New International Version
The LORD is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion.
King James Bible
Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; yea, our God is merciful.
Darby Bible Translation
Gracious is Jehovah and righteous; and our God is merciful.
World English Bible
Yahweh is Gracious and righteous. Yes, our God is merciful.
Young's Literal Translation
Gracious is Jehovah, and righteous, Yea, our God is merciful,
Psalm 116:5 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Gracious is the Lord - In his own nature.
And righteous - In all his dealings with men.
Our God is merciful - Of tender compassion to all penitents.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
'What shall I render unto the Lord for all His benefits toward me? 13. I will take the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the Lord.'--PSALM cxvi. 12, 13. There may possibly be a reference here to a part of the Passover ritual. It seems to have become the custom in later times to lift high the wine cup at that feast and drink it with solemn invocation and glad thanksgiving. So we find our Lord taking the cup--the 'cup of blessing' as Paul calls it--and giving thanks. But as there is no record …
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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,
For the LORD your God is a merciful God; he will not abandon or destroy you or forget the covenant with your ancestors, which he confirmed to them by oath.
LORD, the God of Israel, you are righteous! We are left this day as a remnant. Here we are before you in our guilt, though because of it not one of us can stand in your presence."
You found his heart faithful to you, and you made a covenant with him to give to his descendants the land of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Jebusites and Girgashites. You have kept your promise because you are righteous.
But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.
The LORD is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love.
You are righteous, LORD, and your laws are right.
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