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Psalms 91-105
Psalms 106-120
Psalms 121-135
Psalms 136-150
Psalm 91         

You who dwell in the shelter of God
Who abides in his shadow
Say to the Lord, refuge and fortress
My God whom I trust.

For to His angels He has given command
For to guard you in all your ways
Upon their hands they shall bear you up
Lest you dash your foot on a stone.

Because he clings to Me I will deliver him
I will set him on high
He shall call upon me and I will answer him
I will be with him in distress.


About Psalm 91

Security under God’s Protection

This Psalm uses various metaphors  showing  the benefits of trusting in God (1-13). Verse 11 : these words were quoted by Satan when he tempted Christ to presumption against God’s providence, This promise would not be true if we should not put ourselves unnecessarily into danger.

His angels: the doctrine of guardian angels is common in the Old Testament.

Lord  help us to walk in your light  and dwell in  the shelter  of Your presence. Your word says: v15: He shall call upon me and I will answer him, I will be with him in distress. Be with us Lord today and always.

Psalm 91

91:1 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
91:2 I will say of Yahweh, “He is my refuge and my fortress;
my God, in whom I trust.”
91:3 For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler,
and from the deadly pestilence.
91:4 He will cover you with his feathers.
Under his wings you will take refuge.
His faithfulness is your shield and rampart.
91:5 You shall not be afraid of the terror by night,
nor of the arrow that flies by day;
91:6 nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness,
nor of the destruction that wastes at noonday.
91:7 A thousand may fall at your side,
and ten thousand at your right hand;
but it will not come near you.
91:8 You will only look with your eyes,
and see the recompense of the wicked.
91:9 Because you have made Yahweh your refuge,
and the Most High your dwelling place,
91:10 no evil shall happen to you,
neither shall any plague come near your dwelling.
91:11 For he will put his angels in charge of you,
to guard you in all your ways.
91:12 They will bear you up in their hands,
so that you won’t dash your foot against a stone.
91:13 You will tread on the lion and cobra.
You will trample the young lion and the serpent underfoot.
91:14 “Because he has set his love on me, therefore I will deliver him.
I will set him on high, because he has known my name.
91:15 He will call on me, and I will answer him.
I will be with him in trouble.
I will deliver him, and honor him.
91:16 I will satisfy him with long life,
and show him my salvation.”


Psalm 92         

It is good to give thanks to the lord
Most High
And to proclaim Your kindness
And faithfulness at night.
How great are Your words O Lord
How deep are Your thoughts
A senseless man knows not
You are the Most High.

The just man shall flourish like a palm tree
Like cedar of Lebanon
Planted in the House of the Lord
Courts of the Lord.

They shall bear fruit in old age
Vigorous and sturdy they shall be
Declaring how just is the Lord
My Rock in whom I trust.


About Psalm 92

Praise of God’s Just Government of Mankind

A psalm ,a song for the Sabbath day.

A hymn extolling God’s just deeds(2-5) the wicked fail to understand them(6-9) whereas the just will be rewarded with blessedness (13-16) verse 14- They that are planted in the house of the lord shall flourish in the courts of our God, means   the pious are so steadfast in their attendance in the temple that they can figuratively be said to be rooted there.

Lord, plant us in your house so we may worship   You with songs of thanksgiving.

Psalm 92

A Psalm. A song for the Sabbath day.

92:1 It is a good thing to give thanks to Yahweh,
to sing praises to your name, Most High;
92:2 to proclaim your loving kindness in the morning,
and your faithfulness every night,
92:3 with the ten-stringed lute, with the harp,
and with the melody of the lyre.
92:4 For you, Yahweh, have made me glad through your work.
I will triumph in the works of your hands.
92:5 How great are your works, Yahweh!
Your thoughts are very deep.
92:6 A senseless man doesn’t know,
neither does a fool understand this:
92:7 though the wicked spring up as the grass,
and all the evildoers flourish,
they will be destroyed forever.
92:8 But you, Yahweh, are on high forevermore.
92:9 For, behold, your enemies, Yahweh,
for, behold, your enemies shall perish.
All the evildoers will be scattered.
92:10 But you have exalted my horn like that of the wild ox.
I am anointed with fresh oil.
92:11 My eye has also seen my enemies.
My ears have heard of the wicked enemies who rise up against me.
92:12 The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree.
He will grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
92:13 They are planted in Yahweh’s house.
They will flourish in our God’s courts.
92:14 They will still bring forth fruit in old age.
They will be full of sap and green,
92:15 to show that Yahweh is upright.
He is my rock,
and there is no unrighteousness in him.

