22 bless Hashem, all His works, through the length and breadth of His realm; bless Hashem, O my soul.
ba-r’-KHU a-do-NAI kol ma-a-SAV b’-khol m’-ko-MOT mem-shal-TO ba-r’-KHEE naf-SHEE et a-do-NAI
כב בָּרֲכוּ יְהֹוָה כָּל־מַעֲשָׂיו בְּכָל־מְקֹמוֹת מֶמְשַׁלְתּוֹ בָּרֲכִי נַפְשִׁי אֶת־יְהֹוָה׃
103:22 Bless Hashem
Israeli scholar Amos Hakham notes that Psalm 103 consists purely of praises of God, without any plea or supplication. While it speaks about Hashem, it does not address Him directly. The psalmist speaks of God as the healer, redeemer, forgiver and sustainer. Man is a fleeting organism, withering like the flower of the field, but Hashem’s loving kindness is eternal. All these attributes of Hashem induce a feeling of closeness with Him, expressed in one Hebrew word which repeats four times at the end of the psalm: Baruch (ברוך), meaning ‘bless.’ The psalm begins with a double blessing of God by David’s soul, and concludes with the blessing of God by his soul, thus conveying a sense of deep intimacy with his creator.