THE HOLY BIBLE Douay-Rheims

Book of Psalms (Author Moses, David, Solomon, Asaph, Eman, Ethan, sons of Core, compiled by Esdras)

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.



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