103:1¤ Bless the Lord, O my soul: and let all that is within me bless his holy name.
103:2Bless the Lord, O my soul, and never forget all he hath done for thee.
103:3Who forgiveth all thy iniquities: who healeth all thy diseases.
103:4Who redeemeth thy life from destruction: who crowneth thee with mercy and compassion.
103:5Who satisfieth thy desire with good things: thy youth shall be renewed like the eagle's.
103:6The Lord doth mercies, and judgment for all that suffer wrong.
103:7He hath made his ways known to Moses: his wills to the children of Israel.
103:8The Lord is compassionate and merciful: longsuffering and plenteous in mercy.
103:9He will not always be angry: nor will he threaten for ever.
103:10He hath not dealt with us according to our sins: nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.
103:11For according to the height of the heaven above the earth: he hath strengthened his mercy towards them that fear him.
103:12As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our iniquities from us.
103:13As a father hath compassion on his children, so hath the Lord compassion on them that fear him:
103:14For he knoweth our frame. He remembereth that we are dust:
103:15Man's days are as grass, as the flower of the field so shall he flourish.
103:16For the spirit shall pass in him, and he shall not be: and he shall know his place no more.
103:17But the mercy of the Lord is from eternity and unto eternity upon them that fear him: And his justice unto children's children,
103:18To such as keep his covenant, And are mindful of his commandments to do them.
103:19The lord hath prepared his throne in heaven: and his kingdom shall rule over all.
103:20Bless the Lord, all ye his angels: you that are mighty in strength, and execute his word, hearkening to the voice of his orders.
103:21Bless the Lord, all ye his hosts: you ministers of his that do his will.
103:22Bless the Lord, all his works: in every place of his dominion, O my soul, bless thou the Lord.
104:1¤ Bless the Lord, O my soul: O Lord my God, thou art exceedingly great. Thou hast put on praise and beauty:
104:2And art clothed with light as with a garment. Who stretchest out the heaven like a pavilion:
104:3Who coverest the higher rooms thereof with water. Who makest the clouds thy chariot: who walkest upon the wings of the winds.
104:4Who makest thy angels spirits: and thy ministers a burning fire.
104:5Who hast founded the earth upon its own bases: it shall not be moved for ever and ever.
104:6The deep like a garment is its clothing: above the mountains shall the waters stand.
104:7At thy rebuke they shall flee: at the voice of thy thunder they shall fear.
104:8The mountains ascend, and the plains descend into the place which thou hast founded for them.
104:9Thou hast set a bound which they shall not pass over; neither shall they return to cover the earth.
104:10Thou sendest forth springs in the vales: between the midst of the hills the waters shall pass.
104:11All the beasts of the field shall drink: the wild asses shall expect in their thirst.
104:12Over them the birds of the air shall dwell: from the midst of the rocks they shall give forth their voices.
104:13Thou waterest the hills from thy upper rooms: the earth shall be filled with the fruit of thy works:
104:14Bringing forth grass for cattle, and herb for the service of men. That thou mayst bring bread out of the earth:
104:15And that wine may cheer the heart of man. That he may make the face cheerful with oil: and that bread may strengthen man's heart.
104:16The trees of the field shall be filled, and the cedars of Libanus which he hath planted:
104:17There the sparrows shall make their nests. The highest of them is the house of the heron.
104:18The high hills are a refuge for the harts, the rock for the irchins.
104:19He hath made the moon for seasons: the sun knoweth his going down.
104:20Thou hast appointed darkness, and it is night: in it shall all the beasts of the woods go about:
104:21The young lions roaring after their prey, and seeking their meat from God.
104:22The sun ariseth, and they are gathered together: and they shall lie down in their dens.
104:23Man shall go forth to his work, and to his labour until the evening.
104:24How great are thy works, O Lord ? thou hast made all things in wisdom: the earth is filled with thy riches.
104:25So is this great sea, which stretcheth wide its arms: there are creeping things without number: Creatures little and great.
