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Psalms 103:3-4

Context

103:3 He is the one who forgives all your sins,

who heals all your diseases, 1 

103:4 who delivers 2  your life from the Pit, 3 

who crowns you with his loyal love and compassion,

Psalms 103:7-8

Context

103:7 The Lord revealed his faithful acts 4  to Moses,

his deeds to the Israelites.

103:8 The Lord is compassionate and merciful;

he is patient 5  and demonstrates great loyal love. 6 

1 tn This relatively rare noun refers to deadly diseases (see Deut 29:22; Jer 14:18; 16:4; 2 Chr 21:19).

2 tn Or “redeems.”

3 tn The Hebrew term שַׁחַת (shakhat, “pit”) is often used as a title for Sheol (see Pss 16:10; 30:9; 49:9; 55:24.

4 tn Heb “made known his ways.” God’s “ways” in this context are his protective and salvific acts in fulfillment of his promise (see also Deut 32:4; Pss 18:30; 67:2; 77:13 [note vv. 11-12, 14]; 138:5; 145:17).

5 tn Heb “slow to anger” (see Ps 86:15).

6 tn Heb “and great of loyal love” (see Ps 86:15).



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