New American Standard Bible
The LORD is gracious and merciful; Slow to anger and great in lovingkindness.
King James Bible
The LORD is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.
Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah is gracious and merciful; slow to anger, and of great loving-kindness.
World English Bible
Yahweh is gracious, merciful, slow to anger, and of great loving kindness.
Young's Literal Translation
Gracious and merciful is Jehovah, Slow to anger, and great in kindness.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
And full of compassion - Kind; compassionate; ready to do good. See the notes at Psalm 103:8.
Slow to anger - See Psalm 103:8, where the same expression occurs.
And of great mercy - Margin, great in mercy. His greatness is shown in his mercy; and the manifestation of that mercy is great: great, as on a large scale; great, as manifested toward great sinners; great, in the sacrifice made that it may be displayed; great, in the completeness with which sin is pardoned - pardoned so as to be remembered no more.
"They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy power."--Psalm 145:11. YOU HAVE only to look at the preceding verse, and you will discover, in a single moment, who are the people here spoken of who shall speak of the glory of God's kingdom, and talk of his power. They are the saints: "All thy works shall praise thee, O Lord; and thy saints shall bless thee. They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy power." A saint will often be discovered by his conversation. He …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 46: 1900
Exhortations to those who are Called
The Mercy of God
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;
The LORD is slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness, forgiving iniquity and transgression; but He will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generations.'
For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive, And abundant in lovingkindness to all who call upon You.
But You, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, Slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness and truth.
The LORD is compassionate and gracious, Slow to anger and abounding in lovingkindness.
He has made His wonders to be remembered; The LORD is gracious and compassionate.
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