Psalm 93         

The lord is King in splendor robed
Robed and girded with strength
He made the earth not to be moved
Your Throne stands firm from of old.

The Floods lift up, they lift their voices
Floods lift up their tumult
Roar of waters, powerful, powerful
On high is the Lord.

Your decrees are worthy of trust
Holiness befits your House
O Lord for length of days
Your Throne stands firm forever.


About Psalm 93

The Glory of the Lord’s Kingdom

This is a short psalm 5 verses.  It is a good psalm to memorize .

A Psalm of Praise of the eternal kingship of the Lord who triumphs over the stormy forces of  rebellion , hence he is always  to be obeyed and worshiped.

This psalm as well as Pss.96, 97,99 can be understood as enthronement psalms of the Messiah celebrating the inauguration of his reign.

Lord we acclaim You King in our hearts and lives, help us to walk worthy of such a Kingdom.

Psalm 93

93:1 Yahweh reigns!
He is clothed with majesty!
Yahweh is armed with strength.
The world also is established.
It can’t be moved.
93:2 Your throne is established from long ago.
You are from everlasting.
93:3 The floods have lifted up, Yahweh,
the floods have lifted up their voice.
The floods lift up their waves.
93:4 Above the voices of many waters,
the mighty breakers of the sea,
Yahweh on high is mighty.
93:5 Your statutes stand firm.
Holiness adorns your house,
Yahweh, forevermore.


Psalm 94         

God of vengeance
God show Thyself
Rise up Judge of the earth
Render their desserts to the proud.
Render their desserts to the proud.

How long shall the wicked
Shall the wicked glory?
Boasting, mouthful speeches
All the evildoers.

Your people they trample down
Your children they afflict
Widow, stranger they slay
They say God sees not.

Who will rise up for me
Who will stand by me
Were not the Lord my help
I would dwell in the grave,

The Lord is my stronghold
My God and refuge
He will requite their evildoing
The Lord our God will destroy them


About Psalm 94

A Warning to Israel’s Oppressors

A fervent prayer to God together with an indictment of wicked tyrants and unjust judges. Calling down divine vengeance upon these, as he sets forth their crimes and blasphemies, the psalmist directly rebukes them for their folly, then he speaks of the blessedness of justice and fidelity to God’s law.

Lord. Be my stronghold  and my refuge, I need You in my life, cause me to see You  as the beginning and end of my life and the source of my joy.

Psalm 94         
94:1 Yahweh, you God to whom vengeance belongs,
you God to whom vengeance belongs, shine forth.
94:2 Rise up, you judge of the earth.
Pay back the proud what they deserve.
94:3 Yahweh, how long will the wicked,
how long will the wicked triumph?
94:4 They pour out arrogant words.
All the evildoers boast.
94:5 They break your people in pieces, Yahweh,
and afflict your heritage.
94:6 They kill the widow and the alien,
and murder the fatherless.
94:7 They say, “Yah will not see,
neither will Jacob’s God consider.”
94:8 Consider, you senseless among the people;
you fools, when will you be wise?
94:9 He who implanted the ear, won’t he hear?
He who formed the eye, won’t he see?
94:10 He who disciplines the nations, won’t he punish?
He who teaches man knows.
94:11 Yahweh knows the thoughts of man,
that they are futile.
94:12 Blessed is the man whom you discipline, Yah,
and teach out of your law;
94:13 that you may give him rest from the days of adversity,
until the pit is dug for the wicked.
94:14 For Yahweh won’t reject his people,
neither will he forsake his inheritance.
94:15 For judgment will return to righteousness.
All the upright in heart shall follow it.
94:16 Who will rise up for me against the wicked?
Who will stand up for me against the evildoers?
94:17 Unless Yahweh had been my help,
my soul would have soon lived in silence.
94:18 When I said, “My foot is slipping!”
Your loving kindness, Yahweh, held me up.
94:19 In the multitude of my thoughts within me,
your comforts delight my soul.
94:20 Shall the throne of wickedness have fellowship with you,
which brings about mischief by statute?
94:21 They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous,
and condemn the innocent blood.
94:22 But Yahweh has been my high tower,
my God, the rock of my refuge.
94:23 He has brought on them their own iniquity,
and will cut them off in their own wickedness.
Yahweh, our God, will cut them off.


