Psalm 103-105 Bible in Basic English

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Praise for the LORD's Benefits

103 1  Give praise to the Lord, O my soul; let everything in me give praise to his holy name. 2  Give praise to the Lord, O my soul; let not all his blessings go from your memory. 3  He has forgiveness for all your sins; he takes away all your diseases; 4  He keeps back your life from destruction, crowning you with mercy and grace. 5  He makes your mouth full of good things, so that your strength is made new again like the eagle's.

6  The Lord gives decisions in righteousness for all who are in trouble. 7  He gave knowledge of his way to Moses, and made his acts clear to the children of Israel. 8  The Lord is kind and full of pity, not quickly made angry, but ever ready to have mercy. 9  His feeling will no longer be bitter; he will not keep his wrath for ever. 10  He has not given us the punishment for our sins, or the reward of our wrongdoing. 11  For as the heaven is high over the earth, so great is his mercy to his worshippers. 12  As far as the east is from the west, so far has he put our sins from us. 13  As a father has pity on his children, so the Lord has pity on his worshippers. 14  For he has knowledge of our feeble frame; he sees that we are only dust. 15  As for man, his days are as grass: his beautiful growth is like the flower of the field. 16  The wind goes over it and it is gone; and its place sees it no longer. 17  But the mercy of the Lord is eternal for his worshippers, and their children's children will see his righteousness; 18  If they keep his agreement, and have his laws in mind to do them.

19  The Lord has made ready his high seat in the heavens; his kingdom is ruling over all. 20  Give praise to the Lord, you his angels, who are great in strength, doing his orders, and waiting for his voice. 21  Give praise to the Lord, all you his armies; and you his servants who do his pleasure. 22  Give praise to the Lord, all his works, in all places under his rule: give praise to the Lord, O my soul.

The LORD's Care for His Creation

104 1  Give praise to the Lord, O my soul. O Lord my God, you are very great; you are robed with honour and power. 2  You are clothed with light as with a robe; stretching out the heavens like a curtain: 3  The arch of your house is based on the waters; you make the clouds your carriage; you go on the wings of the wind: 4  He makes winds his angels, and flames of fire his servants. 5  He has made the earth strong on its bases, so that it may not be moved for ever and ever; 6  Covering it with the sea as with a robe: the waters were high over the mountains; 7  At the voice of your word they went in flight; at the sound of your thunder they went away in fear; 8  The mountains came up and the valleys went down into the place which you had made ready for them. 9  You made a limit over which they might not go, so that the earth would never again be covered by them.

10  You sent the springs into the valleys; they are flowing between the hills. 11  They give drink to every beast of the field; the mountain asses come to them for water. 12  The birds of the air have their resting-places by them, and make their song among the branches. 13  He sends down rain from his store-houses on the hills: the earth is full of the fruit of his works. 14  He makes the grass come up for the cattle, and plants for the use of man; so that bread may come out of the earth; 15  And wine to make glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face shining, and bread giving strength to his heart. 16  The trees of the Lord are full of growth, the cedars of Lebanon of his planting; 17  Where the birds have their resting-places; as for the stork, the tall trees are her house. 18  The high hills are a safe place for the mountain goats, and the rocks for the small beasts.

19  He made the moon for a sign of the divisions of the year; teaching the sun the time of its going down. 20  When you make it dark, it is night, when all the beasts of the woods come quietly out of their secret places. 21  The young lions go thundering after their food; searching for their meat from God. 22  The sun comes up, and they come together, and go back to their secret places to take their rest. 23  Man goes out to his work, and to his business, till the evening. 24  O Lord, how great is the number of your works! in wisdom you have made them all; the earth is full of the things you have made. 25  There is the great, wide sea, where there are living things, great and small, more than may be numbered. 26  There go the ships; there is that great beast, which you have made as a plaything. 27  All of them are waiting for you, to give them their food in its time. 28  They take what you give them; they are full of the good things which come from your open hand. 29  If your face is veiled, they are troubled; when you take away their breath, they come to an end, and go back to the dust. 30  If you send out your spirit, they are given life; you make new the face of the earth.

31  Let the glory of the Lord be for ever; let the Lord have joy in his works: 32  At whose look the earth is shaking; at whose touch the mountains send out smoke. 33  I will make songs to the Lord all my life; I will make melody to my God while I have my being. 34  Let my thoughts be sweet to him: I will be glad in the Lord. 35  Let sinners be cut off from the earth, and let all evil-doers come to an end. Give praise to the Lord, O my soul. Give praise to the Lord.

The LORD's Wonders in Behalf of Israel

105 1  O give praise to the Lord; give honour to his name, talking of his doings among the peoples. 2  Let your voice be sounding in songs and melody; let all your thoughts be of the wonder of his works. 3  Have glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who are searching after the Lord be glad. 4  Let your search be for the Lord and for his strength; let your hearts ever be turned to him. 5  Keep in mind the great works which he has done; his wonders, and the decisions of his mouth; 6  O you seed of Abraham, his servant, you children of Jacob, his loved ones. 7  He is the Lord our God: he is judge of all the earth.

8  He has kept his agreement in mind for ever, the word which he gave for a thousand generations; 9  The agreement which he made with Abraham, and his oath to Isaac; 10  And he gave it to Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an eternal agreement; 11  Saying, To you will I give the land of Canaan, the measured line of your heritage: 12  When they were still small in number, and strange in the land; 13  When they went about from one nation to another, and from one kingdom to another people. 14  He would not let anyone do them wrong; he even kept back kings because of them, 15  Saying, Put not your hand on those who have been marked with my holy oil, and do my prophets no wrong. 16  And he took away all food from the land, so that the people were without bread. 17  He sent a man before them, even Joseph, who was given as a servant for a price: 18  His feet were fixed in chains; his neck was put in iron bands; 19  Till the time when his word came true; he was tested by the word of the Lord. 20  The king sent men to take off his chains; even the ruler of the people, who let him go free. 21  He made him lord of his house, and ruler over everything he had; 22  To give his chiefs teaching at his pleasure, and so that his law-givers might get wisdom from him. 23  Then Israel came into Egypt, and Jacob was living in the land of Ham. 24  And his people were greatly increased, and became stronger than those who were against them.

25  Their hearts were turned to hate against his people, so that they made secret designs against them. 26  He sent Moses, his servant, and Aaron, the man of his selection. 27  He let his signs be seen among the people, and his wonders in the land of Ham. 28  He sent black night and made it dark; and they did not go against his word. 29  At his word their waters were turned to blood, and he sent death on all their fish. 30  Their land was full of frogs, even in the rooms of the king. 31  He gave the word, and there came the dog-fly, and insects over all the land. 32  He gave them ice for rain, and flaming fire in their land. 33  He gave their vines and their fig-trees to destruction, and the trees of their land were broken down. 34  At his word the locusts came, and young locusts more than might be numbered, 35  And put an end to all the plants of their land, taking all the fruit of the earth for food. 36  He put to death the first child of every family in the land, the first-fruits of their strength. 37  He took his people out with silver and gold: there was not one feeble person among them. 38  Egypt was glad when they went; for the fear of them had come down on them. 39  A cloud was stretched over them for a cover; and he sent fire to give light in the night. 40  At the people's request he sent birds, and gave them the bread of heaven for food. 41  His hand made the rock open, and the waters came streaming out; they went down through the dry places like a river. 42  For he kept in mind his holy word, and Abraham, his servant. 43  And he took his people out with joy, the men of his selection with glad cries: 44  And gave them the lands of the nations; and they took the work of the peoples for a heritage; 45  So that they might keep his orders, and be true to his laws. Give praise to the Lord.

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