104:26There the ships shall go. This sea dragon which thou hast formed to play therein.
104:27All expect of thee that thou give them food in season.
104:28What thou givest to them they shall gather up: when thou openest thy hand, they shall all be filled with good.
104:29But if thou turnest away thy face, they shall be troubled: thou shalt take away their breath, and they shall fail, and shall return to their dust.
104:30Thou shalt send forth thy spirit, and they shall be created: and thou shalt renew the face of the earth.
104:31May the glory of the Lord endure for ever: the Lord shall rejoice in his works.
104:32He looketh upon the earth, and maketh it tremble: he toucheth the mountains, and they smoke.
104:33I will sing to the Lord as long as I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.
104:34Let my speech be acceptable to him: but I will take delight in the Lord.
104:35Let sinners be consumed out of the earth, and the unjust, so that they be no more: O my soul, bless thou the Lord.
105:1¤ Give glory to the Lord, and call upon his name: declare his deeds among the Gentiles.
105:2Sing to him, yea sing praises to him: relate all his wondrous works.
105:3Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the Lord.
105:4Seek ye the lord, and be strengthened: seek his face evermore.
105:5Remember his marvellous works which he hath done; his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth.
105:6O ye seed of Abraham his servant; ye sons of Jacob his chosen.
105:7He is the Lord our God: his judgments are in all the earth.
105:8He hath remembered his covenant for ever: the word which he commanded to a thousand generations.
105:9Which he made to Abraham; and his oath to Isaac:
105:10And he appointed the same to Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting testament:
105:11Saying: To thee will I give the land of Chanaan, the lot of your inheritance.
105:12When they were but a small number: yea very few, and sojourners therein:
105:13And they passed from nation to nation, and from one kingdom to another people.
105:14He suffered no man to hurt them: and he reproved kings for their sakes.
105:15Touch ye not my anointed: and do no evil to my prophets.
105:16And he called a famine upon the land: and he broke in pieces all the support of bread.
105:17He sent a man before them: Joseph, who was sold for a slave.
105:18They humbled his feet in fetters: the iron pierced his soul,
105:19Until his word came. The word of the Lord inflamed him.
105:20The king sent, and he released him: the ruler of the people, and he set him at liberty.
105:21He made him master of his house, and ruler of all his possession.
105:22That he might instruct his princes as himself, and teach his ancients wisdom.
105:23And Israel went into Egypt: and Jacob was a sojourner in the land of Cham.
105:24And he increased his people exceedingly: and strengthened them over their enemies.
105:25He turned their heart to hate his people: and to deal deceitfully with his servants.
105:26He sent Moses his servant: Aaron the man whom he had chosen.
105:27He gave them power to shew his signs, and his wonders in the land of Cham.
105:28He sent darkness, and made it obscure: and grieved not his words.
105:29He turned their waters into blood, and destroyed their fish.
105:30Their land brought forth frogs, in the inner chambers of their kings.
105:31He spoke, and there came divers sorts of flies and sciniphs in all their coasts.
105:32He gave them hail for rain, a burning fire in the land.
105:33And he destroyed their vineyards and their fig trees: and he broke in pieces the trees of their coasts.
105:34He spoke, and the locust came, and the bruchus, of which there was no number.
105:35And they devoured all the grass in their land, and consumed all the fruit of their ground.
105:36And he slew all the firstborn in their land: the firstfruits of all their labour.
105:37And he brought them out with silver and gold: and there was not among their tribes one that was feeble.
105:38Egypt was glad when they departed: for the fear of them lay upon them.
105:39He spread a cloud for their protection, and fire to give them light in the night.
105:40They asked, and the quail came: and he filled them with the bread of heaven.
105:41He opened the rock, and waters flowed: rivers ran down in the dry land.
105:42Because he remembered his holy word, which he had spoken to his servant Abraham.
105:43And he brought forth his people with joy, and his chosen with gladness.
105:44And he gave them the lands of the Gentiles: and they possessed the labours of the people:
105:45That they might observe his justifications, and seek after his law.