Psalm 116:5
Parallel Verses
New International Version
The LORD is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion.

New Living Translation
How kind the LORD is! How good he is! So merciful, this God of ours!

English Standard Version
Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; our God is merciful.

New American Standard Bible
Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; Yes, our God is compassionate.

King James Bible
Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; yea, our God is merciful.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The LORD is gracious and righteous; our God is compassionate.

International Standard Version
The LORD is gracious and righteous; our God is compassionate;

NET Bible
The LORD is merciful and fair; our God is compassionate.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
You are merciful, Lord Jehovah, and righteous, and oh, God, you are compassionate!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD is merciful and righteous. Our God is compassionate.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; yea, our God is merciful.

King James 2000 Bible
Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; yea, our God is merciful.

American King James Version
Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; yes, our God is merciful.

American Standard Version
Gracious is Jehovah, and righteous; Yea, our God is merciful.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The Lord is merciful and just, and our God sheweth mercy.

Darby Bible Translation
Gracious is Jehovah and righteous; and our God is merciful.

English Revised Version
Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; yea, our God is merciful.

Webster's Bible Translation
Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; yes, our God is merciful.

World English Bible
Yahweh is Gracious and righteous. Yes, our God is merciful.

Young's Literal Translation
Gracious is Jehovah, and righteous, Yea, our God is merciful,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

116:1-9 We have many reasons for loving the Lord, but are most affected by his loving-kindness when relieved out of deep distress. When a poor sinner is awakened to a sense of his state, and fears that he must soon sink under the just wrath of God, then he finds trouble and sorrow. But let all such call upon the Lord to deliver their souls, and they will find him gracious and true to his promise. Neither ignorance nor guilt will hinder their salvation, when they put their trust in the Lord. Let us all speak of God as we have found him; and have we ever found him otherwise than just and good? It is of his mercies that we are not consumed. Let those who labour and are heavy laden come to him, that they may find rest to their souls; and if at all drawn from their rest, let them haste to return, remembering how bountifully the Lord has dealt with them. We should deem ourselves bound to walk as in his presence. It is a great mercy to be kept from being swallowed up with over-much sorrow. It is a great mercy for God to hold us by the right hand, so that we are not overcome and overthrown by a temptation. But when we enter the heavenly rest, deliverance from sin and sorrow will be complete; we shall behold the glory of the Lord, and walk in his presence with delight we cannot now conceive.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 5. - Gracious is the Lord, and righteous. God's answers to prayer show him to be both "gracious" and "righteous" - gracious, because it is of his mercy that he listens to men; righteous, because, having promised to hear prayer, he is bound to keep his promises. Yea, our God is merciful; or, "compassionate."

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Gracious is the Lord,.... So the psalmist found him, calling upon him; so he is in Christ, the author and giver of all grace, to help in time of need.

And righteous; faithful to his promises, just in every dispensation of his providence, even in afflictive ones; righteous in punishing the enemies of his people, and in saving, justifying, and pardoning them for Christ's sake.

Yea, our God is merciful; compassionate, tenderhearted, a heart full of pity, as a father to his child; and sympathizes with his people under all their afflictions, and saves them out of them; see Psalm 86:5.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

5-8. The relief which he asked is the result not of his merit, but of God's known pity and tenderness, which is acknowledged in assuring himself (his "soul," Ps 11:1; 16:10) of rest and peace. All calamities [Ps 116:8] are represented by death, tears, and falling of the feet (Ps 56:13).

Psalm 116:5 Additional Commentaries
Context
He Listens to My Voice
4Then I called upon the name of the LORD: "O LORD, I beseech You, save my life!" 5Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; Yes, our God is compassionate. 6The LORD preserves the simple; I was brought low, and He saved me.…
Cross References
Exodus 34:6
And he passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, "The LORD, the LORD, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness,

Deuteronomy 4:31
For the LORD your God is a merciful God; he will not abandon or destroy you or forget the covenant with your ancestors, which he confirmed to them by oath.

Ezra 9:15
LORD, the God of Israel, you are righteous! We are left this day as a remnant. Here we are before you in our guilt, though because of it not one of us can stand in your presence."

Nehemiah 9:8
You found his heart faithful to you, and you made a covenant with him to give to his descendants the land of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Jebusites and Girgashites. You have kept your promise because you are righteous.

Psalm 86:15
But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.

Psalm 103:8
The LORD is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love.

Psalm 119:137
You are righteous, LORD, and your laws are right.

Psalm 145:17
The LORD is righteous in all his ways and faithful in all he does.

Jeremiah 12:1
You are always righteous, LORD, when I bring a case before you. Yet I would speak with you about your justice: Why does the way of the wicked prosper? Why do all the faithless live at ease?

Daniel 9:14
The LORD did not hesitate to bring the disaster on us, for the LORD our God is righteous in everything he does; yet we have not obeyed him.
Treasury of Scripture

Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; yes, our God is merciful.

gracious

Psalm 86:5,15 For you, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy …

Psalm 103:8 The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.

Psalm 112:4 To the upright there rises light in the darkness: he is gracious, …

Psalm 115:1 Not to us, O LORD, not to us, but to your name give glory, for your …

Psalm 145:8 The LORD is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.

Exodus 34:6,7 And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The …

Nehemiah 9:17,31 And refused to obey, neither were mindful of your wonders that you …

Daniel 9:9 To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses, though we have …

Romans 5:20,21 Moreover the law entered, that the offense might abound. But where …

Ephesians 1:6-8 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he has made us accepted …

Ephesians 2:4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love with which he loved us,

1 Timothy 1:14 And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love …

Titus 3:4-7 But after that the kindness and love of God our Savior toward man appeared…

and righteous

Psalm 119:137 Righteous are you, O LORD, and upright are your judgments.

Psalm 145:4-7,17 One generation shall praise your works to another, and shall declare …

Ezra 9:15 O LORD God of Israel, you are righteous: for we remain yet escaped, …

Nehemiah 9:8,33 And found his heart faithful before you, and made a covenant with …

Isaiah 45:21 Tell you, and bring them near; yes, let them take counsel together: …

Daniel 9:7,14 O LORD, righteousness belongs to you, but to us confusion of faces, …

Romans 3:25,26 Whom God has set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood…

1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our …

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