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The Complete Jewish Bible with Rashi Commentary
   

Tehillim - Psalms - Chapter 103

Tehillim - Psalms - Chapter 103

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Rashi's Commentary:

Chapter 103

1Of David. My soul, bless the Lord, and all my innards, His holy name.   אלְדָוִד | בָּרְכִי נַפְשִׁי אֶת יְהֹוָה וְכָל קְרָבַי אֶת שֵׁם קָדְשׁוֹ:
My soul, bless: There are five mentions of “My soul, bless” here, corresponding to the five worlds in which man lives, as our Sages said in Tractate Berachoth (10a): “He lived in his mother’s womb, he sucked his mother’s breasts, and so all of them.”  
2My soul, bless the Lord and do not forget any of His benefits.   בבָּרְכִי נַפְשִׁי אֶת יְהֹוָה וְאַל תִּשְׁכְּחִי כָּל גְּמוּלָיו:
3Who forgives all your iniquity, Who heals all your illnesses.   גהַסֹּלֵחַ לְכָל עֲו‍ֹנֵכִי הָרֹפֵא לְכָל תַּחֲלוּאָיְכִי:
4Who redeems your life from the pit, Who crowns you with kindness and mercy.   דהַגּוֹאֵל מִשַּׁחַת חַיָּיְכִי הַמְעַטְּרֵכִי חֶסֶד וְרַחֲמִים:
5Who sates your mouth with goodness, that your youth renews itself like the eagle.   ההַמַּשְׂבִּיַע בַּטּוֹב עֶדְיֵךְ תִּתְחַדֵּשׁ כַּנֶּשֶׁר נְעוּרָיְכִי:
that your youth renews itself like the eagle: Like this eagle, which renews its wings and feathers from year to year. There is a Midrash Aggadah about a kind of eagle that returns to its youth when it becomes old.  
6The Lord performs charitable deeds and judgment for all oppressed people.   ועֹשֵׂה צְדָקוֹת יְהֹוָה וּמִשְׁפָּטִים לְכָל עֲשׁוּקִים:
7He makes His ways known to Moses, to the children of Israel His deeds.   זיוֹדִיעַ דְּרָכָיו לְמֹשֶׁה לִבְנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל עֲלִילוֹתָיו:
He makes His ways known: He makes His ways known to Moses.  
8The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and with much kindness.   חרַחוּם וְחַנּוּן יְהֹוָה אֶרֶךְ אַפַּיִם וְרַב חָסֶד:
9He will not quarrel to eternity, and He will not bear a grudge forever.   טלֹא לָנֶצַח יָרִיב וְלֹא לְעוֹלָם יִטּוֹר:
10He has not dealt with us according to our sins, nor has He repaid us according to our iniquities.   ילֹא כַחֲטָאֵינוּ עָשָׂה לָנוּ וְלֹא כַעֲו‍ֹנֹתֵינוּ גָּמַל עָלֵינוּ:
11For, as the height of the heavens over the earth, so great is His kindness toward those who fear Him.   יאכִּי כִגְבֹהַּ שָׁמַיִם עַל הָאָרֶץ גָּבַר חַסְדּוֹ עַל יְרֵאָיו:
12As the distance of east from west, He distanced our transgressions from us.   יבכִּרְחֹק מִזְרָח מִמַּעֲרָב הִרְחִיק מִמֶּנּוּ אֶת פְּשָׁעֵינוּ:
13As a father has mercy on sons, the Lord had mercy on those who fear Him.   יגכְּרַחֵם אָב עַל בָּנִים רִחַם יְהֹוָה עַל יְרֵאָיו:
14For He knows our creation; He remembers that we are dust.   ידכִּי הוּא יָדַע יִצְרֵנוּ זָכוּר כִּי עָפָר אֲנָחְנוּ:
He remembers that we are dust: He remembers and has not forgotten that we are dust and He knows that: “As for manhis days, etc.”  
15As for man-his days are like grass; like a flower of the field, so does he sprout.   טואֱנוֹשׁ כֶּחָצִיר יָמָיו כְּצִיץ הַשָּׂדֶה כֵּן יָצִיץ:
16For a wind passes over him and he is no longer here; and his place no longer recognizes him.   טזכִּי רוּחַ עָבְרָה בּוֹ וְאֵינֶנּוּ וְלֹא יַכִּירֶנּוּ עוֹד מְקוֹמוֹ:
For a wind passes over him: If mortal illness passes over him.  
17But the Lord's kindness is from everlasting to everlasting, and His charity to sons of sons.   יזוְחֶסֶד יְהֹוָה | מֵעוֹלָם וְעַד עוֹלָם עַל יְרֵאָיו וְצִדְקָתוֹ לִבְנֵי בָנִים:
18To those who keep His covenant and to those who remember His commandments to perform them.   יחלְשֹׁמְרֵי בְרִיתוֹ וּלְזֹכְרֵי פִקֻּדָיו לַעֲשׂוֹתָם:
19The Lord established His throne in the heavens, and His kingdom rules over all.   יטיְהוָה בַּשָּׁמַיִם הֵכִין כִּסְאוֹ וּמַלְכוּתוֹ בַּכֹּל מָשָׁלָה:
20Bless the Lord, His angels, those mighty in strength, who perform His word, to hearken to the voice of His word.   כבָּרְכוּ יְהֹוָה מַלְאָכָיו | גִּבֹּרֵי כֹחַ עֹשֵׂי דְבָרוֹ לִשְׁמֹעַ בְּקוֹל דְּבָרוֹ:
21Bless the Lord, all His hosts, His ministers, those who do His will.   כאבָּרְכוּ יְהֹוָה כָּל צְבָאָיו מְשָׁרְתָיו עֹשֵׂי רְצוֹנוֹ:
22Bless the Lord, all His works, in all the places of His dominion; my soul, bless the Lord.   כבבָּרְכוּ יְהֹוָה | כָּל מַעֲשָׂיו בְּכָל מְקֹמוֹת מֶמְשַׁלְתּוֹ בָּרְכִי נַפְשִׁי אֶת יְהֹוָה:
Bless the Lord, all His works: who are in all the places of His dominion.  
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