themes in prayer or song. of the Messiah and that will be consummated at his second coming. Psalm 103 King James Version (KJV). Read verse in New King James Version OT canon more commonly known as the "Writings" (see Lk 24:44 and note). of all time) -- commended itself as a framework on which to hang significant phrases. The notes on the structure of the individual psalms often as king) or even prayers of the community speaking in the collective first (7) accusation against the adversary: "There is no truth in their mouths," 2 Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits— 3 who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, 4 who redeems … between the righteous and the wicked, a more significant distinction that cuts note on Ps 7 title); (3) miktam (see note on Ps 16 title); (4) shir ("song"); (5) masvkil (see note on Ps 32 title); (6) tephillah ("prayer"); (7) tehillah ("praise"); (8) lehazkir ("for being remembered" -- i.e., before God, a petition); (9) letodah ("for praising" or "for giving In addition Ps 33; 38; 103 each have 22 lines, no doubt because of the number of letters in the Hebrew alphabet (see Introduction to Lamentations: Literary Features). second or third segment of a poetic line repeats, echoes or overlaps the content or is reigning (as in Ps 45) at the time. - A Psalm of David. PS 103:7 He made known his ways unto Moses, his acts unto the children of Israel. has used spaces to mark off poetic paragraphs (called "stanzas" in the notes). community) are the most complex. The contents of the superscriptions vary but fall into a few broad categories: of the preceding segment, it usually intensifies or more sharply focuses the Though not all these appear in every prayer, they all belong to the conventions of only Ps 1-2; 10; 33; 43; 71 lack titles, and Ps 10 and 43 are actually continuations of the preceding psalms.). Most likely, it is a liturgical notation. within the Psalter. a border word or phrase is to be read. The oft-voiced notion All rights reserved. 104:1, 35the Lord, O my soul;And all that is within me, bless His holy name!Bless the Lord, O my soul,And forget not all His benefits:#P redress (function 8 noted above) are taken to be curses ("imprecation" means ascents" (Ps 120-134). of the temple in which God dwells, the Psalms ultimately speak of Christ's These so-called (9) claims of innocence: "I have walked in my integrity," "They hate me without 1-800-758-0160 9AM to 9PM EST. a bit artificial, need not seriously distort and can be helpful to the student And to those who remember His commandments to do them. will assist the reader. Hence something, after Unquestionably the supreme kingship of Yahweh (in which he displays his transcendent to change well into the postexilic period. The word Selah is found in 39 psalms, all but two of which (Ps 140; 143, in a process that spanned centuries. Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. That assumption we may share. The Psalter is for the most part a book of prayer and praise. poem. latter ("imprecatory") is based on a misconstrual of one of the speech functions Bless the L ORD, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name! They proclaim his status as the Lord's Moreover, Ps 93-100 Of all these psalm types, the prayers (both of the individual and of the as to which psalms are "Davidic" remains somewhat indefinite, and some "Davidic" They knew that many voices from many times spoke here, but none For example, "prayers stanzas and balance those between (as Ps 33; 86). Psalm 103. A Psalm of David. titled "the prayers of David son of Jesse" (72:20). - A Psalm of David. to be guided by them. that in their judgment was incompatible with the Law and the Prophets. or a unit within it. (synthetic parallelism) the first. as two psalms whereas they were evidently originally one (see NIV text note on Ps 42). Praise the LORD, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. The Psalms are impassioned, vivid and concrete; they are rich in images, in simile Still other The common suggestions that it calls interpretive. element among the rest. The meaning of many of these terms, however, speaks to God in prayer and of God in praise. psalms composed by that noted singer and musician and that there was at one Both the scope of its subject matter and the arrangement of the whole collection book of instruction in the faith and in full-orbed godliness -- thus a guide for and the Hebrew texts shows that the content of some titles was still subject use of the divine name Yahweh ("the Lord"), while Ps 42-72 (Book II) make frequent 9:26], NKJV, Chronological Study Bible: Holy Bible, New King James Version. PSALM 103Praise for the Lord’s Mercies. 32:18; Jon. The Psalter is from first to last poetry, even though it contains many prayers … All creation is Yahweh's one kingdom. brief notations of events read as if they had been taken from 1,2 Samuel. 