Psalm 95        (Two Psalms Today)  

Psalm 95a

Forgive me, O Lord my God
Lord have mercy
Forgive me O Lord my God
Lord, have mercy

For hardening my heart.
Lord, have mercy
As in the day of temptation,
Lord, have mercy

Forgive me O Lord my God
Lord have mercy
Forgive me O lord my God
Lord have mercy

For grieving Your Holy Spirit
Lord, have mercy
For erring in my heart
Lord, have mercy

Psalm 95b

Let us sing alleluia to the Lord
Let us sing alleluia to the Lord
Let us lift the Name of Jesus higher
And sing alleluia to the Lord.

Let us sing to the lord
Let us make a joyful noise to Him
And greet Him with our thanks
Singing psalms unto Him.

For the Lord is great God
And a great king above all
In His hands is the earth
His hands have formed it..

Let us bow
In worship
Let us kneel before
The God who made us
For He is
Our God
We are the sheep of His flock.


About Psalm 95

A call to Praise and Obedience

This psalm daily opens the Divine Office  of the Catholic Church. It is said everyday at the beginning of the day.

Twice the psalmist invites the people to praise and worship the lord, for He is King of all his creatures and shepherd of His flock. Verse 8 speaks of Meribah, the place of testing where  the Israelites quarreled with the Lord

Lord , we come joyfully before You today, all that we do and say  is for Your honor . Thank You  O lord help us stay steady of the course of following You and your Word.

Psalm 95 

Come, let us sing joyfully to the Lord; cry out to the rock of our salvation.
Let us greet him with a song of praise, joyfully sing out our psalms.

For the Lord is the great God, the great king over all gods, whose hand holds the depths of the earth; who owns the tops of the mountains.

The sea and dry land belong to God, who made them, formed them by hand.

Enter, let us bow down in worship; let us kneel before the Lord who made us.

For this is our God, whose people we are, God's well-tended flock.

Oh, that today you would hear his voice: do not harden your hearts as at Meribah, as on the day of Massah in the desert.

There your ancestors tested me; they tried me though they had seen my works.

Forty years I loathed that generation; I said: "This people's heart goes astray; they do not know my ways."

Therefore I swore in my anger: "They shall never enter my rest."

Psalm 96         

Sing to the Lord a new song
Sing to the Lord of all lands
Sing to the Lord bless His Name
Tell all His glory among the peoples
All His wondrous deeds.

For great is the lord and greatly to be praised
Awesome is He beyond all gods
For all others are of nothing
But the Lord made the heavens.

Give to the lord, all ye nations
Give to the lord glory and praise
Give to the Lord glory due his Name
Bring gifts and enter his court.

Let the heavens sing and rejoice
Let the sea and all resound
Trees of the forest exult
For the Lord comes to rule the earth.


About Psalm 96

A Psalm of David-

The Glories of the Lord, the King of the Universe.

A Hymn inviting all mankind to praise the glories of the Lord, for He  alone is God , to the just King of all men belongs adoration .

It is taken from 1 Chronicles 16:23-33.David appoints Asaph and his brethren to sing for the first time these praises of the Lord.

Lord, today  we will sing to You a new song, for great are You and highly to be praises. This day is spent in being Your vessel on earth to others.

96:1 Sing to Yahweh a new song!
Sing to Yahweh, all the earth.
96:2 Sing to Yahweh!
Bless his name!
Proclaim his salvation from day to day!
96:3 Declare his glory among the nations,
his marvelous works among all the peoples.
96:4 For great is Yahweh, and greatly to be praised!
He is to be feared above all gods.
96:5 For all the gods of the peoples are idols,
but Yahweh made the heavens.
96:6 Honor and majesty are before him.
Strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.
96:7 Ascribe to Yahweh, you families of nations,
ascribe to Yahweh glory and strength.
96:8 Ascribe to Yahweh the glory due to his name.
Bring an offering, and come into his courts.
96:9 Worship Yahweh in holy array.
Tremble before him, all the earth.
96:10 Say among the nations, “Yahweh reigns.”
The world is also established.
It can’t be moved.
He will judge the peoples with equity.
96:11 Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice.
Let the sea roar, and its fullness!
96:12 Let the field and all that is in it exult!
Then all the trees of the woods shall sing for joy
96:13 before Yahweh; for he comes,
for he comes to judge the earth.
He will judge the world with righteousness,
the peoples with his truth.


Psalm 97         

The Lord is King ,let the earth rejoice
Let the many isles rejoice
Clouds and darkness
around His Justice,
the foundation of his Throne.

