Ps 103:1
103:1 <<[A Psalm] of David.>> {a} Bless the LORD, O my soul: and
      all that is within me, [bless] his holy name.

      (a) He wakens his dulness to praise God, showing that
          both understanding and affections, mind and heart, are
          too little to set forth his praise.

Ps 103:3
103:3 Who {b} forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all
      thy diseases;

      (b) That is, the beginning and chiefest of all benefits,
          remission of sin.

Ps 103:4
103:4 Who redeemeth thy life from {c} destruction; who crowneth
      thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;

      (c) For before we have remission of our sins, we are as
          dead men in the grave.

Ps 103:5
103:5 Who satisfieth thy mouth with good [things; so that] thy
      {d} youth is renewed like the eagle's.

      (d) As the eagle, when her beak overgrows, sucks blood and
          so is renewed in strength, even so God miraculously
          gives strength to his Church above all man's

Ps 103:7
103:7 He made known his ways unto {e} Moses, his acts unto the
      children of Israel.

      (e) As to his chief minister, and next to his people.

Ps 103:9
103:9 He will not always {f} chide: neither will he keep [his
      anger] for ever.

      (f) He shows first his severe judgment, but as soon as the
          sinner is humbled, he receives him to mercy.

Ps 103:10
103:10 He hath not {g} dealt with us after our sins; nor
       rewarded us according to our iniquities.

       (g) Who have proved by continual experience that his
           mercy has always prevailed against our offences.

Ps 103:12
103:12 As far as {h} the east is from the west, [so] far hath he
       removed our transgressions from us.

       (h) As great as the world is, so full is it of signs of
           God's mercies toward his faithful when he has removed
           their sins.

Ps 103:15
103:15 [As for] {i} man, his days [are] as grass: as a flower of
       the field, so he flourisheth.

       (i) He declares that man has nothing in himself to move
           God to mercy, but only the confession of his
           infirmity and misery.

Ps 103:17
103:17 But the mercy of the LORD [is] from everlasting to
       everlasting upon them that fear him, and his {k}
       righteousness unto children's children;

       (k) His just and faithful keeping of his promise.

Ps 103:18
103:18 To such as keep his {l} covenant, and to those that
       remember his commandments to do them.

       (l) To whom he gives grace to fear him, and to obey his

Ps 103:20
103:20 Bless the LORD, ye {m} his angels, that excel in
       strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the
       voice of his word.

       (m) In that we, who naturally are slow to praise God,
           exhort the angels, who willingly do it, we stir up
           ourselves to consider our duty and wake from our