1 «[A Psalm] of David.»He wakens his dulness to praise God, showing that both understanding and affections, mind and heart, are too little to set forth his praise.Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, [bless] his holy name.
2 My soule, prayse thou the Lord, and forget not all his benefites.
3 WhoThat is, the beginning and chiefest of all benefits, remission of sin.forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;
4 Who redeemeth thy life fromFor before we have remission of our sins, we are as dead men in the grave.destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;
5 Who satisfieth thy mouth with good [things; so that] thyAs the eagle, when her beak overgrows, sucks blood and so is renewed in strength, even so God miraculously gives strength to his Church above all man's expectations.youth is renewed like the eagle's.
6 The Lord executeth righteousnes & iudgement to all that are oppressed.
7 He made known his ways untoAs to his chief minister, and next to his people.Moses, his acts unto the children of Israel.
8 The Lord is full of compassion and mercie, slowe to anger and of great kindnesse.
9 He will not alwaysHe shows first his severe judgment, but as soon as the sinner is humbled, he receives him to mercy.chide: neither will he keep [his anger] for ever.
10 He hath notWho have proved by continual experience that his mercy has always prevailed against our offences.dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.
11 For as high as the heauen is aboue ye earth, so great is his mercie toward them that feare him.
12 As far asAs great as the world is, so full is it of signs of God's mercies toward his faithful when he has removed their sins.the east is from the west, [so] far hath he removed our transgressions from us.
13 As a father hath compassion on his children, so hath the Lord compassion on them that feare him.
14 For he knoweth whereof we be made: he remembreth that we are but dust.
15 [As for]He declares that man has nothing in himself to move God to mercy, but only the confession of his infirmity and misery.man, his days [are] as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.
16 For the winde goeth ouer it, and it is gone, and the place thereof shall knowe it no more.
17 But the mercy of the LORD [is] from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and hisHis just and faithful keeping of his promise.righteousness unto children's children;
18 To such as keep hisTo whom he gives grace to fear him, and to obey his word.covenant, and to those that remember his commandments to do them.
19 The Lord hath prepared his throne in heauen, and his Kingdome ruleth ouer all.
20 Bless the LORD, yeIn that we, who naturally are slow to praise God, exhort the angels, who willingly do it, we stir up ourselves to consider our duty and wake from our sluggishness.his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word.
21 Prayse the Lord, all ye his hostes, ye his seruants that doe his pleasure.
22 Prayse the Lord, all ye his workes, in all places of his dominion: my soule, prayse thou the Lorde.