Fire goes before him
Consumes His enemies
His lightening light the world
The earth saw and trembled.

The mountains melt like wax
Before the Lord
The heavens proclaim His justice
All peoples see His Glory.

The Lord loves those who hate evil
He guards His faithful ones
Be glad in the Lord you just
And give thanks to His Name.


About Psalm 97

The Divine King, the Just Judge of All

A reference to the mighty peals of lightening when God came down on the mountain to visit Moses. The first 6 verses portray the coming of the Lord as judge.

Lord, You are awesome and beyond comprehension, we humbly kneel before your Majesty and worship You. Thank You for loving us so much, we desire to  put aside  those thing that  are in the way of a deeper walk with You.

Psalm 97  

The Lord reigns, let the earth rejoice;
    let the many coastlands be glad!
Clouds and thick darkness are all around him;
     righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.
Fire goes before him
    and burns up his adversaries all around.
His lightnings light up the world;
    the earth sees and trembles.
The mountains melt like wax before the Lord,
    before the Lord of all the earth.

The heavens proclaim his righteousness,
    and all the peoples see his glory.
All worshipers of images are put to shame,
    who make their boast in worthless idols;
     worship him, all you gods!

Zion hears and is glad,
    and the daughters of Judah rejoice,
    because of your judgments, O Lord.
For you, O Lord, are most high over all the earth;
    you are exalted far above all gods.

10 O you who love the Lord, hate evil!
    He preserves the lives of his saints;
    he delivers them from the hand of the wicked.
11  Light is sown for the righteous,
    and joy for the upright in heart.
12  Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous,
    and give thanks to his holy name!



Psalm 98         

Sing to the Lord a new song
For he has done wondrous things
His right hand has won victory
His holy Arm.

The Lord has made his salvation known
All the ends of the earth have seen
His remembered his kindness and faithfulness
To the House of Israel.

Let the sea and what fills it resound
The world and those who dwell
Let the floods clap their hands
The mountains shout for joy.


About Psalm 98

The Lord, the Victorious King and Just Judge
A hymn of praise, very similar to Psalm 96.
Extolling the Lord for the victory he has given to Israel, all the nations of the earth and even inanimate creation should welcome the just Savior with joy.
Lord , help us to sing a new song, to break out into song joyfully. You are the source of all joy, You came to set us free and to give us Your joy. We say yes to You Lord today.

98:1 Sing to Yahweh a new song,
for he has done marvelous things!
His right hand, and his holy arm, have worked salvation for him.
98:2 Yahweh has made known his salvation.
He has openly shown his righteousness in the sight of the nations.
98:3 He has remembered his loving kindness and his faithfulness toward the house of Israel.
All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.
98:4 Make a joyful noise to Yahweh, all the earth!
Burst out and sing for joy, yes, sing praises!
98:5 Sing praises to Yahweh with the harp,
with the harp and the voice of melody.
98:6 With trumpets and sound of the ram’s horn,
make a joyful noise before the King, Yahweh.
98:7 Let the sea roar with its fullness;
the world, and those who dwell therein.
98:8 Let the rivers clap their hands.
Let the mountains sing for joy together.
98:9 Let them sing before Yahweh,
for he comes to judge the earth.
He will judge the world with righteousness,
and the peoples with equity.

Psalm 99         

For the Lord our God
We worship at His mountain
For holy is the lord
Extol His Name.

For the King He loves justice
And establishing unity
The lord is King, the people tremble
He enthroned above the earth.

Extol the Lord, our God
And worship at His Feet
For Holy is the lord
The Lord in Zion is great.


About Psalm 99

The Lord the Holy King
Another hymn of praise of the Lord as King, but here with special emphasis on his holiness.
Verse 5: Extol the lord, our God, and worship at His footstool, Holy is He! This verse is repeated nearly the same again in the last verse (v9).
Lord, help us to repeat over and over Extol the Lord , our God, and worship at His holy mountain, for Holy is the Lord.

Psalm 99 

The Lord reigns; let the peoples tremble!
    He sits enthroned upon the cherubim; let the earth quake!
The Lord is great in Zion;
    he is exalted over all the peoples.
Let them praise your great and awesome name!
     Holy is he!
The King in his might loves justice.
    You have established equity;
you have executed justice
    and righteousness in Jacob.
Exalt the Lord our God;
     worship at his footstool!
     Holy is he!

