PSALM 103:1

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.”

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Psalm 103:1 Translation & Meaning

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Bless בָּרֲכִ֣י To kneel; by implication to bless God (as an act of adoration), and (vice-versa) man (as a benefit); also (by euphemism) to curse (God or the king, as treason) Bless
the Lord, יְהוָ֑ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
O my soul: נַ֭פְשִׁי Properly, a breathing creature, i.e., animal of (abstractly) vitality; used very widely in a literal, accommodated or figurative sense (bodily or mental) O soul
and all וְכָל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) all
that is within קְ֝רָבַ֗י Properly, the nearest part, i.e., the center, whether literal, figurative or adverbial (especially with preposition) within
me, אֶת Properly, self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely) me
bless (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
his holy קָדְשֽׁוֹ׃ A sacred place or thing; rarely abstract, sanctity holy
name. שֵׁ֥ם An appellation, as a mark or memorial of individuality; by implication honor, authority, character name

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  • 1  Bless 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  Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;



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