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Psalms 103:11-12


103:11 For as the skies are high above the earth,

so his loyal love towers 1  over his faithful followers. 2 

103:12 As far as the eastern horizon 3  is from the west, 4 

so he removes the guilt of our rebellious actions 5  from us.

Psalms 103:14


103:14 For he knows what we are made of; 6 

he realizes 7  we are made of clay. 8 

1 tn For this sense of the verb גָבַר (gavar), see L. C. Allen, Psalms 101-150 (WBC), 17, 19.

2 tn Heb “those who fear him.”

3 tn Heb “sunrise.”

4 tn Or “sunset.”

5 tn The Hebrew term פֶּשַׁע (pesha’, rebellious act”) is here used metonymically for the guilt such actions produce.

6 tn Heb “our form.”

7 tn Heb “remembers.”

8 tn Heb “we [are] clay.”

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