Moses and Aaron were among his priests,
    Samuel also was among those who called upon his name.
    They called to the Lord, and he answered them.
In the pillar of the cloud he spoke to them;
    they kept his testimonies
    and the statute that he gave them.

O Lord our God, you answered them;
    you were a forgiving God to them,
    but an avenger of their wrongdoings.
Exalt the Lord our God,
    and worship at his holy mountain;
    for the Lord our God is holy!

Psalm 100             

Sing joyfully to the Lord
All ye lands
Serve the Lord with gladness
Come before Him with song.

Know that the Lord is God
He made us
His we are, His people
The flock He tends

Enter His gates with thanksgiving
His courts with praise
Give thanks to him, bless His Name
For He is good.

Give thanks to Him
Whose kindness endures forever
And his faithfulness
To all generations.


About Psalm 100

Processional Hymn

A Psalm of Thanksgiving

4 verses, easily memorized. It is a short hymn sung at the solemn entry into the temple, probably in connection with the offering up of a thanksgiving sacrifice.

Verse 3-The people are conscious of being the chosen people of the one true God.

Lord, we desire to make this psalm a part of our daily lives, help us to put it deep within us and to live like Your holy people.

A Psalm of thanksgiving.

100:1 Shout for joy to Yahweh, all you lands!
100:2 Serve Yahweh with gladness.
Come before his presence with singing.
100:3 Know that Yahweh, he is God.
It is he who has made us, and we are his.
We are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
100:4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving,
into his courts with praise.
Give thanks to him, and bless his name.
100:5 For Yahweh is good.
His loving kindness endures forever,
his faithfulness to all generations.


Psalm 101          

I will walk in integrity of my heart
In my house
I will not set before my eyes
Any base thing.

A crooked heart shall be far from me
Evil I will not know
Whoever slanders his neighbor
In secret I destroy.

My eyes are on the faithful
That they may dwell with me
He who walks in integrity
Shall be in my service,

Of Kingdom and judgment
I will sing to You
And persevere in integrity
When will you come to me?


About Psalm 101

Title of this psalm: Norm of life for Rulers.

It is a psalm of David. What a ruler he must have been, we need  more like him today.

The Psalmist pronounces several good resolutions concerning the exercise of his authority, both in his own conduct (2-4) and in his suppression of evil in others.(5-8). Love  verse 2: When will You come to me? David asks the lord, he hopes as a reward for his virtue he desires union with God. Verse 8 “Each morning” the normal time for administering justice at that time.

Look up 2 Samuel 15:2

Lord, We desire a heart like David’s, always turned towards You and Your ways. Help us to walk in integrity  at all times.

A Psalm by David.

101:1 I will sing of loving kindness and justice.
To you, Yahweh, I will sing praises.
101:2 I will be careful to live a blameless life.
When will you come to me?
I will walk within my house with a blameless heart.
101:3 I will set no vile thing before my eyes.
I hate the deeds of faithless men.
They will not cling to me.
101:4 A perverse heart will be far from me.
I will have nothing to do with evil.
101:5 I will silence whoever secretly slanders his neighbor.
I won’t tolerate one who is haughty and conceited.
101:6 My eyes will be on the faithful of the land,
that they may dwell with me.
He who walks in a perfect way,
he will serve me.
101:7 He who practices deceit won’t dwell within my house.
He who speaks falsehood won’t be established before my eyes.
101:8 Morning by morning, I will destroy all the wicked of the land;
to cut off all the workers of iniquity from Yahweh’s city.

Psalm 102     
O Lord hear my prayer and
Let my praise come to You
Hide not Your Face from me
In the day of my distress
Incline Your ear to me
When I call answer me.

For my days vanish like smoke
And bones burn like a fire
I am sleepless and moaning all the day
I wither like the grass

But You O Lord abide forever
And Your Name thru all generations
You will arise and have mercy on Zion
For it’s time to pity her.


About Psalm 102

Prayer in Time of Distress

The prayer of an afflicted one when he is faint and pours out his anguish before the lord.

A composite psalm of three distinct parts,

In the first section (2-13)  the psalmist prays as a man who is very ill and abandoned by all; in the second, he prays for the restoration of Zion (13-18)  and for her exiled children(19-23) The  third section is a meditation on  the brevity of human life compared to God’s unchanging eternity (24-29). The Psalm in its present form is perhaps a compilation made from parts of older psalms. This is the fifth of the Penitential Psalms.

Lord,  we love You today,  help us in all our ways to be ambassadors of Your love and mercy to others.

