Psalm 103:8-18

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8The LORD is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love.

9He will not always accuse, nor will he harbor his anger forever;

10he does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities.

11For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him;

12as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.

13As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him;

14for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust.

15The life of mortals is like grass, they flourish like a flower of the field;

16the wind blows over it and it is gone, and its place remembers it no more.

17But from everlasting to everlasting the LORD ’s love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children—

18with those who keep his covenant and remember to obey his precepts.