Psalm 145:9
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New International Version
The LORD is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made.

New Living Translation
The LORD is good to everyone. He showers compassion on all his creation.

English Standard Version
The LORD is good to all, and his mercy is over all that he has made.

New American Standard Bible
The LORD is good to all, And His mercies are over all His works.

King James Bible
The LORD is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The LORD is good to everyone; His compassion rests on all He has made.

International Standard Version
The LORD is good to everyone and his mercies extend to everything he does.

NET Bible
The LORD is good to all, and has compassion on all he has made.

New Heart English Bible
The LORD is good to all. His tender mercies are over all his works.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Lord Jehovah is good and his mercies are upon all his works.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD is good to everyone and has compassion for everything that he has made.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The LORD is good to all; And His tender mercies are over all His works.

New American Standard 1977
The LORD is good to all,
            And His mercies are over all His works.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Teth The LORD is good to all; and his tender mercies shine over all his works.

King James 2000 Bible
The LORD is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works.

American King James Version
The LORD is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works.

American Standard Version
Jehovah is good to all; And his tender mercies are over all his works.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The Lord is sweet to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works.

Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah is good to all; and his tender mercies are over all his works.

English Revised Version
The LORD is good to all; and his tender mercies are over all his works.

Webster's Bible Translation
The LORD is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works.

World English Bible
Yahweh is good to all. His tender mercies are over all his works.

Young's Literal Translation
Good is Jehovah to all, And His mercies are over all His works.
Study Bible
I will Exalt You, My God, the King
8The LORD is gracious and merciful; Slow to anger and great in lovingkindness. 9The LORD is good to all, And His mercies are over all His works. 10All Your works shall give thanks to You, O LORD, And Your godly ones shall bless You.…
Cross References
Matthew 19:17
"Why do you ask Me about what is good?" Jesus replied, "There is only One who is good. If you want to enter life, keep the commandments."

Mark 10:18
"Why do you call Me good?" Jesus replied, "No one is good except God alone.

Genesis 1:4
God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness.

Psalm 100:5
For the LORD is good; His lovingkindness is everlasting And His faithfulness to all generations.

Psalm 136:1
Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good, For His lovingkindness is everlasting.

Psalm 145:15
The eyes of all look to You, And You give them their food in due time.

Jeremiah 33:11
the voice of joy and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride, the voice of those who say, "Give thanks to the LORD of hosts, For the LORD is good, For His lovingkindness is everlasting"; and of those who bring a thank offering into the house of the LORD. For I will restore the fortunes of the land as they were at first,' says the LORD.

Nahum 1:7
The LORD is good, A stronghold in the day of trouble, And He knows those who take refuge in Him.
Treasury of Scripture

The LORD is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works.

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Psalm 104:27 These wait all on you; that you may give them their meat in due season.

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Matthew 5:45 That you may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for …

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(9, 10) All.--This wide outlook over the world as the object, with all that it contains, of the Divine pity and love, is a noble anticipation of our Lord's teaching in the Sermon on the Mount and is introduced in a similar manner. Just as the subjects of the kingdom of heaven should exceed the heathen in kindness and goodness, because they know the universal and impartial grace of the Father, so here the saints, the members of the covenant, are to bless Jehovah, who shows them peculiar favour, but also lets His tender mercies flow in an unchecked stream over all His works. All Jehovah's works confess Him, but His saints bless Him.

Verse 9. - The Lord is good to all; and his tender mercies are over all his works. "The Lord is good to all;" he "maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and send-eth rain on the just and on the unjust" (Matthew 5:45). He "wouldeth not the death of a sinner, but rather that he may turn from his wickedness and live," And his "tender mercies," or "compassions," are not only over his human creatures, but" over all his works" - all that he has made - animals as well as men, "creeping things," zoophytes, all that can feel. The Lord is good to all,.... Which is to be understood not of the general and providential goodness of God to all men, to all his creatures, and the works of his hands; but of the special goodness of Christ before mentioned, Psalm 145:7; which extends to all the chosen people of God; who are all loved by Christ, redeemed by him, justified and glorified by him; and to Gentiles as well as Jews; for whom he tasted death, laid down his life a ransom for them, and became the propitiation for their sins. Hence his Gospel has been sent to both; and some of each have been effectually called by his grace, and more will. This shows this psalm belongs to Gospel times, in which the grace of Christ appears more large and extensive:

and his tender mercies are over all his works; meaning not all the creatures his hands have made; though he has a tender regard to them, and is kind and merciful to them all; but such as are made new creatures in him and by him, who are eminently called his workmanship, the work of his hands; these, all of them, share in his special mercy and goodness; see Ephesians 2:10. 145:1-9 Those who, under troubles and temptations, abound in fervent prayer, shall in due season abound in grateful praise, which is the true language of holy joy. Especially we should speak of God's wondrous work of redemption, while we declare his greatness. For no deliverance of the Israelites, nor the punishment of sinners, so clearly proclaims the justice of God, as the cross of Christ exhibits it to the enlightened mind. It may be truly said of our Lord Jesus Christ, that his words are words of goodness and grace; his works are works of goodness and grace. He is full of compassion; hence he came into the world to save sinners. When on earth, he showed his compassion both to the bodies and souls of men, by healing the one, and making wise the other. He is of great mercy, a merciful High Priest, through whom God is merciful to sinners.
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