A Prayer of the afflicted, when he is overwhelmed and pours out his complaint before Yahweh.

Psalm 102 
102:1 Hear my prayer, Yahweh!
Let my cry come to you.
102:2 Don’t hide your face from me in the day of my distress.
Turn your ear to me.
Answer me quickly in the day when I call.
102:3 For my days consume away like smoke.
My bones are burned as a torch.
102:4 My heart is blighted like grass, and withered,
for I forget to eat my bread.
102:5 By reason of the voice of my groaning,
my bones stick to my skin.
102:6 I am like a pelican of the wilderness.
I have become as an owl of the waste places.
102:7 I watch, and have become like a sparrow that is alone on the housetop.
102:8 My enemies reproach me all day.
Those who are mad at me use my name as a curse.
102:9 For I have eaten ashes like bread,
and mixed my drink with tears,
102:10 Because of your indignation and your wrath,
for you have taken me up, and thrown me away.
102:11 My days are like a long shadow.
I have withered like grass.
102:12 But you, Yahweh, will remain forever;
your renown endures to all generations.
102:13 You will arise and have mercy on Zion;
for it is time to have pity on her.
Yes, the set time has come.
102:14 For your servants take pleasure in her stones,
and have pity on her dust.
102:15 So the nations will fear the name of Yahweh;
all the kings of the earth your glory.
102:16 For Yahweh has built up Zion.
He has appeared in his glory.
102:17 He has responded to the prayer of the destitute,
and has not despised their prayer.
102:18 This will be written for the generation to come.
A people which will be created will praise Yah.
102:19 For he has looked down from the height of his sanctuary.
From heaven, Yahweh saw the earth;
102:20 to hear the groans of the prisoner;
to free those who are condemned to death;
102:21 that men may declare the name of Yahweh in Zion,
and his praise in Jerusalem;
102:22 when the peoples are gathered together,
the kingdoms, to serve Yahweh.
102:23 He weakened my strength along the course.
He shortened my days.
102:24 I said, “My God, don’t take me away in the midst of my days.
Your years are throughout all generations.
102:25 Of old, you laid the foundation of the earth.
The heavens are the work of your hands.
102:26 They will perish, but you will endure.
Yes, all of them will wear out like a garment.
You will change them like a cloak, and they will be changed.
102:27 But you are the same.
Your years will have no end.
102:28 The children of your servants will continue.
Their seed will be established before you.”
Psalm 103        

Bless the lord, o my soul
And all my being bless His Name
Bless the lord, o my soul
And forget not all His benefits.

He pardons all your iniquities
And heals all your ills
He crowns you with kindness
He fills you with good
Merciful and kind is the Lord
Slow to anger
As the Father has compassion
So the lord has compassion on us.

For He knows how we are formed
He remembers we are dust
But His kindness endures forever
From eternity to eternity.

About Psalm 103

Praise of Divine Goodness
A Psalm of David
A Hymn of thanksgiving, remarkable for its tender piety, in praise of the lord’s generosity to the psalmist himself (1-5) as well as to his nation (6-10) God’s mercy is so great because he knows man’s frailty (11-18) therefore the psalmist calls upon the heavenly spirits and all creation to join him in his hymn of grateful praise.
Love this Psalm.
Lord we give You praise and thanksgiving for all You have done for us, cause us to meditate on your great compassion and mercy to us.

By David.


103:1 Praise Yahweh, my soul!
All that is within me, praise his holy name!
103:2 Praise Yahweh, my soul,
and don’t forget all his benefits;
103:3 who forgives all your sins;
who heals all your diseases;
103:4 who redeems your life from destruction;
who crowns you with loving kindness and tender mercies;
103:5 who satisfies your desire with good things,
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
103:6 Yahweh executes righteous acts,
and justice for all who are oppressed.
103:7 He made known his ways to Moses,
his deeds to the children of Israel.
103:8 Yahweh is merciful and gracious,
slow to anger, and abundant in loving kindness.
103:9 He will not always accuse;
neither will he stay angry forever.
103:10 He has not dealt with us according to our sins,
nor repaid us for our iniquities.
103:11 For as the heavens are high above the earth,
so great is his loving kindness toward those who fear him.
103:12 As far as the east is from the west,
so far has he removed our transgressions from us.
103:13 Like a father has compassion on his children,
so Yahweh has compassion on those who fear him.
103:14 For he knows how we are made.
He remembers that we are dust.
103:15 As for man, his days are like grass.
As a flower of the field, so he flourishes.
103:16 For the wind passes over it, and it is gone.
Its place remembers it no more.
103:17 But Yahweh’s loving kindness is from everlasting to everlasting with those who fear him,
his righteousness to children’s children;
103:18 to those who keep his covenant,
to those who remember to obey his precepts.
103:19 Yahweh has established his throne in the heavens.
His kingdom rules over all.
103:20 Praise Yahweh, you angels of his,
who are mighty in strength, who fulfill his word,
obeying the voice of his word.
103:21 Praise Yahweh, all you armies of his,
you servants of his, who do his pleasure.
103:22 Praise Yahweh, all you works of his,
in all places of his dominion.
Praise Yahweh, my soul!



