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Psalm 103:1-5 – Bless Adonai My Soul

“Bless Adonai, my soul! Everything in me, bless his holy name! Bless Adonai, my soul, and forget none of his benefits! He forgives all your offenses, he heals all your diseases, he redeems your life from the pit, he surrounds you with grace and compassion, he contents you with good as long as you live, so that your youth is renewed like an eagle’s” (Complete Jewish Bible).

Hebrew for soul is נפש or nephesh.

The Hebrew word for Adonai is the memorial name יהוה yod-hey-vav-hey, Ehyeh Asher Ehyeh, I Am as given to Moses in Exodus 3:14-15.

Hebrew for ‘bless’ is baruk and means ‘to kneel’

Hebrew for ‘benefits’ is gemulav and means ‘recompense.’

Hebrew for ‘holy’ is kadosh and means ‘set apart.’

Hebrew for ‘forgives’ is slee-cha and means ‘pardons and excuses.’

Hebrew for ‘heals’ is rafa and means ‘cure.’ One of the characters traits of Adonai is El Rafa or Rafa-el meaning Elohim is the Healer.

Hebrew for ‘redeems’ is pidyon and means ‘ransom, liberation, and rescue.

Hebrew for ‘beautify’ is yofah and means ‘glorify and adorn.’

Hebrew for dignify is kavar/kavod and means ‘to honor, to venerate.’

Hebrew for ‘crown’ is atar and means ‘invest with regal power, wreath.’

Hebrew for ‘satifsy’ is שבע or saba and means ‘abundance, excess, to fill.

Hebrew for ‘renew’ is chadash and means ‘to renew, rebuild or restore.’ This Hebrew word is used for the ‘new covenant,’ b’rit chadashah revealing a rebuilding, restoring, and renewing of what once was broken (Jeremiah 31:31, Hebrew 8:8).

Greek for “new” is kaine and means ‘new’ in the sense of quality, not time.

“Kneel before Adonai , my nephesh! Everything in me, kneel before his set apart name! Kneel before Adonai, my nephesh and forget not his recompense! He pardons and excuses all your offenses, he cures all your diseases, he liberates your life from the pit, he adorns you with grace and honors you with compassion, he gives you an abundance of good as long as you live, so that your youth is restored like an eagle’s.”

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