; Luke 2:13,14; Revelation 19:5,6
that excel in strength
Heb. mighty in strength.
78:25; 2 Kings 19:35; Isaiah 6:2; Joel 2:11; Matthew 26:53
do his
Matthew 6:10; Luke 1:19; Hebrews 1:14

Verse 21
Bless ye the LORD, all ye his hosts; ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure.
all ye his hosts
33:6; Genesis 32:2; Joshua 5:14; 1 Kings 22:19; 2 Chronicles 18:18; Luke 2:13
ministers
68:17; 104:4; Nehemiah 9:6; Daniel 7:9,10; Matthew 13:41; 24:30,31; 2 Thessalonians 1:7,8; Hebrews 1:6,7,14; Revelation 22:8,9

Verse 22
Bless the LORD, all his works in all places of his dominion: bless the LORD, O my soul.
all his works
145:10; 148:3-12; 150:6; Isaiah 42:10-12; 43:20; 44:23; 49:13; Revelation 5:12-14
bless the Lord
1; 104:1,35; 146:1

 


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 103:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/psalms-103.html.

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