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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CommentaryClarke'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.
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LibraryAugust 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, …
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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.
As for God, his way is perfect: The LORD's word is flawless; he shields all who take refuge in him.
and with you, Lord, is unfailing love"; and, "You reward everyone according to what they have done."
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