Psalm 145:8
New International Version
The LORD is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love.

New Living Translation
The LORD is merciful and compassionate, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love.

English Standard Version
The LORD is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.

Berean Study Bible
The LORD is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in loving devotion.

King James Bible
The LORD is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.

New King James Version
The LORD is gracious and full of compassion, Slow to anger and great in mercy.

New American Standard Bible
The LORD is gracious and compassionate; Slow to anger and great in mercy.

NASB 1995
The LORD is gracious and merciful; Slow to anger and great in lovingkindness.

NASB 1977
The LORD is gracious and merciful; Slow to anger and great in lovingkindness.

Amplified Bible
The LORD is gracious and full of compassion, Slow to anger and abounding in lovingkindness.

Christian Standard Bible
The LORD is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and great in faithful love.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The LORD is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and great in faithful love.

American Standard Version
Jehovah is gracious, and merciful; Slow to anger, and of great lovingkindness.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
LORD JEHOVAH is merciful and cherishing; he is patient and his grace is abundant.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The Lord is compassionate, and merciful; long suffering, and abundant in mercy.

Contemporary English Version
You are merciful, LORD! You are kind and patient and always loving.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The Lord is gracious and merciful: patient and plenteous in mercy.

English Revised Version
The LORD is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.

Good News Translation
The LORD is loving and merciful, slow to become angry and full of constant love.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD is merciful, compassionate, patient, and always ready to forgive.

International Standard Version
Gracious and merciful is the LORD, slow to become angry, and overflowing with gracious love.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The LORD is gracious, and full of compassion; Slow to anger, and of great mercy.

Literal Standard Version
YHWH [is] gracious and merciful, Slow to anger, and great in kindness.

NET Bible
The LORD is merciful and compassionate; he is patient and demonstrates great loyal love.

New Heart English Bible
The LORD is gracious, merciful, slow to anger, and of great loving kindness.

World English Bible
Yahweh is gracious, merciful, slow to anger, and of great loving kindness.

Young's Literal Translation
Gracious and merciful is Jehovah, Slow to anger, and great in kindness.

Additional Translations ...
Context
I Will Exalt You, My God and King
7They will extol the fame of Your abundant goodness and sing joyfully of Your righteousness. 8The LORD is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in loving devotion. 9The LORD is good to all; His compassion rests on all He has made.…

Cross References
Exodus 34:6
Then the LORD passed in front of Moses and called out: "The LORD, the LORD God, is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in loving devotion and faithfulness,

Numbers 14:18
The LORD is slow to anger and abounding in loving devotion, forgiving iniquity and transgression. Yet He will by no means leave the guilty unpunished; He will visit the iniquity of the fathers upon their children to the third and fourth generation.'

Psalm 86:5
For You, O Lord, are kind and forgiving, rich in loving devotion to all who call on You.

Psalm 86:15
But You, O Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in loving devotion and faithfulness.

Psalm 103:8
The LORD is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in loving devotion.

Psalm 111:4
He has caused His wonders to be remembered; the LORD is gracious and compassionate.


Treasury of Scripture

The LORD is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.

Lord is Gracious

Psalm 86:5,15
For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee…

Psalm 100:5
For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.

Psalm 103:8
The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.

of great mercy.









(8) Comp. Psalm 86:15; Psalm 103:8; Psalm 111:4.

Verse 8. - The Lord is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy. Professor Cheyne compares the epithets in a Babylonian hymn to the sun-god; but a closer parallel is to be found in Exodus 34:6, 7, "The Lord God is merciful and gracious, long-suffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity, and transgression, and sin" (see also Psalm 86:15).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The LORD
יְהוָ֑ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

is gracious
חַנּ֣וּן (ḥan·nūn)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 2587: Gracious

and compassionate,
וְרַח֣וּם (wə·ra·ḥūm)
Conjunctive waw | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 7349: Compassionate

slow
אֶ֥רֶךְ (’e·reḵ)
Adjective - masculine singular construct
Strong's 750: Long

to anger
אַ֝פַּ֗יִם (’ap·pa·yim)
Noun - md
Strong's 639: The nose, nostril, the face, a person, ire

and abounding
וּגְדָל־ (ū·ḡə·ḏāl-)
Conjunctive waw | Adjective - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1419: Great, older, insolent

in loving devotion.
חָֽסֶד׃ (ḥā·seḏ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2617: Kindness, piety, reproof, beauty


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