New International Version
Your love, LORD, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies.
King James Bible
Thy mercy, O LORD, is in the heavens; and thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds.
Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah, thy loving-kindness is in the heavens, and thy faithfulness [reacheth] unto the clouds.
World English Bible
Your loving kindness, Yahweh, is in the heavens. Your faithfulness reaches to the skies.
Young's Literal Translation
O Jehovah, in the heavens is Thy kindness, Thy faithfulness is unto the clouds.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Thy mercy, O Lord, is in the heavens - That is, thou art abundant, infinite in thy mercy; else such transgressors must be immediately cut off; but thy long-suffering is intended to lead them to repentance.
Thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds - עד שחקים ad shechakim, to the eternal regions; above all visible space. God's faithfulness binds him to fulfill the promises and covenants made by his mercy. Blessings from the heavens, from the clouds, from the earth, are promised by God to his followers; and his faithfullness is in all those places, to distribute to his followers the mercies he has promised.
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'Thy mercy, O Lord, is in the heavens; and Thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds. 6. Thy righteousness is like the great mountains; Thy judgments are a great deep: O Lord, Thou preservest man and beast. 7. How excellent is Thy loving-kindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of Thy wings.' --PSALM xxxvi. 5-7. This wonderful description of the manifold brightness of the divine nature is introduced in this psalm with singular abruptness. It is set side by side …
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For great is your love, reaching to the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies.
A maskil of Ethan the Ezrahite. I will sing of the LORD's great love forever; with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known through all generations.
I will declare that your love stands firm forever, that you have established your faithfulness in heaven itself.
For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him;
For great is your love, higher than the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies.
Your faithfulness continues through all generations; you established the earth, and it endures.
but let the one who boasts boast about this: that they have the understanding to know me, that I am the LORD, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight," declares the LORD.
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