Psalm 104    

Bless the lord on my soul
O Lord You are great
You are clothed with majesty and Glory
Robed in light as a cloak
You have spread the heavens like a tent cloth
You have made Your palace on the waters

You make the clouds Your chariot
You travel on the wings of the wind
You make the wind Your messenger
And flaming fire Your ministers.

You fixed the earth on foundations
Not to be moved for all time
You water the mountains from Your Palace
The earth is replete with Your goodness.

I will sing to the Lord all my life
Pleasing to Him be my theme
I will rejoice in the glory of the Lord
O Lord You are my God.


About Psalm 104

Praise of God the Creator
A magnificent hymn praising God’s creative wisdom and power, Filled with wonder at the glorious works of the Creator, the psalmist depicts in vivid colors the marvels of the atmosphere and sky ; of the dry land and the ocean ; of the streams and fields that give drink and food to man and beast and bird; of the sun and moon, with the activities of day and night; and of the manifold life in the mighty sea. Acknowledging that it is the Lord who governs and sustains all his creatures, the psalmist proclaims his omnipotence and sanctity.
Lord, we bow before your majesty in awe and wonder. You are Creator, we desire to sing Your praise while we live and forever in eternity.

Psalm 104

Bless the Lord, O my soul!
    O Lord my God, you are very great!
You are clothed with splendor and majesty,
    covering yourself with light as with a garment,
     stretching out the heavens like a tent.
He lays the beams of his chambers on the waters;
he makes the clouds his chariot;
    he rides on the wings of the wind;
he makes his messengers winds,
    his ministers a flaming fire.

He set the earth on its foundations,
    so that it should never be moved.
You covered it with the deep as with a garment;
    the waters stood above the mountains.
At your rebuke they fled;
    at the sound of your thunder they took to flight.
The mountains rose, the valleys sank down
    to the place that you appointed for them.
You set a boundary that they may not pass,
    so that they might not again cover the earth.

10 You make springs gush forth in the valleys;
    they flow between the hills;
11 they give drink to every beast of the field;
    the wild donkeys quench their thirst.
12 Beside them the birds of the heavens dwell;
    they sing among the branches.
13  From your lofty abode you water the mountains;
    the earth is satisfied with the fruit of your work.

14 You cause the grass to grow for the livestock
    and plants for man to cultivate,
that he may bring forth food from the earth
15     and wine to gladden the heart of man,
oil to make his face shine
    and bread to strengthen man's heart.

16 The trees of the Lord are watered abundantly,
     the cedars of Lebanon that he planted.
17 In them the birds build their nests;
    the stork has her home in the fir trees.
18 The high mountains are for the wild goats;
    the rocks are a refuge for the rock badgers.

19 He made the moon to mark the seasons;
    the sun knows its time for setting.
20  You make darkness, and it is night,
    when all the beasts of the forest creep about.
21  The young lions roar for their prey,
    seeking their food from God.
22 When the sun rises, they steal away
    and lie down in their dens.
23  Man goes out to his work
    and to his labor until the evening.

24 O Lord, how manifold are your works!
    In wisdom have you made them all;
    the earth is full of your creatures.
25 Here is the sea, great and wide,
     which teems with creatures innumerable,
    living things both small and great.
26 There go the ships,
    and Leviathan, which you formed to play in it.

27 These all look to you,
    to give them their food in due season.
28 When you give it to them, they gather it up;
    when you open your hand, they are filled with good things.
29 When you hide your face, they are dismayed;
    when you take away their breath, they die
    and return to their dust.
30 When you send forth your Spirit, they are created,
    and you renew the face of the ground.