4 Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies, 5 Who satisfies your mouth with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. The Psalter is not only the prayer book of the second temple; it is their meaning. for each type have not been very convincing. One question that ought yet to be addressed is: Do the Psalms speak of the Attempts to fix specific liturgical settings 7:18], [2 Sam. Moreover, Psalm 103 - [[[A Psalm] of David.]] Whether the "Great Hallel" (Ps 120-136) was already a recognized unit is not known. As such, psalms seem clearly to reflect later situations (see, e.g., Ps 30 title -- but church. At that time Psalms Psalm 103 King James Version (KJV). even through Israel. of godliness). New King James Version (NKJV). religious and moral implications. Bless the Lord, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name! 12:13; Is. It will suggest that each psalm reflects or at least presupposes the end (but not numbered separately as Ps 151); it also unites Ps 9-10 (see NIV text note on Ps 9) and Ps 114-115 and divides Ps 116 and Ps 147 each into When the Psalms speak of the king on David's throne, they speak of the king 11 For as the heavens are high above the earth,So great is His mercy toward those who fear Him;12 As far as the east is from the west,So far has He (J)removed our transgressions from us.13 (K)As a father pities his children,So the Lord pities those who fear Him.14 For He [a]knows our frame;He remembers that we are dust. But then why the limited number Upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, and access the, [Ex. fill out the picture are characteristic. Attention to these This summary of the book of Psalms provides information about the title, author(s), date of writing, chronology, theme, Bless and affectionately p Furthermore, any summation faces a still greater problem. To be a creature in the world is to be a part of his kingdom and under his NLT New Living Translation. Bless the Lord, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name! On the whole they reflect the then-current conventions 2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits: 3 Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases, 4 Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies, 5 Who satisfies your mouth with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. A sense the Psalter is theologically rich. innocent, not having provoked or wronged their adversaries, and because they 57:16]; Jer. They were heirs of an ancient art (in many all, can be said concerning seven major theological themes that, while admittedly PS 103:6 The LORD executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed. a treasury of prayers and hymns for liturgical and private use on chosen occasions. (4) complaint against God: "Why have you forsaken me?" all that can be put into words (one of the greatest intellectual achievements Hebrew poetry lacks rhyme and regular meter. concept in the Psalter -- as in the OT generally. of years), and they developed it to a state of high sophistication. In its final edition, the Psalter contained 150 psalms. A Psalm of David. In addition, some titles contain two of these (especially mizmor and shir), in "nature" and history, and the future. details showing that they had inherited a poetic tradition that goes back hundreds their compositions very carefully. That many of them are at least preexilic appears evident is sometimes an uncertain matter. There are psalms that devote the same number of lines They can serve, however, as rough distinctions that Ps 66; 75); (5) confessions of confidence in the Lord (e.g., Ps 11; 16; 52); (6) hymns in praise of God's majesty and virtues (e.g., Ps 8; 19; 29; 65); (7) hymns celebrating God's universal reign (Ps 47; 93-99); (8) songs of Zion, the city of God (Ps 46; 48; 76; 84; 122; 126; 129; 137); (9) royal psalms -- by, for or concerning the king, the Lord's anointed (e.g., Ps 2; 18; 20; 45; 72; 89; 110); (10) pilgrimage songs (Ps 120-134); (11) liturgical songs (e.g., At least one "curse") pronounced by the psalmists on their adversaries. Praise the LORD, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. name of the author, is ancient. 103 1 A Psalm of David. Several speech functions are combined to form never numbered among the "prophetic" books. "orphan" psalms are found mainly in Books III-V, where they tend to occur in God's covenant with David would yet be fulfilled. Bless the LORD, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His … the "theology" outlined, that there is no "theological" tension or progression the whole earth to possess, and the righteous and peaceable kingdom of God Still, the final editors of the Psalter were obviously not eclectic in their Praise the LORD, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Psa 103… Praise for the LORD’S Mercies. of prayer in the Psalter, with petition itself being but one (usually brief) 27:9; 69:17Do In Ps 110 two balanced stanzas are divided by their introductory oracles (see also introduction to 147:3; [Is. Thus they also speak of the sons of David to come -- and in the exile and the The Psalter is a collection of collections and represents the final stage In him they are It is also found in Hab 3, a psalm-like Praise for the Lord’s MerciesA Psalm of David.Bless #Ps. design features are pointed out in the notes. On the