New American Standard Bible
Has God forgotten to be gracious, Or has He in anger withdrawn His compassion? Selah.
King James Bible
Hath God forgotten to be gracious? hath he in anger shut up his tender mercies? Selah.
Darby Bible Translation
Hath �God forgotten to be gracious? or hath he in anger shut up his tender mercies? Selah.
World English Bible
Has God forgotten to be gracious? Has he, in anger, withheld his compassion?" Selah.
Young's Literal Translation
Hath God forgotten His favours? Hath He shut up in anger His mercies? Selah.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Hath God forgotten to be gracious? - Has he passed over mercy in administering his government? Has he ceased to remember that man needs mercy? Has he forgotten that this is an attribute of his own nature?
Hath he in anger shut up his tender mercies? - The original word here rendered "tender mercies" refers to the "bowels," as the seat of compassion or mercy, in accordance with a usage common in Hebrew. See Psalm 25:6, note; Isaiah 16:11, note; Isaiah 63:15, note. Compare Luke 1:78 (in Greek); Philippians 1:8; Philippians 2:1; 1 John 3:17. We speak of the "heart" as the seat of affection and kindness. The Hebrews included the heart, but they used a more general word. The word rendered "shut up" means "closed;" and the question is whether his mercy was closed, or had ceased forever. The psalmist concludes that if this were done, it must be as the result of anger - anger in view of the sins of people.
LibraryEre Another Step I Take
"I commune with mine own heart." -- Psalm 77:6. Ere another step I take In my wilful wandering way, Still I have a choice to make -- Shall I alter while I may? Patient love is waiting still In my Savior's heart for me; Love to bend my froward will, Love to make me really free. Far from Him, what can I gain? Want and shame, and bondage vile -- Better far to bear the pain Of His yoke a little while. Soon I might its comfort find; Soon my thankful heart might cry, "In Thy meek obedient mind, As …
Miss A. L. Waring—Hymns and Meditations
How the Whole and the Sick are to be Admonished.
Remember, O LORD, Your compassion and Your lovingkindnesses, For they have been from of old.
You, O LORD, will not withhold Your compassion from me; Your lovingkindness and Your truth will continually preserve me.
For the choir director. A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet came to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba. Be gracious to me, O God, according to Your lovingkindness; According to the greatness of Your compassion blot out my transgressions.
"Can a woman forget her nursing child And have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, but I will not forget you.
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