Psalms 116:5

5 1Gracious is the LORD, and 2righteous; Yes, our God is 3compassionate.

Psalms 116:5 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 116:5

Gracious is the Lord
So the psalmist found him, calling upon him; so he is in Christ, the author and giver of all grace, to help in time of need.

And righteous;
faithful to his promises, just in every dispensation of his providence, even in afflictive ones; righteous in punishing the enemies of his people, and in saving, justifying, and pardoning them for Christ's sake.

Yea, our God is merciful;
compassionate, tenderhearted, a heart full of pity, as a father to his child; and sympathizes with his people under all their afflictions, and saves them out of them; see ( Psalms 86:5 Psalms 86:15 ) .

Psalms 116:5 In-Context

3 The cords of death encompassed me And the terrors of Sheol came upon me; I found distress and sorrow.
4 Then I called upon the name of the LORD : "O LORD , I beseech You, save my life!"
5 Gracious is the LORD , and righteous; Yes, our God is compassionate.
6 The LORD preserves the simple; I was brought low, and He saved me.
7 Return to your rest, O my soul, For the LORD has dealt bountifully with you.

Cross References 3

  • 1. Psalms 86:15; Psalms 103:8
  • 2. Ezra 9:15; Nehemiah 9:8; Psalms 119:137; Psalms 145:17; Jeremiah 12:1; Daniel 9:14
  • 3. Exodus 34:6
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