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

New Living Translation
But you, O Lord, are a God of compassion and mercy, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love and faithfulness.

English Standard Version
But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.

New American Standard Bible
But You, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, Slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness and truth.

King James Bible
But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But You, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger and rich in faithful love and truth.

International Standard Version
But you, Lord, are a compassionate God, merciful and patient, with unending gracious love and faithfulness.

NET Bible
But you, O Lord, are a compassionate and merciful God. You are patient and demonstrate great loyal love and faithfulness.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And you, Lord Jehovah God, are compassionate and hovering, patient and abounding in grace and truth!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But you, O Lord, are a compassionate and merciful God. You are patient, always faithful and ready to forgive.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But thou, O Lord, art a merciful and gracious God, longsuffering and plenteous in mercy and truth.

King James 2000 Bible
But you, O Lord, are a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in mercy and truth.

American King James Version
But you, O Lord, are a God full of compassion, and gracious, long suffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth.

American Standard Version
But thou, O Lord, art a God merciful and gracious, Slow to anger, and abundant in lovingkindness and truth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And thou, O Lord, art a God of compassion, and merciful, patient, and of much mercy, and true.

Darby Bible Translation
But thou, Lord, art a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abundant in goodness and truth.

English Revised Version
But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy and truth.

Webster's Bible Translation
But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious; long-suffering, and abundant in mercy and truth.

World English Bible
But you, Lord, are a merciful and gracious God, slow to anger, and abundant in loving kindness and truth.

Young's Literal Translation
And Thou, O Lord, art God, merciful and gracious, Slow to anger, and abundant in kindness and truth.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

86:8-17 Our God alone possesses almighty power and infinite love. Christ is the way and the truth. And the believing soul will be more desirous to be taught the way and the truth. And the believing soul will be more desirous to be taught the way and the truth of God, in order to walk therein, than to be delivered out of earthly distress. Those who set not the Lord before them, seek after believers' souls; but the compassion, mercy, and truth of God, will be their refuge and consolation. And those whose parents were the servants of the Lord, may urge this as a plea why he should hear and help them. In considering David's experience, and that of the believer, we must not lose sight of Him, who though he was rich, for our sakes became poor, that we through his poverty might be rich.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 15. - But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion. The appeal is to God's own revelation of himself. He had declared that he was "merciful and gracious, long suffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin" (Exodus 34:6, 7); he could not, therefore, desert the psalmist in his need. And gracious, long suffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth (comp. above, ver. 5; and see also Numbers 14:18; Joel 2:13; Jonah 4:2).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion,.... Or merciful (t), in the most affectionate and tender manner, as a parent to its child, or particularly as a mother to the son of her womb; and is rich and plenteous in his mercy, and freely bestows it; and this was the support of the psalmist under his troubles from his enemies, that though they were cruel the Lord was merciful:

and gracious; so he has been in eternity, as appears by his election of grace, by the covenant of his grace, and the provisions of it in his Son; and so he is in time, as is manifest from his kindness in Christ Jesus, from his justification, pardon, adoption, effectual calling and salvation of his people, which are all of grace;

longsuffering; not only to wicked men, but to his chosen ones; which longsuffering of his is salvation to them; he bears with them, and waits to be gracious to them, to bring them to repentance, and save them, 2 Peter 3:9,

plenteous in mercy; or goodness; See Gill on Psalm 86:5, and truth: in fulfilling promises; see Exodus 34:6, to which these words refer.

(t) "misericors", Pagninus, Montanus, Junius & Tremellius, Piscator, &c.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

15. Contrasts God with his enemies (compare Ps 86:5).

Psalm 86:15 Additional Commentaries
Context
Hear, O Lord, for I am Poor and Needy
14O God, arrogant men have risen up against me, And a band of violent men have sought my life, And they have not set You before them. 15But You, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, Slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness and truth. 16Turn to me, and be gracious to me; Oh grant Your strength to Your servant, And save the son of Your handmaid.…
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,

Psalm 86:5
You, Lord, are forgiving and good, abounding in love to all who call to you.

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

Psalm 111:4
He has caused his wonders to be remembered; the LORD is gracious and compassionate.

Psalm 116:5
The LORD is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion.

Psalm 145:8
The LORD is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love.

Ecclesiastes 8:11
When the sentence for a crime is not quickly carried out, people's hearts are filled with schemes to do wrong.

Isaiah 63:7
I will tell of the kindnesses of the LORD, the deeds for which he is to be praised, according to all the LORD has done for us-- yes, the many good things he has done for Israel, according to his compassion and many kindnesses.

Jeremiah 3:12
Go, proclaim this message toward the north: "'Return, faithless Israel,' declares the LORD, 'I will frown on you no longer, for I am faithful,' declares the LORD, 'I will not be angry forever.

Jonah 4:2
He prayed to the LORD, "Isn't this what I said, LORD, when I was still at home? That is what I tried to forestall by fleeing to Tarshish. I knew that you are a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and abounding in love, a God who relents from sending calamity.
Treasury of Scripture

But you, O Lord, are a God full of compassion, and gracious, long suffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth.

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Psalm 86:5 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 111:4 He has made his wonderful works to be remembered: the LORD is gracious …

Psalm 130:4,7 But there is forgiveness with you, that you may be feared…

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

Exodus 31:6,7 And I, behold, I have given with him Aholiab, the son of Ahisamach, …

Numbers 14:18 The LORD is long-suffering, and of great mercy, forgiving iniquity …

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

Joel 2:13 And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn to the LORD …

Micah 7:18 Who is a God like to you, that pardons iniquity, and passes by the …

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

Ephesians 1:7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of …

Ephesians 2:4-7 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love with which he loved us…

mercy

Psalm 85:10 Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed …

Psalm 98:3 He has remembered his mercy and his truth toward the house of Israel: …

John 1:17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.

Romans 15:8,9 Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision for …

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