31 May the glory of the Lord endure forever;
    may the Lord rejoice in his works,
32 who looks on the earth and it trembles,
    who touches the mountains and they smoke!
33 I will sing to the Lord as long as I live;
    I will sing praise to my God while I have being.
34 May my meditation be pleasing to him,
    for I rejoice in the Lord.
35 Let sinners be consumed from the earth,
    and let the wicked be no more!
Bless the Lord, O my soul!
Praise the Lord!


Psalm 105    

Give thanks to the lord
Invoke His Name
Make known to the people His mighty deeds
Sing to Him His praise to the Nations
Proclaim His wondrous deeds.

Look to the lord in his strength
Seek to serve Him constantly
He is the lord our God
Recall His wondrous deeds.

He remembers his covenant
Which He made for thousands generations
Entered into with Abraham
By oath to Isaac.

He spread the clouds to cover the people
And fire to give them light
Led forth His people
With shouts of joy.


About Psalm 105

God’s Fidelity to His promise
A hymn in praise of God’s goodness as shown in Israel’s history. verse 15- “Touch not my anointed, and to my prophets do no harm”. Remember David would not touch King Saul and kill him though he had at least two occasions to do so. The psalmist recalls the Lord’s faithfulness as he recalls the journey of the people of God.

Lord, again we adore You and give thanks for Your faithfulness to Your Word. Help us, as in Psalm 1, to meditate night and day in Your Word so that we may walk as Your people.

Psalm 105
Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name;
     make known his deeds among the peoples!
Sing to him, sing praises to him;
     tell of all his wondrous works!
Glory in his holy name;
    let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice!
Seek the Lord and his strength;
     seek his presence continually!
Remember the wondrous works that he has done,
    his miracles, and the judgments he uttered,
O offspring of Abraham, his servant,
    children of Jacob, his chosen ones!

He is the Lord our God;
    his judgments are in all the earth.
He remembers his covenant forever,
    the word that he commanded, for a thousand generations,
the covenant that he made with Abraham,
    his sworn promise to Isaac,
10 which he confirmed to Jacob as a statute,
    to Israel as an everlasting covenant,
11 saying, “To you I will give the land of Canaan
    as your portion for an inheritance.”

12 When they were few in number,
    of little account, and sojourners in it,
13 wandering from nation to nation,
    from one kingdom to another people,
14 he allowed no one to oppress them;
    he rebuked kings on their account,
15 saying, “Touch not my anointed ones,
    do my prophets no harm!”

16 When he summoned a famine on the land
    and broke all supply of bread,
17 he had sent a man ahead of them,
    Joseph, who was sold as a slave.
18 His feet were hurt with fetters;
    his neck was put in a collar of iron;
19 until what he had said came to pass,
    the word of the Lord tested him.
20  The king sent and released him;
    the ruler of the peoples set him free;
21 he made him lord of his house
    and ruler of all his possessions,
22 to bind his princes at his pleasure
    and to teach his elders wisdom.

23 Then Israel came to Egypt;
    Jacob sojourned in the land of Ham.
24 And the Lord made his people very fruitful
    and made them stronger than their foes.
25 He turned their hearts to hate his people,
    to deal craftily with his servants.

26 He sent Moses, his servant,
    and Aaron, whom he had chosen.
27  They performed his signs among them
    and miracles in the land of Ham.
28 He sent darkness, and made the land dark;
    they did not rebel against his words.
29 He turned their waters into blood
    and caused their fish to die.
30 Their land swarmed with frogs,
    even in the chambers of their kings.
31 He spoke, and there came swarms of flies,
     and gnats throughout their country.
32 He gave them hail for rain,
    and fiery lightning bolts through their land.
33 He struck down their vines and fig trees,
    and shattered the trees of their country.
34 He spoke, and the locusts came,
    young locusts without number,
35 which devoured all the vegetation in their land
    and ate up the fruit of their ground.
36 He struck down all the firstborn in their land,
     the first fruits of all their strength.

37 Then he brought out Israel with silver and gold,
    and there was none among his tribes who stumbled.
38  Egypt was glad when they departed,
    for dread of them had fallen upon it.

39 He spread a cloud for a covering,
    and fire to give light by night.
40  They asked, and he brought quail,
    and gave them bread from heaven in abundance.
41 He opened the rock, and water gushed out;
    it flowed through the desert like a river.
42 For he remembered his holy promise,
    and Abraham, his servant.

43 So he brought his people out with joy,
    his chosen ones with singing.
44 And he gave them the lands of the nations,
    and they took possession of the fruit of the peoples' toil,
45 that they might keep his statutes
    and observe his laws.
Praise the Lord!


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