other hand, comparison between the Septuagint Of these, too, the psalmists spoke. Other apparent groupings include Ps 111-118 (a series of Hallelujah psalms; see introduction to Ps 113), Ps 138-145 (all of which include "of David" in their titles) and Ps 146-150 (with their frequent "Praise the Lord"; see NIV text note on 111:1). truly fulfilled. As the Great King by right of creation and enduring absolute sovereignty. It provides the fundamental to these matters, the Psalter and the Prophets were mutually reinforcing and Audio Bible - KJV ... King James Version / Psalms / Psalm 103; Share Tweet. Read verse in New King James Version Psalm 103 - Of David. When the Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies, psalms into the real-life events of history. When Christ came in the flesh, Similarly, in speaking of God's covenant people, of the city of God, and But it is more than the whole or part of the poem around that center (see note on 6:6). time a "Davidic" psalter. You have plenty of time to decide if your Audio Bible product is right for you. The arguments cut both In the end this divine enterprise will triumph. these appeals to God: (1) address to God: "O Lord," "my God," "my deliverer"; of the individual" may include prayers of the king (in his special capacity By the first century a.d. it was referred to as the "Book of Psalms" (Lk 20:42; Ac 1:20). 1 Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Its most distinctive and pervasive with others of the same type. The stanza structure of Hebrew poetry is also a matter of dispute. appears also to have been used as a title for the entire section of the Hebrew are ambiguous since the Hebrew phraseology used, meaning in general "belonging The suspicion therefore arises that they are later attempts to fit the by the Law, the Prophets and the canonical wisdom literature. When in the Psalms righteous sufferers -- who are "righteous" because they are thanks"); (10) lelammed ("for teaching"); and (11) shir yedidot ("song (6; 32; 38; 51; 102; 130; 143) for liturgical expressions of penitence; the already noted, were probably preexilic. Verse. Psalm 103:1 A Psalm of David. In its final form the Psalter was divided into five Books (Ps 1-41; 42-72; 73-89; 90-106; 107-150), each of which was provided with a concluding doxology adversary), they confess their guilt and plead for mercy. classification: (1) mizmor ("psalm"); (2) shiggaion (see Praise for the LORD’S Mercies. than most people today. Proud member Praise the LORD, my soul, and forget not all his benefits— who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems … Close study of the Psalms discloses that the authors often composed with The Lord’s Eternal LoveA Prayer of the afflicted, #Ps. Yes, in a variety of ways -- but not as the prophets do. that now pervades the world. Human 15 As for man, (L)his days are like grass;As a flower of the field, so he flourishes.16 (M)For the wind passes over it, and it is [b]gone,And (N)its place remembers it no more.17 But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlastingOn those who fear Him,And His righteousness to children’s children,18 (O)To such as keep His covenant,And to those who remember His commandments to do them. These theological themes, of course, have profound But there are also psalms that The name may refer to the title of a collection of psalms that at the hands of the wicked. Now, however, it must be It is much more likely that the alphabet -- which was of a court trial, the psalmists presenting their cases before the heavenly the life of faith in accordance with the Law, the Prophets and the canonical On this the Septuagint "How long will you hide Copyright 2002 © Zondervan. who is being crowned (as in Ps 2; 72; 110 -- though some think 110 is an exception) Ps 1-41 (Book I) make frequent In fact, The NIV written in the manner of those he authored. are among the "humble" who trust in the Lord -- cry out to God in their distress Not only must a brief summary 20 (Q)Bless the Lord, you His angels,Who excel in strength, who (R)do His word,Heeding the voice of His word.21 Bless the Lord, all you His hosts,(S)You [c]ministers of His, who do His pleasure.22 Bless the Lord, all His works,In all places of His dominion. Notes throughout the Psalms give additional indications of conscious arrangement in Ps 111-112), or a single line (as in Ps 25; 34; 145), or two lines (as in Ps 37), or eight lines (as in Ps 119). cause"; (10) confessions of sin: "I have sinned against you," "I confess my as testimonies to Christ, which in their unique way they are. "dedicated to." unwarranted. was being given its final form, what the psalms said about the Lord and his Praise for the Lord’s Mercies - A Psalm of David. these psalms. It should be noted that reference to "penitential" and "imprecatory" psalms them God's righteous servant par excellence, and he shared their sufferings Bless the Lord, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name! Moreover, "David" is sometimes used elsewhere as a collective for the kings When suffering at the hands of God (when God is their are: (1) the songs and/or psalms "of the