Psalms 100:5

5 For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.

Psalms 100:5 in Other Translations

King James Version (KJV)
5 For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.
English Standard Version (ESV)
5 For the LORD is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.
New Living Translation (NLT)
5 For the LORD is good. His unfailing love continues forever, and his faithfulness continues to each generation.
The Message Bible (MSG)
5 For God is sheer beauty, all-generous in love, loyal always and ever.
American Standard Version (ASV)
5 For Jehovah is good; His lovingkindness [endureth] for ever, And his faithfulness unto all generations.
GOD'S WORD Translation (GW)
5 The LORD is good. His mercy endures forever. His faithfulness endures throughout every generation.
Holman Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
5 For the Lord is good, and His love is eternal; His faithfulness endures through all generations.
New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
5 The LORD is good. His faithful love continues forever. It will last for all time to come.

Psalms 100:5 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 100:5

For the Lord is good
Both in a providential way, and in a way of grace, and does good; he is the good Shepherd, that has laid down his life for the sheep; and the good Samaritan, that pours in the wine and oil of his love and grace, and his precious blood, to the healing of the wounds made by sin: while he was on earth, he went about doing good to the bodies and souls of men; and he continues to do good unto them, and therefore should be praised, served, and worshipped:

his mercy is everlasting;
or "his grace" F5; there is always a sufficiency of it for his people; and his lovingkindness, which may be also here meant, is always the same; having loved his own which were in the world, he loves them to the end, ( John 13:1 )

and his truth endureth to all generations;
or his faithfulness in fulfilling his promises, and performing his engagements; he was faithful to his Father that appointed him, and to the covenant he made with him; and he is faithful to his people, to keep what they commit to his care and charge now, and to give them the crown of righteousness at the last day, which is laid up for them; and upon all these considerations, and for these reasons, ought to be praised and adored.


F5 (wdox) "gratia ejus", Cocceius, Gejerus; "gratia et misericordia ejus", Michaelis.

Psalms 100:5 In-Context

1 Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth.
2 Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.
3 Know that the LORD is God. It is he who made us, and we are his ; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.
5 For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.

Cross References 3

  • 1. S 1 Chronicles 16:34; Psalms 25:8
  • 2. S Ezra 3:11; Psalms 106:1
  • 3. Psalms 108:4; Psalms 119:90
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