Psalm 86:15
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New Living Translation
But you, O Lord, are a God of compassion and mercy, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love and faithfulness.

King James Bible
But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth.

Darby Bible Translation
But thou, Lord, art a �God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abundant in goodness and truth.

World English Bible
But you, Lord, are a merciful and gracious God, slow to anger, and abundant in loving kindness and truth.

Young's Literal Translation
And Thou, O Lord, art God, merciful and gracious, Slow to anger, and abundant in kindness and truth.

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The Mercy of God
The next attribute is God's goodness or mercy. Mercy is the result and effect of God's goodness. Psa 33:5. So then this is the next attribute, God's goodness or mercy. The most learned of the heathens thought they gave their god Jupiter two golden characters when they styled him good and great. Both these meet in God, goodness and greatness, majesty and mercy. God is essentially good in himself and relatively good to us. They are both put together in Psa 119:98. Thou art good, and doest good.' This
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity

The Third Commandment
Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain: For the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.' Exod 20: 7. This commandment has two parts: 1. A negative expressed, that we must not take God's name in vain; that is, cast any reflections and dishonour on his name. 2. An affirmative implied. That we should take care to reverence and honour his name. Of this latter I shall speak more fully, under the first petition in the Lord's Prayer, Hallowed be thy name.' I shall
Thomas Watson—The Ten Commandments

Psalms
The piety of the Old Testament Church is reflected with more clearness and variety in the Psalter than in any other book of the Old Testament. It constitutes the response of the Church to the divine demands of prophecy, and, in a less degree, of law; or, rather, it expresses those emotions and aspirations of the universal heart which lie deeper than any formal demand. It is the speech of the soul face to face with God. Its words are as simple and unaffected as human words can be, for it is the genius
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Exodus 34:6
The LORD passed in front of Moses, calling out, "Yahweh! The LORD! The God of compassion and mercy! I am slow to anger and filled with unfailing love and faithfulness.

Psalm 86:5
O Lord, you are so good, so ready to forgive, so full of unfailing love for all who ask for your help.

Psalm 103:8
The LORD is compassionate and merciful, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love.

Psalm 111:4
He causes us to remember his wonderful works. How gracious and merciful is our LORD!

Psalm 116:5
How kind the LORD is! How good he is! So merciful, this God of ours!

Psalm 145:8
The LORD is merciful and compassionate, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love.

Ecclesiastes 8:11
When a crime is not punished quickly, people feel it is safe to do wrong.

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