The LORD [is] merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.
[No one can say God never gave them a chance]
He will not always chide: neither will he keep [his anger] for ever.
He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.
[ie. if God gave you justice, you would be in hell now!]
For as the heaven is high above the earth, [so] great is his mercy toward them that fear him.
[no one has been able to measure how high the heavens (universe) is as we look up from earth]
As far as the east is from the west, [so] far hath he removed our transgressions from us.
[You cannot get further apart than that - It could be north and south but the result is the same]
Like as a father pitieth [his] children, [so] the LORD pitieth them that fear him.
For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we [are] dust.
[God made the universe, we are a speck of dust on a speck of dust in a speck of dust...]
[As for] man, his days [are] as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.
[God is God and we are not - something to be remembered at all times]
For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more.
But the mercy of the LORD [is] from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children's children;
[fear is a GOOD thing. Fear stops you from crossing the road in front of a car. It should stop you from crossing over from this life to the next with out getting right with God first. Otherwise, you will get run over by the wrath of God.]
To such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments to do them.
[keeping God's commandments won't get you into heaven. However, God loves to reward and bless those who honour him be they know he is God and they are not]