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Psalms 86:5

5 For You, Lord, are kind and ready to forgive, abundant in faithful love[a] to all who call on You.

Psalms 86:5 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 86:5

For thou, Lord, art good
Essentially and independently good, from whom every good and perfect gift comes; good in himself, and good to others; good to all, in a providential way; and good to his own special people in a way of grace: this is asserted by Christ, ( Matthew 19:17 )

and ready to forgive;
there is forgiveness with him, and it is to be had without difficulty; he has largely provided for it; he is forward unto it, he freely giving it; it is according to the riches of his grace; he does abundantly pardon; no sooner is it asked but it is had; this David knew by experience, ( Psalms 32:5 ) ,

and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee;
in truth, in sincerity, in a right way, through Christ, and faith in him; to such not only the Lord shows himself merciful, but is rich and abundant in mercy; he has a multitude of tender mercies, and abounds in his grace and goodness, and in the donation of it to his people; all which encourage their faith and hope in their petitions to him.

Psalms 86:5 In-Context

3 Be gracious to me, Lord, for I call to You all day long.
4 Bring joy to Your servant's life, since I set my hope on You, Lord.
5 For You, Lord, are kind and ready to forgive, abundant in faithful love to all who call on You.
6 Lord, hear my prayer; listen to my plea for mercy.
7 I call on You in the day of my distress, for You will answer me.

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Ex 34:6; Nm 14:18; Neh 9:17
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