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.

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

JPS Tanakh 1917
For Thou, Lord, art good, and ready to pardon, And plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon Thee.

New American Standard 1977
For Thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive,
            And abundant in lovingkindness to all who call upon Thee.

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.
Study Bible
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
Then the LORD passed by in front of him and proclaimed, "The LORD, the LORD God, compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in lovingkindness and truth;

Nehemiah 9:17
"They refused to listen, And did not remember Your wondrous deeds which You had performed among them; So they became stubborn and appointed a leader to return to their slavery in Egypt. But You are a God of forgiveness, Gracious and compassionate, Slow to anger and abounding in lovingkindness; And You did not forsake them.

Psalm 25:8
Good and upright is the LORD; Therefore He instructs sinners in the way.

Psalm 62:12
And lovingkindness is Yours, O Lord, For You recompense a man according to his work.

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, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, Slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness and truth.

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

Psalm 103:3
Who pardons all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases;

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

Psalm 111:4
He has made His wonders to be remembered; The LORD is gracious and compassionate.
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 …

(5) For thou.--Up to this time the psalmist has only put forward his needs in various aspects as a plea for God's compassion. Now, not without art, he clenches his petition by an appeal to the nature itself of the Divine Being. The originals of the expressions in this verse will be found in Exodus 20:6; Exodus 34:6-9; Numbers 14:18-19.

Ready to forgive.--The Hebrew word occurs nowhere else in the form found here. Etymologically it means remitting. The LXX. have ????????, a word for which perhaps our considerate is the nearest equivalent, implying that legal right is overlooked and suspended in consideration of human weakness. Wisdom Of Solomon 12:18 gives a good description of this Divine attribute.

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). 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. 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).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.
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