Psalm 18:25
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New International Version
To the faithful you show yourself faithful, to the blameless you show yourself blameless,

King James Bible
With the merciful thou wilt shew thyself merciful; with an upright man thou wilt shew thyself upright;

Darby Bible Translation
With the gracious thou dost shew thyself gracious; with the upright man thou dost shew thyself upright;

World English Bible
With the merciful you will show yourself merciful. With the perfect man, you will show yourself perfect.

Young's Literal Translation
With the kind Thou showest Thyself kind, With a perfect man showest Thyself perfect.

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

With the merciful thou wilt show thyself merciful - Thou wilt deal with men as they deal with each other. This is the general tenor of God's providential conduct towards mankind; well expressed by Mr. Pope in his universal prayer: -

"Teach me to feel another's wo;To hide the fault I:see:

The mercy I to others show,That mercy show to me."

It is in reference to this that our Lord teaches us to pray: "Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive them that trespass against us." If we act feelingly and mercifully towards our fellow creatures, God will act tenderly and compassionately towards us. The merciful, the upright, and the pure, will ever have the God of mercy, uprightness, and purity, to defend and support them.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

With the

Psalm 41:1-4 Blessed is he that considers the poor: the LORD will deliver him in time of trouble...

Psalm 112:4-6 To the upright there rises light in the darkness: he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous...

Nehemiah 9:17 And refused to obey, neither were mindful of your wonders that you did among them; but hardened their necks...

Isaiah 57:1,2 The righteous perishes, and no man lays it to heart: and merciful men are taken away...

Isaiah 58:7,8 Is it not to deal your bread to the hungry, and that you bring the poor that are cast out to your house? when you see the naked...

Matthew 18:33-35 Should not you also have had compassion on your fellow servant, even as I had pity on you...

Luke 6:35-38 But love you your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great...

thou wilt

Isaiah 26:7 The way of the just is uprightness: you, most upright, do weigh the path of the just.

Ezekiel 18:25-30 Yet you say, The way of the LORD is not equal. Hear now, O house of Israel; Is not my way equal? are not your ways unequal...

Romans 9:14 What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? God forbid.

Library
August 2. "Thy Gentleness Hath Made Me Great" (Ps. xviii. 35).
"Thy gentleness hath made me great" (Ps. xviii. 35). The blessed Comforter is gentle, tender, and full of patience and love. How gentle are God's dealings even with sinners! How patient His forbearance! How tender His discipline, with His own erring children! How He led Jacob, Joseph, Israel, David, Elijah, and all His ancient servants, until they could truly say, "Thy gentleness hath made me great." The heart in which the Holy Spirit dwells will always be characterized by gentleness, lowliness,
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

Division of Actual Grace
Actual grace may be divided according to: (1) the difference existing between the faculties of the human soul, and (2) in reference to the freedom of the will. Considered in its relation to the different faculties of the soul, actual grace is either of the intellect, or of the will, or of the sensitive faculties. With regard to the free consent of the will, it is either (1) prevenient, also called cooeperating, or (2) efficacious or merely sufficient. 1. THE ILLUMINATING GRACE OF THE INTELLECT.--Actual
Joseph Pohle—Grace, Actual and Habitual

The Ark among the Flags
'And there went a man of the house of Levi, and took to wife a daughter of Levi. 2. And the woman conceived, and bare a son: and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months. 3. And when she could not longer hide him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch, and put the child therein; and she laid it in the flags by the river's brink. 4. And his sister stood afar off, to wit what would be done to him. 5. And the daughter of Pharaoh came
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

This State of Prayer not one of Idleness, but of Noble Action, Wrought by the Spirit of God, and in Dependence Upon Him --The Communication Of
Some people, hearing of the prayer of silence, have wrongly imagined that the soul remains inactive, lifeless, and without movement. But the truth is, that its action is more noble and more extensive than it ever was before it entered this degree, since it is moved by God Himself, and acted upon by His Spirit. St Paul desires that we should be led by the Spirit of God (Rom. viii. 14). I do not say that there must be no action, but that we must act in dependence upon the divine movement. This
Jeanne Marie Bouvières—A Short Method Of Prayer And Spiritual Torrents

Cross References
Matthew 5:7
Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.

1 Kings 8:32
then hear from heaven and act. Judge between your servants, condemning the guilty by bringing down on their heads what they have done, and vindicating the innocent by treating them in accordance with their innocence.

Psalm 18:30
As for God, his way is perfect: The LORD's word is flawless; he shields all who take refuge in him.

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

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