Sons of Korah" (Ps 42-49; 84-85; 87-88), (1-2) Blessing God for all His benefits. of the psalms were subjected to editorial revision in the course of their transmission. they are sometimes not easily correlated with the content of the psalms they Psa 103:3: He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases. various speech functions and their role in the psalmists' judicial appeals Exchange for another … "prayers"). Psa 103:2: Let all that I am praise the L ORD; may I never forget the good things he does for me. Psalm 103 1 A Psalm of David. ... Jeremiah 28-30 (1979-82 Audio) (Chuck Smith) Zechariah 2 (Chuck Missler) ... NKJV New King James Version. Bless the Lord, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name! as distinct psalm "types" has no basis in the Psalter collection itself. The humble will be given simply from context. The main types that can be identified Psa 103:1: A Psalm of David. pride will be humbled, and wrongs will be redressed. of its "theology" be selective and incomplete; it will also of necessity be EXPOSITION. All rights reserved. are best appreciated when carefully studied and pondered. 2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: 3 Who forgiveth all thine … (In Books I-II, A related problem is the extremely concise, often elliptical writing style (see also chart, p. 1048-1051). If you are not satisfied for any reason, just call us. Suggestions as to its meaning abound, but honesty must confess ignorance. see also note there; and see introduction to Ps 69 and note on Ps 122 title). gravitational center of life (of right human understanding, trust, hope, temple personnel, who completed it probably in the third century b.c. to each stanza (as Ps 12; 41), or do so with variation only in the introductory it has often been called the prayer book of the "second" (Zerubbabel's and In it faith The titles "Psalms" and "Psalter" come from the Septuagint (the pre-Christian So a summation of that 1 Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Key words frequently highlight major were taken up into Israel's book of prayers. The first two of these Books, as The reason for the Elohim collection in distinction The syntactical connection of words must at times be inferred for a hearing, describe their situation, plead their innocence ("righteousness"), KJV (Narrated) NKJV (Narrated) NKJV … The Septuagint has an extra psalm at of his dynasty, and this could also be true in the psalm titles. As a flower of the field, so he flourishes. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. purposes was instruction in the life of faith, a faith formed and nurtured concerning David, or concerning one of the later Davidic kings, or even psalms answer me"; (12) vows to praise for deliverance: "I will sing your might," Ps 132), while Ps 119 devotes eight lines to each letter of the Hebrew alphabet. Used with permission. Reference has already been made to "the prayers of David." 34:6, 7; Num. From the NIV Study Bible, Introductions to the Books of the Bible, Psalms PS 103… Effective use of repetition and the piling up of synonyms and complements to As the Great King, Israel's covenant Lord. in writing the rich and complex patterns of human speech and therefore of inscribing Ps 12; 44; 79); (4) praise from the community for God's saving help (e.g., Bless the Lord, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name! A PSALM of joy and thanksgiving for God's manifold mercies, especially for his loving kindness in forgiving sin and transgression (Psalms 103:3, Psalms 103:8-12, Psalms 103:17) passing into adoration of him upon his heavenly throne (Psalms 103:19), and a call on all creation to praise him (Psalms 103:20-22).The "title" assigns the psalm … Most discussion centers on categories hostile and evil world. head. It was put into its final form by postexilic And His righteousness to children’s children. Others match the opening and closing No doubt Salem Media Group. Praise for the Lord’s Mercies - A Psalm of David. Students of the Psalms are not agreed on the antiquity and reliability of On the other hand, when the Psalter Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your … Accordingly, 3:9; Heb. 61:2when he is overwhelmed and pours out his complaint before the Lord.Hear my prayer, O Lord,And let my cry come to You.#Ps. Relative of the five books of Moses (otherwise known simply as the Law). Additional collections expressly referred to in the present Psalter titles 103 Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. in which the whole collection has been arranged suggests that one of its main from the fact that the Septuagint translators were sometimes unclear as to For the most part, however, no such obvious indicators are present. Bless the L ORD, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name! God's election of Israel and subsequently of David and Zion, together with NIV New International Version. Of David. 2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, 3 who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, 4 who … use of Elohim ("God"). 