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

New Living Translation
O Lord, you are so good, so ready to forgive, so full of unfailing love for all who ask for your help.

English Standard Version
For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you.

New American Standard Bible
For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive, And abundant in lovingkindness to all who call upon You.

King James Bible
For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For You, Lord, are kind and ready to forgive, rich in faithful love to all who call on You.

International Standard Version
Indeed you, Lord, are kind and forgiving, overflowing with gracious love to everyone who calls on you.

NET Bible
Certainly O Lord, you are kind and forgiving, and show great faithfulness to all who cry out to you.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because you, Lord Jehovah, are good and your kindness is great to all who call to you!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You, O Lord, are good and forgiving, full of mercy toward everyone who calls out to you.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For thou, Lord, art good and ready to forgive and plenteous in mercy unto all those that call upon thee.

King James 2000 Bible
For you, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive; and abundant in mercy unto all them that call upon you.

American King James Version
For you, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy to all them that call on you.

American Standard Version
For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive, And abundant in lovingkindness unto all them that call upon thee.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For thou, O Lord, art sweet and mild: and plenteous in mercy to all that call upon thee.

Darby Bible Translation
For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive, and art of great loving-kindness unto all that call upon thee.

English Revised Version
For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive, and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee.

Webster's Bible Translation
For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and abundant in mercy to all them that call upon thee.

World English Bible
For you, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive; abundant in loving kindness to all those who call on you.

Young's Literal Translation
For Thou, Lord, art good and forgiving. And abundant in kindness to all calling Thee.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

86:1-7 Our poverty and wretchedness, when felt, powerfully plead in our behalf at the throne of grace. The best self-preservation is to commit ourselves to God's keeping. I am one whom thou favourest, hast set apart for thyself, and made partaker of sanctifying grace. It is a great encouragement to prayer, to feel that we have received the converting grace of God, have learned to trust in him, and to be his servants. We may expect comfort from God, when we keep up our communion with God. God's goodness appears in two things, in giving and forgiving. Whatever others do, let us call upon God, and commit our case to him; we shall not seek in vain.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 5. - For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive. The word translated "ready to forgive," סַלָח, occurs here only; but the context sufficiently fixes its meaning, which is well expressed by the ἐπιεικὴς of the LXX. As God was "good" and "forgiving," he would be likely to grant the petitions just addressed to him. And plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee (comp. Exodus 34:6; Joel 2:13).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

For thou, Lord, art good,.... Essentially and independently good, from whom every good and perfect gift comes; good in himself, and good to others; good to all, in a providential way; and good to his own special people in a way of grace: this is asserted by Christ, Matthew 19:17.

and ready to forgive; there is forgiveness with him, and it is to be had without difficulty; he has largely provided for it; he is forward unto it, he freely giving it; it is according to the riches of his grace; he does abundantly pardon; no sooner is it asked but it is had; this David knew by experience, Psalm 32:5,

and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee; in truth, in sincerity, in a right way, through Christ, and faith in him; to such not only the Lord shows himself merciful, but is rich and abundant in mercy; he has a multitude of tender mercies, and abounds in his grace and goodness, and in the donation of it to his people; all which encourage their faith and hope in their petitions to him.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

5-7. unto all … that call upon thee—or, "worship Thee" (Ps 50:15; 91:15) however undeserving (Ex 34:6; Le 11:9-13).

Psalm 86:5 Additional Commentaries
Context
Hear, O Lord, for I am Poor and Needy
4Make glad the soul of Your servant, For to You, O Lord, I lift up my soul. 5For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive, And abundant in lovingkindness to all who call upon You. 6Give ear, O LORD, to my prayer; And give heed to the voice of my supplications!…
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,

Nehemiah 9:17
They refused to listen and failed to remember the miracles you performed among them. They became stiff-necked and in their rebellion appointed a leader in order to return to their slavery. But you are a forgiving God, gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love. Therefore you did not desert them,

Psalm 25:8
Good and upright is the LORD; therefore he instructs sinners in his ways.

Psalm 62:12
and with you, Lord, is unfailing love"; and, "You reward everyone according to what they have done."

Psalm 73:1
A psalm of Asaph. Surely God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart.

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

Psalm 100:5
For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.

Psalm 103:3
who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases,

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 119:68
You are good, and what you do is good; teach me your decrees.

Psalm 130:4
But with you there is forgiveness, so that we can, with reverence, serve you.

Psalm 130:7
Israel, put your hope in the LORD, for with the LORD is unfailing love and with him is full redemption.

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

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.

Joel 2:13
Rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the LORD your God, for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love, and he relents from sending calamity.

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

For you, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy to all them that call on you.

thou

Psalm 86:15 But you, O Lord, are a God full of compassion, and gracious, long …

Psalm 25:8 Good and upright is the LORD: therefore will he teach sinners in the way.

Psalm 36:7 How excellent is your loving kindness, O God! therefore the children …

Psalm 52:1 Why boast you yourself in mischief, O mighty man? the goodness of …

Psalm 69:16 Hear me, O LORD; for your loving kindness is good: turn to me according …

Psalm 119:68 You are good, and do good; teach me your statutes.

Psalm 130:7 Let Israel hope in the LORD: for with the LORD there is mercy, and …

Psalm 145:8,9 The LORD is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and …

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

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

1 John 4:8,9 He that loves not knows not God; for God is love…

ready

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

Isaiah 55:7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: …

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

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

plenteous

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

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

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

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,

unto all

Psalm 145:18 The LORD is near to all them that call on him, to all that call on him in truth.

Jeremiah 33:3 Call to me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty …

Ezekiel 36:33,37 Thus said the Lord GOD; In the day that I shall have cleansed you …

Luke 11:9,10 And I say to you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall …

John 4:10 Jesus answered and said to her, If you knew the gift of God, and …

Acts 2:21 And it shall come to pass, that whoever shall call on the name of …

Romans 10:12,13 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the …

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