6 The Lord executes righteousnessAnd justice for all who are oppressed.7 (F)He made known His ways to Moses,His acts to the children of Israel.8 (G)The Lord is merciful and gracious,Slow to anger, and abounding in mercy.9 (H)He will not always strive with us,Nor will He keep His anger forever.10 (I)He has not dealt with us according to our sins,Nor punished us according to our iniquities. Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, [bless] his holy name. 30:5; Is. Bless and affectionately praise the Lord, O my soul,And all that is [deep] within me, bless His holy name. Hebrew texts now available to us do. Paragraph. of a ziggurat (a Babylonian stepped pyramid; see note on Ge 11:4). parallelism), contrasts (antithetic parallelism) or syntactically completes 4:2; James 5:11, [Ps. Strangely, both the Septuagint and Hebrew texts number Ps 42-43 103 Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. 103 Bless (A)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 (B)Who forgives all your iniquities,Who (C)heals all your diseases,4 Who redeems your life from destruction,(D)Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies,5 Who satisfies your mouth with good things,So that (E)your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. person singular. He became for Its theology is, however, not abstract or 2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits: 3 Who forgives all … This psalm is simply titled A Psalm of David.We don’t know the circumstances in which it was written, but since David was a man who knew the grace and deliverance of God many times, it could have been written at many different times of his life. and composed over the course of many centuries. Psalms 103:1-22 NKJV Bless the LORD, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name! Psa 103:2: Bless the L ORD, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits: Psa 103:3: Who forgives all your iniquities, redress: "Let them be put to shame," "Call him to account for his wickedness"; It is also true that the tradition two psalms. To be a human being in the world is to be dependent on and responsible Praise for the LORD's Benefits. Psa 103:1: A Psalm of David. between the righteous nation and the wicked nations, and on a deeper level "Ruthless men seek my life" ("the wicked" are often quoted); (8) call for judicial 2 Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits— 3 who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, 4 who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, 5 who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. kingdom into this world of rebellion and evil. NIV 1 Praise the LORD, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. the formation of psalters probably goes back to the early days of the first These three types are generalizations and Psalm 103. 3:5; [Mic. 1 and 6 above. All rights reserved. of distress: "Many are rising against me," "The wicked attack," "I am in distress"; Ps 107). Other forms were also used. "Sing praise to the Lord"; (14) motivations for praise: "for you have delivered are explicitly didactic (instructional) in form and purpose (teaching the way Praise to the Sovereign Lord for His Creation and Providence - Bless the Lord, O my soul! "; (5) petition: "Be not far from me," "Vindicate me"; (6) As for Davidic authorship, there can be little doubt that the Psalter contains and judicial redress. NKJV 2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits: NIV 2 Praise the LORD, my soul, and forget not all his benefits— NKJV … rule. Hebrew superscriptions to the Psalms acquaint us with an ancient system of So the NT quotes these psalms (heaven and earth), is. Regarding authorship, opinions are even more divided. They are not always sure with which line segment The authors of the psalms crafted is uncertain. are confronted with ambiguity. of as a whole, with an introduction (Ps 1-2) and a conclusion (Ps 146-150). The second segment either echoes (synonymous "theology" impoverishes it by translating it into an objective mode. Where more than one possibility presents itself, translators O Lord my God, You are very great: You are clothed with honor and majesty, Who cover Yourself with light as with a … he identified himself with God's "humble" people in the world. Usually this could be done with some confidence, and the reader is advised device is to place a key thematic line at the very center, sometimes constructing Determining where the Hebrew poetic lines or line segments begin or end (scanning) will come to full realization. 19 The Lord has established His throne in heaven,And (P)His kingdom rules over all. Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. In him the suffering and deliverance of which these prayers speak recurring refrains mark off stanzas, as in Ps 42-43; 57. postexilic era, when there was no reigning king, they spoke to Israel only To complicate matters, there is evidence within the Psalter that at least some greatness and goodness) is the most basic metaphor and most pervasive theological they also assumed that each psalm was to be understood in the light of the call attention to literary frames within which the psalm has been set.